Top 16 questions about Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (You need to know!)

Published on August 22nd, 2017 | by

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As An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power opens up in theaters, we know that people are going to have questions both before and after going to see it. So we decided to answer as many as we could ahead of time and compile them all here. By The Climate Reality Project.    Q: WHY MAKE A SEQUEL? Back […] read more

James Howard Kunstler: Diminishing returns

Published on August 22nd, 2017 | by

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Diminishing returns. These two words are the hinge that is swinging American life — and the advanced techno-industrial world, for that matter — toward darkness. They represent an infection in the critical operations of daily life, like a metabolic disease, driving us into disorder and failure. And they are so omnipresent that we’ve failed to even […] read more

Delta Tunnels project slammed by an avalanche of lawsuits

Published on August 22nd, 2017 | by

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An avalanche of lawsuits against Governor Jerry Brown and President Donald Trump’s Delta Tunnels project has hit the courts. Today a coalition of groups filed a lawsuit against the Tunnels, considered by opponents to be the most environmentally destructive public works project in California history, in Sacramento Superior Court. By Dan Bacher  The groups include the AquAlliance, California […] read more

EPA: 20% of US exposed to unsafe drinking water

Published on August 22nd, 2017 | by

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A team of young reporters from News21 has added flesh to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency that concluded 63 million people in the United States have been exposed to potentially contaminated drinking water over the past 10 years. By Meteor Blades  No surprise that large numbers of the 680,000 violations of safe drinking water rules […] read more

Drain the Swamp: Swamp bites back, boots Bannon

Published on August 21st, 2017 | by

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Get some sleep, Steve. And take a bath. By Meteor Blades  Johnathan Easley at The Hill reports: President Trump’s former chief strategist Stephen Bannon returned to Breitbart News on Friday just hours after parting ways with the White House. Bannon has reclaimed the title of executive chairman for Breitbart and directed the outlet’s Friday editorial meeting, the website said in a […] read more

James Howard Kunstler: Total eclipse of reality

Published on August 21st, 2017 | by

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Just as empires tend to build their most grandiose monuments prior to collapse, our tottering empire is concocting the most monumentally ludicrous delusions before it slides down the laundry chute of history. It’s as if the Marx Brothers colluded with Alfred Hitchcock to dream up a melodramatic climax to the American Century that would be the most […] read more

Can Merkel really ban gas cars in Germany?

Published on August 20th, 2017 | by

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It came out recently that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is now considering bans on gasoline and diesel cars — cars that use internal combustion engines (ICE). This possibility has been floated in the UK, France, India, Norway, the Netherlands, and certain German cities. However, it is a significant departure from the norm for the country’s leader, Merkel, to consider […] read more

Can electric vehicles save the German auto industry?

Published on August 19th, 2017 | by

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is cranking up the pressure on the German auto industry as it seeks to reorganize coming out of the diesel emissions scandals that shook its foundations. The strong push comes as Merkel seeks re-election and has recognized the mounting global market pressures that are coming to bear on the largely internal […] read more

Trade war over solar panels comes one step closer

Published on August 19th, 2017 | by

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Hearings for the much-hyped and controversial Section 201 trade case filed with the US International Trade Commission by Suniva and SolarWorld began this week, further raising fears that if Donald Trump is brought into the equation, tarrifs could be slapped on solar panels and the US solar industry may suffer. By Joshua S Hill  The first […] read more

China halts 150 gigawatts of new coal plants. Nobody wants coal but Trump

Published on August 18th, 2017 | by

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The Chinese Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday that China had halted construction on a total of 150 gigawatts (GW) of new coal-fired power generation capacity between 2016 and 2020 — the country’s 13th Five-Year Plan period. Xinhua reported on a statement released by the country’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), which stated that “New capacity will […] read more

Solar energy: What will the next big break-though be?

Published on August 17th, 2017 | by

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The cost of solar energy has fallen steadily, thanks to amazing increases in the efficiency of solar panel manufacturing. But the panels themselves aren’t all that efficient yet – could that be the next big growth area for solar?  By Ricky Dunbar  If you were to walk into a solar store and purchase some of their […] read more

Tesla Shuttle to attempt world driving distance record for an electric vehicle

Published on August 17th, 2017 | by

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This coming weekend, Tomasz Gać, Jakub Stechly, and I are going to attempt to break the world record for miles driven in an electric car on a single charge. This attempt was planned before a group of Italians recently crushed the previous record, so they’ve certainly made our task more difficult, but we’re still hopeful. By Zachary Shahan  Weather permitting, […] read more

Electric Vehicles – California energy company program makes them cheaper than gas cars

Published on August 16th, 2017 | by

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Despite America’s obsession with gadgets, electricity sales have been flatlining. So, what’s a utility company to do? Sonoma Clean Power in California has hit upon one answer: get people to buy more electric vehicles, with hefty discounts and a free home electric vehicle charger, to boot — and an extra break for low income eligible […] read more

Nuclear energy: Graham wants feds to pony up to revive failed SC reactors

Published on August 16th, 2017 | by

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 Nuclear power advocates want billions of tax dollars to resurrect failed SC reactor project By Meteor Blades  The two uncompleted reactors were part of what was meant to be a renaissance of U.S. nuclear power construction after a 30-year hiatus. Background: After blowing $10 billion, power companies give up on 2 more nuke plants Rather than individually […] read more

Rick Perry holds back Energy Department Grid Study. Sierra Club sues.

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Sierra Club sued the Department of Energy (DOE) today for the agency’s repeated delays in providing information on Rick Perry’s ongoing grid study, amid suspicion that draft versions of the study may be dramatically altered by political appointees in the Trump Administration. Today’s lawsuit was filed after the Department of Energy failed to provide documents […] read more