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Posts from April 2015

Angel Enters Foster Care Through Probation’s Door

by Daniel Heimpel

“Like a picture in a magazine.” That's how Angel's mother Leah wanted their small townhouse in Pacifica, California, to look. Picture perfect. Leah says that she got the idea of giving her 12-year-old daughter chores after Angel's school sent home fliers describing the importance of teach… More

Peace Through Grids

How smart energy policy can ease conflicts.

When I served as the chief technical specialist for renewable energy and energy efficiency at the World Bank, one project I found especially interesting was the construction of an electricity highway between the rich geothermal energy fields of the Rift Valley in Kenya through the Lake Turkana plains—where t… More