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On Energy, Trump Heads in the Opposite Direction from Public Opinion

On Energy, Trump Heads in the Opposite Direction from Public Opinion

Just four days into his presidency, Donald Trump’s views on energy are already snapping into focus. Those views, however, are at odds with public opinion in America, and they run counter to market forces shaping the energy industry. According to a new …Continue reading

Should the Super-Rich Save Climate Research from Trump?

Judging from statements made by President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, and the growing list of nominees for key jobs in his administration, the future of environmental science and clean energy research is looking shaky. The question is, even if America’s climate-friendly billionaires …Continue reading

Capitalism Behaving Badly

Despite healthy corporate earnings, an employment rate that has slowly rebounded since the financial crisis of 2008, and the outpouring of high-tech distractions from Silicon Valley, many people have an aching sense that there is something deeply wrong with the economy. Slow …Continue reading

Why We Still Don’t Have Better Batteries

Earlier this year, Ellen Williams, the director of ARPA-E, the U.S. Department of Energy’s advanced research program for alternative energy, made headlines when she told the Guardian newspaper that “We have reached some holy grails in batteries.” Despite very promising results from …Continue reading