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The Case For Solar Endowments

May 1st, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

University and college endowments in the U.S. looking for strong, sustainable revenue streams would do well to embrace on-site solar generation, and the solar industry would thrive if it could forge the partnership. Solar installations would deliver stronger and more reliable returns than current investments, and create many opportunities, including enhanced fundraising, positive press, and community appeal to current and prospective students


New Harvard Study Links COVID Deaths & Air Pollution — Interview With Dr. Francesca Dominici

April 11th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

A new study was made public this week that sheds light on the connection between COVID-19 health impacts and air pollution. I sat down (virtually of course) with Dr. Francesca Dominici, author and Director of the Data Science Initiative at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, to learn more about the study’s findings, which focused on fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and what researchers plan to do next to further our understanding of air pollution’s impact on coronavirus health outcomes


Harvard Study Shows Where Investments In Renewable Energy Can Be Most Effective

November 13th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Sometimes, a study or report comes to such an obvious conclusion you wonder why the study needed to be done in the first place. Here's an example. A new study shows that the best way to maximize the benefits of renewable energy per dollars invested is to install wind and solar farms where most of the electricity comes from burning coal -- such as India -- rather than a place where clean energy is already the norm -- such as California


Oceans Need Geoengineering, Not The Atmosphere

July 17th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

Solar geoengineering is a bandaid on the symptoms, not a cure for the causes. It's like putting out the fires caused by an arsonist wandering around with a flamethrower instead of confiscating and shutting off the flamethrower itself. Global heating would slow and stabilize if we stopped forcing more CO2 into the system. But it's unclear if that's as true for oceanic carbon uptake


Harvard Board Member Kat Taylor Calls For Fossil Fuel Divestment

March 29th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Kat Taylor, Member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers, called for the University to divest from fossil fuels in a move she states "would not only take steps to address the existential crisis of our time, but it would allow the University to lead its peers, as few, if any, American universities thus far have taken this important moral stance."


CleanTechnica Divestment Year in Review 2017

December 23rd, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

Divestment has reached an all-time peak in 2017, with religious, higher education, wealth fund, and other institutions joining in to end the fossil fuel infrastructure and transition to 100% renewable energy for all


Tesla Model 3 Naysayers Slammed — Old Quotes

July 31st, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Now that we’re about to cross the finish line of Tesla’s first master plan, this also marks the end of the Model 3 Scoffathon. Let’s pause and reflect on the sage words of various experts who flashed their credentials and then swore up and down that Tesla would never get here, to the high-volume $35,000 car. Sure, the car hasn’t materialized in volume quite yet, but we’re on the home stretch


Will Geoengineering Plans Get A Boost From Trump Administration?

April 3rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

Will the Trump Administration "open the door" to planet-scale geoengineering experiments? That's the question posed in an article that I recently came across, one which referenced plans by Harvard engineers David Keith and Frank Keutsch to test in 2018 (in Arizona) the high-altitude spraying of sulphate particles as a means of limiting warming



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