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Cutting commentary from those who know the most.

design

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.

architecture

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.

energy

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

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