The Climate Solutions Caucus. Image: VPIRG
The rap on the 2019 Vermont legislature is that they didn’t get much done—notably, for climate activists, any kind of carbon pricing scheme – or the “Global Warming Solutions Act,” which would require the state government to act on Vermont’s climate pollution goals. So when I […]
Serious Step Forward Thwarted in Oregon
The Senate Republicans evidently thought it was a good idea to hide in Idaho. Photo: Sebastian Bergmann, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 2.0 Generic
J. D. Kaplan
“Send bachelors and come heavily armed,” says one Oregon state senator to taunt his governor, Kate Brown. She literally sent the police over […]
Green Mountain Power is offering Tesla Powerwall 2.0 batteries to 100 eligible customers, free of charge. A $150,000 grant from the Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity (VLITE) will pay for the cutting-edge technology and installation in the homes of low income customers with significant need for backup power reliability due to health and […]
By Dr. James Hansen
There is enough popular misinterpretation of recent news about the cost of carbon capture that I should comment on that.
David Keith has done some of the most credible work on direct air capture of CO2, so his recent paper1 in Joule reporting on the cost of carbon capture deserves […]
Bring your electric lawn mowers for this year’s 4th of July parade in Hanover, NH. Courtesy image
This Fourth of July a group in Hanover, NH will be celebrating electric lawn care as a way to reduce our carbon footprint. Who knew that a gas-powered mower, using 1.75 gallons per hour, running […]
By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch
Reposted from EcoWatch media associate AlterNet
Transitioning the world to 100% renewable electricity isn’t just some environmentalist pipe dream—it’s “feasible at every hour throughout the year” and is more cost-effective than the current system, which largely relies on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, a new study claims.
The research, compiled by […]
What Is the ESSEX Plan?
By Michael Shank
Economists love it. Republicans love it. Democrats love it. Big multinational corporations love it. Even activists love it. What could possibly garner that much affection? A pragmatic piece of policy that puts a cost on carbon and a price on pollution. It’s clean and simple. And in […]
“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin, 1789. Portrait painted in 1767 by David Martin (1737-1797)
They have no benefit, but their price is high.
By George Harvey
States in the RGGI
By George Harvey
The Regional Green Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a market-based program to reduce greenhouse gases in nine states in the Northeast. The states involved are all those in New England, plus New York, Delaware, and Maryland.
The way the RGGI has functioned is to issue […]
Renewables grow over 10% in first half of 2017 as consumption of fossil fuels and nuclear power falls. Solar use up 39.9%; Hydro up 16.1%; Wind up 15.7%; Biofuels up 2.3%; Geothermal up 1.8%. Nuclear power drops 3.3%; Fossil Fuels down 1.2%. Renewables now provide approximately 42% more energy than nuclear.
From The SUN DAY […]