Terry Etam

Etam: Achtung: Learning From Germany’s  Energy Shambles

Etam: Achtung: Learning From Germany’s Energy Shambles

In 1880, a great author, Mark Twain, whom you may never hear spoken of again because he had the audacity to write in the vernacular of the day, wrote an extremely funny essay called The Awful German Language. “Surely there is not another language that is so slipshod...

Etam: On Low Natural Gas Prices…

Etam: On Low Natural Gas Prices…

Is there any critical industrial material as bizarre as natural gas? The stuff holds almost zero interest for the general public, for the same reason no one is interested in the sound of a washing machine. Both boring. Both ubiquitous. Natural gas isn’t even sold on...

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Etam: Solar Power’s Massive Potential

Etam: Solar Power’s Massive Potential

As we slide inexorably into the clutches of Soviet-style cultural narrative control and thought prevention courtesy of ‘fact-checking’ institutions and their oddly subjective ‘fact books’, I offer the following conundrum as a hurled wrench into the cogs of the greasy...

Etam: Net Zero 2050?

Etam: Net Zero 2050?

  Serious goal-setting seems like a very good way to torment oneself, creating a new reason out of thin air. My New Year’s resolution is to avoid setting goals. Type A is not my type. But maybe it’s time to turn over a new leaf. I’ve decided I don’t want to be a...