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Entries from September 2016

When graded on curve, @RealDonaldTrump flunks #Science

September 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on When graded on curve, @RealDonaldTrump flunks #Science

For nearly a decade, an effort has existed to try to drive attention to science issues in the Presidential Debates. Regretfully, Science Debate has not succeeded in getting prime time debates focused on “STEM” (or STEAM or…) nor even many serious questions asked of candidates in debates. However, the effort has succeeded in getting written responses from […]

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Tags: 2016 Presidential Election · science

330M gallons or 1% of its fuel use: does a headline make a difference?

September 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on 330M gallons or 1% of its fuel use: does a headline make a difference?

In my twitter feed: JetBlue to Buy 330 Million Gallons of Renewable Jet Fuel Over 10 Years – — Julie Urlaub (@TaigaCompany) September 25, 2016 Wow, now this got me to click over to look at this Environmental Leader article discussing JetBlue’s ‘renewable fuel project’. Perhaps in an effort to emphasize Jet Blue as […]

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Tags: Energy

Heroes among us

September 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on Heroes among us

Once in awhile the world reminds us that the person next to us is, simply, far more amazing than what we realized or understood. Over the past decade or so, I had the opportunity to occasionally (probably not close to even once a year) chat with a man (semi-)prominent in the clean-energy organizational space.  Chairman […]

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Tags: Energy

Day after blunt takedown of #climate deceivers, @WashingtonPost gives soapbox (again) to one of them

September 19th, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Washington Post devoted a full page of the Sunday Outlook section to Pulitzer winner Tom Toles’ and Nobel Prize (sharer) Dr. Michael Mann’s Deniers club: Meet the people clouding the climate change debate which provides nine clarion examples of people who have “stalled action with a campaign of deliberate misinformation”. One of those nine, ‘The Smiling […]

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Tags: bjorn lomborg · Washington Post

Energy COOL events in DC this week

September 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on Energy COOL events in DC this week

This week has an overlap of two tremendous — yet quite different — environments for getting to ‘touch and feel’ items at the leading edge of sustainable energy and water systems. Tuesday through Thursday (20-22 Sept), National Defense University’s STAR-TIDES program holds it annual technology demonstration (register here). Now a decade in (see discussion of 2013 […]

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Tags: energy cool

China can …

September 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on China can …

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) just released a China version of Reinventing Fire.  This study and planning outline lays out how the PRC can foster a prosperous, climate-friendly society — reliant solely on already existing, cost-effective technologies and options. (E.g., the economic equation should only get better, over time, with innovation (whether technological, fiscal, policy, […]

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Tags: China