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Entries from December 2017

Solar for Puerto Rican Hospital: part of end-of-year donations rush …

December 31st, 2017 · 1 Comment

Like all too many Americans, part of New Year’s Eve rushing around always seems to be getting in just a few more donations. Thanks to the GOP Tax Scam, along with millions, that end-of-year rush is, well, even rushier. (We always try to clean out and donate useful stuff and that, generally, is a ‘whenever’ […]

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Tags: renewable energy · solar

.@RealDonaldTrump tweets #climate #science denial day after @WashPost @CapitalWeather warns of this standard denial idiocy

December 28th, 2017 · 2 Comments

The classic climate science denial line: it’s cold outside, we really could use some of that global warming … It is such a standard tactic that the Washington Post’s Capital Weather gang, in association with warnings of serious (record-breaking (in many cases)) cold descending on the East Coast, warned against this. U.S. to be coldest […]

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Tags: climate zombies · science denial · Trump · Trump Administration

Climate change threatening what might be world’s most ubiquitous addictive drug

December 28th, 2017 · Comments Off on Climate change threatening what might be world’s most ubiquitous addictive drug

This guest post is from Pakalolo. While not thrilled with ‘your luxury is at risk’ climate change discussions ( from skiing to wine to …_, the reality of threats to such luxuries can … or might be able to break through to get (some) people’s attention and, perhaps, (support for) action to reduce climate impacts.) […]

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Tags: agriculture · catastrophic climate change · guest post

Playthings lead to substance? Incremental to real change? What does a “solar train” really mean?

December 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Playthings lead to substance? Incremental to real change? What does a “solar train” really mean?

Electrification of rail, a global phenomena (with, sigh, a major exception in the US/Canadian market), has significant positive impacts: Improved rail capacity with no other change, roughly 15% improvement in capacity due increased efficiency in braking/acceleration Interesting options for improving grid reliability, connections, etc … rail right of way as viable for power lines Reduced […]

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Tags: rail · solar · trains · transportation

Fossil Fools don’t pay taxes

December 21st, 2017 · Comments Off on Fossil Fools don’t pay taxes

The Republican Party just passed and is celebrating the GOP Tax Scam, with the obsequious genuflecting to Trump added even more insult to the injury that they have done to the nation. Amid the Tax Scam, the Republican Senators and Representatives tried to stuff in measures every which way to Sunday to gouge wage-earning Americans […]

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Tags: Energy

Ryan’s lie …

December 20th, 2017 · Comments Off on Ryan’s lie …

Last evening, Paul Ryan told the world that opening a small … area of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge … is the most ambitious step we have taken in years to secure our energy future. After decades of debate, we are opening up a small, non-wilderness area of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge for responsible […]

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Tags: Energy

Democratic Party candidates speaking climate

December 14th, 2017 · Comments Off on Democratic Party candidates speaking climate

For too long, such a high share of political candidates were (near) silent when it came to climate change that it was simpler to mention the few who ‘talked climate’ as, sadly, Climate Hawks were few and far between. Seriously, this is changing. In Virginia, quite a few of the new House of Delegates candidates […]

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Tags: climate change · climate hawk · Climate Hawks · political symbols · politics · VA10

#Climate activists occupy @HouseGOP offices re #TaxBill

December 4th, 2017 · Comments Off on #Climate activists occupy @HouseGOP offices re #TaxBill

The GOP Tax Plan (or “Deficit Augmentation to Enrich Super Rich (DATES Rich) Act) is horrid on so many grounds — from devastating graduate education, to massively increasing economic inequality, to setting the path for destruction of Social Security and Medicare, to … well, the list of horrors would take many pages of scribbling on the margins […]

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Tags: Energy