Solar Energy

Petrochemicals: The Building Blocks for Wind and Solar Energy

Last week the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its latest alternative energy update. Wind and solar power continues to lead this energy mix. If you pause for a minute, have you ever stopped to realize that petrochemical-derived materials are critical...

/ August 29, 2016

Carbon tax: Not what Robin Hood had in mind

There is often some fairly muddled logic spouted by those who work in the corridors of power on Capitol Hill, but even by Washington’s standards this one takes the cake: Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) referring to a carbon tax as a...

/ June 13, 2016

Ignoring Icarus: The Obama Adminstration and Taxpayer-funded Solar Companies

The story of the dizzying rise and precipitous fall of one-time solar energy darling SunEdison bears more than a passing resemblance to the Greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus – and is yet another salutary lesson about the dangers of...

/ April 20, 2016

We’ll need more heating fuel

Scientists at Northumbria University in the UK say that solar models indicate we’re hearing toward a ‘mini ice age’ in about 15 years. According to the article:

/ July 13, 2015