20
JAN
2014

The Future of Electric Power

I’ve never done this before but today I am attaching two articles because they are both related to our energy future.     They pretty much speak for themselves.     While the general public may not yet be thinking about the future of where their electricity will be coming from,...
09
JAN
2014

2014: The Tipping Point?

Happy New Year!  As we begin 2014 I am encouraged by this news below that researchers at Harvard have developed a technology that has the potential to store energy in vast amounts in an economically competitive way.     This will address the concerns that are often voiced to me...
19
DEC
2013

The Tipping Point for Coal: 2013

2013: LANDMARK YEAR FOR CLEAN ENERGY; TWILIGHT FOR COAL Thursday, December 19, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/19/2013 Contact: Orli Cotel, 415 977 5627, orli.cotel@sierraclub.org 2013: Landmark Year For Clean Energy; Twilight for Coal SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 2013 was a momentous year...
16
DEC
2013

So Long Oil!

I have been saying for years now that electric vehicles will take over the market sooner rather than later.  And that it will be much, much sooner than almost anyone else predicts.     At 2012’s University of Chicago Booth School of Management spring Conference I listened to the...
13
DEC
2013

Buckle Up #4: India Is Going Solar

The following is the 4th of the articles l am sending documenting that the transition from fossil fuels to a green energy economy is not some vague future pipe dream but is happening NOW.  Personally coming from a career in the automotive business I am labeling these article ...
21
NOV
2013

Buckle Up:#3 Walgreens Debuts Nation’s First Net Zero Energy Retail Store

#3 in the Buckle Up series which is designed to describe how a Clean Energy Future is NOT in the future.  It is here now. This is not fantasy: it is reality and economically competitive.  So “Buckle Up” for change.  It’s already happening and the pace will only accelerate. First,...
06
OCT
2013

Buckle Up #2: Auto Industry Ahead of Schedule on MPG Goals

On July 27, 2001 Dan Becker, the director of fuel economy standards for the Sierra Club at the time, and I went to the White House to urge the Bush Administration that the auto industry had the technology on the shelf to immediately improve MPG of the automotive fleet and that...
30
SEP
2013

Buckle up #1: Transition

New climate assessment likely to spark action by companies; Congress, not so much Evan Lehmann, E&E reporter Published: Monday, September 30, 2013 From parched cotton fields to soaked shorelines, the enhanced risks of climate change outlined by scientists of the...