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How Many Climate Activists Haven’t Bought A Tesla Because They’ve Been Tricked By Big Oil?

November 16th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I'm a hardcore climate activist. I've been one for approximately 20 years (and writing that sure does make me feel old). I'm quite concerned that we are destroying the livability of this planet for human life and countless other species. Furthermore, I've got two young girls, and I'm certain their lives are going to be harder than mine due to more drought, agricultural failures, superstorms, more severe fires, climate-related diseases, flooding, and severe migration challenges. I'd like to do what I can to limit the challenges they will face in an increasingly unstable world


Ranking Democratic Presidential Contenders’ Climate Policies — CleanTech Talk with Mike Barnard

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


The Fastest Growing Source of Global Emissions: Transport

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


Oil & Gas Majors Must Cut Output 35% By 2040 To Reach Paris Targets

November 4th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report from independent financial think tank Carbon Tracker has concluded that the world's seven leading oil and gas majors must cut production by an average of 35% by 2040 if global emissions are to be reined in and kept "well below" 2°C, in accordance with the Paris Agreement's commitment. 


Republicans & Russia Face The Same Problem — And Are Thus Getting Desperate

November 3rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The Republican Party has won the popular vote in a presidential election only one time since 1988. That's more than 30 years (or 7 elections) with just one popular vote win, which went to George W. Bush, possibly due to an Osama bin Laden video tape that came out 4 days before the election. In 2000, Bush won the electoral college (well, maybe*) despite the fact that Gore got more than half a million more votes. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, but lost the electoral college vote (by fewer than 60,000 votes in key states)


It’s About More Than The Tesla [TSLA] Short Burn

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


Anatomy Of A Watershed Event

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


Takeaways from the Clean Fuels Summit in New Orleans

October 25th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Louisiana Clean Fuels and Clean Cities Coalition recently teamed up to bring the Clean Fuels Summit to New Orleans. This was an event that landed me in the Harrah's Casino Hotel by the Riverwalk, where I could hear the blasts from the river cruises nearby. On the evening before the summit, LCF held an awards ceremony where Executive Director Ann Vail honored several partners and businesses that help to advance the nation’s environmental, economic, and energy security by supporting local actions to diversify transportation fuel options


Top Banker For Fossil Fuel Companies Has Low Price Target On Tesla [TSLA]

October 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

According to a report in The Guardian, the top banker for fossil fuel companies is JPMorgan Chase. In fact, in the past few years it has provided $22.8 billion more in financing than #2 Citi for oil, gas, and coal companies — $75.6 billion versus $53.8 billion. As one Tesla fan noted, JP Morgan's Tesla analyst, Ryan Brinkman, has a very low price target in place for Tesla [TSLA] and an "underweight" rating


The Musks Embrace The Challenge Of Climate Change

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


Africa’s Oil Curse, the Example of Nigeria

October 11th, 2019 | by David Zarembka

CleanTechnica has been running a number of articles on little noted negative aspects of gas/diesel vehicles. These include hundreds of US deaths annually from carbon monoxide poisoning, oil refinery explosions, 137 US oil spills last year, what to do with old oil tankers, and the 150 gas/diesel car fires daily in the US. A common concept in Africa that is not noticed in the United States or other parts of the world is what in Africa is called “Africa’s Oil Curse.”


India x Cleantech — October 2019

October 11th, 2019 | by Saurabh

Welcome to another issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article about the country


Breakdown Of Interdependency Between Big Auto & Big Oil

October 9th, 2019 | by Gerard Reid

Some years back I visited one of the major automobile manufacturers with some investor clients of mine. We met the CTO of that particular company, who asked us "what is the biggest mistake the automobile industry has made in the last century?" Despite the varied responses from the audience, we were all surprised by his answer: "We never controlled the fuel value chain" and to that he added "and we won’t make the same mistake with electric cars."



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