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Trumps budget slashes EPA, green energy

We’ve been waiting for some time now to see just what damage the Trump administration intends for the US clean energy and environmental policies and institutions. And this week’s budget release confirms the administration has massive cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and in particular the country’s leading clean energy research […]

May 24th

China Shows Why Renewable Energy Is The Future, Not Coal

The problem with change is it takes so damned long to get here. China built its incredible industrial might by using thousands of cheap laborers to build cheaply-fueled coal-powered generating plants. Then it reaped the whirlwind – of air that was unsafe to breathe. Now it is focused on renewable energy. By Steve Hanley  Carbon […]

May 23rd

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

China is eating our lunch on renewable energy. So is India.

Last year, in its annual evaluation of the 40 most attractive national markets for investments in renewable energy, the accounting and professional services firm of Ernst & Young assessed the United States as No. 1. But this year the U.S. slipped to No. 3 with China placing first, and India second. The reason: that climate science denier squatting in the White House. […]

May 16th

Will Trump dump the Paris Climate agreement?

The rightwingers who were thrilled by Trump’s election are now complaining that the Trump regime may abandon one of the pr*sident’s key campaign pledges for his first 100 days – withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. By Meteor Blades A distinguished visiting fellow and a research associate at the Heritage Foundation wrote an Op-Ed last month, arguing […]

April 15th

Trump can’t stop the Renewable Energy Revolution

By Meteor Blades Over the past couple of years, a steady stream of good news has appeared on the renewable energy front. The latest comes from a couple of sources. Clean Energy Canada has released a new publication, “The Transition Takes Hold.” Bottom line: The transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources “now appears irreversible.” Meanwhile, the International Renewable Energy […]

April 7th

Trump trashes clean power plan. Sorry about the thousands of needless deaths…

Showing that climate science deniers really are in charge now, Pr*sident Donald Trump took a giant leap backward Tuesday with his signing of the “Energy Independence Executive Order.” The order begins the process of undoing President Barack Obama’s signature Clean Power Plan, rescinds a temporary ban on new coal leases on federal lands, dumps a federal guidance to […]

March 28th

How the terrorists won: Sucking the economy dry

Part 1 of “How The Terrorists Won” dealt with the mental-emotional ways in which we have been losing to terrorists and are simply fueling more terrorism. However, there are also very practical, nuts-and-bolts ways that the terrorists have been successful at weakening the United States — it’s nothing they can do on their own, and […]

February 4th

How the terrorists won: Clean energy beats dirty bombs

…this is not a blog about war & peace or immigration. It’s a blog about cleantech, about the economy as it relates to cleantech, and about why cleantech is so important. These are in fact keys to why we are losing the war on terrorism — and, if things don’t turn around rather quickly, why […]

February 3rd