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Congressional GOP demands free market solutions for solar innovation, then complains about the free market

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 was a Republican bill, passed by a Republican-controlled Congress, and signed by Republican President George W. Bush. It created a program in the Department of Energy to give loans to “help support innovative energy projects to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution.” By Climate Denier Roundup It’s an example of a conservative […]

Economic benefits of protecting 30% of Earth’s land and ocean outweigh the costs 5-to-1

“This report unequivocally tells us that the time to finance nature—for people and for planet—is now.” That’s how Jamison Ervin, manager of the Global Program on Nature for Development at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), summed up a new study commissioned by Campaign for Nature (CFN), a coalition of over 100 conservation groups and scientists who […]

July 13th

Could direct air capture of CO2 work? IF so, we have to invest in carbon capture tech NOW

Congress recently approved at least $35 million for research and development of direct air capture technology and $60 million overall for research into carbon dioxide removal technologies. This is the first time direct air capture – a type of technology that pulls greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere for storage elsewhere – has received this level […]

June 11th

Renewable Roundup: Green finance

Rule One of Green Finance: Fossil Foolishness has become vastly more expensive than wind, solar, storage, and so on, and increasingly unprofitable. Rule Two: When you talk about Real Money, even the most hidebound practitioners have to take notice. Not those who are paid to deny reality, of course. But those profits are looking increasingly […]

June 11th

Investment in DOE’s energy efficiency & renewable energy office reaps billions. Trump wants to kill it.

Donald Trump, putative president of the United States of America, wants to take a sledgehammer to funding for the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. According to Bloomberg, the administration’s proposed budget will slash funding for that office by 70% from $2.3 billion to just $700 million. By Steve Hanley Cleantechnica The proposed […]

March 11th

The media is failing us on climate change. It’s failing women & people of color most of all.

A new analysis by The Solutions Project uncovers how women and people of color are underrepresented in media coverage of clean energy and climate issues, despite the fact that they so often lead robust renewable energy actions. Across the US, nonprofits directed by women and people of color are on the forefront of developing innovative solutions to climate change, […]

February 19th

What Green New Deal advocates can learn from the 2009 economic stimulus act

Congressional Democrats have introduced a “Green New Deal” proposal that calls for a 10-year national mobilization to curb climate change by shifting the U.S. economy away from fossil fuels. Many progressives support this idea, while skeptics argue that a decade is not long enough to remake our nation’s energy system. By Joseph Aldy, Harvard Kennedy […]

February 15th

World Bank commits $200 billion for climate change action

The World Bank Group announced this week a new set of climate targets for 2021-25 and that it was doubling its current five-year investments to around $200 billion in support of countries taking ambitious climate action. By Joshua S Hill Cleantechnica One of the world’s largest sources of funding for developing countries, the World Bank […]

December 7th

Fossil fuel investments are DOOMED. Part 3: A data-rich analysis of the gas market.

There are three major categories of fossil fuels: coal, oil, and natural gas. I discussed oil first, with a detour to electricity, and then coal. Now we’re on natural gas, and finally we’ll have a section on the fate of utilities. I will go through pricing calculations and comparisons to demonstrate that the alternatives to coal, oil, […]

November 19th