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Energy, Transit & More (Weekly Update) by maliab
July 19, 2011, 5:10 pm
Filed under: Economy, Limited Government | Tags: , , ,

The latest energy, transit, funding, highways, and zoning headlines and updates courtesy of Dale Evans, President of Charley’s Taxi:

uly 18, 2011

QUOTES

We are taking away a choice [incandescent light buls] that continues to let people waste their own money. — Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy
TOP HEADLINES
Japanese car charger are gaining ground, BGDNA Tech News, 7/18/11

What You Need To Know About Energy, National Academies

Mica’s Retort to U.S. C. of C., The Antiplanner, 7/15/11

Ten Skills for the Future Workforce, Institute for the Future for the University of PhoenixResearch Instiute,

Sense-Making, Social Intelligence, Novel & Adaptive Thinking, Cross-Cultural Competency, Computational Thinking, New-Media Literacy, Transdisciplinarity, Design Mindset, Cognitive Load Management, Virtual Collaboration.

Considering a Balanced Budget Amendment: Lessons from History, Ernest Istook, Heritage Backgrounder #2581, 7/14/11

Free the Housing Finance Market from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, David John, Heritage Backgrounder 2577, 7/12/11

A Test of Prudence Favors Coal – Part One, Dr. Frank Clemente, EnergyFactsWeekly, 7/12/11

Stimulus funds for W. Virginia’s handicapped and poor instead goes for lobbying, consulting, Evan Bush, WatchNews, 7/06/11

News in Hawaii

Solar panels going up on Hickam, Alan Yonan, Jr., Star Advertiser, 7/16/11

Hilton Adding Parking, Altering Road For New Project, Keoki Kerr, KITV4 News, 7/11/11

TAXES & ECONOMIES

Stimulus funds for W. Virginia’s handicapped and poor instead goes for lobbying, consulting, Evan Bush, WatchNews, 7/06/11

Are the Rich Undertaxed?, Michael G. Franc, National Review, 7/14/11

Blackstone’s Wien: Unemployment Will Never Dip Below 7 Percent Again, Forest Jones, MoneyNews, 7/14/11

How Bernanke’s Fed Triggered the Great Recession, Richard M. Salsman, The Capitalist – Forbes, 7/17/11

HIGHWAYS & BRIDGES, PPP & TOLLING, DRIVING ISSUES

DUI, Uninsured Motorists, Tolling, PPPs, Variable Pricing, RUCS and Sustainable Transportation

Proposed tolls infuriate drivers, IOL South Africa, 7/18/11

Mr. Money: driving the ‘car’ of the future, Mike Rutherford, Telegraph UK, 7/14/11

Why we need road pricing: part five, Edward Keenan, TheGridTo, 7/11/11

Toll lanes in LA to cost 25 cents to $1.40 a mile, Robert Jablon, TheTrucker, 7/11/11

Nevada turns to tolls for congestion relief, Keith Gobie, LandLineMag, 6/11/11

TRANSIT
Don’t Count High Speed Rail Out Yet, Angie Schmitt, StreetsBlogNetwork, 7/15/11

Most Successful Bus Rapid Transit Stalls Out, Tim Halbur, Planetizen, 7/16/11

Mica’s Retort to U.S. C. of C., The Antiplanner, 7/15/11

Rail-Wary FL Gov. Scott Threw Caution to the Wind in Supporting SunRail, Tanya Snyder, DC.StreetsBlog, 7/15/11

Recession Hits Transit Budgets Despite Rising Need, Bob Salsberg, MyFox NY, 7/11/11

Scoring the New Starts Report, Yonah Freemark, 10 May 2009

ZONING, HOUSING & LAND USE

TODs, Eminent Domain, Property Rights

Free the Housing Finance Market from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, David John, Heritage Backgrounder 2577, 7/12/11

Wendell Cox responds to environmental group on population dispersion in Seattle, Michael Ennis, Washington Policy Center, 7/13/11

ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

Lights Out! Big Government’s Insidious Creep Inside Your Home, Audrey Hudson, Human Events, 7/18/11

Electric car safety and durability, Washington Post, 7/15/11

$76 Trillion: UN’s Cost of “Going Green” Soars, Peter G. Glover, Energy Tribune, 7/15/11

Japanese car charger are gaining ground, BGDNA Tech News, 7/18/11

What You Need To Know About Energy, National Academies

Lights Out for the Light Bulb Ban?, Heritage Foundry, 7/12/11

A Test of Prudence Favors Coal – Part One, Dr. Frank Clemente, EnergyFacts, 7/12/11

Unplugged from reality: 2011 Chevrolet Volt, Sven Larson, Daily Caller, 7/11/11

Oil trade groups: Drilling deregulation could create 190,000 jobs, Michael Mayday, Daily Caller, 7/12/11

Better Place Unveils Europe’s First Battery Switch Station in Denmark, Better Place, 6/28/11

MISCELLANEOUS

This is Your Brain on Google, Lisa M. Krieger, Jewish World Review, 7/15/11

Car parts makers face antitrust scrutiny, Bernard Simon, FT, 7/17/11

How foreign aid funds corruption, Sue Cameron, Financial Times, 7/06/11

Ten Skills for the Future Workforce, Institute for the Future for the University of PhoenixResearch Institute,

America’s Most Reputable Companies, Laurie Burkitt, Forbes, 4/20/10

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