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These Lawyers Are Creating An ALEC For Climate Change

April 5th, 2019 | by Nexus Media

For the last forty-odd years, the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has been a mainstay of the conservative movement and major force in shaping state laws. The organization brings together state lawmakers and corporate leaders to draft business-friendly policies that are then ferried to statehouses around the country


Cummins Talks Tesla, Electric Trucks, The Need For A Carbon Tax

January 5th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

The Tesla Semi has captivated scores of corporate customers. Pre-orders for Elon Musk's electric trucks are growing. Competitors, however, aren't so impressed. The Wall Street Journal spoke with a potential adversary in the trucking space, Cummins, for their take on Tesla, electric trucks, and their thoughts on how governments around the world should deal with carbon emissions


GOP Members Of Climate Solutions Caucus Lose Big In Blue Wave — Who’s Left, And What’s Next?

November 8th, 2018 | by Jeremy Bloom

Congressman Carlos Curbelo's Florida district is getting swamped by the rising seas of climate change. Likewise, he and half of the GOP members of the Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus he founded were swamped last night by the Democratic blue wave that washed over the country. Twenty members escaped the bloodbath, while 23 either retired in the face of the blue wave or lost their re-election bids last night, leaving an uncertain future (the fates of the two GOP delegates from Samoa and Puerto Rico have not yet been reported)


Please Help Pass Washington State Initiative 1631

October 18th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

In November, the residents of the State of Washington will vote directly on proposition I-1631 which would establish a pollution fee. Proponents of the initiative have stated the difference between a "pollution fee" and a "carbon tax" is that the fee must go directly towards funding solutions.


Ohio Residents Exercise Community Choice to Bill Themselves for Public Solar — Episode 56 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

July 30th, 2018 | by John Farrell

As consumers, we all want choice: the freedom to decide our own best interests and where our dollars go. In the energy sector, however, there are not always options to choose from. Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) frees communities to collectively choose their energy supplier. In Ohio, one city is stretching its freedom to choose even further


NORI: Fighting Global Warming With blockchain

April 19th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Nori, a company which recently emerged from stealth, is creating the NORI token. It’s a cryptocurrency token that represents a ton of CO2 removed from the atmosphere and sequestered in one of a number of potential ways. This isn’t a cap-and-trade or carbon-tax system, but a market mechanism which values removed tons of


CHINA X Cleantech — 1st Edition

January 2nd, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

China is the largest emitter of CO2. It has also firmly cemented itself as a global leader in clean technologies. Sooner or later, we will see Chinese electric cars sold globally, and Chinese solar cells and solar panels already dominate global sales. In early editions of CHINA X Cleantech, we'll spend some time figuring out who’s who and what does what


Bitcoin’s Hot But Blockchain For Cleantech Is Interesting

December 12th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard

Bitcoin is very interesting for cleantech for two reasons. One is obvious: the primary currency sucks a lot of electricity, and more electricity demand is good for investment in renewable generation. Of course, a lot of the electricity still comes from carbon-rich fossil fuels too. The second is the underlying technology, blockchain, which has a number of interesting uses emerging in the cleantech space


The End of Fossil-Fuelled Cars

September 3rd, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

We all love a David-and-Goliath story. Elon Musk is a great showman and has played this narrative for all it’s worth in the spectacular rise of his electric car company Tesla. A few weeks ago Tesla launched the Model 3, hyped as the first mass-market full-range all-electric car. But what we really want to know is not whether Tesla will beat Ford and GM and VW, and whose shareholders will make or lose money. It is the answers to two questions


71% Of Saskatchewan Residents Oppose Carbon Tax

July 8th, 2017 | by James Ayre

In not-so-uplifting news, a new study from the Angus Reid Institute has found that 71% of the residents of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan oppose the imposition of a countrywide carbon tax. In other words, only around 29% of people in Saskatchewan support a nationwide carbon tax, according to the study


The Chevy Bolt & The Tesla Model 3: The Solar-Powered Restoration of American Energy Independence

July 4th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

July 4th is Independence Day in the United States, and as with similar holidays in countless countries around the world, it is the perfect occasion to reflect on what it means to be independent. One key aspect of independence today is intimately tied into energy. How many countries around the world have found themselves economically enslaved to the energy economics inherited from past generations?  The US is the largest consumer of oil on the planet by a long margin, consuming more oil than any other country, regardless of population. While the US is also the largest "producer" of oil, it does not produce enough oil to satiate its seemingly endless thirst for it


States Give Trump The Finger, Form United States Climate Alliance

June 7th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

"States rights" is a simple term fraught with grave political overtones in America. It's not a stretch to say the Civil War was about states rights. The Jim Crow laws that followed were about states rights. Now, as a result of the decision by the putative president to abrogate the country's commitment to the Paris climate accords, states rights is once again a rallying cry in American politics



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