Colorado, Utah and Nevada Getting Charged Up for EVs

December 23, 2016 – Three mid-western states are joining forces to implement a recharging infrastructure on interstate highways running through them. They are Colorado, Utah and ... Continue Reading →

Can a Modern Economy Thrive on a Low Carbon Diet?

December 22, 2016 – Apparently the two are separable. Economies and carbon-based energy do not need to be in lockstep. Take these last two years. The global economy grew 6.5% ... 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 →

Politicians Call for Stock Exchanges to Back Climate Change Financial Disclosure for Listed Companies

December 20, 2016 – Back in 2013 The Guardian published the highlights of a report in the journal Climatic Change which analyzed corporate sources of anthropogenic carbon dioxide ... Continue Reading →

Portland, Oregon, Adopts Electric Vehicle First Strategy

December 19, 2016 – A 49-action item plan based on electric first principles has been unanimously adopted by the city council of Portland, Oregon. It covers all city fleet purchases, ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis Talks About the Reinvention of Humanity

December 19, 2016 – The idea of reinventing humanity is not foreign to this blog site. Whether the subject has been engineering humanity to fit a world experiencing global climate ... Continue Reading →

Minnesota City Gets Its First Microgrid Installation – Where Cities Are Going in the Next Decade

December 18, 2016 – A new pilot project is implementing a microgrid in a 5-storey Bloomington, Minnesota building. Microgrid or distributed energy generation technology decentralizes ... Continue Reading →

Sub-Sea Carbon Storage to be Tested in North Sea

December 16, 2016 – Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) involves extracting carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) from industrial processes and burying the ... Continue Reading →

New Genetically Modified Fly About to be Released

December 15, 2016 – Oxitec, the UK company that has made its specialty modifying disease-spreading insects to limit the damage and death they cause, is about to tackle the Medfly ... Continue Reading →

American Municipal Leaders Talk About Climate Change as the Octopus in the Room

December 15, 2016 – “We’re looking to a future where we’re going to be underwater,” states Coral Gables, Florida, Mayor Jim Cason. He and Dawn Zimmer, ... Continue Reading →