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Owl vs Owl: What can be Saved?

October 20, 2019 - 11:18am
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Categories: International News

What is “Grid Scale” Storage?

October 18, 2019 - 10:59am
Utility Dive: Ask people how they segment the energy storage industry, and you’ll often hear them divide it between customer-sited or behind-the-meter storage and “utility-“or “grid-scale storage.” But if you then ask them what they mean by “utility-scale,” you can’t get a clear answer. Is it 5 MW, 10 MW, more than 20 MW? Do they mean “front-of-meter”? […]
Categories: International News

Heating Season has Many Considering Gas Alternatives

October 17, 2019 - 12:02am
I know I am. Houston Chronicle: WASHINGTON – A decade after environmentalists championed natural gas as a “bridge fuel” to get the United States off fossil fuels and combat climate change, cities across the country are beginning to question whether gas’s time has come. Earlier this summer the California cities of Berkeley and San Jose […]
Categories: International News

“We Lost a Decade”: Florida Repubs Start to whisper “Climate Change”..

October 16, 2019 - 11:42pm
I’m damn proud my 2014 video includes the clip from Dr. Jim White, who reveals that Florida state employees were not allowed to use the words “climate change” – about 4 months before the mainstream press looked into it. With their heads so far into the Fox News universe, Republicans have been incapable of  acknowledging […]
Categories: International News

Motivated Sellers: Disaster Capitalism in the Bahamas, Coming to a Neighborhood near You

October 16, 2019 - 10:50am
  “Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work together for the benefit of all.”  –   John Maynard Keynes Philadelphia Inquirer: It didn’t take long. Shortly after Hurricane Dorian damaged countless homes and businesses in the northern Bahamas, real estate investors started calling local agents […]
Categories: International News

Salt Creep: Miami’s Ground Water Threatened by Oncoming Seas

October 16, 2019 - 10:37am
Circle of Blue: It’s a gentle intruder, moving stealthily underground, out of sight but not undetected. Salt water continues to move farther inland in Florida’s Miami-Dade County, albeit at a slower rate, according to new U.S. Geological Survey mapping. Researchers and water managers in southern Florida keep a wary eye on the ocean’s landward thrust […]
Categories: International News

Meat Companies Jumping on the No Meat Train

October 14, 2019 - 9:41pm
We’re used to the idea that oil and fossil fuel companies have interests in renewable energy. This makes sense for a number of reasons. It’s good PR greenwashing. It gives them a window into emerging (competing) technology. It gives them a small lever to control and steer that technology. It hedges their bets as renewables […]
Categories: International News

Carl Jung: The World Hangs on The Psyche of Man

October 14, 2019 - 2:33pm
Sobering warning from one of the 20th century’s most insightful human beings.  Only more vivid with passage of time and the emergence of climate change. Video of Trump shooting media and political enemies comes to mind in the discussion of ‘projection” above. Confirming that this is the video shown at the Trump event. pic.twitter.com/lxCwp1gQs5 — […]
Categories: International News

Hagibis Drowns Japan

October 14, 2019 - 1:27pm
My next video will be about how climate change is weaponizing tropical cyclones. For now.. Washington Post: Typhoon Hagibis proved to be extraordinarily devastating for northern Japan when it struck this weekend, unleashing more than three feet of rain in just 24 hours in some locations, causing widespread flash flooding as well as river flooding. […]
Categories: International News

Climate Change is here. Mitigate, Adapt, or Suffer.

October 12, 2019 - 7:16pm
Above, worth a review. I spoke to Glacier specialists Lonnie Thompson and Konrad Steffen, one a specialist in tropical glaciers, another in the arctic. Worthwhile thumbnail of climate science history, and prospect for the future. Below, former New York Times climate reporter (now opinion writer) Justin Gillis takes stock of our current avalanche of climate […]
Categories: International News

Hydrogen Economy Rising Again

October 12, 2019 - 7:10pm
After a brief flurry of interest 20 years ago, hydrogen as an energy carrier has been somewhat eclipsed by the rise of solar and wind renewable energies. However, now that renewables are booming, carbon free hydrogen production is a viable option in more and more areas. That makes a number of ideas suddenly practical. IRENA: […]
Categories: International News

Birds: Literally, the Canaries in the Coal Mine

October 12, 2019 - 7:09pm
Needed: More Wind Turbines. And solar panels. And efficiency. Now. Above, rural officials with wind turbines in their local area, and Garry George of the Audubon Society. Audobon: “A lot of people paid attention to last month’s report that North America has lost nearly a third of its birds. This new data pivots forward and […]
Categories: International News