This is a selection of my magazine writing from the last decade, or so, for Wired, Fortune, Time, The Atlantic, and so on, plus a couple of quantitative reports for Pike Research. Not all of these are about energy. All of them, in certain ways, are about technology, the future of Earth, and the human condition.
Deep-sea drilling and fracking are helping to unearth abundant supplies of oil and gas. The coming energy renaissance could be just the elixir the U.S. economy needs.
How an American company is trying to break China's monopoly on high-tech minerals.
A cadre of outsiders is dedicated to sparking a revival of long-lost nuclear reactor technology using thorium – an alternative nuclear fuel that is far safer, cleaner, and more abundant than uranium. Standing in their way is the existing nuclear-power establishment.
For utilities, geothermal presents an appealing renewable option with sizable upfront risks.
As harrowing as the Fukushima debacle has been, it hasn't dimmed the hopes of nuclear technologists, suppliers and manufacturers. In fact, it may even have helped them.
Supplies of uranium, which has been in surplus since the fall of the Soviet Union, are beginning to tighten, and prices are rising again after plummeting during the world financial crisis of 2008-09.
China has officially announced it will launch a program to develop a thorium-fueled molten- salt nuclear reactor, taking a crucial step towards shifting to nuclear power as a primary energy source.
A growing cadre of scientists and executives is promoting the idea of small, modular reactors as the way out of the nuclear power industry’s current impasse.
With oil supplies uncertain, uranium mining heats up. A visit to the world’s richest, and most radioactive, uranium mine.
New supplies and flat demand are combining to create an oil surplus, which could push prices down to $50 per barrel.
Drivers and Barriers, Technology Issues, Key Industry Players, Market Analysis and Forecasts, Pike Research
Solar arrays and wind farms grab all the green technology attention,but the Internet is quietly providing ways to save energy.
Wireless Charging and Transmission for Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Electric Vehicles, Industrial Markets, and Military Applications
Montana Gov. Schweitzer continues push