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

September 25th, 2016 · No Comments

In my twitter feed: JetBlue to Buy 330 Million Gallons of Renewable Jet Fuel Over 10 Years – https://t.co/VfHSPSB23o — 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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Heroes among us

September 20th, 2016 · No Comments

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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Boiling India: some quick perspectives

May 19th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Areas of the South continent are burning up. All hell broke loose in India, as mercury in Phalodi, Rajasthan shattered all the temperature records on Thursday. The desert town recorded maximum temperature of 51°C, which is the highest day maximum ever recorded in the country. 51 degrees celsius.  For those metric-challenged Americans, let’s put that […]

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Tweet storming @AlGore’s talk to @ARPAE’s #ARPA16

March 1st, 2016 · 1 Comment

As a respite from watching Republican Party debates and campaigning, I am spending three days at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit. In stark contrast to those @GOP science-denial soundbites, this Super Tuesday morning, Al Gore spent an hour on stage being interviewed by Steve Clemons from The Atlantic.  There are a […]

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@ARPAE Summit: Executives asked “Either/Or” Deployment/#Innovation, respond “Both”

March 1st, 2016 · No Comments

At the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit, Katie Fehrenbacher asked two CEOs (Michael J. Graff, American Air Liquide Holdings; Wayne T. Smith, BASF) their thoughts as to Bill Gates’ call for an “Energy Miracle” to address climate change.   To paraphrase, her question: Bill Gates has called for an “energy miracle”, for focusing on creating […]

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America’s K-12 science teachers tripping up on gateway to climate-science knowledge

February 19th, 2016 · No Comments

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 […]

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Renewable/Efficiency/Storage Progress so fast even ‘innovators’ find it hard to keep up …

February 17th, 2016 · No Comments

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 […]

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Tags: electric vehicles · Energy

Analysis again shows: clean energy future totally affordable

January 26th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Without doing fully burdened cost-benefit analysis, NOAA and University of Colorado Boulder researchers analyzed various electricity portfolios (article) over the coming decade and found that: Even in a scenario where renewable energy costs more than experts predict, the model produced a system that cuts CO2 emissions 33 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, and delivered electricity […]

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Tags: analysis · electricity · emissions · Energy

Porter Ranch should spark end to ‘out-of-sight, out-of-mind’ on methane leakage

January 11th, 2016 · No Comments

The Porter Ranch methane gas leak is emerging from an ‘out-of-sight, out-of-mind’ situation to more common knowledge, with growing governmental, media, and social focus on this continuing manmade disaster. Likened increasingly to a land-based version of BP’s Deepwater Horizon, the leak has serious health implications that are leading to 1000s being moved from their homes and […]

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Energy COOL: Greenbuild window on better living/working spaces

December 5th, 2015 · No Comments

Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times. And, as well, as the passion builds, so many of these are truly Energy COOL. Often, at conferences, the trade show floors intrigue and […]

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