November 12th, 2019 | by The Beam
Something about Demo Day 2019 felt different than other startup events. Coming on the heels of the largest global climate protest the world has ever seen, a sense of urgency emanated from the crowd. The heightened significance of the evening was not lost on the founders, as they delivered their ideas with enthusiasm and conviction
November 11th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Fuel economy standards are a silly way to address the harm that burning fossil fuels causes. Instead, let's take away the free taxpayer supported advantage oil companies have enjoyed for the past 100 years.
November 10th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Are timid scientists to blame for not telling us years ago that rapid changes in the climate are possible, or are there other forces at work that made them more conservative in presenting their views?
November 9th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Pumped hydro is a highly viable storage technology, it overlaps nicely with the characteristics of Tesla's existing battery technology, the Boring Company has high-speed tunneling equipment suitable for penstocks and there are a lot of excellent coal miners who could be repurposed close to home in the United States
November 9th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
I recently met a gentleman named David Havasi while charging our Tesla Model 3 at a ChargePoint station at a Whole Foods I frequently visit. He recognized me from CleanTechnica and I quickly learned he worked at Tesla for 7 years, until just recently. We got talking, talking, talking, and talking. I wasn't sure if he'd be camera shy to repeat some of what he told me (or more) on camera, but it turned out he very much wasn't shy — he had actually worked on Broadway before working at Tesla!
November 8th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
With Buttigieg surging, and CleanTechnica’s deep dives into the front runners (and Yang’s) plans completed, it’s time for the overview comparison, now with Mayor Pete added
November 8th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Utilities and transit are expected to transform at accelerated rates over the next 10 and 20 years to achieve the carbon-emission reduction goals necessary for minimizing global impacts of climate change. They need help to do so
November 8th, 2019 | by The Beam
By The Beam Editor-in-Chief Anne-Sophie Garrigou “Many of us are aware, but not all of us are concerned.” 12-year-old Edelsin [&hellip
November 7th, 2019 | by Winter Wilson
In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan continues his conversation with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, about the role of climate change plans and policies in the 2020 presidential election. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below. Below that embedded SoundCloud player is a brief summarization of the topics covered, but tune into the podcast to follow the full discussion
November 7th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Pete Buttigieg's climate action plan is not nearly as strong as Warren's, and the lack of funding puts it close to the level of Biden's at the bottom of the heap. The major saving grace is the price on carbon
November 7th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers have used satellite data to study the formation of clouds from the exhaust emissions of cargo ships. What they discovered could lead to more accurate climate models.
November 6th, 2019 | by Winter Wilson
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, to talk about a number of hot topics, including shifting public opinion on climate change and the role of climate action plans in the next presidential election. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below. Below that embedded SoundCloud player is a brief summary of the topics covered, but tune into the podcast to follow the full discussion
November 6th, 2019 | by The Beam
One of the most dramatic paradoxes relates to climate change: we tell our children we love them and while doing so, we actively decide to live a life that loads their future with unprecedented tragedy, pain, and destruction.
November 5th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
This regulatory patchwork of federal, sub-national, and urban regulatory processes, incentives, and fines is dealt with today by local offices, and by hiring local engineers and architects for local efforts so that they can smooth the alignment
November 4th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
The multidimensional aspects of a situation are sometimes quite hard to grasp. Take a situation that involves one's health, one's transit, and commuting habits. How does travel, whether around the neighborhood, to the store, to visit family, or to commute to a job matter? It matters quite a bit in coexistence
November 4th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
The new CoastalDEM, machine-learning enabled predictions of extreme coastal water level risk exposures much higher. Legacy models showed 250 million people at risk by 2050. With CoastalDEM, a hundred million more people are at risk
November 4th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli
COIN offers a digital impact investing platform that allows investors to put their money into sustainable and social Impact Areas, and promises to make Impact Investing easier for everyone. However, when I dug in deeper, I wondered where exactly the impact was in my investment.
November 4th, 2019 | by Ciara Gillan
At the start of the month, we reported on the fact that after four years of deliberation, the Russian government appeared to finally give support to the Paris Agreement. Not a complete ratification but on the way to it, by all accounts from Russian sources. For many, it felt like a strange turn of events in the face of President Vladimir Putin’s strong denials of global warming, while also proving a step in the right direction toward global consensus on climate change action.
November 3rd, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
We’re gaining new senses with machine learning. But it is also eliminating our ability to believe that much of what we do is actually private
November 2nd, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
This is the first in the series of articles on barriers to rapid climate responses in governments and business, and how they might be overcome