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Displaced coal-workers have new jobs – as beekeepers!

No one expects sustainable energy and lifestyle businesses to completely replace the fossil fuel jobs that have been lost. But advocates in both areas are hoping that sustainability career paths can assist displaced workers and the next generation to find satisfying employment and create more diversified, robust local economies. Sustainable businesses with an emphasis on […]

February 24th

Drain the swamp! It’s not too late to block fossil-fuel lobbyist Wheeler from heading the EPA

Andrew R. Wheeler, the acting administrator of the EPA, is Donald Trump’s nominee to succeed the disgraced Scott Pruitt. From Trump’s perspective, Wheeler’s a smart choice. Where Pruitt acted like a gung-ho commando who had parachuted behind enemy lines at the EPA, Wheeler is a methodical technocrat and veteran fossil fuel lobbyist who worked at […]

February 22nd

Go to LA to see what the Green New Deal will look like in action

The Green New Deal resolution, introduced in Congress by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, offers a vision for simultaneously tackling climate change, environmental injustice, and economic inequality that’s both ambitious and pragmatic. The reaction was mostly positive, but there were naysayers, of course, who questioned whether the kind of progress called for in the Green […]

February 19th

McConnell thinks Green New Deal vote will trap Dem 2020 candidates. He’s living in a coal mine…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans are hoping they can box in Democratic presidential candidates by forcing an early vote in the Senate on the Green New Deal resolution. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Julián Castro, and Kirsten Gillibrand—all of whom have declared their presidential candidacies—have pledged their support for the GND concept. McConnell […]

February 18th

Does Australia need another coal mine? Court rules a big “NO”

An Australian court has rejected an appeal to build a new coal mine in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley, citing “significant adverse impacts” and “dire consequences” for the environment and greenhouse gas emissions.  By Joshua S Hill Cleantechnica The Rocky Hill Coal Project was intended to be developed by Gloucester Resources Limited (GRL) which was granted […]

February 15th

Drain the Swamp: Trump begs TVA to stick with coal

Do you know John Prine’s song about Paradise, in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky? It was paradise until Mr. Peabody’s coal train hauled it all away. Long after the song protesting the horrors of strip mining made Paradise famous, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) realized that burning coal didn’t make any economic sense. Now it’s preparing to […]

February 12th

Maybe GM can build Sen Barasso a coal-burning Cadillac? (He wants to kill EVs)

In the latest round of fossil-fuel backed attempts to kill cleaner-running cars, Fox ran an op-ed on Tuesday by Wyoming Senator John Barrasso introducing his legislation to repeal the federal electric vehicle tax credit. By Climate Denier Roundup The bill, ironically called the “Fairness for Every Driver Act,” would repeal the incentive and instead slap a fee on electric […]

February 9th

Australia is still a hot mess, but solar is up 3x and renewables hit 20% in 2018

Green Energy Markets publishes a monthly Renewable Energy Index. Its report for December, 2018 is out and it begins with these prophetic words: “2018 will go down as the year that fossil fuels began an inexorable decline in Australia’s electricity supply.” By Steve Hanley Cleantechnica Tristan Edis, GEM’s director of analysis and advisory, says: “For wind, the […]

February 8th