Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded approximately $6 million to five organizations that will develop training programs for emergency responders, building managers and owners, and other officials interacting with solar energy and storage systems, alternative-fuel vehicles and their chargers, and energy-efficient building technologies.
Led by or working with professional associations, work done […]
Wind Lift I, a jack-up ship for installing offshore wind turbines. Photo by kaʁstn, Wikimedia Commons https://bit.ly/30TU3v8.
The German Institute for Economic Research, usually called the DIW Berlin from its name in German, is a non-profit economic research institution funded by the country’s federal government. In early July, it published […]
Hyperion Executive Search Surveyed Impact of COVID-19 on Cleantech
AUSTIN – Results from a recent survey conducted by Hyperion Executive Search, a global talent acquisition company that works exclusively with clean energy and e-mobility, found that despite COVID-19, most cleantech companies plan to expand in 2020. Sixty one percent (61%) of the cleantech firms […]
Successful Go, Save and Share Green Initiative to Help Customers Save Money and Boost Economy Ends August 31st
Green Mountain Power (GMP) is reminding customers that enhanced rebates on products that help save energy and money while reducing carbon pollution will close at the end of the month. GMP’s popular Go, Save and […]
By Tsvetana Paraskova – Jul 27, 2020, 2:30 PM CDT
Deutsche Bank is ending financing for new oil and gas projects in the oil sands and the Arctic region effective immediately, becoming the latest major bank to reconsider lending money to fossil fuel projects in sensitive areas.
Deutsche Bank will no longer finance any new […]
Protest at the Legislative Building in Olympia, Washington. Ted Nation, an activist for several decades, sits beside the protest sign. Image: Wikipedia Commons.
This year I am searching for solutions to the climate and extinction crises, because time has run out. As society is focused on the COVID-19 crisis, the federal […]
The fix is in for politically favored oil, gas and coal companies.
California oil pumps. Does the oil industry need a bailout? Photo: CGP Grey, Wikimedia Commons, https://bit.ly/3fwCQwu
The huge financial aid package enacted by Congress this spring entailed a sprawling array of programs to direct funding, guarantee loans, […]
Dr. Roger H. Bezdek
In the USA and other nations there is intense interest in the Green New Deal (GND) and its jobs implications. However, there has not be a comprehensive analysis of the potential jobs impacts of the GND. This paper remedies this deficiency and provides estimates of the jobs likely to be […]
Polar Bear in the Arctic. Image: oceantoday.noaa.gov
JPMorgan Chase, America’s biggest bank, has committed to not funding drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! The bank’s updated energy policy rules out financing for new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, including the refuge.
“The Trump administration is pulling out all […]
Bean-counting toward sustainable living
This year, G.E.T. motivated an attempt, on my part, to study and summarize two very important reports released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is a group of scientists from everywhere, and they organize through the UN. Participants number in the thousands.
After being familiarized […]