Guest appearance on “To The Point” re: high gasoline prices

February 21, 2013 at 1:38 pm
Contributed by: Chris

I appeared as a guest today on Warren Olney’s radio show “To The Point,” which is syndicated on Public Radio International (PRI). We discussed why gasoline prices are so high right now, in which I referred to my column this week, “America’s oil choice: Pay up, or get off.”

To listen to my short segment, go here: To The Point, February 21, 2013, and click the Listen button. Then in the new window, at the bottom of the main frame under the title “Can We Map The Brain?” click the box labeled “Is $4 Ga…”

America’s oil choice: Pay up, or get off

February 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For SmartPlanet this week, I surveyed the latest message from the American oil and gas industry: We either need to pay more for oil to sustain the boom in unconventional production (from tight oil and tar sands), or find ways to do without it.

Read it here: America’s oil choice: Pay up, or get off
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Ground zero in the energy-water nexus

February 9, 2013 at 2:34 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For SmartPlanet this week, I dug into the data on water supply and demand in Abu Dhabi and surrounding emirates and nations, and the energy consumed by desalination. They have a serious problem in the making with their water supply, and it should surprise no one that they’re looking to renewables to make fresh water out of saltwater instead of burning precious oil and gas to do it.

Read it here: Ground zero in the energy-water nexus
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