“Clean Coal” Part of U.S. COP23 Presentation Has Proven a Bust

November 13, 2017 – At the COP23 meetings in Bonn currently underway, the federal government of the United States is presenting an “alternative facts” narrative about ... Continue Reading →

Blockchain Finds New Purpose with Pot, Energy, and Syrian Refugees

November 12, 2017 – The universal ledger that accompanies bitcoin and other digital currencies, the blockchain, is now being proposed to help in the distribution management and ... Continue Reading →

Car-Charging Network Planned for European Highways

November 10, 2017 – A German-Danish partnership has announced plans to rollout a fast-charging station network across European highways to increase European use of electric vehicles ... Continue Reading →

The Unintended Consequences of the Social Media Revolution – Democracy Under Threat

November 8, 2017 – In a recent statement, Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, stated, “one of the things I did not understand was ... Continue Reading →

COP23 Meets in Bonn After U.S. Releases National Climate Assessment and Army Corps Proposes $1.8 Billion to Keep Norfolk from Disappearing

November 6, 2017 – The nations of the world have gathered in Bonn starting today to continue to work on what was agreed to in Paris two years ago. COP23, however, has in attendance ... Continue Reading →

German Company Creates a Wind Farm That Includes a Water Battery

November 3, 2017 – Max Bögl Wind AG is a Bavarian company with the biggest wind turbine on the planet. It stands 246.5 meters (808 feet) in height and is located in the Limpurg Hills ... Continue Reading →

Oil and Natural Gas Producers Still Treat the Commons as a Public Dumping Ground – This Has to Stop

November 2, 2017 – In medieval times the “commons” was land set aside by a feudal lord for peasants to share for grazing sheep, goats, and cows. In sharing the common ... Continue Reading →

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 →

Will Indigenous Knowledge Help Humanity to Step Back from the Climate Change Brink?

October 28, 2017 – Here in Canada the federal government of the day has made one of its goals to reconcile with its Indigenous peoples including First Nations, Metis, and Inuit. ... Continue Reading →

Vehicle Makers Conflicted Between Batteries and Fuel Cells – Which Will Be the Better Technology?

October 24, 2017 – Honda and Toyota are betting on hydrogen fuel cells as the ultimate power source for future zero-emission vehicles. Both companies have models on the road, ... Continue Reading →