Category Archives: Energy

The toxic bubble of technical debt threatening America

Alexis C. Madrigal of the Atlantic – In Northern California, the fires have come again, sending hundreds of thousands fleeing. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company, better known as PG&E, has a well-documented history of neglecting the maintenance of its … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Energy, Environment, United States

A nuclear October surprise?

By Tim Judson in The Hill The Trump administration has been plotting for many months to seize power over the electrical generation sector by executive order, and despite widespread opposition and infighting that set the effort back this week, analysts … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, Energy, The Hill

What Does the New Caspian Sea Agreement Mean For the Energy Market?

By Stratfor Worldview Leaders from Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan have spent over 20 years trying to negotiate a deal over how to manage the ownership of the Caspian Sea and its surrounding areas. On Aug. 12, in the … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Energy, Russia

How Much Sugar Would It Take To Get A Rocket To The Moon?

by Maggie Koerth-Baker of FiveThirtyEight The questions that kids ask about science aren’t always easy to answer. Sometimes, their little brains can lead to big places that adults forget to explore. That is what inspired our series Science Question From … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Energy, Science, Space travel, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Did fracking really awaken Oklahoma’s sleeping fault lines?

FiveThirtyEight: It was either February or March of 1952 when an Oklahoma City petroleum geologist named William Atkinson took the unusual step of getting an earthquake insurance policy for his house. Today, that seems a bit eerie in its prescience … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Energy, FiveThirtyEight