Columnists: James Marston

Jim Marston is the vice president, clean energy, for the Environmental Defense Fund. He is founding director of the Texas office of EDF, located in Austin, where he has served since its beginning in 1988.

3 Technologies that Will Keep Energy Costs in Check

Many American households and businesses saw energy costs soar this summer with July being the hottest month in Earth’s hottest year on record. Utilities rely on “peaker plants” during these record-setting heat waves to avoid blackouts. Such plants are more expensive and often more polluting to operate, and utilities pass the higher costs straight on   …Continue Reading