What’s happening with Tesla’s stock price?

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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 […] read more

Renewable energy will soon be cheapest electricity

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Renewable energy sources like wind and solar are already as cheap or cheaper than traditional fuels in about half of G20 countries, and are soon to be the cheapest form of electricity in every G20 country, according to a new report from Greenpeace in advance of the G20 Summit in Hamburg. By Joshua S Hill  Published […] read more

Jerry Brown, climate leader or climate charlatan?

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After hearing California Governor Jerry Brown’s announcement that he would convene a Global Climate Summit next year in California, the mainstream media responded with fawning puff pieces  portraying Brown as an international “climate leader,” while doing little or no research into the Governor’s actual environmental policies. By Dan Bacher Brown made the announcement at a time […] read more

Cali Gov Jerry Brown announces Global Climate Summit

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While President Trump was blowing off the G20 session on climate change to spend more than 2 hours chilling with Vlad Putin, California Governor Jerry Brown crashed the party in Hamburg (via video) to announce that California (with an economy bigger than France, bigger than the UK) would take the lead on hosting a Global […] read more

At G20, Merkel and May push trump to stay in Paris Climate Agreement

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It’s not too late to bring the US back into the global mainstream on climate change action, and with the US outnumbered 19 to 1 at the G20, world leaders are hoping they can convince US President Donald Trump not to bail on the Paris Climate Agreement. By Jeremy Bloom  On the other hand, this […] read more

GOP: eliminate 10 national monuments & shrink 13 more

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As the nation prepared for the holiday weekend last Friday, 17 tea party Republicans—members of the Congressional Western Caucus—sent a letter to secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke asking that he downsize or eliminate 27 national monuments across the western United States. By Meteor Blades  Although the Western Caucus is theoretically open to anyone in Congress, all 70 members […] read more

Climate change is making the oceans hotter MUCH faster than we expected

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The problem with news reporting on climate change science is: The scientific models are inherently conservative, but they get reported as if they were worst-case scenarios. Often, as with ocean temperatures and Antarctic warming, the more we learn the WORSE things look, making those earlier estimates into BEST-case scenarios… By Steve Hanley  Oceanographers say the world’s […] read more

Hungry? Climate change will put a choke-hold on the food supply

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Roughly 25% of all of the food currently eaten in the world is traded on international markets. Owing to this reality, and the accompanying reliance on a relatively small number of important deep-water seaports, roads, and straits — so-called “choke points” — climate change threatens to greatly disrupt international food supply chains in coming years, […] read more

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

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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 […] read more

While pushing for clean energy adaptation, G20 still spending $70 bil/yr on fossil fuels

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G20 countries continue to spend billions in public financing for fossil fuels, spending nearly four times as much than on clean energy, averaging more than $70 billion annually and totaling $215.3 billion in deals for oil, gas, and coal between 2013 and 2015. By Joshua S Hill  These are the key findings from a new report […] read more

D.C. court hands EPA’s Pruitt a defeat over Obama’s methane rule

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In case you missed it, a divided three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency-hating EPA administrator, overstepped his authority by delaying enforcement of the standards in a rule designed by the Obama administration to reduce methane emissions from new equipment at oil and gas operations. The court ordered Pruitt to […] read more

LA ratepayers will pay for Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels (but big agriculture gets all the water)

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One of the most enduring myths of California water politics is that the Delta Tunnels promoted by the Jerry Brown and Donald Trump administrations are designed to divert Northern California water to “fill swimming pools” of “wealthy water wasters” in Southern California. By Dan Bacher One of the most enduring myths of California water politics is that the Delta […] read more

Climate change hits Trump supporters HARDEST

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It’s a fine irony that the US states with the largest number of Trump supporters and climate change deniers, the people who stand up and cheer when the Philanderer in Chief announces the US will pull out of the Paris climate accords, will be the hardest hit by the effects of climate change. That’s according […] read more

Tesla Model 3 – how federal EV tax credits will work

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With Elon Musk’s mini-tweetstorm Sunday night, July 2, several things became more clear (sort of) in the world of electric vehicles (EVs). We can now estimate Model 3 production for the rest of 2017 — which also gets us closer to a reasonably accurate estimate of how federal EV tax credits will play out for Tesla over […] read more

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

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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 […] read more