Adam Browning

Adam Browning is the executive director of Vote Solar.

Mr. Plug-in Hybrid goes to Washington

On Thursday, May 18, the Big Three automakers have scheduled a trip to the White House to discuss their "needs" with President Bush. CalCars wants to bring a 100-MPG plug-in hybrid to Washington to meet them. I think that's a …

Business & Technology

The high cost of cheap gas.

The New York Times is running an interesting article called "The High Cost of Cheap Gas and Vice Versa." The author calculates the current average cost of driving at 15 cents a mile, up from 6.6 cents in 1998, and …

The next big vote on renewable energy

The next big vote on renewable energy won't take place in Washington. It will take place in Phoenix. Some time this summer, the five commissioners on the Arizona Corporation Commission will vote on a proposed rule to significantly expand renewable …

The period of consequences

Uh-oh. Climate scientists have documented a pronounced slowdown in the Pacific Ocean atmospheric system that drives the trade winds, a prediction of global warming theory that appears to be coming true. You -- or Jonah Goldberg -- might say: Trade …

Lessons from the professor

After Jonah Goldberg published his scurrilous harangue on global warming in the Los Angeles Times on Earth Day, I and others posted some thoughts -- combined with what we thought were knock-out sit-yer-butt-down-and-shut-up witticisms. Amateurs. Professor Juan Cole shows us …

Nation’s largest solar home community

I have no idea if this is actually the nation's largest solar home community. I do know, however, that it's good news: Homebuilder, Lennar today announced a partnership with PowerLight Corporation and Roseville Electric to build the nation's largest solar …

LA Times can learn a lot from ESPN

I unfortunately did not take Dave Robert's advice, and went ahead and read Jonah Goldberg's vapid op-ed on global warming. I'll leave it to others to say why Goldberg is wrong. I want to discuss why the L.A. Times is …

If by ‘unparalleled’ you mean ‘suicidal and morally indefensible’, then yes, you are correct

The U.S. EPA released a new report on greenhouse gas emissions today. From the press release, here's EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson: "The Bush Administration has an unparalleled financial, international and domestic commitment to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions," said …

New Jersey to California: You are #2

Like most people, I enjoy mocking New Jersey as a toxic miasmatic wasteland. Yesterday, New Jersey responded by serving me a double portion of shut-the-hell-up. By a 4-0 vote, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved one of the …