The Department of Energy just released a study that sparked this question: Can @SarahPalinUSA see #pv panels from her porch? https://t.co/if4vJ2080g For rural #Alaska, #solar is low cost path to reliable energy — A Siegel (@A_Siegel) February 22, 2016 Entitled Solar Prospecting in Rural Alaska, the study examines the return on investment for installing solar […]
Entries from February 2016
February 22nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Can Sarah Palin see PV panels from her porch?
February 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on America’s K-12 science teachers tripping up on gateway to climate-science knowledge
Up front, the expert scientific community is near unanimous: climate change is occurring and human action is driving this change. Simple truth: “Over 97 percent of climate scientists have independently concluded that human-caused global warming is happening.” As three leading science communication experts put in a US News & World Report OPED, In the history of […]
February 17th, 2016 · Comments Off on Renewable/Efficiency/Storage Progress so fast even ‘innovators’ find it hard to keep up …
We are seeing extraordinary shifts across virtually every technology arena even though, especially in areas of large-fixed infrastructure (buildings, energy systems, etc …), it can sometimes be hard to see the change. Whether solar pv or wind pricing, the ability to squeeze out efficiency in systems (buildings, vehicles, machines, etc …), or battery capacity per […]
February 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on Politi-“fact” vs truth: challenges in fact checking climate statements
Senator Bernie Sanders, amid the Democratic Presidential primary, has had strong words about Republican presidential candidates and climate change. Amid discussions of the (distorting) influence of interest group financing in politics during the 3 Feb debate with Secretary/Senator Clinton, Sanders said Do you think there’s a reason why not one Republican has the guts to recognize […]
February 11th, 2016 · Comments Off on When it comes to #WhiteHouse proposed oil fee, #CRS myopically sees only costs & not benefits?
UPFRONT NOTE: President Obama’s proposed 21st century clean transportation program, funded by a $10 fee per barrel of oil, would likely have significant positive return on investment: reduced fossil fuel pollution impacts, improved economic activity in areas with mass and other transit investments, reduced economic vulnerability to oil market volatility and price shocks, reduced oil imports, […]