Author: Guest Contributor

string(0) "" Loading...

Market-based climate solutions: CCL tours Kentucky

Now, you might be thinking, “Wait, you were trying to promote climate solutions in Kentucky? How was that?” It was phenomenal. By Flannery Winchester Citizens Climate Lobby   In the proud tradition of CCL’s “Energy Freedom Tours,” like the ones across Texas and Georgia, CCL’s Southeast Director Don Addu hit the road in Kentucky last week. From July 10 to […]

July 22nd

Major US coal hauler speaks truth to Trump: Fossil fuels are DEAD

Talk about buzz kill! Right in the middle of the Trump Administration’s “Made in America Week” publicity event, The Financial Times reports that iconic US railroad company CSX is not planning to buy new locomotives to haul additional coal — and it is laying off 700 workers at various facilities, too. Adding insult to injury, the company’s CEO […]

July 20th

Water shortage from climate change will devastate agriculture

Agricultural yields within the US will be severely diminished by 2050 as a result of hot spots of intense water shortage caused by climate change, according to a new study from MIT. By James Ayre The hot spots in question are, unsurprisingly, mostly within the Southwestern US, where agriculture and ranching are already highly dependent upon […]

July 19th

California’s cap-and-trade gets mixed review from Citizens Climate Lobby

On Monday, the California legislature passed a bill to extend its cap-and-trade program until 2030. The program “requires companies to buy permits to release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere,” reported the LA Times, and “provid[es] a key tool for meeting the state’s ambitious goal for slashing emissions.” By Citizens’ Climate Lobby But the legislation, known as […]

July 18th

China calls for 20% EVs by 2025. Car makers HOWL.

China’s plans for relatively aggressive electric vehicle sales quotas are unnerving some prominent foreign auto manufacturers. After selling a record 507,000 EVs in 2016, China wants to see 7 million on the roads by 2025. By James Ayre  In a letter addressed to China’s Minister of Industry and Information Technology, Miao Wei, a coalition of large […]

July 15th

EPA will go after SOME polluters – diesel emission fraud perpetrators

EPA head Scott Pruitt says his agency will continue to “very aggressively” pursue action against auto manufacturers who faked their diesel emissions tests. By James Ayre “What VW did was very, very troublesome and we need to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Pruitt told Reuters. He also noted that aggressive actions were needed in order to […]

July 15th

America’s Pledge: Cities and states have a roadmap to meet Paris Climate Agreement despite Trump

Good news and real leadership are here, just when we need them most, as a massive trillion-ton iceberg breaks away from the Larsen ice sheet in Antarctica and an apocalyptic viral climate article in New York Magazine captivates (and terrifies) the internet. By Mary Ann Hitt Sierra Club Beyond Coal campaign Today, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and California […]

July 13th

While Rick Perry denies climate science, his Energy Department is booming on renewable energy

You wouldn’t know it from the hoots of laughter emanating from the Intertubes over Energy Secretary Perry’s latest ridiculous gaffe, but all last week the Energy Department has been cranking out good news about renewable energy at an especially furious pace. The occasion was the 40th anniversary of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. By Tina Casey  […]

July 11th

Can we get to 100 percent renewable energy? The fossil-fuel sharks attack.

A study by Prof. Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford and 9 others, “100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States” (Roadmap), has been very much in the news over the past few weeks. It was published just over two years ago, but a controversial article in […]

What’s happening with Tesla’s stock price?

Tesla’s stock has been experiencing a drop-off in recent days, with the stock price hitting a low not seen in more than a couple of months. The Tesla stock’s market cap now totals “just” $48.58 billion. Since we previously wrote about Tesla becoming more valuable than GM and Ford, it seemed fitting to correct the record […]