G20 Countries Efforts to Decarbonize So Far Lacking

October 30, 2017 – In the latest Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) report looking at decarbonizing trends in G20 countries, carbon emissions per dollar of GDP fell in 2016 by 2.6%. ... Continue Reading →

Is the World Getting Better?

October 12, 2017 – Just got back from a week away with my wife, daughter, and son-in-law, visiting family in Atlanta, Georgia. Happy to say there were no mass shootings while ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: A Water-Cooling Solar Panel That Could Reduce HVAC Costs by 21%

September 5, 2017 – One way our species can reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions is through energy conservation. The energy needed to keep buildings cool in the summer ... Continue Reading →

Texas Wind Turbines Survive Hurricane Harvey

September 2, 2017 – One concern that gets raised about wind energy relates to the ability of turbines to withstand extreme force winds from storms. Hurricane Harvey which came ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Venetian Blinds Go Solar

July 8, 2017 – SolarGaps is the name of a new window blind that has photovoltaics mounted on every slat. The panels generate up to 150 watt-hours per square meter (10 square feet). ... Continue Reading →

Solar Cells Getting a Makeover with Nanotechnology

June 28, 2017 – Companies like Nanosolar, a San Jose, California-based company, Global Photonic Energy, Bloo Solar, EnSol and Solarmer Energy, along with a number of technical ... Continue Reading →

Mexico Border Wall to Have Solar Panels Says Donald Trump

June 22, 2017 – In the too funny for words category of Trumpian announcements, yesterday’s boasting and reveal in Iowa, while addressing a political rally there, had President ... Continue Reading →

How to Save the Fossil Fuel Companies

June 15, 2017 – The fossil fuel companies of the world know what they have to do to save themselves from holding stranded assets that will be anchors around their financial statements ... Continue Reading →

Surprise: The Country That Can Most Impact Climate Change Isn’t the United States or China, It’s India

May 30, 2017 – In the last week experts on China’s population have questioned whether the government’s population figures are accurate. These experts feel the numbers ... Continue Reading →

Canada Green Building Council Creates Zero-Carbon Standard

May 29, 2017 – A new construction site at University of Waterloo will participate in a pilot project aimed at creating a zero-carbon building. The Canada Green Building Council ... Continue Reading →