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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

Hillary Clinton rejects Trans-Pacific Partnership – pander or principle?

By Meteor Blades Some liberals expressed happy surprise Wednesday with Hillary Clinton’s announced opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which could make approval of TPP more difficult in a Congress where the majority of Democrats and some Republicans can be expected to oppose the agreement: “If Hillary Clinton, who worked on the Trans-Pacific Partnership as secretary […]

October 9th

Why Republicans will vote for Bernie Sanders

Thom Hartman thinks that Republicans will eventually vote for Bernie Sanders over Donald Trump. Yes, even Republicans. Hartman points to recent polling that shows that on basic economics, Sanders is talking the talk of mainstream America: Like Bernie, 75 percent of Americans poll support fair trade that “protects workers, the environment, and jobs.” 71 percent support giving […]

August 20th