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#ClimateHawk @RepMcEachin: @GOP to “wage war on #Environment”

February 6th, 2017 · No Comments

Amid the (mounting) fears that @RealDonaldTrump has utter contempt for the Constitution and is intent on a drive toward an authoritarian Kakistocracy*, powerful voices are emerging. Below is a portion of an interview with one of these, Rep. Donald McEachin, VA-04, who was elected to the House of Representatives last November.  The more I get exposed to […]

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“Reuse”: Making #climate statement at #WomensMarch

January 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on “Reuse”: Making #climate statement at #WomensMarch

In its opening minutes, the Trump White House website went up. Should it surprise any that truth was one of the victims in this transfer from President Barack Obama to Team Trump? As part of that, science — in particular, climate science? Along with nearly 1,000,000 of my fellow citizens, I spent 21 January 2017 in […]

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Wyoming Senators seeking to outlaw wind and solar?

January 10th, 2017 · 2 Comments

A just introduced bill to the Wyoming Senate would, if passed, seem to outlaw the use of wind and solar resources to help power the state.  The Electricity Production Standard, introduced by “Senator(s) Hicks and Driskill and Representative(s) Baker, Blackburn, Clem, Edwards, Lindholm, Madden and Miller”, defines the specific energy sources that would be considered […]

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Putting a smile not just on my face: Paris accords go into effect

November 4th, 2016 · 5 Comments

The Paris Accords are not a magical solution to the world’s ills. As a static document, what was signed will not solve climate change, will not prevent many degrees Celsius of warming.  They do, however, bring to the table every key nation with agreed-on commitments for action and, even more importantly, have a built ‘ratcheting […]

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SWEDISH FISH GOING EXTINCT: Energy Smart @SenJeffMerkley w/fundraising email of year (for #climate champions)

October 31st, 2016 · Comments Off on SWEDISH FISH GOING EXTINCT: Energy Smart @SenJeffMerkley w/fundraising email of year (for #climate champions)

For the past decade, Energy Smart Jeff Merkley has been one of the steadiest and most thoughtful voices on climate change. Not surprising that what might be the best Halloween fundraising email, certainly the most climate-oriented one, came from him as he warns us that “Swedish Fish [are] going extinct …” From: Senator Jeff Merkley […]

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Ashamnu: we have transgressed on climate change

October 12th, 2016 · Comments Off on Ashamnu: we have transgressed on climate change

Yom Kippur … the Day of Atonement. After the period of reflection and engagement with others between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, this is a moment to turn to internal considerations and the relationship between the individual and G-d. As part of the prayers for the Day of Atonement, the Vidui, the Al Cheyt or […]

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Tags: 2016 Presidential Election · Energy

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 – 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 · 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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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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