It’s not an “energy crunch.” It’s a “fossil fuel crunch.”

Economies rebooting from a long COVID slumber are now facing higher energy prices, just in time for winter in the northern hemisphere, where most of the highest-consuming countries are. Is it really an “energy crisis”? Or is it really just a fossil fuel crunch?

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Biden’s Other Border Crisis: The US Canadian Border

The US-Canadian border remains closed– and it’s no longer really clear why.

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Cars, Advertising, and The Cult of Individualism

Cars don’t kill people, people kill people! At least, they do when they’re only thinking of themselves– as opposed to the complex ecosystem of different people who use streets and sidewalks. Marketing

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Womxn House Envisions Future for Artists, Gender on Detroit’s West Side

Erin Gold gives a talk on her stained glass installation work at a new artist residency and gallery space at Womxn House, a home on the west side of Detroit.

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In Irrational Markets, Bitcoin Mining Uses– And Abuses- Local Power

Economic development is good, right? Well, perhaps not so much if it involves infuriating local residents with noise or point source air or thermal pollution.

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Exploring the New Washington, DC: Edge Urbanism in Edgewood/Brookland

Walking, biking, scootering around northeast DC for a couple of weeks, thinking about the past, present, and future of the neighborhood.

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Amazon, Lifeline or Scourge For Retail-Starved, Rural Communities?

Amazon is committed to a money-losing strategy to try and cop rural market share. But it’s not exactly a great deal for consumers, either. Looking at some examples from Maine and an example from California, we can learn a bit about the challenges facing retail in rural communities as well as how Amazon is (maybe) thinking about this issue.

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Is It Time For A New Standard For Measuring EV Fuel Efficiency?

While I was glad to ditch my personal car in August, our household has a new-used car, which we were

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Energy Burden: How To Measure? How To Reduce?

Measuring energy burden is relatively straightforward. Figuring out how to create robust metrics for it, though– and how to address it- is much more challenging.

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