About Carolyn Fortuna

Carolyn Fortuna Carolyn writes from her home in Chepachet, RI, where she advocates with her lake association for chemical-free solutions to eradicate invasive species. She’s an organic gardener, nature lover, and vegetarian (no red meat since 1980) who draws upon digital media literacy and learning to spread the word about sustainability issues. Please follow me on Twitter and Facebook and Google+



Author Archives: Carolyn Fortuna

Pittsburgh’s Cleantech Leadership Flowering

August 24th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

Pittsburgh has committed to 50% reduction in CO2 emissions and energy and water usage by the year 2030, leading North American cities in this regard. It has made significant headway toward these goals, largely by applying lots of cleantech, according to the Pittsburgh 2030 District’s newly released 2016 Progress Report


700,000 Tesla Model 3s Annually Just About Right, Says Musk

August 11th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

During a conference call on Monday with financial analysts to discuss a new bond offering, CEO Elon Musk let slip that his original estimate of annual Tesla Model 3 totals was about 200,000 short --- now he's saying that the all-electric car company will likely produce 700,000 units of the Model 3 annually one day


Berlin’s Exciting Formula E Double Header

June 16th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

The Formula E double header weekend in Berlin seemed to be a pendulum swinging back and forth for Felix Rosenqvist and Sébastien Buemi. Rosenqvist took the win on Saturday and seemed as if he'd duplicated his success on Sunday, only to be slapped with a 10-second time penalty from stewards for an unsafe release from the pits


Divestment Momentum In May

June 1st, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

Stories from May, 2017 point to the power of joining together against the fossil fuel industry through divestment


Tesla Model 3 Spy Shot & Windshield Discussions

May 1st, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

The Tesla Model 3, the most anticipated all-electric vehicle from the visionary Silicon Valley automaker, was spotted again, this time by a determined fan. On Saturday, a Model 3 sighting occurred with a fan's peek through a chain-link fence. The amateur photographer "decided to take a nice Saturday drive to the Tesla Fremont factory [and] found the test track."


Climate Change Facts & Perceptions

April 28th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

A new survey reveals that a majority of polled U.S. citizens are skeptical about the Trump administration's approach to climate action, and those polled continue to support the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan (CPP). Intended to deter anthropogenic climate change, the CPP would reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electrical power generation by 32 percent within 25 years relative to 2005 levels. It is also destined for elimination, as President Donald Trump signed an executive order on March 28, 2017, that mandated the EPA to review the CPP. Review will serve as the first step to dismantling the



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