Don C. Brunell

Don Brunell

Water has a greenhouse gas problem | Brunell

Polluted bodies of water, especially rivers and streams, release nearly 4 billion tons of CO2 every year.

 

Don Brunell

Land is the wild card in Biden’s green gamble |Brunell

It will take a lot of land to covert the U.S. to 100 percent renewable energy.

 

Don Brunell

Ignoring China’s grip on critical metals production is not an option | Brunell

China processes more than 90 percent of the world’s manganese, while the U.S. has none.

 

Don Brunell

Building our future electricity supply around hydropower | Brunell

Instead of eliminating fossil-fuel power plants, Washington and New Zealand should work on making those plants fore energy efficient.

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Unemployment insurance intended as a bridge between jobs | Brunell

It shouldn’t be an incentive to stay jobless.

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Rethinking natural gas bans | Brunell

Washington shouldn’t ban natural gas in new homes. Thankfully, Olympia left the bad legislation on the table this session.

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

North American ports remain closed to large cruise ships | Brunell

Losing out on cruise ship season last year cost Alaska $3 billion.

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Good news from Hanford | Brunell

If Washington is going to reduce CO2 emissions, then it has to go nuclear.

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Keeping America’s semiconductor edge is paramount | Brunell

Semiconductors are among the U.S.’s top five exports.

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

TVW is an antidote for dwindling trust in media | Brunell

When you need the unvarnished truth, check out unedited news.

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Austin’s tax incentives and friendliness is working | Brunell

Seattle and Austin have a vastly different approach when it comes to major companies and incentives.

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Removing Snake River dams is unwise | Brunell

From fish to electrical power, removing the dams could be disastrous to Washington.

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Super Bowl ads: super expensive, super perplexing | Brunell

However, one advertiser —Weather Tech — stood above the rest.

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Portland carbon tax may doom recyclers

The new taxes would raise more than $11 million from about 80 companies, including the Owens-Brockway plant.

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Hydrogen gaining momentum as replacement truck fuel | Brunell

Drivers that use hydrogen can “fuel up” faster, and energy can be stored indefinitely without loss.

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

‘Work from home’ is here to stay | Brunell

Working from home jumped 12,000 percent last year, and 42 percent of the labor force is working from home full time.

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Bracing for bigger changes | Brunell

We need to rethink how we go about our lives — which means considering making remote learning and working more permanent.

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Wildfires were the ‘big polluters’ of 2020 | Don Brunell

COVID-19 might have done a number on the economy, but wildfires took more than 8.6 million acres of land this last year.

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Despite COVID, wreaths were placed across America | Don Brunell

More than 1.7 million wreaths were placed on the grave markers of fallen service members.

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Introducing wind blade cement | Brunell

Using old wind turbine blades in concrete reduces CO2 emissions by 27 percent.

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