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 →

Floating Wind Turbines Happening All Over These Days

July 6, 2017 – If you are in the energy business then you might call this the year of floating offshore wind farms. Whether off Scotland, Japan, France, Portugal, Spain, Califonia, ... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Speculation on the Future of Fossil Fuels

December 21, 2016 – In the Northern Hemisphere we have arrived at the Winter Solstice. Here in Toronto it means daylight lasting a little more than nine hours. And as the amount ... Continue Reading →

Added Renewable Electricity Generation Surpassed Fossil Fuel Plants in 2015

October 26, 2016 – For the first time renewable energy growth exceeded all other electrical power generation technologies added in the last year. States Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive ... Continue Reading →

Advances in Battery Technology Encouraging for Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

September 10, 2016 – The missing element in making the leap to a 100% renewable energy paradigm is storage. And by storage I mean the ability to capture surplus energy from renewable ... Continue Reading →

U.S. Democratic Platform Adopts More Aggressive Climate Change Agenda

July 12, 2016 – Bernie Sanders in endorsing Hillary Clinton today as the Democratic nominee for U.S. President has won her support for a more aggressive climate change agenda ... Continue Reading →