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Strategic Waste Mgmt. planning under the EPA’S new regulations

Date/Time: December 13, 2:00pm ET On November 28, 2016, EPA published the updated Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule which will affect how hazardous waste generators track and manage hazardous waste and is aimed at improving the entire hazardous waste generator program. Show More Summary

The Secret To See-Through Solar

Transparent Solar Panels Slated To Innovate Green Energy; Researchers developed transparent solar panels that will turn every window into a power source: here’s how they did it. Mariana Cid de Leon Ovalle, November 2017 (BOSS Magazine) “…[T]ransparent...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Does New Energy threaten power reliability?

Is renewable energy threatening power reliability? Reliability concerns are merely a 'Chicken Little argument' fossil generators use to advance their interests, analysts say Herman K. Trabish, June 1, 2017 (Utility Dive) Editor’s note:...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: How the Colorado decoupling proposal united Xcel and distributed energy advocates

Colorado decoupling proposal unites Xcel, distributed energy advocates; Separating utility revenues from power sales would benefit efficiency and DERs, but some critics are worried about consumer costs Herman K. Trabish, June 7, 2017...Show More Summary

Radical Reels 2017

I saw this year's Radical Reels earlier in the week - the pick of the movies were a French film about skiing ultra-steep alpine mountain faces and some American guys kayaking in Papua New Guinea.

RIP Edward Herman

Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone has a farewell to "Manufacturing Consent" co-author Edward Herman - RIP Edward Herman, Who Co-Wrote a Book That's Now More Important Than Ever. Edward Herman, the co-author (with Noam Chomsky) of Manufacturing Consent, has died. Show More Summary

FCC Mulls Easing Copper Retirement Regulations

Much of the copper in the field is old. Some, in fact, has been in service for a century.

Is Paris Good or Bad?

Here’s me, shortly after the 2015 climate negotiations, on why the Paris Climate Agreement is good. And here’s me agreeing with Josh Barro, who says Paris is toothless: Do I contradict myself? I don’t think so. Barro was reacting toShow More Summary

Energy Diversity Strengthens the United States. How Should We Pay for It?

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the body that sets the rules for the competitive energy markets around the country, will soon take up a proposal from the Department of Energy (DOE) to adjust the pricing system, to ensure the survival of electricity generators that keep at least 90 days of fuel on hand. Show More Summary

Helping People Reach Jobs

Randal O'Toole What is the best way to help low-income people – a group that disproportionately includes blacks and Latinos – get access to jobs? That question is certainly not answered by a report from left-wing think tank Demos. The...Show More Summary

My Ten Cents: Updated Hydrophilanthropy PPT

I keep a master hydrophilanthropy PPT from which I prepare shorter versions for presentation to my classes and various groups. I periodically update it - fixing the many URLs, adding information, etc. I post them. It's as much for me as it is for my readers - then I know...

X-Rays Reveal the Biting Truth About Parrotfish Teeth

A study by scientists – including those at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) – has revealed a chain mail-like woven microstructure that gives parrotfish teeth their remarkable bite and resilience.

Would You Consider Offering These 6 Non-Traditional Benefits?

Job candidates in 2017 are more selective than ever when it comes to choosing their next employer, which has created a new sense of competition for companies. According to Monster, at least one in five job candidates declines an offer. Show More Summary

Get a Job Offer Using These 5 Steps

Balancing standards with realistic expectations is a challenge when you're unemployed. As the search drags on, it gets harder to work through daily feelings of stress and desperation to stay focused on finding compatible job opportunities. Show More Summary

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