A Visit to a Volcano Speaks of Untapped Geothermal Energy Potential

February 9, 2017 – It is the last day of our two-week stay here in Costa Rica. Yesterday we visited Rincon de la Vieja, the largest volcano in the country, and a source of geothermal ... Continue Reading →

Iceland Shows the World How to Turn Carbon Dioxide into Stone

June 10, 2016 – A pilot carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project in Iceland has demonstrated the ability to mineralize carbon dioxide (CO2) within basaltic lavas and hyaloclastites ... Continue Reading →

What Will it Take for the United States to do What Costa Rica Has Accomplished in 2015?

December 27, 2015 – Costa Rica has been providing electricity to the country using no fossil fuel sources. The diesel generators are silent as renewable energy takes over. There ... Continue Reading →

The Coal Era to End in New Zealand – Listen up America

August 9, 2015 – Kiwi country announced this week that their remaining two coal-fired power plants will be shut down as of 2018. Now one cannot compare the carbon emissions of ... Continue Reading →

What Exactly is the Clean Power Plan That President Obama Announced?

August 4, 2015 – Yesterday the President of the United States released the revised Clean Power Plan with a focus on fossil-fuel burning power plants. Why that focus? Because these ... Continue Reading →

California a Model for the Low Carbon Transition

May 22, 2015 – California has a lot of negatives going on right now. It is in the middle of the worst drought the state has experienced since records were kept, watching its in-state ... Continue Reading →

Canadian Investment in Renewables Surpasses That of the Oil Sands

December 3, 2014 – Yesterday CBC News reported a study on the state of green energy technology in the country. Conducted by Clean Energy Canada, the report indicated that over ... Continue Reading →

New Technology for Steam Turbine Power Plants Increases Efficiency While Reducing CO2 Emissions

November 25, 2014 – A technology developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may help fight global climate change by making steam power plants more efficient through ... Continue Reading →

Energy and Island States – Necessity Driving Innovation

November 11, 2014 – When I recently was asked to speak via Skype to a gathering of concerned Jamaicans at a conference gathered in that nation’s capital, I talked about ... Continue Reading →

Paris Mining Geothermal Energy

September 4, 2014 – While walking my dog past a building site a few weeks ago I got into a conversation with the engineer responsible for the project – a house being built ... Continue Reading →