alternative energy

We Have The Tools To Cut Oil Dependence, It’s Assembly That’s Required

A remarkable group of transportation experts, environmentalists, utility executives, national security experts, political leaders, public officials and interested citizens gathered at Microsoft’s campus this month to attend a two-day conference on why and how to move beyond oil in transportation. There was a strong bipartisan consensus that we must act decisively to reduce oil dependence for the sake of the Read More ›

The American Politics Behind Rising Gas Prices

This article, published by the Vancouver Sun, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: Over the last two days, the conference organizers, the Cascadia Centre of the Discovery Institute, pulled together more than 50 experts and policy-makers – they are sometimes, but not always, one and the same. The rest of the article can be found here.

Oil-free Snohomish County? It’s No Longer A Pipe Dream

This November voters will decide on an $18 billion Sound Transit measure and a new president. At the local level, we will decide whether to raise taxes to expand transit. At the federal level, we will choose a president who promises a new energy policy. Both votes will be influenced by high gas prices, which are driven by our increasing Read More ›

Northwest Businesses Starting To Sense The Gold In Going Green

This article, published by Crosscut, mentions Steve Marshall of Discovery Institute: Steve Marshall of the Cascadia Center for Regional Development made the point that in 1973, during the oil embargo, the U.S. imported slightly more than one-third of its oil. The rest of the article can be found here.

Greening The Highway From Baja to B.C.

pdf file “By 2050, the number of vehicles in the world is expected to go up by a factor of three. That should scare you. It scares me.” – John Heywood, director, Sloan Automotive Laboratory, MIT, Washington Post, May 20, 2007 “While some stakeholders believe that their particular alternative fuel can meet the 2020 goal exclusively, the staff believes that Read More ›