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The power of STEM engagement can bring a smile to your face

October 4th, 2017 · Comments Off on The power of STEM engagement can bring a smile to your face

As a rare diversion from ‘energy’ focus, here is a story that should bring a smile to anyone concerned about science, science education (STEM), empowering women in science, entomology, how social-networking is changing the world, and, well, good human-interest stories.  In other words, well, likely most of us. Short and sweet: an 8-year old girl […]

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Tags: Energy

Balancing budget key path to #ActOnClimate?

October 3rd, 2017 · Comments Off on Balancing budget key path to #ActOnClimate?

Writ large, there is relatively small overlap between “budget hawks” and “climate hawks”.  Yet, as highlighted in a just released Oil Change International (OCI) report, there is reason for the two to find common ground (beyond a carbon fee/tax). OCI identified $20B in Subsidies … where the government gives financial incentives to artificially lower the […]

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Tags: economics · Energy

Energy COOL-ing the Dandelion way

September 29th, 2017 · Comments Off on Energy COOL-ing the Dandelion way

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. Geothermal heating and cooling has long interested me. Seriously energy […]

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Tags: Energy · energy cool · energy efficiency

Imagine: Wyoming + Vermont + Alaska + North Dakota + South Dakota w/out power for 3-6 months

September 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Imagine: Wyoming + Vermont + Alaska + North Dakota + South Dakota w/out power for 3-6 months

Imagine what America discourse might look like if five states faced a climate catastrophe with a projection for weeks — even months — without electricity. What would their Senators and Representatives be doing? Would this be top of the news cycle? Would cable news and newspapers filled with stories showing elderly sitting the dark; discussing […]

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Powering Minnesota to prosperity through energy leadership

September 20th, 2017 · 2 Comments

A positive vision for the future is too rarely part of America’s political conversation at the moment. Today, Minnesota’s Rebecca Otto put out a serious marker to change that.  Otto’s Minnesota Powered Plan targets leveraging Minnesota’s envious position as a manufacturing state with excellent wind and (yes) solar resources to transform the state into a clean energy […]

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May we fight on so that a climate warrior may rest in peace …

September 18th, 2017 · 1 Comment

One of privileges of our internet world is the ability to interact with and develop relationships with people all over the globe without ever having the opportunity to meet face to face. (Yes, it was possible in snail mail days but, well, so much harder even as a ‘pen pals’.) One of the privileges of […]

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Tags: Energy

Irma: considering the worst …

September 7th, 2017 · Comments Off on Irma: considering the worst …

The damage reports are coming in from Caribbean islands and the warnings are mounting for the Continental United States: Hurricane Irma could drive up the entire Atlantic Coast of Florida, a category 5 hurricane strike on Miami and the homes/work places of millions of American citizens.  Prior to the first rain drops hitting Miami, people […]

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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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“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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#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