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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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Tags: architecture · Energy · energy cool · energy home

Climate Change and the US national security rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific

November 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Center for Climate and Security released a report yesterday with a series of looks at the intersection of climate, the rebalance to Asia, and US national security concerns (pdf of the report). the effects of climate change are likely to both shape, and be shaped by, the U.S. role in the Asia-Pacific. If the […]

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Van Gogh Weather Patterns in Pacific: a climate change connection?

July 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Science combined with nature can turn terrifying realities, at times, into gorgeous art. At this moment, there are three active typhoons in the Pacific.  At right is an image capturing them This reminds me strongly of last August when the Pacific Ocean (centered around the Hawaiian Archipelago) had a major meteorological phenomena: a massive set of hurricanes. […]

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Tags: Energy

Mitigation + Adaptation required re #climate: heat waves require clean energy + a/c …

July 3rd, 2015 · 1 Comment

The world is complex yet, far too often, humans gravitate to simple answers. When it comes to clean energy, for example, many (non-expert) advocates of action point to solar panels and seem to stop there — leaving out efficiency measures, other clean energy, ignoring grid management & storage issues, etc …  On a broader level, […]

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Marie (@JudithCurry) Antoinette’s solution to #Climate #heatwaves + #EnergyPoverty: “Let them buy air conditioners”

July 2nd, 2015 · 3 Comments

Sometimes comedians come too close to the truth. There are people who, it seems, truly thinks that the “solution” for climate change is something like Futurama’s ice cubes into the sea … Absurd, no? Well aligned with what climate science tells us will be happening with increasing frequency, there are a number of regions that […]

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change · climate delayers · Energy · environmental · Global Warming

.@Pontifex twitter account atwitter about #climate

June 18th, 2015 · No Comments

The Papal encyclical on climate change is a truly worthwhile read says one who has barely scratched the surface. Amid all the other demands of life, this compelling of science, philosophy, morality, and religion requires greater attention than I can give it today. Part of the intrusion, twitter notices. Honestly, I doubt that I ever […]

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Stepping outside the box for a different perspective: #EV vs #ICE / #gas (guzzling) cars

May 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Imagine … Growing up with and learning to drive in electric vehicles; Then taking test drive in a stick-shift gasoline car … What would shock you at that experience The resulting disdain for internal combustion engines. Tibor Blomhäll imagined … Having heard so much good about petrol cars, we decided to test drive one. They are […]

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Tags: automobiles · electric vehicles · Energy · gasoline · PHEV

The Lomborg bonanza (Or, how could Australia better spend $4 million?)

April 17th, 2015 · No Comments

The Australian government has given The Smiling Dane, Bjorn Lomborg, a major reason to smile.  It seems that Bjorn won’t have to headquarter out of a post office box any more.  While imposing draconian cuts on higher education, the climate-change denial dominated Australian government has given Lomborg $4 million (Australian $) to set up a […]

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