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

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 […]

June 25th

Scotland is all about wind energy (Trump hates both)

The northeast of Scotland is poised to become the global center for offshore wind scientific research, following the announcement this week from Swedish power company Vattenfall, which announced the successful projects that will take part in a €3m research program at its European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. By Joshua S Hill  The European Offshore Wind Deployment […]

June 22nd

After Peak Oil, what next? Who profits, who loses bigly?

Many people expected that peak oil  would lead to rising prices – basic supply and demand. But reality has been very different. By George Harvey  What we’ve actually seen: Prices dropped because declines in demand actually preceded declines in production. And the result is a market most people, possibly even OPEC leaders, have found unpredictable. We […]

June 20th

Prediction: By 2030, 95% of people will NOT own a private car

Futurists make predictions. That’s what they do. Sometimes they are right; sometimes they are wrong. As futurists go, Stanford economist and RetinkX founder Tony Seba has a pretty good track record. He predicted the solar energy boom at a time when prices for solar power were 10 times what they are today. His latest report predicts two things. […]

June 19th

New self-driving vehicle rules would set national standard

The set of self-driving vehicle rules now being proposed by a group of US House Representatives would bar individual states from putting their own testing and design regulations in place, going by the contents of a draft proposal that was obtained by Reuters. By James Ayre  At the same time, federal regulators would themselves be […]

June 18th

What happens when the oil economy collapses?

As the oil economy collapses, the world will change. And it will change a great deal. The question is simple and stark, but there will be a gradient of effects, and side-effects, and after-effects. By Zachary Shahan  Let’s start with some of the basics. Oil company values — which are currently topping the charts — will […]

June 18th

Texas gives Tesla the middle finger; Musk goes to India

The Texas legislature wrapped up its latest session by passing a law bringing back a $2,500 rebate for Texans who purchase a qualifying low- or zero-emissions car. The program began in 2013 as part of the state’s Emissions Reduction Program and applied to electric cars, fuel cell cars, and cars powered by compressed natural gas, […]

June 17th

Climate change warrior Al Gore: ‘Trump has made Paris Climate Agreement stronger’

Former Vice President Al Gore gave an upbeat speach in London last night, comparing today’s climate movement  to the great movements of the past—such as the abolition of slavery—which encountered fierce, long-lasting resistance along the way to ultimate triumph. He sees Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement as just one bump on the road. By Meteor Blades Gore […]

June 16th

Boom! 10% of US electricity from wind and solar in March

Doubt that wind and solar can ever provide a big percentage of US electric generation? For the first time ever, US wind and solar electricity generation exceeded 10% of the monthly total in March, according to figures published by the country’s Energy Information Agency this week. by Joshua S Hill  The EIA published a short […]

June 15th

BP energy report says coal is dead

If Trump does not believe the persistent reports that our world’s energy system is moving towards cleaner alternatives, here is yet more proof the world is going towards renewables and coal is dead – this time from one of the world’s top fossil energy companies. by Adam Johnston  BP’s recently released Statistical Review of World […]

June 15th

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

Support carbon pricing! …And maybe win a Tesla

Carbon Pricing is the best option for market-based approach to reducing our emissions to a safe level. Massachusetts could be a model for that – with a little help from you. By Zachary Shahan If you look at all the factors closely, solar energy, wind energy, electric cars, and other clean technologies are already better […]

June 14th