Building the World

August 19, 2022
by Building The World

WATER/ENERGY: Hydroelectricity – What is the Future?

Drought affecting the Colorado River, and resultant depletion of reservoirs Lake Mead and Lake Powell, may soon bring about Tier 2 shortage conditions. When Lake Mead’s water level falls below 1,050 feet above sea level, the new normal will reduce … Continue reading

June 16, 2022
by Building The World

WATER and ENERGY: Beyond a Drought

Is it climate change, or just a heat wave? Maybe the former is intensifying the latter. This week, 60 million people in the United States are enduring extreme heat. Texas broke a heat record on June 12 as the electrical … Continue reading

June 9, 2022
by Building The World

ENERGY: Taxing the air (from cows and sheep)

Carbon taxing is widely discussed, but New Zealand may be the first to tax a source of methane emissions usually excluded from discussions around bank and government conference rooms. The new source of carbon taxes? Cows and sheep. Since the … Continue reading

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