Articles by Pete Geddes

Thoughts on Green Jobs

"The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design." -F.A. Hayek, The Fatal ConceitOn a family trip to Nicaragua we saw workers digging a multi-mile ditch in... Read More

Legislature Should Get Real (Time Energy Pricing)

As Montana legislators begin another session, they'll no doubt consider energy policy. Rather than trying to pick an energy winner, e.g., wind power, they should focus on a far simpler task: crafting policies that promote energy conservation. This will be... Read More

Legislature Should Get Real (Time Energy Pricing)

As Montana legislators begin another session, they'll no doubt consider energy policy. Rather than trying to pick an energy winner, e.g., wind power, they should focus on a far simpler task: crafting policies that promote energy conservation. This will be... Read More

The Inconvenient Truth About Cars

I have a hockey-playing buddy who is converting an old Honda Civic into an electric car. His goals are modest; he'd like it to be able to make the round trip from Bozeman to Bridger Bowl. I wish him well... Read More

$100 Oil? Fuhghedaboudit!

Last week the price of a barrel of oil hit $100. This raised fears of an economic slowdown akin to the one in the 1970s when oil prices quadrupled almost overnight. That shock was largely responsible for the worst decade... Read More

Beyond Bali: Fight Global Warming by Dumping Kyoto

Last week at the UN's global warming meeting in Indonesia, polar bear costumed activists passed out huge pieces of cake. They were celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions. I wonder... Read More

Why Geoengineering's Time Is Coming

Geoengineering solutions to global warming are receiving ever more attention, and for good reason. Science reported that top U.S. climate scientists gathered at Harvard recently to explore ways geoengineering might lower the global temperature. Mimicking the natura Read More

Gore's Next Act

Congratulations to Al Gore on winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his work onglobal warming. Mr. Gore asserts climate change is a moral and spiritualissue. In order to make responsible decisions on these dimensions, Mr.Gore's next mission should be to... Read More

Geoengineering Is the Future; Here's Why

The Annual Energy Forum recently hosted by Montana State University outlined the challenges of keeping carbon out of the atmosphere while supplying the energy people demand at prices they're willing to pay. I came away convinced that geoengineering, i.e., the... Read More

Running Out of Resources?

I'm often asked about our consumption of natural resources, e.g., oil, iron, and copper. Since these resources are finite and population continues to grow, aren't we in danger of running out? My short answer is no, we'll never run out... Read More

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