Author: Joshua S Hill

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The first rule of fighting for climate change is DON’T talk about climate change

Context is everything when advocating for renewable energy policies, and echoing the rules of Fight Club, the first rule of advocating for climate change-related policies is not to talk about climate change. By Joshua S Hill  For any of us who have made the issue of climate change a primary concern — writers, policy wonks, investors, or […]

July 6th

Renewable energy accounted for 35% of Germany’s electric generation so far this year

Germany reached a new renewable energy record in the first half of this year, generating 35.1% of its electricity from renewable energy sources, according to the country’s trade body, the German Renewable Energy Federation. By Joshua S Hill  In news published only days into the second half of 2017, the Germany Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) announced […]

July 5th

Brexit puts UK’s clean energy future in doubt

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 […]

June 28th

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

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. […]

June 27th

California continues global climate alliance – now with Germany

Just days after California Governor Jerry Brown ended his week-long California-China Climate Mission, the Governor signed and issued a joint statement on climate cooperation between the state and Germany. By Joshua S Hill  Meeting in San Francisco, California Governor Jerry Brown met with German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, […]

June 14th