I had a short guest editorial in Forbes this week, where I gave my macro view on energy and the economy as concisely as possible. It’s a sidebar to a feature they’re doing on a book by one of their staffers, Christopher Steiner, titled $20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better.
And now for something completely different…
I had the honor of speaking at the Rothbury Festival over July 4th weekend, and have been meaning to write up some thoughts and observations about it. After several weeks’ delay, here they are.
For this week’s Energy and Capital, I argue that instead of forming climate policy around what comes out of the smokestacks and tailpipes, we should be focusing on what we put into the engines and encouraging renewable energy with incentives like feed-in tariffs.
For my Energy and Capital article last week, I explained the importance of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s new initiative to streamline the approval process for utility scale solar power plants, and looked at some of the exciting projects now under way.
Publishing note: You may have noticed that I am now reposting my Energy and Capital articles to my blog later than before. My publishing schedule was moved from Wednesdays to Fridays, and I’m also allowing at least two days before reposting at their request, which usually means Monday. So you may have to mentally adjust for time references now, e.g., “this week” will be “last week” by the time you read it here. I am an additional day delayed this week as I just returned from the excellent Rothbury Festival yesterday, where I spoke on several panels as part of their “think tank” discussions on energy and sustainability. I may have to blog about it soon; it was truly a terrific festival.
With that, on to last week’s article…