William Budinger

Why Wind and Solar Aren't Enough

Both suffer from an intermittency problem. A plausible back-up source is needed—and there's only one.

Can Batteries Save the Day?

Wind and solar power are great. But eventually the sun sets and the wind stops.

A 1908 Lesson in Risk and Reward

What Orville Wright can teach us about solving our clean energy problem.

A Very Inconvenient Truth

Renewables can’t meet all our energy needs. Like it or not, we’re going to need more.

How We Blew Our Energy Future

A half century ago, we were going to be carbon free by now. What happened?