Climate Change

Slide from presentation to Indian utility professionals under auspices of ISGF by Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist, TFIE Strategy Inc

Shutting Down Coal & Gas By Steps, Slides, & Substitutions – India Utilities Seminar Transcript…

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. With the … [continued]

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Be Wary What You Wish For: Trump 2.0 Will Retract Climate Laws

Another Trump administration would revise nearly every forward-looking Biden-Harris administration action, including breakthrough legislation to mitigate the effects of the climate crisis. The Sierra Club warns that “everything from rules to curb hazardous air pollutants to programs that help make cleaner and more energy-efficient purchases affordable would be on the … [continued]

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Amidst Democratic Party Turmoil, The Biden-Harris Administration Continues To Protect The Environment & Workers

The Chevron deference was an essential legal precedent that conferred upon federal agencies the capacity to interpret and to make laws more explicit. The Supreme Court’s recent overturning of Chevron has placed the future of many regulations on clean water and clean air in the hands of appointed judges, the … [continued]

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The Art Of Having Difficult Climate Conversations

Have you talked with someone at a family gathering or social function who simply doesn’t understand the climate crisis the way you do? Sometimes climate conversations seem like speaking another language, one in which both of you hold staunch positions that are untenable to the other. You reach an impasse, … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of an ATR 72 with hydrogen written on the side abandoned in a weedy field beside an airport, covered in dirt and pigeon droppings

Another Day, Another Hydrogen Transportation Firm Plummets To Earth

After a brief period when hydrogen for energy and transportation plays managed to mostly limp along without failing entirely, apparently it’s time for another spate of bankruptcies and closures. A few days ago, it was Hyzon’s time to admit failure. Having gone public via a reverse takeover SPAC, the firm … [continued]

Slide from Surrey Sustainable Engineering Seminar by Michael Barnard

CCUS Is Mostly An Oil & Gas Shell Game — SFU Seminar Slides & Notes

A few months ago, Sami Khan, a Simon Fraser University Professor and MIT engineering PhD, reached out to me. He’d read something I’d published on ocean geoengineering and wanted to know if I was interested in talking with his PhD, master’s degree, and undergraduate students about the subject, and carbon … [continued]