Category Archives: Energy Policy and Climate Change

Interesting day on the net

Paul Krugman, Bernie Sanders, and the Experts I have tremendous respect for Paul Krugman. I also consider him a friend. For these reasons I am not eager to pick a fight with him, but there is something about his criticisms … Continue reading

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“System justification” stops productive dialog between liberals and conservatives

by Olivia LaRosa, October 7, 2014 I have a lot to say about government. I started studying politics and economics in my teens. This interdisciplinary focus is called political economy. I went on to college while working full time and … Continue reading

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Canada and USA in ginormous fight over oil

This is a Really Big Show, friends. The conservative Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, threw down the gauntlet at Obama’s feet by approving the construction of a pipeline to run from Alberta to the Pacific Coast at Kitimat through … Continue reading

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The Economics of Old Buildings

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/15/an-economic-defense-of-old-buildings/?tid=up_next While we are talking economics, let’s talk about a cost that the owner, builder or the developer do not bear: the cost of extracting new materials from the earth, the cost of the cleanup after those materials are extracted, … Continue reading

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A mile-long train carrying crude oil has derailed and exploded

By Daniella Silva, NBC News A mile-long train carrying crude oil has derailed and exploded, triggering a “giant fireball” after colliding with another train in North Dakota on Monday. A mile-long train carrying crude oil exploded in Casselton, North Dakota … Continue reading

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If We Cut Aid to Egypt’s Military, Would We Die?: The Israel-Saudi Arabia-US Geopolitical Complex

by Olivia LaRosa*, August 19, 2013 This afternoon I received an email headed If We Cut Aid to Egypt’s Military, Would We Die? Here’s the article: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/19/1232299/-If-We-Cut-Aid-to-Egypt-s-Military-Would-We-Die Of course, cutting aid to Egypt might be a good idea. On the other hand… … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman: Stranded by Sprawl

My response to a comment: The cities as manufacturing centers were destroyed on purpose by those who were bent on destroying labor unionism and community solidarity in the United States. National Association of Manufacturers, National Chamber of Commerce, NAFTA, WTO, and … Continue reading

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A Black Mound of Canadian Oil Waste Is Rising Over Detroit-NYT

More “excellent” news from the destructive mining of tar sands and fracking. ~Via http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/18/business/energy-environment/mountain-of-petroleum-coke-from-oil-sands-rises-in-detroit.html?smid=pl-share By IAN AUSTEN Published: May 17, 2013 486 Comments WINDSOR, Ontario — Assumption Park gives residents of this city lovely views of the Ambassador Bridge and … Continue reading

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More fracking comments on shale gas exploitation

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/13/opinion/china-must-exploit-its-shale-gas.html?smid=pl-share The New York Times featured an opinion piece today asserting that China must start fracking to release natural gas reserves rather than rely on increasing their use of coal for energy. I guess the writer is unaware that fracking … Continue reading

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The Shale Recipe: Public Relations at its Best

By Olivia LaRosa December 20, 2012 The first of the “Everything We Know is Total BS” series. Thank you Scott, my West Coast energy correspondent, for sending on the article that got me started here. It used a line from … Continue reading

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