Author: Steve Hanley

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Renewable energy is an unstoppable wave, says Financial Times

With more then 2.2 million readers a day, the Financial Times is the newspaper of record for economists, business leaders, and government policy makers worldwide. On May 18, its lead story was entitled: The Big Green Bang: How Renewable Energy Became Unstoppable. by Steve Hanley   The Financial Times tells the story of Torotrak, a British […]

May 26th

With Obama’s Clean Power Plan on hold, VA Gov steps in to limit power plant emissions

Virginia’s governor, Terry McAuliffe, has signed an executive order that directs the state’s environmental regulators to create a cap and trade plan for carbon power plant emissions. “The threat of climate change is real, and we have a shared responsibility to confront it,” McAuliffe said. “Once approved, this regulation will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from […]

May 22nd

DiCaprio Calls For An End To “The Politics Of Greed”

This article was first published on Gas2. Reprinted with permission.  Leonardo DiCaprio won the Oscar Sunday night for his his role in The Revenant. His acceptance speech thanked all the usually people, as expected. But then he took the opportunity to speak about a subject he feels passionately about — climate change. Making The Revenant […]

February 29th

Why Putting A Price On Carbon Is Critical

Originally published on Gas2. Reprinted with permission. Don’t call it a carbon tax. Everybody hates the idea of taxes. But unless society addresses the damage done by burning fossil fuels, the world is on a collision course with reality. Cataclysmic changes are in the offing and those changes will impose enormous costs on our global […]

February 28th