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Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Here’s another article in this series of blogs that will show that conventional wisdom is outdated and just simply, wrong.  The pace of change in the energy “environment” is gaining more and more momentum…   Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s outlook shows renewables will be cheaper almost everywhere in just a few…

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One Minute Amazing Video

One Minute Amazing Video

Solar technology is moving ahead so much faster than most people comprehend.  It is gaining scale and the price is dropping.  Unfortunately, we are ceding leadership in this arena to the Chinese.  Sad.  The rest of the  world will leave us in the dust if we’re not careful.   Watch this one minute video.  You’ll be amazed.      This…

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Trillions of Investment Dollars Ignoring Climate Change: What's in YOUR Portfolio?

Trillions of Investment Dollars Ignoring Climate Change: What's in YOUR Portfolio?

Considering how much financial damage is now already occurring around the globe due to a changing climate, it is surprising to see how so many investors continue to ignore the implications on their own financial security.  Or maybe it is encouraging to view this in the opposite way and see how many investors are waking up to the fact that a changing climate…

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EV and Fuel Economy Developments

EV and Fuel Economy Developments

In the past there has been discussion amongst our transportation groupies about the use of precious metals and the restraint that it could have on the mass adaptation of electric vehicles and battery power storage.  Therefore, this development sited below from Honda is a potential game changer.   “Honda Motor Co. has developed a new electric motor for hybrid vehicles that tackles…

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After Paris: Corporations Getting On Board

After Paris: Corporations Getting On Board

From the following article: “It’s not a question of whether the industrials are gonna be regulated, it’s when and what does it look like.” Recognizing that change is coming, some of the biggest companies in the world (Shell, Monsanto, United Technologies, International Paper, Lafarge North America, a cement maker, )  are getting engaged in shaping what the future will look like.  Resistance is crumbling…

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Don't Say You Weren't Warned…

Don't Say You Weren't Warned…

It seems that every week there is another major economic authority warning of the risk that investing in fossil fuels entails.  This time it is from the largest investor in the world, BlackRock, Inc.  Their outlook is not based on if the science of climate change is correct or not.  Rather, it’s based on the fact that governments worldwide are…

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Paris Climate Conference Primer

Paris Climate Conference Primer

Starting next week, the Paris Climate Negotiations will occur.  World leaders and their representatives will come together once again to attempt to craft an agreement or treaty that will begin to curve the trajectory of climate warming gases back to a level that will save the planet from devastating consequences.   The following article is a good summary of what will be happening…

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Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

In case you somehow missed it, President Obama on Friday denied the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline ending 7 years of uncertainty.  Below are links to two videos.  First is his 9 minute statement and the second is a shorter video from the Sierra Club thanking him. I have discussed this controversy with many of you over the years…

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