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Universal Basic Income, Andrew Yang, the Green New Deal, & Tesla — CleanTech Talk with Mike Barnard

October 14th, 2019 | by Winter Wilson

Mike has been a global technology strategist and architect for major global technology companies, and is considered an expert on many topics within the clean technology field. He has worked in almost every sector, including health care, automation, freight transportation and finance. Mike attributes this breadth of expertise to being a bit of a nerd, or “just a generally interested guy.” In the one-hour podcast, Zach and Mike covered universal basic income, Andrew Yang, the Green New Deal, Tesla, and more


The Rules Of Acquisition & How They Apply To Climate Change — Part Two

August 17th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

I suspect, being a progressive bunch, at least a few of us are Star Trek fans. Climate denial is mostly funded by oil company greed and oil company actions are meant to maximize their profits. So, the idea of this series of short (somewhat satirical) articles is that climate change denial will be analyzed under the lens of each stated rule, how it applies, and what we should consider for our strategies to achieve climate victory over oil company greed


100% Renewable Energy, Tesla in the Early Days — #CleantechTalk with Mark Z. Jacobson

August 4th, 2019 | by Winter Wilson

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Mark Z. Jacobson, professor at Stanford University and co-founder of The Solutions Project, to discuss Mark’s work to bring together important players from science, business, culture, and community behind his vision of 100% renewable energy for 100% of people. They also talk about the early days of Tesla and some of Mark's special history and connections


IEA Hails UK As Climate Leader

June 11th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The United Kingdom has made "major progress" in reducing its energy-related CO2 emissions and introducing energy policies and reforms which aim to promote sector decarbonization and innovation in clean energy technology, says the International Energy Agency, but adds that the UK must now continue its global climate leadership. 


State of Global Air 2019 — A Special Report On Global Exposure To Air Pollution & Its Disease Burden

May 25th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

It's a fine balance to stay above the depression point when one is educated about the state of our environment, the state of our union, the state of our planet, the state of politics, and the legacy we are leaving for our grandchildren. A new report on air pollution doesn't really help with that depression, but it is important for us to cover nonetheless


Other Nations Support Electric Cars. In The US, They’re Supposedly A Threat To Gas Tax Revenue.

May 24th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Governments in Europe and China are trying to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles by offering subsidies and incentives, and it’s working. In Norway, EVs are exempt from taxes, and drivers receive perks such as free parking and reduced tolls. Almost 60 percent of new cars sold in the country in March were fully electric. China’s combination of incentives and mandates is acting as a magnetic force, sucking the global EV industry out of America and Europe and into China, where over a million electric cars were sold in


State Efficiency Standards Are Good For Everyone

May 22nd, 2019 | by NRDC

The federal government continues to miss legal deadlines for energy efficiency standards for appliances, equipment, and electronics with 17 standards overdue for review and more on the horizon. That’s bad news for anyone who likes saving energy, lower utility bills, and a cleaner planet


43 Cities Score “A” Grade In CDP Climate Change Ranking

May 13th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A total of 43 cities --- including Barcelona, London, Paris, Cape Town, and Hong Kong --- populate a new "A List" ranking cities' action to cut emissions and set climate strategies published this week by environmental impact non-profit CDP to celebrate the start of EU Green Week


Scooter Use Skyrocketing In Cities, But Are They Safe? A Look At The Evidence

May 5th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Electric scooters are the latest "new mobility" tech to disrupt the transportation sector. Chances are you've seen someone passing by on one of these small-but-nimble two-wheelers in a city near you. Following the explosive growth of bike-sharing and ride-hailing, scooters reached 38.5 million U.S. trips in


Which Countries Use The Most Fossil Fuels?

May 3rd, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Originally published on WRI’s Resource Watch platform, a platform which features hundreds of data sets all in one place on the state of the planet’s resources and citizens



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