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How Copenhagen is becoming like Houston

Just came across this article on urban development in Copenhagen, Denmark, and how many parallels there are to what we face in Houston, where a decentralized city makes transit increasingly impractical. Excerpts: In all the 37 years I have been traveling to and living in Copenhagen, it has always struck …

Climate Change

Be Careful What You Wish For: Hardship of high gasoline prices previews the impact of emission controls

In 2006, at the end of his movie An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore offered a number of things that the average person could do to decrease their impact on global climate change. They could ride a bike or take mass transit, the former vice-president advised. They could drive a fuel-efficient …

Commentary

Public Outrage Throttles California Plan to Control Home Thermostats

Powered by a wave of public outrage that transcended party lines, California citizens have forced regulators at the California Energy Commission to abandon plans to control thermostat settings in private homes. ditioning system would be required by law to include an FM receiver that would allow the Energy Commission to …

Agriculture

I’m fat, you’re fat and your kids probably are, too

If you want the government, federal, state and local, to tell you what you can and cannot eat, please raise your hand. Apparently no one does except the various politicians who think they were elected to determine what you should eat and drink. Let’s get something straight, however. I’m fat. …

Commentary

How Copenhagen is becoming like Houston

Just came across this article on urban development in Copenhagen, Denmark, and how many parallels there are to what we face in Houston, where a decentralized city makes transit increasingly impractical. Excerpts: In all the 37 years I have been traveling to and living in Copenhagen, it has always struck …

Climate Change

Be Careful What You Wish For: Hardship of high gasoline prices previews the impact of emission controls

In 2006, at the end of his movie An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore offered a number of things that the average person could do to decrease their impact on global climate change. They could ride a bike or take mass transit, the former vice-president advised. They could drive a fuel-efficient …

Commentary

Public Outrage Throttles California Plan to Control Home Thermostats

Powered by a wave of public outrage that transcended party lines, California citizens have forced regulators at the California Energy Commission to abandon plans to control thermostat settings in private homes. ditioning system would be required by law to include an FM receiver that would allow the Energy Commission to …

Agriculture

I’m fat, you’re fat and your kids probably are, too

If you want the government, federal, state and local, to tell you what you can and cannot eat, please raise your hand. Apparently no one does except the various politicians who think they were elected to determine what you should eat and drink. Let’s get something straight, however. I’m fat. …

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