the Plug by Adam Cotterill

the Plug
Demystifying the role that energy plays in our society.
Created 03 May 2021
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  • Is Blowing Up Our Pipelines the Best Way to Address Climate Change?
    29 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 5 0
    In 2016, Michael Lewis published The Undoing Project. It’s a story about the friendship of two Israeli psychologists who produced a series of “breathtakingly original” studies on the assumptions behin...
  • Is Putin Meddling in European Energy Markets?
    22 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 5 0
    Back in 2006, there was growing concern amongst European nations that the region was becoming too dependent on Russian natural gas. For the Russians, these concerns had the potential to cause long-ter...
  • Why the Taliban Support a Green New Deal
    15 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 7 0
    After 20 years and US$955 billion of military and reconstruction expenses, America’s multi-decade experiment in Afghanistan has now (mostly) come to a close. The world watched with shock and bewilderm...
  • A Pacman Approach to Net-Zero Emissions
    08 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 5 0
    I was fortunate to spend most of this summer back home in Vancouver. During that time, I began reaching out to Canadian energy businesses to learn more about what they do. One local company was partic...
  • We'd Love YOUR Feedback
    01 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    Hey friends - Adam here. 👋 I've now been writing the Plug for ~3 months. Through that time, your feedback has been both helpful and motivating. This week, I'm doing things a bit differently. I'd love...
  • The Seismic Shift Taking Place in Energy
    25 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    What I find most interesting about the energy industry is how much it’s changed over time. The way we use energy today looks totally different from 50 years ago. And, given the accelerating pace of hu...
  • Let’s Blame Biden for Rising Gas Prices!
    18 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 6 0
    I find the intersection between energy and politics fascinating. In large part because there’s often a stark contrast between optimistic government policy objectives and the realities of our current e...
  • Does Nuclear Energy Need a New PR Team?
    11 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 14 0
    A warm welcome to our new subscribers. If you aren’t yet subscribed, the link below will help solve that problem. 👇 Subscribe now This past week, I’ve been focused on learning more about nuclear ener...
  • Why Can't We Just Get Along On Climate Change?!
    04 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 15 2
    A warm welcome to our new subscribers. If you aren’t yet subscribed, clicking the link below will help solve that problem. 👇 Subscribe now Since 1972, the United Nations has organized semi-annual con...
  • Batteries enable inventory for electrical grids
    28 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 14 0
    A warm welcome to our news subscribers. If you haven’t yet subscribed, the link below will help solve that problem. 👇 Subscribe now Last week, a breakthrough in battery technology made the news! But,...
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