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
November 2nd, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli
Every few years there is a new documentary focused on the personal and planetary benefits of eating a plant-based or vegan diet. The Game Changers is the newest on this list, and it has a very specific demographic in mind:
November 2nd, 2019 | by Scott Cooney
Hawaiian Electric (HECO) recently added 2.5MW of grid services to its grid, allowing it to store energy during peak solar and wind production periods, and did so without any traditional batteries, flywheels, or pumped hydro. Even better, the hardware required is very minimal, and in fact, most of it already exists in every residential grid in the world
November 1st, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Joi Scientific has been gaining millions in investment and headlines including from CleanTechnica, for its perpetual motion hydrogen claims. This week, it was reported that the company admitted to investors that its technology doesn't work at all
November 1st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Katherine Hayhoe explains how to address the fears of evangelical Christians about climate change
October 31st, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
Every year it seems that California has these insane wildfires that are making people and animals homeless. This year is no different, except it seems worse. Every day, there seems to have been a new fire reported. CNN just reported that 26,000 people have been evacuated due to the Easy Fire. This wildfire has burned at least 1,300 acres and could jump Highway 23. Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayoub told CNN at a news conference that there were intense firefighting conditions. They actually had to ground fixed-wing aircraft because of the high winds, with gusts up to 65 miles an hour. For those who are unaware, that's almost the wind speed of a Category 1 hurricane
October 31st, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
(tl;dr: Donald Trump and a number of automakers are against higher voluntary emissions standards, and are pushing for policy that is not only bad for the environment, but completely betrays even conservative values. Our petition against this can be found here.)
October 30th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
Team Trees is an initiative by YouTuber MrBeast. The goal: plant 20 million trees around the world by January 1, 2020. So far, as of this writing, more than 10 million trees have been pledged at $1 each. Elon Musk donated funds to plant 1 million trees. YouTube is matching the next million-dollar donation to Team Trees, and even Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made a donation
October 30th, 2019 | by Gerard Reid
I came across a very interesting statistic the other day from the IEA's Renewables 2018 report. The statistic is that 50% of total energy consumption globally is used for the production of heat for our homes, industry, and other applications
October 30th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Seven years ago, CleanTechnica published its policy position to not cover thorium nuclear reactors. Today, the United States has a Democratic Presidential candidate in the top 10 who loves thorium, yet CleanTechnica still ignores it. Why is that
October 30th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Bill McKibben warns that parts of California may now be uninhabitable as climate change makes wildfires nearly a daily occurrence
October 28th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Researching air-carbon capture for use post-2050 remains a very good means of establishing the intellectual capital and basic technologies for when it makes sense to use them. But attempts to commercialize them today are premature
October 28th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Newly released grants are directed to diagnose coral reef degradation and to find solutions
October 28th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Calls for the end of investor-owned utilities are increasing across America as people realize their social cost is just too high.
October 28th, 2019 | by The Beam
Our responsibility for future generations does not end as we get older
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