This week’s Courier Herald column: This week I found myself in Athens Georgia, back on the grounds of my alma mater and our state’s flagship University. The occasion wasn’t even football related, as many returning alumni trips are. After writing about UGA’s Center for International Trade and Security’s work on energy policy several months ago
This week’s Courier Herald column: During a primary debate, President Joe Biden was asked “Would there be any place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking, in a Biden administration?” Then candidate Biden’s answer was “No. We would work it out…we would make sure it’s eliminated and no more subsidies for either one of those…any
This week’s Courier Herald column: A few months ago I wrote a column suggesting that it was time to accept electric vehicles as mainstream. Too many, mostly from conservative political circles, associate the advancement in technology with overreaching political agendas. The two concepts can and should be treated separately. Adapting to new technologies and incorporating
This week’s Courier Herald column: This week I managed to catch the 2013 movie “Saving Mr. Banks”, the story of Walt Disney trying to secure the movie rights for Mary Poppins from author P.L. Travers. Both Disney and Travers jet across the Atlantic as the iconic studio head tries to gain the author’s trust, approval,
This week’s Courier Herald column: This week marks the 52nd celebration of Earth Day, a celebration first observed on April 22nd, 1970. How this day is viewed is likely determined by two highly correlated variables. The distance between the first Earth Day and the birthdate of one considering the holiday would tend to show a
This week’s Courier Herald column: The war against Covid-19 has at least two main fronts. We are simultaneously battling a virus while searching for effective treatments and a vaccine. Lawmakers and policymakers are also attempting to make sure the recession that will be caused by our “Great Time Out” doesn’t turn into a sustained depression.
For our readers that somehow equate Georgia being a “red state” with being bad on the environment, I ask you to compare our coastline to that of the Florida gulf coast. While that’s the easiest comparison to make, the work of preserving Georgia’s environment and open spaces has been decades in the making, and continues
There’s the high cost that’s obviously bad but most distressingly, we remain stuck as the nation’s fourth-most congested city and eighth-most in the world. This is despite my impassioned plea for us to climb up to number 1. But worry not, Atlantans! The cost per driver of our congestion rose to $2,212. From the INRIX
From a press release, with links to helpful information near the end: WASHINGTON – In the wake of Hurricane Irma’s impact on Georgia, U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today released additional information on aid and recovery efforts while praising the thorough and direct responses of local, state and federal preparedness officials.
Much of Georgia, from St. Mary’s to Trenton, is dealing with power outages today after Irma brought winds and rain to the entire state yesterday. Quite a few of our own contributors are without power and/or internet. Below is an update sent over from Georgia Power as of 11:30am Tuesday. For those who think they