Category Archives: Energy

Water, Water, Everywhere…

Written on January 15, 2013 at 6:26 pm, by

Water is obviously a vital resource.  Is it too vital for markets to handle its pricing?   In Texas, Allan Ritter, a Republican and chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, proposed bills that would withdraw $2 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to establish a water infrastructure bank that would lend money for  Continue Reading »

Is Going Green Worth the Money?

Written on October 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm, by

Last year, sales of environmentally friendly products in the U.S. surpassed $40 billion, including $29.2 billion on organic foods and $2 billion on energy-efficient light bulbs.  Meanwhile, in a GfK survey, 93 percent of consumers said they had changed their behavior to conserve energy in their household.   This all looks good for things going green.   Continue Reading »

Gas Means More than Energy

Written on August 31, 2012 at 7:13 pm, by

According to the American Chemistry Council, the U.S. industry has plans to construct 30 new chemical refineries in the next five years.   One of the less discussed effects of the recently developed abundance of natural gas is the secondary impact on other industries of abundant and affordable fossil fuels, especially of industrial feed stocks  Continue Reading »