Gas, Gas Bans, and Gas Ban Bans: Do We Really Want Politicians Designing Our Energy Systems?

Cities across the country, Spokane included, want to forbid us from using natural gas in our homes, schools, and businesses. Washington State legislators and regulators are pushing statewide bans, in parallel tracks. Mark Twain said the past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes. Inventors and investors sought and created ways of providing illumination. Beef… Continue reading Gas, Gas Bans, and Gas Ban Bans: Do We Really Want Politicians Designing Our Energy Systems?

We’re Cooking with Gas! …But for How Long?

Our country finally achieved energy independence – a dream for many decades. President Carter created the US Department of Energy, with the vision of the United States becoming truly energy independent. Entrepreneurs in our country invented, developed, and perfected advanced means of producing natural gas. Their successes were so profound as to literally reverse the… Continue reading We’re Cooking with Gas! …But for How Long?

Keeping the Lights On – No Matter What

Electric power is so reliable that we almost take it for granted…until it’s not there. And, society has new expectations of electric power systems. Expectations include integrating renewables and smoothing out their intermittency, and powering electric cars. The link below takes you to an article Dr. Schweitzer wrote for Electric Energy, the magazine of the… Continue reading Keeping the Lights On – No Matter What