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About Michael Barnard

Michael Barnard is Chief Strategist with TFIE Strategy Inc. He works with startups, existing businesses and investors to identify opportunities for significant bottom line growth and cost takeout in our rapidly transforming world. He is editor of The Future is Electric, a Medium publication. He regularly publishes analyses of low-carbon technology and policy in sites including Newsweek, Slate, Forbes, Huffington Post, Quartz, CleanTechnica and RenewEconomy, and his work is regularly included in textbooks. Third-party articles on his analyses and interviews have been published in dozens of news sites globally and have reached #1 on Reddit Science. Much of his work originates on Quora.com, where Mike has been a Top Writer annually since 2012. He's available for consulting engagements, speaking engagements and Board positions.



Author Archives: Michael Barnard

New Study On Soil Carbon Capture Has Deniers In Rapture

December 26th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

This is a weak study in a predatory journal by a non-expert in soil volume which contradicts the systematic review of the IPCC, the most critiqued and carefully managed body of knowledge in the world. It is not something to base an argument on


Cities Should Embrace Electric Bikes

December 12th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Electric bikes make everyone healthier. They reduce the societal subsidy for driving cars. They increase productivity. They increase the economy. They reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Cities should embrace them


Cleantech Blockchain Initiatives (Blockchain Report Excerpt)

December 9th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Blockchain clean technology solutions are spring up globally. At present we see 63 initiatives across 26 countries. Some are innovation efforts by major utilities and vendors. Others are fast-moving startups by cryptocurrency entrepreneurs. Many will disappear in the next year or two, but as a group they hold significant promise for innovation


Major Blockchain Technologies, Part 2 Of 2 (Blockchain Report Excerpt)

December 1st, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

It’s safe to say that cleantech is going to involve blockchain and similar distributed ledger approaches. And it’s also safe to say that each of the technologies and approaches represented here have better and worse uses. If someone tells you that the answer is only one of these, then you can be pretty sure that they are enthusiasts, not architects



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