Wednesday, July 19, 2017
My latest post for the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania discusses the development of rare earth element resources, which may be a big environmental and economic opportunity for Pennsylvania.
I worked on this issue with the U.S. Department of Energy when I was Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Among other things, I convened geologists from DEP and our sister agency DCNR - great public servants all - to see how the Commonwealth could support this important work from a technical standpoint.
There is significant potential here.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
My latest post for the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania discusses a new report that questions a widely-heralded study claiming that the US can achieve 100% renewable energy by 2055.
Friday, June 2, 2017
In my latest post for the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, I comment on President Trump's appalling decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement - a dark moment in history and an ominous one for our shared future.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
While we wait on the prospect of the latter's mercifully rare delivery on a campaign promise - in this appalling case, withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement - my November 2016 talk Pennsylvania's climate future: perils and possibilities in a foreign America, stands up pretty well.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
In my latest podcast for the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, I discuss the state of carbon capture and storage/carbon capture and utilization technology in the fight to salvage a habitable climate.
For more information on this topic, see these blog posts.