The $1 Trillion Infrastructure Makeover


May 2017 / Coming out of this election cycle, we can seemingly make sense from the campaign rhetoric that the Trump administration intends to spur both GDP and job growth by investing in vital infrastructure projects in clean energy, information technology, high-speed rail, bridges and tunnels, even including drinking water, all to the tune of one trillion dollars. So far missing is more details...

New York City Energy Consumption Patterns


April 2017 / In this issue I want to turn away from global considerations and start looking closer to home at New York City’s energy infrastructure. I’ve often wondered where the electricity comes from which charges my cellphone. Deep in the recesses of my memory I remember a faint reference in an elementary school class to a power grid covering North America. This grid is relatively...

Nuclear Winter


March 2017 / That which we are, we are. Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. — Alfred Lord Tennyson In 1944, Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal published “An American Dilemma,” the seminal study on race relations in America, in which he challenged Americans to bring their racial practices in line with their ideals. Myrdal’s...



February 2017 / When inflation began to bubble up 50 years ago during JFK’s presidency, it led to a corporate double-cross that inspired one of Kennedy’s most memorable lines. (include quote up here too?) Newly-installed in the Presidency, Kennedy’s team mandated that wage increases and price increases would have to match productivity increases. At that point in our history the...

Ron Spurga, United Metro Energy Corporation

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