The caretakers of taxpayer dollars apparently mistook a paper blizzard for real analysis and common sense. A rookie engineer could have done better. Even more annoying to those of us down in the trenches, there’s a certain amount of endemic arrogance that's peculiar to Washington, a “we know best” attitude, a self-delusion that a government job title implies competence.
Are you tired of being manipulated by your boss as he tries to squeeze every last drop of productivity out of you? And, at the same time, does your boss provide you with too few of the resources you need to do your job right? Are you ready to fight back?
Solar PV is considered by many to be the cleanest, easiest and fastest way to create energy. However, most owners of larger solar plants do not -- cannot -- keep track of how much energy their individual solar panels are actually producing.
Floating on the lithosphere and moving northwest at the geologically dizzying speed of 3 inches per year, the Hawaiian Islands embrace some of the most diverse geographical, historical, biological, and geological situations on the planet.
With the crisis unfolding at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, it is too soon to draw final conclusions. But watching the struggle to bring the site under control, we cannot help but wonder: What exactly is going on, and what lessons might be learned?
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