Climate Protest halts House debate, three arrested
MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Protesters disrupted proceedings at the Statehouse Thursday, demanding action on climate change from lawmakers.
As they shouted out some demands House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, banged the gavel to declare order. When they continued, she ordered a recess and directed lawmakers to leave the […]
The Good, the Bad, and the Nonsensical Approach to Nuclear
In January 2017, two actions took place in New York that could significantly affect the energy system and policy of the state. The first was the signing on January 9th of an agreement to close the Indian Point nuclear […]
California currently uses 32% renewable power with a mandate for 100 percent renewables by 2045. Capital cost for utility scale solar is about $1.00 per watt and falling with zero fuel costs.
New nukes are several times as expensive plus fuel plus waste treatment with ever-rising costs.
We do […]
Sixth Extinction. Image: fabiusmaximus.com.
There have been many commentaries written about global warming and how critical it is that we work to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. And justly so, as we can already witness the catastrophic events that are happening all over the world including now also in the U.S.
In March 2019, South African youths protest for action against climate change outside Parliament in Cape Town. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks, www.groundup.org.za.
Dr. Alan K. Betts
On Friday, March 15, images and video flowed in from around the world, Australia, the Pacific, Asia, Europe and Africa, as more than a million students in 120 countries […]
Funding is Part of $400 Million Commitment to Achieve New York’s Nation-Leading 3,000-Megawatt Storage Target Supports Governor Cuomo’s Green New Deal – a Clean Energy and Jobs Agenda Putting New York on a Path to Carbon Neutrality
On April 25, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $280 million of support is available […]
Fifteenth Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century ELECTRIFICATION and CLIMATE CHANGE Transportation, Energy Storage, Integrating Renewables into Grid Energy Innovations Around the World “The Links in E. Syracuse” Friday, April 12, 2019 To hear live: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/visual-technologies Registration is now closed as we have hit our limit! 400 seats filled.
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Fifteenth Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century ELECTRIFICATION and CLIMATE CHANGE Transportation, Energy Storage, Integrating Renewables into Grid Energy Innovations Around the World April 12, 2019 ONLY THREE WEEKS LEFT TO REGISTER for this outstanding Symposium!! Speakers and Panel: JEFF LOGAN, Special Adviser to the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy. NREL JOHN […]
Pumping oil. Image: mexicinstitute.wordpress.com
Dr. Alan K. Betts
Global ocean temperatures set a new record in 2018, beating the previous record set in 2017. New studies show that both the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets are melting faster than ever, so that sea-level rise is accelerating. In the third week of January, the weakening […]
Smog surrounding Los Angeles. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Here’s a question: how dangerous is it to operate a gasoline engine in a closed garage? The answer is very dangerous, life-threatening in fact. The carbon monoxide emitted by the engine – your lawn mower or snow blower – can reduce the amount […]