Tag: solar energy

You Knew This Was Coming…Solar Breakthrough

You Knew This Was Coming…Solar Breakthrough

As I have been predicting, there are going to be developments that we don’t see coming and will turn conventional wisdom on its head.  Well, here it comes!!! Buckle up.  Change is going to happen faster and faster.  Here‘s the key point: ” a then-audacious campaign to make solar power as cheap as electricity from coal. “Frank van Mierlo holds his…

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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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10 Years Later: Climate Change is Still "An Inconvenient Truth"

10 Years Later: Climate Change is Still "An Inconvenient Truth"

As the Republican Convention starts tonight and will culminate with the nomination of two blatant climate change deniers, it seems like a good time to review what has happened in the past 10 years to our planet compared to the predictions in Al Gore’s movie from  2006. Of course, no predictions are perfect.  We wouldn’t want them to be as…

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Sierra Club Board of Directors Meeting February 27, 2016 in Los Angeles

Sierra Club Board of Directors Meeting February 27, 2016 in Los Angeles

Sierra Club Board of Directors Meeting February 27, 2016 in Los Angeles Introduction. The just concluded meeting featured some interesting and historic moments punctuated with various noteworthy events.  We started with an inspiring gathering together with the Sierra Club Foundation at which we were greeted to LA by none other than the mayor of LA, Eric Garcetti.  It is amazing…

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EV Game Changer

EV Game Changer

Electric Vehicles (EV’s) are inherently better than ones with a gas powered ICE (Internal Combustion Engine).  EV’s perform better with a lower center of gravity and better acceleration making them fun to drive.  (Ask a Tesla owner.)  With almost no moving parts, they are much less costly to maintain and provide way more room for passengers and storage on a…

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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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Business Groups Call for "Predictable Investment Landscape"

Business Groups Call for "Predictable Investment Landscape"

While the US Republican Party continues to be the only major political party in the WORLD to deny that climate change is even occurring, much less that humans are the cause, the world wide business community is becoming increasingly concerned about the consequences to their bottom line.  As I’ve been predicting all along, once profitability becomes an issue in this regard,…

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New Batteries Are Making Rapid Progress

New Batteries Are Making Rapid Progress

I try to keep abreast of the development of battery technology and publish groundbreaking information as it occurs.  The following article is kinda wonky and will interest the more technical of you getting this.   The important takeaway is the conclusion: “Frankel said he is optimistic that energy storage will cross the tipping points needed to take root on the grid…

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