Hydrogen fuel cell cars are the bad idea that refuses to die, zombies revenant from their ~2005 grave, lurching forward into transportation discussions over and over. They are the B-movie monster that rises from the bathtub they were drowned in, only to be killed again in a different way. It’s time again to put a […]
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Renewable energy, particularly wind power, has been hugely successful in Texas, thanks in large measure to a combination of federal, state, and local incentives that began more than two decades ago. Those incentives included both wind turbines and grid interconnection links, so the electricity generated by the winds in rural areas can power homes and […]
Now that I’ve been driving an electric vehicle (a Tesla Model S) around on a regular basis for a few weeks, I’m getting bored with the most common questions. Over and over again… By Zachary Shahan “How far can you drive?” “How long does it take to charge?” “How fast can it go?” (max speed) “How […]
CleanTechnica is trying to track the rapidfire Trump-trolling emitted by the US Energy Department, but it’s hard to keep up. Despite the coal-positive rhetoric of President Trump, his own agency has been relentlessly pounding out mountains of good news about renewables. Among the flood of news this week, two items broke through the clutter: a […]
It ought to be sign of just how delusional the nation is these days that Elon Musk of Tesla and Space X is taken seriously. Musk continues to dangle his fantasy of travel to Mars before a country that can barely get its shit together on Planet Earth, and the Tesla car represents one of […]
By Jeremy Bloom Would you rather be a coal miner, or a solar power technician? Bad news if you answered (correctly) that life would be much better for you as a solar power tech. Because if Trump has his way, those jobs are going to be nuked (and frankly, he’s not going to be creating […]
By Andrew Meggison [This was originally published as part of our coverage of the 2012 election. With Paul Ryan back in the news, we thought we’d remind everyone of how monumentally lousy Paul Ryan is on clean energy…] Paul Ryan is the new face of the Grand Old Party (GOP) these days; so Gas2 felt it would […]
By MuskegonCritic IKEA recently announced its plans to be a net PRODUCER of electricity by 2020, using solar and wind power to produce electricity over and above what the company uses. They’ve already committed 1.8 BILLION dollars to the goal. It’s just 7 years from now. Walmart also has similar plans for the future. Apple, too. Many […]
We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations… THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _________________________________________________________________ EMBARGOED UNTIL DELIVERY January 21, 2013 Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Monday, January 21, 2013 […]
Guess what? Coal isn’t just bad for the environment. And bad for our children’s health. And the future of the planet. It turns out that coal is bad for business, too. Go figure. A new report from the Sierra Club takes a look at all the cute little assumptions, subsidies, and glossed-over costs, and points […]
Silicon Valley realizes the value and risks of innovation. Steve Jobs realized it too.
Now if only our lawmakers in Congress and luddites who think we should stay shackled to fossil fuels instead of innovating our way out of high energy prices, pollution, dependence on foreign oil and all the other problems that come with it would realize it as well.
Tea Party leaders like to paint clean energy and climate action as issues that matter only to elite Democrats living in coastal cities. This claim would come as a surprise to the 38,000 autoworkers building fuel efficient cars in Michigan, the 80 companies involved in the wind supply chain in Iowa, and the more than 100,000 Americans working in the solar industry across the nation.
In our fugue of techno-narcissism, America wants to believe that we can just keep on being what we used to be, pizza, DisneyWorld, WalMart, and all. But as two lying liers proved this week, delusion is the only thing we currently have a long-term supply of…
Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, the folks who brought us the award-winning documentary Fuel, have done it again – this time around it’s Freedom.
The next time an American company pushing nuclear power tells you “We have safeguards in place! We know what we’re doing! We can handle emergencies!” … keep this in mind:
It’s four months in to the Fukushima disaster, and some of the best engineers in the world have things “nearly under control” – which means the temperature is down to the boiling point of water, it’s not leaking too much, and it’s not going to explode (probably).