Ray Rothrock

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In Energy on December 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I nominate for Energy Czar of the United States – Ray Mabus

Tom Friedman captured in his column this past Sunday, Dec. 19, U.S.S. Prius, the essence of a leader doing what needs to be done – Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.  I heard Mabus on NPR recently addressing the San Francisco Commonwealth Club giving this story.  It’s a great story.  Thank you, Mr. Friedman, for capturing it for us all to read.

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Energy: Innovation Is Essential – But It Is Not Sufficient

In Energy on December 8, 2010 at 9:25 am

I’ve seen many recent newspaper articles and whole sections on fossil fuel energy and that we have plenty of it.  Even the December cover story in the Atlantic, and numerous editorials from lots of credible references are hailing that the United States has plenty of fossil fuels.  The most recent proof is all the shale gas discovered in the United States and in places not previously expected.   This 100 plus year supply with prices south of $4 per and falling, just proves the point.  Other evidence is that over $50 billion of investment from Big Oil has gone into oil shale in recent quarters.  This is not trivial and certainly sends a clear signal that Big Oil’s view of shale gas is significant in the energy picture.  Hurray! Read the rest of this entry »