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New Concepts in Energy Storage Could Break Barriers

April 20, 2019 - 11:39am
Sticky social question for the transition to green energy is the displacement, not only of workers like coal miners, but of existing generators, which are often major employers, and perhaps as importantly, big sources for local tax revenues in hard pressed communities.German effort at repurposing coal plants as energy storage units could hold promise. Add […]
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Denier: We Need More CO2 so I can Eat my Greens

April 20, 2019 - 8:41am
Although Climate Denial is dying along with the old white guys who are it’s principle purveyors, we still get gems like this. I treated this one Lo so many years ago in the perfect video for 4/20. and if you need more, see below…
Categories: International News

Beyond Putin: Trump Administration’s Secret Nuclear Sellout

April 19, 2019 - 3:33pm
Nuclear weapons capacity for the Saudis. What could go wrong? House Oversight Committee: Washington, D.C. (Feb. 19, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued an interim staff report after multiple whistleblowers came forward to warn about efforts inside the White House to rush the transfer of highly sensitive U.S. […]
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Mueller Report: Russian Trolls Stoked Divisions on Energy, Climate, Coal

April 19, 2019 - 9:31am
In advocating for your preferred energy future, bear in mind that we are all being targeted by a sophisticated campaign aimed at enflaming divisions among all sectors of Americans.That is all. Grist: The U.S. is divided over coal: Coal plants and mines have been shuttering, with miners held up as the casualties of environmental regulation, despite […]
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Offshore Wind’s Time has Come

April 19, 2019 - 9:01am
Wired: ON JUNE 1, the Pilgrim nuclear plant in Massachusetts will shut down, a victim of rising costs and a technology that is struggling to remain economically viable in the United States. But the electricity generated by the aging nuclear station soon will be replaced by another carbon-free source: a fleet of 84 offshore wind turbines rising nearly 650 feet […]
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A Market-Driven Green New Deal?

April 18, 2019 - 12:05pm
The kind of discussion we ought to be having sounds more like this. A “market driven” Green New Deal, at least in Amory Lovins telling below, need not include the progressive wish list like job guarantees and medicare for all. It does include a Carbon Tax, which is its own political issue. Above, Rob Meyer’s […]
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Dream it. Do it. AOC on GND.

April 17, 2019 - 8:21pm
Above, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invites us to visualize the future we’d like to see. Below, ham handed attempt to embarrass Ms. Cortez goes hilariously offtrack. Advertisements
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Here There be Dragons – GOT and Climate Change

April 14, 2019 - 5:55pm
Here there be spoilers. WBUR: I came to “Game of Thrones” late in the game. Feeling lame about the hundreds of pop culture references flying over my head — “Winter is coming?” Huh? — I gifted my husband the “GoT” boxed set for his birthday, and we spent a year catching up with the dragons […]
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Solar + Farming : New Paradigm in the Making

April 14, 2019 - 9:16am
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems: Over the past two years, the dual use of land for the harvesting of solar electricity and agriculture has been tested in the joint project “Agrophotovoltaics – Resource Efficient Land Use (APV-RESOLA).” On one-third of a hectare arable land near Lake Constance in Germany, photovoltaic modules with a total […]
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Climate Change Nothing to Sneeze at. Oh…Wait..

April 13, 2019 - 9:11pm
New York Times: Spring can feel like the end of the world for allergy sufferers, but in North Carolina this week, it looked that way, too. And it has a name to match: “Pollenpocalypse.”Massive clouds of sneeze-inducing pollen overtook North Carolina this week, tinting the skies yellow and covering cars, streets and ponds in a […]
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To Give Fossil Fuels the Shaft – A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste

April 13, 2019 - 8:07pm
CleanTechnica: Pumped hydro storage is a mature technology used around the world. Placing such a system below ground is what makes the new pilot study collaboration quite unusual.A press release from MTU outlines the basics, which are the same as any hydroelectric power generator: Store water in a high-elevation pond or tank, or behind a dam, then […]
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Climate Movement and Migrant Justice

April 12, 2019 - 9:06am
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Why E-Planes May be Closer than You Think

April 12, 2019 - 9:05am
Uber Air taxis for 4 within 5 years.
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Bubble: Oil and Gas Could Lose 95% of Value

April 11, 2019 - 9:41am
If you wonder why petro-states like Russia and Saudi Arabia have become so bold in attacking democracies around the world, and why a fossil-fuel dominated Republican Party is carrying water for them, look no further. Financial News (London): Companies in the oil and gas sector, including large groups such as Shell, BP and Exxon, could […]
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Sanders Jumps on Trump Wind Ignorance

April 11, 2019 - 9:29am
Not one to miss an opportunity, Bernie Sanders has a new social media spot lambasting Donald Trump’s ignorance in regard to climate, and wind energy. Newsweek: Bernie Sanders, a Vermont senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, has attacked President Donald Trump’s statements on wind turbines, calling Trump the “only person in the world” who believes these […]
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In Texas, Fossil Barons Fighting Wind

April 11, 2019 - 9:29am
Austin American Statesman: Last fall, Keith Uhles, an engineer with the oil and gas firm CrownRock Minerals, invited other young West Texas professionals to join him at a popular Midland Mexican restaurant for a conversation about renewable energy subsidies.The event promised to explore ways to reduce the “public costs and restore transparency and meaningful public […]
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Weather Channel: Storm Warnings for Climate Change

April 11, 2019 - 9:28am
The Verge: Tree-lined streets turn to rivers in the Charleston, South Carolina, of the future. Street lights hang suspended just feet from the water’s surface as a meteorologist perched on a rooftop explains that this is the view we might see in the year 2100 if climate change continues at its current pace.The scene is […]
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Audi: Maybe an EV is Not for You

April 10, 2019 - 10:12am
And who says you even deserve an electric car? Advertisements
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