Going on a gasoline diet

Gasoline demand may have peaked in the United States, but our appetite for driving isn’t going away. Recently, representatives from Chicago, Minneapolis and other cities traveled to Portland to learn how to change that.

Renewables and rate hikes

Are renewable energy mandates really to blame for two recently approved rate increases in Oregon? And how does this relate to that incredibly wonky story you missed last week?

The mercury myth

This blog has been mired in Wonkytown lately, which can only mean one thing: It’s time to start yammering on about light bulbs again.

The solar stimulus

An obscure provision in the stimulus act has led to a dramatic decline in the cost of small-scale solar power installations, according to researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.