Newly Elected Emmanuel Macron Invites American Climate Scientists to Come to France

May 12, 2017 –  The President-elect of France has a far different message on climate change than America’s Donald Trump. In a video posted to YouTube, Emmanuel Macron ... Continue Reading →

On Earth Day 2017 I Ask What Will It Take to Not Have to Have an Earth Day 2100?

April 22, 2017 – Today we honour the Earth in a tradition that is now going on almost 50 years. The first Earth Day was instituted during the administration of President Richard ... Continue Reading →

Scientists Describe Path to Ten Terawatts of Energy from Sunlight by 2030

April 21, 2017 – Scientists from the United States, Japan, and Germany have outlined how the planet can get solar capacity up to 10 terawatts in the next 13 years. In 2015 solar ... Continue Reading →

Can Carbon Capture and Utilization Mitigate the Impact of CO2 on Climate Change?

April 8, 2017 – Canada has two of the largest carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) projects in operation today. Each will remove up to 1 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) ... Continue Reading →

The Math to Keep Global Mean Temperatures from Rising More Than 2 Degrees Celsius

April 3, 2017 – The world faces a daunting task over the next three decades taking us to 2050. By that date, if we are to stop the relentless climb in global temperatures caused ... Continue Reading →

Finding a Good Use for a Former Coal Mine

April 1, 2017 – Germany after Fukushima decided to decommission its nuclear power plants. This put the country on an accelerated path to develop renewable energy capacity through ... Continue Reading →

Fuel Cells That Can Run Indefinitely Powered by Bacteria

March 27, 2017 – For $39.99 U.S. you can try this technology yourself, purchasing the MudWatt (TM) Microbial Fuel Cell Kit. Meant to be a classroom learning tool, this kit (seen ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Rotor Sails on Tankers and Cruise Ships will Harvest Wind, Save Fuel and Reduce Emissions

March 16, 2017 – In 1926 a German engineer named Anton Flettner built a ship that included some surface deck structures that seemed oddly out of place. Described as spinning sails, ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: MicroStorage Energy Provides Dual-Power Capability for Solar Installations

March 2, 2017 – A new energy storage system produced by JLM Energy, a California-based company, professes to the be the first dual system for integrating solar power, batteries ... Continue Reading →

Where Saltwater and Freshwater Meet There is Potent Energy

February 17, 2017 – Ever heard of the salinity gradient? At Pennsylvania State University, civil engineers are working to develop a form of electrical power generation from where ... Continue Reading →