Pepsi Light Has a Whole New Meaning

Human capital in developing nations is benefiting from inexpensive lights made from plastic soda bottles that also are connected to solar powered batteries.

Creative Destruction: Solar Wars

Can we compare the original AT&T and the electric power industry? Until 1982, AT&T had a phone system monopoly. Not even imagined, cell phones did not exist. Instead almost everyone received phone service from one company. Called a natural monopoly, AT&T…

High and Low Energy Markets

Let’s rewind to 2008 for a moment. At $13 per thousand cubic feet, the price of natural gas was soaring. Close to $91 a barrel, the price of oil was exceeding recent highs. Selling for more than $200 per kilogram,…

Solar Panel Problems

We could call it a double pay-off. Subsidized by stimulus spending, Solyndra could create jobs and develop “green” technology. But it did not work out that way. According to the Washington Post and the NY Times, solar panel maker Solyndra…