October 27th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
The LA Times has published an article talking about how Elon Musk kept his promise regarding the Tesla short burn of the century and I just wanted to remind people that it's more than just burning shorts. Of course, we are speaking in metaphors here, and not literally setting people on fire. A "short burn" is practically a technical term in the investment world
October 27th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.
For background, please see this previous article: "Will A Watershed Event Turn The Tide Against Fossil Fuels?"
A watershed event is defined as: An event or period that is important because it represents a big change and the start of new developments
October 27th, 2019 | by Andy Miles
That question “can Tesla save the Earth?” is a condensed way of asking, what impact can Tesla cars and electric vehicles in general have in our war against climate change? War it is, because we either win and survive, or we lose and perish, and losing is unthinkable, so certainly we have to do everything we can to live more responsibly and more sustainably. We either change voluntarily with the possibility of a favorable outcome, or change will be forced upon us in the most drastic, cataclysmic, and unpleasant way possible. The choice is ours
October 26th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Senator Schumer says he wants a rebate program to pay consumers to buy "clean" vehicles. Is it too bold or not bold enough?
October 25th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.
We are still not at a mitigation level to avoid 1.5ºC or even 2ºC temperature rise, but of course we hope to get there before runaway climate change destroys us. Part of what we can do is to be prepared for extreme climate events. They can happen to anyone, and there is no way to know who that will be and when
October 25th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
When you look at your finances and see that you're upside down in your current car, that your credit is shot to hell, or that you can't get into a car payment right now (or all of the above), you can't simply wish your way out of that hole, even if you wish really, really hard. Continuing to drive a gas vehicle in that situation doesn't make you a bad person or a sinner
October 25th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Scientists at the UN say an investment of $300 billion would buy the world 15 to 20 years to figure out how to solve the climate crisis. That's how much the world spends on military defense every 60 days.
October 24th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The IMF says a price on carbon is far more effective than government rules and regulations. It recommends a minimum cost of $75 per ton of carbon dioxide.
October 24th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli
Clean Energy Trust, a Chicago-based nonprofit with a mission to support cleantech innovation in underserved markets, is excited to identify and help support high-potential founders of startup companies who are female or people of color working on innovative clean energy, sustainability, and environmental solutions
October 23rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Google began with the motto "Don't be evil." That was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
October 19th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
It was a mild and breezy evening on Fulton Street Alley in New Orleans, where several supporters and stakeholders who hope to make a difference in the world via alternative fuels came together for an award ceremony presented by Louisiana Clean Fuels (LCF)
October 18th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Volvo sees the opportunity in building a line of lucrative, low or no emission vehicles that are attractive to not only regulators, but customers to set them apart as leaders in the fight against climate change
October 15th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
US conservative concerns about the Green New Deal are odd. Each 'bad' section is tied to the New Deal, climate change, real problems, and sensible plans
October 14th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
Prince EA is someone I have a lot of admiration for because his messages are positive and empowering. The message of his video below isn't conveying his sorrow for our deeds to the next generation, but is a voice that is demanding that we wake up while we still have time to do something
October 14th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
This was a very detailed article by Wade Anderson who wanted to highlight how the Musks have embraced the challenge of climate change. With the help and support of his friend, Jim Lehrman, Wade breaks down the three deadly C's that contribute to climate change: Cars, cattle, and chainshows and explains how the Musks have taken on these challenges. Many people see the challenge of climate change as an obstacle that they can do nothing to stop or as something that isn't happening. The issue is real. The Musks and many others are doing something
October 14th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
Salvatore Pais, of the US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), claims to have invented a compact fusion reactor. With a size of between 0.3 and 2 meters (1 foot to 6.5 feet), the patent claims that the device could generate between a gigawatt and a terawatt, while needing far less energy input than it produces
October 14th, 2019 | by Winter Wilson
Mike has been a global technology strategist and architect for major global technology companies, and is considered an expert on many topics within the clean technology field. He has worked in almost every sector, including health care, automation, freight transportation and finance. Mike attributes this breadth of expertise to being a bit of a nerd, or “just a generally interested guy.” In the one-hour podcast, Zach and Mike covered universal basic income, Andrew Yang, the Green New Deal, Tesla, and more
October 13th, 2019 | by The Beam
Since women are the primary users of energy, they are disproportionately vulnerable to climate change impacts. Energy policies failing to reach women are thus exacerbating potential climate risks for them. In addition, gender inequalities limit women’s access to finance streams, information or training for using sustainable energy sources. Taking a gender lens approach is thus crucial for minimizing such bias and ensuring equal access to energy for both women and men
October 12th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
A report by the Climate Accountability Institute finds just 20 corporations have been responsible for 30% of all climate emissions since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
October 12th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Global warming and climate change get a lot of attention -- well, not in the mainstream media, but among niche media outlets like CleanTechnica. However, whether in the mainstream media or in niche publications, some of the big challenges of a quickly changing climate are not often highlighted, and I'm quite confident that most people haven't considered them at all