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The GMO Debate – The Irrational Versus Science

June 1, 2015 – The diagram below depicts the world of irrational nonsense coming from belief systems such as religion, the paranormal, pseudoscience and pure quackery. None of ... Continue Reading →

When Oil Companies Just Don’t Get It

May 31, 2015 – ExxonMobil’s May 27th annual shareholder meeting was given a political lesson from the CEO of the corporation. In response to shareholders’ concerns ... Continue Reading →
California drought Oroville Lake 2015

The New Normal in Weather – Extremes

May 31, 2015 – It’s May 31st and here in Toronto the temperature has already hit the high for the day, 10 Celsius (50 Fahrenheit). That’s after a week of well above ... Continue Reading →

A Way to Speed Up EV Adoption – Get the Power Utilities Involved

May 29, 2015 – Washington state has a new law that gives power companies a new business opportunity, electric vehicle  (EV) charging stations. Why? Because one of the two reasons ... Continue Reading →
Project ThunderStruck

Gizmos & Gadgets: Project Thunderstruck on Kickstarter Plans Reusable Space Glider

May 28, 2015 – RLV stands for reusable launch vehicle. The American Space Shuttle fit that bill but it required significant maintenance between flights which drove up mission ... Continue Reading →

Three Energy Stories That Emerged in the Last Week

May 27, 2015 – In the last week or so we’ve seen the convergence of energy companies and climate change action in a number of announcements from the fossil fuel industry. ... Continue Reading →
Powerhive microgrid

Powerhive – A Company on a Mission to Bring Electricity to 1.3 Billion Who Don’t Have It

May 26, 2015 – If Powerhive has anything to say about it the next decade will see all of sub-Saharan Africa and underdeveloped areas of South Asia fully lit using renewable energy ... Continue Reading →
Indian Ocean heating up

Why is Climate Warming Subject to Fits and Starts?

May 25, 2015 – In a Nature Geoscience Letters article published last week and entitled Pacific origin of  the abrupt increase in Indian Ocean heat content during the warming ... Continue Reading →
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The Divestment Movement – A Good or Bad Thing

May 24, 2015 – What started as a social media phenomenon on many university campuses has blossomed into a global movement by institutions, corporations, foundations, pension funds ... Continue Reading →
California renewable energy

California a Model for the Low Carbon Transition

May 22, 2015 – California has a lot of negatives going on right now. It is in the middle of the worst drought the state has experienced since records were kept, watching its in-state ... Continue Reading →