Category Archives: Renewable Energy

Heartening news in the face of worsening climate change

Following on the heels of the IPCC special report and the National Climate Assessment, the news that the world’s carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels increased in 2018 can feel…

Don’t miss out on $26 trillion of savings!

Externalized costs are like the magician’s other hand. A skilled magician knows how to keep attention away from where the action is really occurring, which is to say where the…

Boom time for wind and solar?

InsideClimate News’ Dan Gearino has a pair of stories that show that renewable energy’s time has finally arrived, after decades of obstruction, underfunding and government support of fossil fuels. The…

Vox goes deep on climate change

David Roberts of Vox is on a tear. His lengthy, data-filled pieces on climate change and energy provide nuance and context, and paint clear pictures of complicated issues. Here are…

Renewables are here: don’t build that bridge!

Vox’s David Roberts has a nice article about what the falling costs of renewable energy mean for the notion of using natural gas as a “bridge” from coal and oil…

Droughts muddy clean energy picture in California

Renewable electricity generation is booming in California. Renewables periodically provide over 70 percent of the electricity on the state’s grid. Yet in February and March carbon emissions associated with generating…

Collateral healing: shutting fossil fuel plants cuts premature births

Moving to renewable energy isn’t just good for putting the brakes on climate change, it’s also good for reducing pollutants that have a major impact on public health. When eight…

Renewable energy can still lead the way

Three recent developments show that it’s not too late for renewable energy to be our main route to keeping global warming below 2° C. A paper in Nature Climate Change…