UCS: Another Argument for Clean Energy

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Thirty-eight states are spending tens of billions of dollars to import coal, draining their own economies and enriching other states and foreign countries instead. People who pay electric bills would be better off pressing their governments to improve energy efficiency and develop renewable energy sources locally. Money that stays home could [...]

Saving The Blue Marble by Going Almost Green

by Daphne Bishop Feeling overwhelmed with images of global warming, environmental degradation, species extinction, tainted food supplies and armies of SUV’s careening down rural roadways? Worried that setting even one foot in front of the other increases carbon emissions? Or have you simply had enough of earnest movie stars “greening” their homes for more money [...]

Interesting Times

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Wikipedia, the online user-created encyclopedia, says it ain’t necessarily so, but it makes a good lead to this essay, so I’ll say it anyway: An old Chinese curse says, “May you live in interesting times.” So sure was I that the attribution to the Chinese was accurate, that I went to [...]

Saturn R.I.P.

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson The day the odometer on my 1998 Saturn SL2 rolled past 196,000 miles, General Motors announced it was shooting the brand in the head.  That doesn’t affect my loyalty to the family ride, but it says something sad about the conflict between commerce and excellence.  And about how the Not Invented [...]

Saving More Than Money

by Bob Massie   As Barack Obama prepares to tackle the vast problems ahead for America, he has consistently made two bold proposals. First, he intends to make an immense investment in infrastructure – roads, bridges, railways — to jump-start jobs. Second, he plans to boost clean green technologies to make up for the squandered [...]