One of the big questions that consistently comes up in any discussion of converting the US to renewable energy usage is whether or not our grid is capable of supporting the transition. We are all well aware that both solar and wind power are intermittent and do not provide round the clock power, so … [Read more...] about Is Our Grid Ready To Run On Renewables
Wading in to territory that we typically try and stay away from, how to make sense of and respond to the yet another mass shooting here in the United States. Parkland is terrifyingly sadly, just another in a long string of mass shootings. Any individual who reads and properly digests the news knows … [Read more...] about These Are The Companies That Directly And Or Indirectly Support The NRA
The Chinese government says the country’s new, rapidly growing bike share industry has reduced traffic costs by $2.6 billion after less than two years. China’s experiment with dockless bike share, which is less than two years old but has already spread throughout the country (and made its way to the … [Read more...] about Dockless Bike Sharing Possibly Saving China Billions
It seems almost unnecessary to say that left unchecked the effects of climate change will be impossibly expensive. However, as we leave 2017 behind and begin 2018, it's worth looking back on the past year to make an attempt at tallying up the damage done in just one year alone. A recent article in … [Read more...] about Climate Change Left Unchecked Will Be Stupendously Expensive
"One of the largest credit rating agencies in the country is warning U.S. cities and states to prepare for the effects of climate change or risk being downgraded. In a new report, Moody's Investor Services Inc. explains how it assesses the credit risks to a city or state that's being impacted by … [Read more...] about Credit Rating Agencies Issue Warning To Cities On Climate Risk
"During the Great Recession, the city of Lancaster, California, had a 17 percent unemployment rate and a housing market dominated by foreclosures. Mayor R. Rex Parris (R) knew he needed to do something drastic." "After meeting with a tech innovator who wanted to build a solar thermal plant that … [Read more...] about Republican Towns That Are Embracing The Green Economy
Martin Wolf, at least in our opinion happens to be one of the better journalists covering climate change, probably in no small part because his voice falls outside of our current American politics and culture war, his columns for the Financial Times are worth reading. Quite some time ago, June … [Read more...] about Martin Wolf Climate Uncertainty Justifies Action
"So why are politicians and a few scientists like John Christy so adamantly denying climate change? One obvious reason lies in the resource that feeds the political machine: money. The Koch brothers, who made billions of dollars from oil refinery business, donated to Republican candidates like Marco … [Read more...] about Will We Ever Be On The Same Page With Climate Change?