About Susan Kraemer

Susan Kraemer writes at CleanTechnica, CSP-Today and Renewable Energy World.  She has also been published at Wind Energy Update, Solar Plaza, Earthtechling PV-Insider , and GreenProphet, Ecoseed, NRDC OnEarth, MatterNetwork, Celsius, EnergyNow, and Scientific American. As a former serial entrepreneur in product design, Susan brings an innovator's perspective on inventing a carbon-constrained civilization: If necessity is the mother of invention, solving climate change is the mother of all necessities! As a lover of history and sci-fi, she enjoys chronicling the strange future we are creating in these interesting times.    Follow Susan on Twitter @dotcommodity.



Author Archives: Susan Kraemer

California Waiver Trumps EPA Dirty Fuel Rule

March 20th, 2017 | by Susan Kraemer

It's beginning to look like our democracy is actually better defended against strong-man autocracy than I feared. The constitution, the fourth estate, the rule of law, have all taken massive hits, but remain standing, and are even eking out surprising wins after literally "unpresidented" assaults from the Oval Office


Gutted EPA Mileage Rules Will Please Global Petro-States

March 6th, 2017 | by Susan Kraemer

On Tuesday, March 7th, the Trump administration will reverse the Obama administration's Final Determination requiring automakers meet an average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, according to Inside EPA. An alliance of manufacturers had urged protection for fuel inefficiency in a letter to Trump EPA administrator Scott Pruitt in February, and the industry request is one of hundreds of industry-requested rollbacks in Obama rules that are now on the chopping block, according to the New York Times


Who Benefits If Russian Oil Sanctions End?

February 20th, 2017 | by Susan Kraemer

The idea of the president of any normal country also owning one of its largest assets and using his office to protect it seems outrageous. Putin used his position to gain wealth for himself and a small group of cronies, and is trying to prevent sanctions from reducing the value of that wealth


New Arizona Policy Would Mandate Solar After Dark

December 30th, 2016 | by Susan Kraemer

A way to incentivize the use of clean energy like solar after dark -- instead of gas peakers -- to cover peak loads has been proposed in a white paper commissioned by Arizona’s Residential Utility Consumer Office


Community Solar Now Available Nationwide From Arcadia Power

December 8th, 2016 | by Susan Kraemer

For the first time, anyone with an electric bill can subscribe to nationwide community solar and get solar credits deducted from their utility bill. Arcadia Power has rolled out the first nationwide community solar plan, regardless of where your electricity comes from, and which utility provides it


Trump’s Lies Threaten Wind Techs: Fastest-Growing US Job

December 5th, 2016 | by Susan Kraemer

As of December 2015, there were more than 8,800 wind techs — guys who climb wind turbines to perform maintenance — and wind techs are the single fastest-growing job in America, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics


BLM Saves Desert Solar From Trump

November 28th, 2016 | by Susan Kraemer

Within days after the catastrophic electoral college win of an autocrat with promised climate ruin, the Obama Administration Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized new competitive auctions for desert solar leases with the same safeguards as those for oil and gas leases


How to Prevent Trump’s Climate Ruin

November 18th, 2016 | by Susan Kraemer

A leading world power has been taken hostage by a learning-disabled internet troll who can send civilization to climate ruin. Many are feeling devastated and hopeless



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