30
NOV
2014

The Road to 54.5 MPG on Schedule

It has been a while since I wrote about automotive news and how we are going to move Beyond Oil (the name of the Sierra Club Campaign to get the U.S. off of oil by 2050).  In fact, the Sierra Club Board of Directors, of which I am one, voted last week at our November Board...
18
NOV
2014

Impact of US China Climate Agreement

I have been debating in my mind as to whether to write about the new US-China climate deal that President Obama announced last week.  After all, it’s been all over the main stream media and you’ve probably read enough about it such that you don’t need another...
10
NOV
2014

Here Comes the Sun: America’s Solar Boom, in Charts

Last December 16th I published an article indicating that when a new technology reached 1% market share it was half way to 100%, as counterintuitive as that may sound. (http://www.franklytalking.com.php53-7.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/3315) That article was about electric cars...
28
OCT
2014

Tesla’s Drive to Reduce Battery Cost to a Competitive Level

It’s now several months later since the following article was written and we know that the Tesla Battery Gigafactory will be built in Nevada.  The following article details what the intent of this factory will be and how Tesla plans to make battery powered vehicles price...
27
OCT
2014

Carbon Pricing Gaining Momentum Internationally

The following article reports that  a “sea change” appears to be occurring.  As I have previously mentioned, we are moving beyond the point where it’s necessary to convince people that the climate is changing, temperatures worldwide are getting hotter and that...
31
MAR
2014

Buckle Up #10:Solar Beats Gas in Head to Head Competition in Minnesota

The following is the 10th article 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 as “Buckle...
18
MAR
2014

Buckle Up #9: Solar Coming On Strong

The following is the 9th 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 ...
17
FEB
2014

Buckle Up #7: If Car Dealers Can Do It So Can Everyone

The following is the 7th 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 ...
13
FEB
2014

Buckle Up #8: UTILITIES: Stakeholders see a ‘sea change’

The following is the 8th 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 ...
30
JAN
2014

Making our Buildings Carbon Neutral

Major cities launch plan to cut emissions from buildings Daniel Lippman, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 Ten major cities across the country announced yesterday they were banding together to save energy and cut greenhouse gas pollutants from a top...