15
DEC
2014

How About Some Sunshine at the End of 2014

Let my last post of the year bring a little sunshine into your world.  We are finally “there”.  The pace of change is about to rock your world. “Solar has already reached grid parity in 10 states that are responsible for 90 percent of U.S. solar electricity...
11
DEC
2014

We Can Do This

One of the push backs I occasionally receive when predicting mass adaptation of EV’s is how charging will work in multi family buildings and where people use street parking. And being the eternal optimist that I am, I’ve voiced my faith that we will find solutions. And here they...
09
DEC
2014

Fracking 101: Why the Sierra Club Opposes Fracking, Period

At our last Sierra Club Board Meeting in November we voted unequivocally to oppose hydraulic fracturing commonly known as fracking.  I enthusiastically support this position and policy. My personal opinion is that we are not going to realistically be able to stop all fracking in...
03
DEC
2014

While Nero Fiddled: Climate Warming Data

In case you were wondering what all the fuss about climate change is about and if it is really happening here are the numbers.  This is quite definitive and, in my opinion, pretty scary.  And things are, excuse the pun, just heating up.  We’ve already locked in increasing...
02
DEC
2014

Trillions to Be Made Shifting to a Renewable Energy Infrastructure

One again, evidence for what I have been projecting all along.  The doom and gloom prognosticators are simply wrong.  The research is consistently showing the TRILLIONS of $$$$$$ that will be made switching to a carbon free/fossil free electric grid.  And this analysis...
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...
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...