29
JUL
2018

Oil, Utilities Fight to Fuel Vehicles of the Future

The following article appeared in the Wall Street Journal recently.  It reveals how energy companies are viewing the future of automotive transportation.  It also describes some of the investments that are being made in encouraging and preparing for a world full of electric...
14
JUL
2018

Renewable Energy Cost Now Challenging Even Natural Gas

When Sierra Club began the effort to challenge the final permitting of a proposed coal fired power plant being built by Indeck in Elwood, Illinois southwest of Chicago near Joliet, we never could have imagined where we’d be some 16 years later.  After 8 years Indeck threw in the...
24
JUN
2018

Top U.K. Banker Warns of Economic Climate Bubble

 If you go to my website, franklytalking.com,  and look back over the years of posts, you’ll see quite a few are pointing out the economic and investment risk that climate change threatens. Gradually, over the past years, the alarm has been growing and growing...
17
JUN
2018

Altering NSR Can Kill You. Concerned??

There are some small obscure items that fly way under the public’s radar that can have an enormous impact on individuals and society.  One of those is a regulation called NSR.  That stands for New Source Review and falls under the Clean Air Act.  This regulation for coal...
16
JUN
2018

Don’t Fret CAFE Rollbacks

There are untold numbers of articles reiterating the fact that regardless of what the Trump Administration does about reducing the current CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards it would be insane for the auto manufacturers NOT to continue pushing forward on maximum fuel...
06
JUN
2018

Harvard, London School of Economics and EDF Finally Agree with What I’ve Been Saying for Years

I’d love to be wrong on my prognostications about the consequences of a warming climate as that would mean that the future is not so bleak as I’ve often made it out to be.  And I guess it’s a bit braggadocios to be an “I told you so”.  But, as has...
06
MAY
2018

How About Some Optimism?

Since I’ve been writing about how horrible the impact of Global Climate Change is likely to be, I thought I’d pass on a more optimistic view.  Besides, some of you have been responding to me siting information showing that things aren’t as dire as I make them...
01
APR
2018

What is Climate Change Costing You? Check Your Tax Bill or Our Federal Deficit

Continuing on the climate and weather are both changing theme, I hope you are not sticking your head in the sand and thinking that “I’m not being affected.”  We are ALL paying the cost of our fossil fuel addition ways.  Right here in Chicagoland, the flooding is...
19
FEB
2018

Will Lithium Supplies Limit EV Growth?

Following is an informative article about the status of lithium production and how its supply is critical to the growth of the EV market.  Here are the critical passages…   “In the last two years, lithium production has not been enough to meet demand. As a...
26
NOV
2017

Oh Yee Of So Little Faith: EV’s Are Coming Much Faster Than You Imagine…

My articles have continuously reported to you the dramatic development of electric vehicles and predicted that their adaptation will be much more rapid than is being predicted by the mainstream media and prognosticators.  I’ll repeat my belief: By 2030 all mass marketed...