The Take

Cutting commentary from those who know the most.


Why carbon capture and storage will never pay off

Carbon capture and storage has been touted as a way to let us keep burning fossil fuels while saving the climate. But will it ever pay off? Energy analyst Chris Nelder runs the numbers.


Craft vs. prefab: Why stick-built will stick around

Modular solutions can speed the construction process, but only when they contribute positively to the overall precision and elegance of an architectural design.


America's oil choice: Pay up, or get off

America is faced with a strategic choice: pay more for oil or leave it behind.