29
NOV
2014

Yes, The U.S. Can Reduce Emissions 80% by 2050 – In 6 Graphs

Finally, there are an increasing number of well documented research papers being published that are validating what I have been saying for a long, long time: SOLVING THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS TECHNOLOGICALLY POSSIBLE AND WILL NOT DESTROY OUR ECONOMY.  IN FACT, IT WILL ACTUALLY BE...
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...
14
OCT
2014

Dramatic New Development in Fossil Fuel Investment Divestiture

For me and many others, divesting their investment portfolio from fossil fuel companies is a moral issue.  Like the Sierra Club Foundation, that manages a $35 million investment portfolio, we did not want to be deriving our incomes from an industry who’s output was...
11
OCT
2014

This Should Be on Your Radar: Fossil Fuel Investments Divestiture

A couple years ago there began a movement for investors to divest from coal and other fossil fuels similar to the movement 40 years ago to divest from South Africa stocks and products to protest apartheid.  I will admit that initially I didn’t think much of this effort as I...
11
OCT
2014

Internet’s Down. Let’s use the Volt!

Internet’s down. Let’s use the Volt! Automotive News September 29, 2014 Things ground to a halt one morning this month at Buff Whelan Chevrolet in suburban Detroit after the dealership’s Internet connection went dead. Staffers couldn’t run lease payments,...
01
OCT
2014

Inevitable: The Changing Attitude

I love the following article because it really portrays how the efforts to combat climate change (warming, disruption or whatever other name you prefer) are taking hold.  While I believe in the science and evidence that I have seen that indicates that adding CO2, methane and...
26
SEP
2014

Despite the Headline, The Wall Street Journal Now Admits That Humans Are Causing The Climate to Change

Last Saturday the following article appeared in the Wall Street Journal.  I found this to be a legitimate analysis of the state of where climate science is today.  I’ve highlighted, as usual, the passages which I believe captures the essence of this piece.  But this is the...