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This web site features scholarly works and discussions that grapple in with the difficult tradeoffs associated with the green energy transition–tradeoffs between energy reliability, energy affordability, and the environmental impacts of energy production, as well as political and other tradeoffs. 

"The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the mind of other men and women; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which weighs their interests alongside its own without bias ..."

Learned Hand

“When our media was common, there was more common cause. Right now the architecture of our political space has voices telling you what you want because they’re also a filter of what you know.”

Stacey Abrams

“The filter bubble tends to dramatically amplify confirmation bias—in a way, it’s designed to. Consuming information that conforms to our ideas of the world is easy and pleasurable; consuming information that challenges us to think in new ways or question our assumptions is frustrating and difficult.”

Eli Pariser

"Since we can never know anything for sure, it is simply not worth searching for certainty; but it is well worth searching for truth; and we do this chiefly by searching for mistakes, so that we can correct them."

Karl Popper

“No one is dumb who is curious.”

Niel deGrasse Tyson

"A compass [will] point you True North from where you're standing, but it's got no advice about the swamps and desert and chasms that you'll encounter along the way. If in pursuit of your destination, you plunge ahead, heedless of obstacles, and achieve nothing more than to sink in a swamp... What's the use of knowing True North?"

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’

"I think unconscious bias is one of the hardest things to get at."

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it's that they know so many things that just aren't so. ”

Mark Twain

“I take it we are all in complete agreement on the decision here. Then, I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until the next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement, and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about.”

Alfred P. Sloan

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