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#Climate catastrophes striking “From sea to shining sea …”

September 4th, 2017 · 6 Comments

“From sea to shining sea …” America the Beautiful tugs at the hearts of all patriots … At this time, America the Beautiful is facing a painful reality of being flooded, scorched, and threatened from ‘sea to shining sea’ by climate catastrophes. Houston is just starting to dry out from Hurricane Harvey’s 50 inch rain […]

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Tags: Energy

“And it confounds the #science”: @RealDonaldTrump tweeting, #climate denial

August 29th, 2017 · Comments Off on “And it confounds the #science”: @RealDonaldTrump tweeting, #climate denial

Amid the need to response and help people suffering the massive real-time #climate impacts in Houston (and Mumbai/SouthAsia and …), a telling, on-target, and eminently toe-tapping perspective on @RealDonaldTrump from The Parody Project. With this song, the Parody Project truly hits it out of the park for me. Lyrics capture Trump all-too-well “It’s time for him to tweet again, […]

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Tags: Energy

#AlternativeFacts from @RealDonaldTrump about #Gas prices

July 4th, 2017 · Comments Off on #AlternativeFacts from @RealDonaldTrump about #Gas prices

Amid the mania of Trump tweeting, this one passed millions of computer screens on the 4th of July Donald J. Trump  Gas prices are the lowest in the U.S. in over ten years! I would like to see them go even lower. 3:55 PM – 4 Jul 2017 Oh, the pain … There is an […]

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Tags: Energy

DC United setting the PACE for MLS

June 29th, 2017 · Comments Off on DC United setting the PACE for MLS

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing is a far under leveraged path to enable property (primarily building) owners to cost-effectively financed energy and resource efficiency along with clean energy.  In short, PACE financing makes the payback of loans part of the property assessment with extremely low interest rates available because this is generally bundled money through […]

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Tags: Energy · solar

Size does matter

June 28th, 2017 · Comments Off on Size does matter

A simple truth is that, when it comes to wind power, size matters. The taller the tower, the better the wind conditions. The larger the blade length, the more energy captured. When it comes to wind, economies of scale are both in the number of turbines getting deployed and in terms of the energy production […]

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Tags: ARPAE · Energy · wind power

Your commute costs me how much? Really?

June 19th, 2017 · 1 Comment

In civilization, civil society, people — in some form or another — subsidize each other, give each other assistance.  In modern capitalist societies, those subsidies are almost always measured in direct cash transfers with little attention, understanding, or incorporation of indirect (whether financial or otherwise) resource transfers and subsidies.  For the energy/climate world, for example, […]

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Tags: analysis · Energy

Powering America from Trump’s ‘solar’ border wall: how many kilowatts …?

June 7th, 2017 · 2 Comments

One can’t step away from the news for a moment without something shocking. Just in: Donald Trump has evidently embraced the idea (certainly telling people it was his, but no …) of putting solar panels on the (likely never to be built) border wall. Some days truth really is stranger than fiction… https://t.co/acXHgKsD13 pic.twitter.com/tt3EyJQiwJ — Zeke […]

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Tags: Energy

Nine Holes in Trump’s Paris Withdrawal

June 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Nine Holes in Trump’s Paris Withdrawal

Donald Trump has made the reckless announcement to turn the tide backwards, toward higher pollution options and away from great economic opportunities. As is well known, when he goes out to golf, Trump brazenly gets away with cheating his way through a course. In seeking to communicate in language and images that Trump might understand, here […]

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Tags: Energy

“Firing an email instead of a rocket …”

June 1st, 2017 · 2 Comments

Debates are often presented as either/or, black/white, all/nothing when the complexity of reality is that most situations are not zero-sum, one-or-the-other.  And, that is especially true in complex environments and situations like energy systems and climate change (science, mitigation, adaptation).  In this overlapping space, some of the either/or, all/nothing type assertions: Consumption reduction vs clean […]

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Tags: Energy

Really, really, REALLY great news (#solar #wind, #pv #WarOnCoal in PRC, …)

May 27th, 2017 · 1 Comment

This guest post from Martin Smith provides a taste (and, truly, just a taste)  of the things happening around the world, related to clean energy and reducing fossil foolish dependences. If Team Trump would get their minds out of promoting 19th century energy, leveraging knowledge of 20th century energy, and turn to 21st century realities […]

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Tags: coal · Energy · solar · wind power