August 8th, 2020 | by Brad Rouse
Global problems need global solutions. Voluntary agreements and unilateral acts only go so far. We need a strategy to make climate action spread — to make it so contagious it will “go viral,” start a chain reaction, trigger a “domino effect.”
July 27th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard
Will the Republicans realize that 60 years of leaning into irrational wedges with racism in the 60s, misogyny in the 70s, Creationism and anti-abortion in the 80s, propaganda in the 90s, climate change denialism in the 00s and anti-vaxx in the 10s is a losing proposition, and pivot into the 21st Century, or will they double down on being the party of the aggrieved and irrational
July 25th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
A new study by Cambridge Econometrics found that the EU's requirement for oil companies to buy EU pollution permits for diesel and petrol sold to motorists really won't make a difference in regards to significant emissions reductions
July 22nd, 2020 | by Michael Barnard
The Conservative Party of Canada took the wrong message from their failure in late 2019. They think that doubling down on things that the majority of Canada is uninterested in is the right strategy, despite all evidence to the contrary
July 12th, 2020 | by Jesper Berggreen
If you think about the goal of the Paris Agreement to halve global carbon emissions in the next 10 years to keep the world on track to limit temperature rise to 1.5C, it in itself might seem, and frankly might actually be, impossible. But you don't get points for not trying, we are all in this together, and the sooner a small country like Denmark can show concrete results from functional climate legislation, larger countries just might follow
July 8th, 2020 | by Brad Rouse
What does the US need to do to help the world prevent the worst of climate change? End the use of fossil fuels fast. Many are stepping up to the challenge with aggressive goals. The EU wants to be fossil free by 2050. Joe Biden’s campaign wants the US to be fossil free by 2050 as well, based on his stated climate policy
June 24th, 2020 | by Jesper Berggreen
Finally something is getting real in the big plan of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Denmark by 70% by 2030. The Danish national media outlet reports this week that a majority coalition of the parties in parliament has agreed to introduce a tax on emissions of greenhouse gases for all sectors
June 14th, 2020 | by Brad Rouse
We are making great progress, with costs of solar, wind, and batteries continuing their decline. But we are not moving fast enough to turn the tide on human-caused climate change. One study I saw recently said we need to be installing wind and solar at triple the current rate to get to 90% renewable just for electricity by
April 23rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
We should not bail out oil companies. But we probably will since Trump is scrambling to do just that. As we know, the price of oil in the US fell below zero for the first time ever the other day
April 23rd, 2020 | by Barry A.F.
Both Norway and Alberta, Canada are economies that gain huge profits from selling oil. They have huge natural reserves of it and make ginormous profits from feeding our "need" for oil powered transportation. However, their method of deploying those profits is in sharp contrast, and interestingly it even guides their philosophies and how they view climate change
April 20th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson
In the second half of this interview for our CleanTech Talk podcast series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down to continue a conversation with Ed Dolan, economist, writer, and Senior Fellow at the Niskanen Center, about climate change communication and action across political divides
April 19th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson
In the first half of this interview for our CleanTech Talk podcast series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down to talk with Ed Dolan, economist, writer, and Senior Fellow at the Niskanen Center, about climate change communication and action across political divides
April 16th, 2020 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Tesla's recent stock surge points to a risk/ reward equation that's working for the Tesla audience
March 25th, 2020 | by Kurt Lowder
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March 14th, 2020 | by Jesper Berggreen
On March 9th, the Danish Climate Council presented a number of recommendations aimed at achieving Denmark's 70% reduction of greenhouse gases by 2030. The transition requires both rapid implementations of known clean technologies as well as a long-term strategic effort. Is it going to be hard? Of course it is! Do we have to do it? Of course we do!
March 14th, 2020 | by Barry A.F.
When I first read about the $10 billion from Jeff Bezos to fight climate change, my first thought was, "Where will it be spent?"
March 11th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and union president James Sleviin propose a price on carbon emissions as the fairest way to protect the workers who provided America with the energy it needed to become a great nation.
February 16th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard
All transportation is electrifying. All transportation is moving to lower labor costs. All transportation is becoming more loosely coupled. All transportation is moving to lower carbon models. But the Tesla Semi is going to have a substantial advantage once it’s on the roads and for a decade after that
February 10th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson
In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan continues his discussion with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, about the climate action plans (and other political matters) of current presidential candidates. This second part of a two-part series spends a lot of time discussing Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and the evolution (or devolution) in the Democratic Party and Republican Party
February 9th, 2020 | 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 the climate action plans of current presidential candidates. This first part of a two-part series spends a lot of time discussing the Kamala Harris campaign (RIP) and Mike Bloomberg's unique entry and position