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This Week In History

Peter Nicholson

On October 17, 1973, OPEC states declared an oil embargo against the United States, causing a massive price increase that shook our fuel-dependent economy. While the resulting cultural shift towards smaller vehicles was short-lived, the crisis gave rise to the Department of Energy, the energy efficiency field, and a series of innovations that eventuated in the smart technology of today.

This Week In History

Peter Nicholson

California became the first state in the nation to set carbon reduction goals when it passed AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, on August 30, 2006. This landmark legislation was just the initial step in climate leadership for the Golden State, which extended its cap and trade program to 2030 just last month.

This Week In History

Peter Nicholson

One of the only government agencies mentioned explicitly in the US Constitution, the US Post Office was established on July 26, 1775, more than a year before the Declaration of Independence. While the Internet has largely supplanted it as an everyday communication network, leaving it in a deep crisis, it is difficult to imagine where our society would be without it.