Watch the livestream – Cleantech Revolution conference from Berlin

Published on June 28th, 2017 | by

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Sponsored by our sister-site, Cleantechnica, the 4th Cleantech Revolution Tour conference is kicking off in a few moments in Berlin. You (and the rest of the world!) are invited, vi their #Electrifying webinar series and Facebook Live video. Register to watch via Zoom, head over to CleanTechnica’s Facebook page, or just watch the embed. In the Berlin […] read more

We have the tech to make “smart city” utopias. Why don’t we use it?

Published on June 28th, 2017 | by

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Imagine you live in a smart city of the future. As you commute to work in your connected car, the traffic lights are all green. The lane you drive in will be free of congestion. Your parking space will be reserved for you and a wireless charger will top up your battery while you work. […] read more

Brexit puts UK’s clean energy future in doubt

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Britain has spent years developing a Clean Growth Plan to transition to clean energy, while keeping reliability up and costs down. Brexit is putting all that at risk. By Joshua S Hill  That’s the conclusion of the latest Energy Institute (EI) Energy Barometer, put together with input from nearly 500 UK energy professionals and experts. This […] read more

GOP war on science: EPA chief of staff bullies scientist into mangling testimony

Published on June 27th, 2017 | by

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As noted here and here, the Trump regime is intent on wrecking the Environmental Protection Agency. And it is clear from the comments of the head of EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors that the wrecking will include making propaganda and other lies part of the agency’s mission going forward. How much long-term damage will be done by this and […] read more

Solar energy: Just when things are looking good, ugly trade war could stop progress

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Just as solar energy is really starting to take off.…  If the US Government and its International Trade Commission rules in favor of a recent trade dispute filed by Chinese-backed US solar PV manufacturer Suniva, the US solar industry would be immediately devastated, and could see two-thirds of expected installations over the next five years cancelled. […] read more

Renewable energy passes nuclear for first time in US

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Renewable energy sources are now providing more electricity than nuclear power for the first time ever in the United States, according to figures issued by the US Energy Information Administration and highlighted by Ken Bossong’s Sun Day Campaign. By Joshua S Hill The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) published its most recent Electric Power Monthly report […] read more

Trump admin approves permit to build Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels

Published on June 26th, 2017 | by

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As I predicted on election night, the President Donald Trump and Governor Jerry Brown administrations have apparently made a deal to fast-track Brown’s legacy project, the Delta Tunnels, considered by opponents to be the most environmentally destructive public works project in California history. By Dan Bacher The Trump released a no-jeopardy finding on the biological […] read more

Rick Perry’s DOE says US coal mining up 19% In 2017. Is it true?

Published on June 26th, 2017 | by

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US Department of Energy data as reviewed by The Associated Press reveals that the US mined a staggering 19% more coal in the first 5 months of 2017 than during the same period in 2016. This is especially surprising given the developments of last year, when US coal was clearly dwindling. By Rogier van Rooij  […] read more

James Howard Kunstler: Democrats must exorcise their own demons before they can vanquish the GOP’s

Published on June 26th, 2017 | by

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When I think of the Democratic Party these days, the image instantly comes to mind of little Linda Blair playing the demon-possessed child in the classic horror movie, The Exorcist (1973), most particularly the scene in which she spews a stream of pea soup-like projectile vomit into the face of kindly old Max von Sydow, […] read more

What will Trump cut next? How about safety rules for electric vehicles…

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The Trump Administration’s ongoing push to review and undo regulations may lead to the demise of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rule that requires electric vehicles to emit a warning sound when driving at low speed (plus other safety rules). By James Ayre  If you’re unfamiliar with the subject, the gist is simply: owing […] read more

Conservative climate group CRES: After the Paris Agreement , the next steps matter

Published on June 25th, 2017 | by

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Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum calls on top Trump Administration officials to continue to act responsibly on climate change, despite President Trump’s commitment to pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement. TO: The Honorable Rex Tillerson, Secretary, Department of State The Honorable Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations The Honorable […] read more

Delta Tunnels: Delta Stewardship Council had just one job to do. They failed.

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Last week, the Delta Stewardship Council voted to endorse the Delta Tunnels (dual conveyance) plan as part of their amendments to the Delta Plan at their meeting in Sacramento. They made the decision, with only one dissenting vote, in spite of a massive turnout and hours of testimony by tunnels opponents, including fishermen, conservationists, environmental justice […] read more

Stephen Colbert goes on Russian television to announce 2020 Presidential run!

Published on June 24th, 2017 | by

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With Stephen Colbert, the line between satire and the madness of reality is a fine one. But I’m kinda hoping he’s really considering launching a Presidential bid… because that would be fun! By Jeremy Bloom What was he doing on Russian TV anyway? He went there to be interviewed by his Russian counterpart, late-night talk […] read more

Electric vehicles are the future, and Tesla is THE electric vehicle company

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Tesla [TSLA] is now the most valuable US car company, recently surpassing GM and Ford in market cap, and there’s a reason (or ten) why the investment community on the whole sees Tesla as a more valuable company despite drastically lower annual production/sales output. By Zachary Shahan  It may seem absurd to put Tesla ahead of […] read more

Climate adaptation – The cost of climate change could reach $100 TRILLION

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An overshoot of the 1.5 degree Celsius global temperature rise would throw the planet into a spiral of irreversible climate change staring at around 2030, or less than 15 years from now, with the long dreaded 2 degree rise about a decade after that. Without climate adaptation, there’s not telling where the global economy might […] read more