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Ford Jumps in with EV Mustang

New York Times: Ford Motor’s latest offering seems like an oxymoron twice over: It’s a sport utility vehicle that’s electric … that’s a Mustang. It’s also Detroit’s biggest bet yet on a mass-market future for battery-powered cars. The big automakers…

Big Mac does Big Wind

CNBC: McDonald’s has inked two power purchase agreements which will see the fast food giant buy renewable energy generated by wind and solar projects in Texas. In an announcement Thursday McDonald’s described the agreements as “long term” and “large scale.” Construction…

PBS: Kernza for Climate and Soil

Description: Scientists in Minnesota and Kansas are developing a grain called Kernza, which, unlike most of our food crops, is a perennial plant with a whole host of environmental benefits. While it’s still far from hitting the market widely, food…

What 2 Degrees Looks Like

Robbie Andrew at CICERO: We have a big challenge ahead of us if we are to hold global warming to under 2°C. This is largely because we have already used up most of our collective ‘carbon budget’. The amount that…

Climate-Gate at 10

10 Years ago, emails hacked from a climate research center, were selectively edited and released strategically to a credulous, ignorant and click-seeking media. Sound familiar?  I think it was the opening shot in the global fossil oligarchy’s war on democracy.…

MAGA Kid pushes back on Greta

Omg, her parents should be arrested for this. They have clearly done some brain damage to her. pic.twitter.com/TPc0m2svNC — Jeff Hudson (@ItsJeffHudson) November 9, 2019 Who will pay for her therapy when she finds out?…

Renewable Prices Continue to Drop

PV Magazine: Lazards has released their two levelized cost of hardware reports – 2019 Levelized Cost of Energy (pdf) and the 2019 Lazards Levelized Cost Storage (pdf) analysis. At a high level, both solar power and energy storage have shown…

Bill Gates v Liz Warren

Bill Gates recent interview has drawn some fire. Relevant passages come between about 3:00 and 8:00, above. Maybe Bill thinks he’s just being cagey, but even giving the slightest scintilla of air to the idea he might vote for Trump…

School Buses as Batteries

Yale Climate Connections: In 2018, five electric school buses hit the streets of White Plains, New York. They provide a quiet ride with no tailpipe emissions. Soon, they’ll do even more. Ari Kahn is with Con Edison, the utility serving…