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UK Government launches ambitious Clean Growth Strategy to meet climate change goals

The UK Government has announced an ambitious new Clean Growth Strategy to drastically cut carbon emissions and combat climate change, including £557 million for the country’s third renewable energy Contracts for Difference auction set for spring of 2019. By Joshua S Hill  The Clean Growth Strategy is designed to grow the national economy while simultaneously cutting greenhouse […]

October 13th

US corporations stick with clean energy, despite Trump’s bailing on the Paris Climate Agreement

Despite US President Donald Trump pulling his country out of the Paris Climate Agreement, US corporations and institutions are maintaining, and in many cases strengthening, their interest in renewable energy. By Joshua S Hill  These are the key findings from a new report published this week by research company Smart Energy Decisions, which surveyed executives from […]

September 15th

White households have all the stuff. Minorities are on the Road to Zero Wealth

The Institute for Policy Studies and Prosperity Now (formerly the Corporation for Enterprise Development) published a new 25-page study this week – the Road to Zero Wealth – that has grim news on the economic racial divide. The team of four authors scrutinized what it means to be middle class by examining the wealth gap rather than income […]

September 13th

James Howard Kunstler: Total eclipse of reality

Just as empires tend to build their most grandiose monuments prior to collapse, our tottering empire is concocting the most monumentally ludicrous delusions before it slides down the laundry chute of history. It’s as if the Marx Brothers colluded with Alfred Hitchcock to dream up a melodramatic climax to the American Century that would be the most […]

August 21st

Attacks on cleantech leaders have begun. Expect more.

If you’ve followed CleanTechnica and RedGREENandBlue for long, you’ve surely run across the “100% renewable energy” work of Mark Jacobson. Basically, he has been uncovering how the world could go 100% renewable (on a country-by-country basis, and on a state-by-state basis in the US). You’ve probably also heard of a man who goes by the name Elon Musk — a South African dude now […]

July 24th

James Howard Kunstler – Watching the sunset of civilization through the Overton Window

The disgrace of America’s putative intellectual class is nearly complete as it shoves the polity further into dysfunction and toward collapse. These are the people Nassim Taleb refers to as “intellectuals-yet-idiots.” Big questions loom over this dynamic: How did the thinking class of America sink into this slough of thoughtlessness? And why – what is […]

What’s happening with Tesla’s stock price?

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 […]

After decimating small towns, Walmart is now leaving

By Jeremy Bloom For years, Walmart’s business plan has been simple: Come into small towns (often with tax breaks and subsidies), out-compete local businesses and drive them into the ground. But with profits falling, they’re now shutting down 269 stores and abandoning those communities – in many cases, leaving them with no grocery store and no […]

January 27th