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Dear Mr President: Start Respecting Science

Science: China has rightfully taken criticism for squelching attempts by scientists to report information during the outbreak. Now, the United States government is doing similar things. Informing Fauci and other government scientists that they must clear all public comments with…

Renewables Catching up with Coal in US

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis: The unthinkable occurred in the U.S. last month: In the dead of winter, renewable energy (utility-scale solar, wind and hydropower) generated more electricity than did coal plants. This has never happened before. Specifically,…

More Talk about Hydrogen

More and more talk about Hydrogen as an energy storage medium. Mark Jacobson has long identified H2 as potential answer for aircraft and shipping. The downside is loss of efficiency in electrolyzing H2O – then having to convert again to…

Oil’s Crash: What’s Next?

Twitter Thread from Gregory Brew – Brew is a PhD historian of oil, the Middle East, US foreign relations and Iran. — For all my non-oil peeps, an update:  A few days ago, the big OPEC/Russia meeting ended without a…

Exxon CEO Backpedalling on Climate Questions

Exxon CEO dancing around a fusillade of questions about climate change from traditionally friendly financial press, in first few minutes of this vid.Climate questions up front, then corona virus discussion, revealing quote on climate attitudes toward the end. Note the…

LNG on Trains. What Could Go Wrong?

Here’s a good test case for what I call the “People’s Carbon Tax”. Stopping the gas industry from moving Liquified Fossil Gas on trains is something that is understandable, and do-able with local actions around geographic, legal, and legislative pinch…

GM Wants to make it a Race with Tesla

CNBC: General Motors wants to make it a two-horse race between itself and Tesla with its next generation of all-electric vehicles starting next year. The Detroit automaker during an “EV Day” on Wednesday provided unprecedented details about its plans, including…

Let’s Practice: Listen to the Scientists

Fascinated by the parallels between Corona virus and climate communication. The planetary response to the virus is like “climate change response” in a test-tube. We’re seeing the whole range of familiar responses – denial, distortion, silencing/intimidating scientists.What can we learn…

Can Corona Virus Teach Us About Climate?

I have a hunch, that the stream of ignorance and misinformation from the highest office in the land is not reassuring citizens, voters, or markets. Bill McKibben in the New Yorker: There’s nothing good about the novel coronavirus—it’s killing many…

Snowball from Hell

Even as the Republican Party tries to pretend they care about climate change, they can’t help themselves. Intellectualist: Mandy Gunasekara handed Sen. James Inhoffe his snowball on the Senate floor in 2015 as he mocked climate change. President Donald Trump’s…

Beaches Disappearing under Climate Change

Guardian: Almost half of the world’s sandy beaches will have retreated significantly by the end of the century as a result of climate-driven coastal flooding and human interference, according to new research. The sand erosion will endanger wildlife and could…

Are Oil Stocks Permanently Down?

Remember typewriters? Film in cameras? Xerox? AOL? Exxon? Market Watch via Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis: Even Wall Street firms are urging clients to dump energy stocks While the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the…