Energy & Environment

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Gas’s Golden Age: The World Energy Outlook

The future of natural gas is bright. Switching to gas, though, is no panacea.

Bite-Size Nuclear Reactors: More Than We Can Chew?

Small modular reactors have design and, potentially, cost advantages. Regulatory obstacles, however, remain significant.

Selling the Smart Grid: A Report from the Front Lines

How do you implement an energy plan that no one knows about?

The Green Space Chase: Property Values in Arid Climates

Homebuyers are willing to pay a green premium, so long as they aren't near public parks and golf courses.

Reinventing the Internal Combustion Engine

Engineers can squeeze more efficiency gains from the old standby, if only policy would inspire them to.

What’s That Burger Emitting?

The business of food is bad for the planet. But the problem isn't just a first-world one.

More Palatable and Less Effective

GDP-linked carbon intensity targets lure wary parties to the climate negotiating table. But are these targets any more than a tease?

Shock Therapy for the Homeowner

High gas prices popped the housing bubble.

Blowin’ Through Texas: Local Wind Farm Economics

Wind farms create jobs in small communities. But are the economic benefits enjoyed mostly by city slickers?

Once In A Centillion Years

How much should we spend to avoid a very, very bad event that almost certainly won't happen?

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