Compelling Writing on Critical Topics

A topical selection my 20+ years covering energy, environment, science & technology

Power Grids // Spectrum Why Southern China Broke Up Its Power Grid // Spectrum The Great Baltic Disconnect // Discover Averting the Blackout of the Century // Spectrum “San Francisco’s Secret DC Grid” // Architectural Record “Post-Sandy Grid: Unequal Yet Superior?” // Spectrum “Germany Jumpstarts the Supergrid” // Spectrum “Why Japan’s Fragmented Grid Can’t Cope”

Energy & Climate Policy // Nature Getting Political // InsideClimate News States Using Social Cost of Carbon // Technology Review “Japan’s Post-Fukushima Power Struggle” // Earthzine “Power Potential and Pitfalls on the Congo” // Technology Review “Carbon Trading on the Cheap” // Spectrum “Le Roi Nucléaire to be Dethroned” Energy // Technology Review Hawaii’s Solar Push Strains the Grid // Spectrum “Rooftop Solar To Stabilize the Grid” // CBC News “Peace River a wind-power success story” // Spectrum “Plastic Solar Cells Roll Into Unlit Villages” // Spectrum “Tidal Power’s Surprising Comeback” // Spectrum “Solar-Cell Squabble”

Architecture // Ensia Dysfunction by Design // Architectural Record Building-integrated Wind Power: A Force of Nature” // Spectrum “Frankfurt’s Electronically Controlled Exteriors” // Architectural Record Urban Agriculture Heads Upstairs and Indoors // Arch Record Performance Anxiety // Greensource Power to the People

Mobility // Technology Review “Hydrogen: The Dream that Won’t Die” // Nature “Next Generation Biofuels” // Spectrum “Deflating the Air Car” // Spectrum “China’s Cyclists Take Charge” // Technology Review “Hybrids’ Rising Sun” // Technology Review “Life in the Fast Lane”

Climate & Environmental Science // TakePart The Unlikely Refuge for the West’s Most Adorable and Endangered Fox // Spectrum “Satellites and Simulations Track Missing Methane” // Technology Review “Many, Many Smoking Guns” // Discover “The Easiest Way to Fight Global Warming?” // Spectrum “Neptune Rising”

Nuclear Energy & Fossil Fuels // Technology Review “Alberta’s Oil Sands Heat Up” // Technology Review “A Call for Safer Handling of Nuclear Waste” // Technology Review “How Technology Failed in the Gulf” // Spectrum “Nuclear Wasteland” // Technology Review  “Carbon Dioxide for Sale” // Spectrum King Coal Eats its Vegetables

Health & Medicine // Technology Review “Saving Lives with Living Machines” // Technology Review “Blood from a Chip” // Scholastic Choices “The Fumes of Death”

Technology // Technology Review “Nanotech by the Numbers” // Technology Review “Sewer Bots” //Technology Review “Creating movie-quality graphics in real time” // Technology Review “Programming Advanced Materials”

Chemicals // Chemical Week “Safety Investigation Board May Rise from the Ashes” // Chemical Week “Campaign 2000: Executives Ante Up for Access to Bush” // Chemical Week “Endocrine Disruptors: Sensationalism or Science”