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The Coronavirus pandemic has forced a budget hit on California’s climate mandates

Democratic Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed funding cuts to deal with what has been projected as a revenue deficit of $54 billion as a consequence of the economic response to the coronavirus. The state’s carbon cap-and-trade program pays for climate programs, which includes incentives for buying clean cars, electric buses, and off-road freight equipment, but as with […]

May 19th

Net Zero Airlines? Why 231 economists felt airline bailouts represented poor taxpayer value

For airlines, the reckoning is no longer far away on the horizon. It’s now a jumbo jet meters from the runway, landing gear down. Without a sizeable external cash injection, many international airlines will follow Virgin Australia into insolvency within months, if not weeks. Should governments bail airlines out? And if so, should any conditions be […]

War on Science: Even more debunkings of the lousy science of “Planet of the Humans”

It’s been a few weeks since Michael Moore’s deceptive re-release of Planet of the Humans, a documentary so loaded with errors it’s spawned at least 30 rebuttals and even more critical reviews. Scientists, journalists, activists, energy experts and even another documentary filmmaker have published debunkings, while the fossil-fuel funded climate denial network has praised it.   By Climate Denier Roundup “My friends and I […]

State level renewable energy success: Virginia

With Federal action on climate change blocked, states are racking up successes! In March Virginia joined the growing list of countries, states, and cities setting dates and plans for 100% renewable energy, and more. By Mokurai Gov Northam signs clean energy bill in dramatic transition for Virginia amid dispute over customer costs — Utility Dive […]

May 11th

Fossil fuel advocates playing nasty hardball to block clean energy

Yesterday, Sammy Roth of the LA Times published a shocking story of extortion and terrorism in the service of fossil fuels and fighting to stop climate action. Also yesterday, a new group of conservatives who supposedly care about climate action launched. It’s hard to say which appears more insidious. By Climate Denier Roundup On its face, Roth’s story of […]

Leading economists: Green coronavirus recovery also better for economy

In the aftermath of the global coronavirus pandemic, governments are likely to mobilise significant spending to reinvigorate their economies. Our new research, based on surveys of more than 200 of the world’s most senior economists and economic officials, suggests that spending this money on climate-friendly “green” policy initiatives could not only help shift the world closer to […]

Top 3 reasons to invest in renewable energy NOW (yes, right in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic

As the human tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, global restrictions to stop the spread of the virus — including stay-at-home orders, business closures and travel prohibitions — may contribute to the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The virus has already made an indelible impact on the energy sector: Global energy use is predicted to fall […]

S Korea is both battling Coronavirus AND fighting climate change. At the same time!

The Republic of Korea’s response to COVID-19 has been among the most effective in the world. By combining aggressive testing with early isolation and treatment of those who test positive, Korea has lowered its infection rate while avoiding the need to lock down entire cities. The government reorganized hospitals to prevent infection, effectively distributed face masks and will cover […]

Solar energy continues its exponential growth

The IEA is still way behind the curve, though not as much as it used to be. But even behind the curve of reality, it is giving us serious Good News. Cue wailing, rending of garments, and gnashing of teeth. (Come to think of it, I’d like to see that.) By Mokurai THE BIG PICTURE: […]

May 4th

“Planet of the Humans” is arguing with a straw man in flames. But the age of fire is ending.

My CleanTechnica colleague in arms Steve Hanley beat me to it writing a piece reacting to the movie Planet Of The Humans, but as luck would have it, he actually encourages reactions from any of the several millions who actually watched the whole thing, which I did, mostly because a friend was unsure about its theses and wished to […]

Solar and wind generation reach 23% of Europe’s electricity this month. (Thanks, Coronavirus!)

The coronavirus pandemic has seen entire countries locked down, with businesses, industry and travel all curtailed in an effort to limit the spread of Covid-19. My analysis for Carbon Brief shows that electricity demand in Europe has fallen by 14% as a result of the crisis, with most major economies imposing widespread restrictions. By Dave Jones CarbonBrief […]

April 29th