Articles by Kenneth P. Green
Depending on Energy, Not Energy Independent
Monday, December 17, 2012
- When considering energy independence, one has to strive for clear thinking and consider all of the potential tradeoffs and potential unintended consequences ...
The Impossibility of Rapid Energy Transitions
Thursday, December 6, 2012
- Understanding energy system inertia and momentum is key to judging whether a rapid transition toward any type of energy is feasible.
Why Growth Is the Environment’s Best Friend
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
- The single best thing we could do to minimize energy’s impact on the environment is to not only maximize our own economic growth but also to help developing ...
Energy Is Everywhere
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
- Nearly half of what people pay for energy comes ‘embodied’ in the various goods and services that they use, and about half of that comes down to two things: ...
Homo Sapiens or Homo Igniferens?
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
- We are not simply beings that use energy; we are beings that exist only because we harnessed energy, and our use of energy has shaped our bodies and culture ...
Monday, August 13, 2012
- Even with modern technology, electric cars are not capable of satisfying consumer desires. Policymakers should end their wasteful counter-market pursuit of ...
Dissecting the Carbon Tax
Friday, July 13, 2012
- Even in flush economic times, carbon taxes would be bad policy. When economies are already laboring under too much spending and are at diminishing-return ...
Energy Abundance vs. the Poverty of Energy Literacy
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
- Energy is all around us and we consume copious quantities of it. We only question it when it’s expensive or not there. Therein lies a challenge for politics ...
Why Are Gasoline Prices High (And What Can Be Done About It)?
Sunday, March 11, 2012
- Policymakers often blame high gasoline prices on oil company profits, collusion, or speculators, but knowing what really goes into the cost of gasoline is key ...
Government Is a Lousy Venture Capitalist
Friday, February 24, 2012
- While government has a legitimate and valuable role in basic science, technology, engineering, and mathematics research, it is a lousy venture capitalist and ...
Not Free to Choose: The Reality behind Clean Energy Standards
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
- The new stealth approach to energy policy being pushed under the guise of a Clean Energy Standard is frankly dishonest.
Rotten Wind in the State of Denmark
Monday, July 18, 2011
- Denmark is yet another country that has made wind power a hallmark of its energy policy. But are the lofty claims about Danish wind true? No.
With Climate Change, Life Imitates Art
Monday, June 20, 2011
- Some people dispute that science fiction predicts reality. I would refer those people to the recent changes in the debate over climate change.
On Green Energy: Italy and the Eco-Mafia
Thursday, May 26, 2011
- The Mafia like ‘green jobs,’ but Italians shouldn’t.
On Green Energy: Plainly Not Helping Spain
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
- For Spaniards, renewable energy has gotten old.
Green Energy: Don’t Envy Germany
Saturday, April 23, 2011
- Germany’s promotion of renewable energies is commonly portrayed as setting a standard for the rest of the world. It is instead a cautionary tale.
On Green Energy: Renewable Energy Fails to Green the U.K. Economy
Friday, April 15, 2011
- Pursuing a new green energy economy in the United Kingdom has led to lost jobs and higher energy prices.
On Green Energy: A Dutch (Re)Treat
Sunday, April 10, 2011
- The Dutch have been enamored of wind power for hundreds of years. But even they may have finally had enough tilting at windmills.
Obama’s Energy Blueprint: Same Silliness, Different Day
Thursday, March 31, 2011
- The president offers a list of ideas that fly in the face of fundamental realities.
A Punching Bag No More
Saturday, March 26, 2011
- The traditional, thin plastic bag, though increasingly demonized and taxed, has better environmental performance and is likely to be considerably safer for ...
Cap-and-Trade by Any Other Name …
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
- Renewing the threat: those in Congress smart enough to reject cap-and-trade should be smart enough to reject it again, even if it is couched in different ...
Moderate Republicans and the Ratchet Effect
Friday, September 24, 2010
- While the Left claims to want bipartisanship and compromise, the incremental clicks of the ratchet only go in one direction: toward European-style social ...
The National Academy of Blacklists
Thursday, July 8, 2010
- The National Academy of Sciences creates virtual blacklists of scientists who dare to disagree with ‘the consensus.’
Creating a Problem for Climate Skeptics
Monday, March 22, 2010
- By conflating creationism with climate skepticism, creationists can only harm their fellow man by greasing the skids for draconian climate policies.
The Meaning of Motley CRU
Thursday, December 3, 2009
- It’s time for climate science to clean house. Whatever investigations come of Climategate, they should not stop with the United Kingdom.
Who Should ‘Go First’ on Greenhouse Gas Control?
Friday, April 17, 2009
- The argument that the developed world should be the first to cut greenhouse gas emissions is illogical when viewing climate change as the long-term challenge ...
That First Step Is a Doozy
Sunday, March 22, 2009
- The Obama administration is finding that greenhouse gas control is hard in practice, especially the very first step.
The Worst Option on Greenhouse Gases
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
- Eighty-five percent of everything Americans do with energy might soon be regulated by the EPA.
Obama’s Green Team
Friday, January 16, 2009
- We can expect a proliferation of new regulations that will reach into every area of American life and commerce.
Stop the Green Carjacking
Thursday, November 20, 2008
- Will environmentalists be permitted to transform the Detroit bailout? If so, automakers and taxpayers will suffer.