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Add it up: Doing the math on electric cars
October 31, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s note: The opinions expressed by our contributing staff writers are their own and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Electric cars are a popular idea. You see them in movies, hear about them in songs, and especially get to know them via inventive commercials. They claim that […]

All Along the Watch Tower: United States Military and Renewable Energy
July 7, 2011 · 1 Comment

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address 1961 Over sixty years ago our president warned us of not letting […]

Changing Energy Policies Across the Globe
June 27, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Intamin10 Japan will cut its electrical use by 15% this summer. After the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, their electrical production capability has been decreased. Nuclear power plants made up for a quarter of their electrical production. After the disaster at Fukushima, public opinion in Japan has shifted against using nuclear power. Because […]

America’s New Energy Policy
April 25, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

On Wednesday, March 30 President Obama revealed an update on his energy policy for the country.  He called for a 1/3 reduction in the importation of foreign oil from 2008 levels in a decade or so.  His plans to pull this off include more domestic drilling, more reliance on other fuels and alternatives, and greater […]



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