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Resurrecting American Passenger Trains

Posted: 02.12.2020 no comments

 

When Patrick Goddard managed boutique hotels in Miami, Mexico, and the Virgin Islands, no detail was too miniscule for him to fuss over. “Like I don’t want to crawl under the bed to find an outlet to plug in my phone,” he says.     He’s still obsessing over the fine points of comfort; now […]

 

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Portuguese Oil Firm Becomes Major Solar Player

Posted: 02.05.2020 no comments

 

Portuguese oil company Galp Energia will become one of the biggest players in Europe’s booming Spanish solar market after closing a €2.2 billion ($2.4 billion) deal for the solar assets of Spanish construction firm ACS.      The deal includes 900 megawatts of operational assets and a pipeline expected to yield a further 2 gigawatts […]

 

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The Super-Cool Materials that Send Heat to Space

Posted: 01.29.2020 no comments

 

When businessman Howard Bisla was tasked with saving a local shop from financial ruin, one of his first concerns was energy efficiency. In June 2018, he approached his local electricity provider in Sacramento, California, about upgrading the lights. The provider had another idea. It offered to install an experimental cooling system: panels that could stay […]

 

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Fossil Fuel Companies Acknowledge Climate Litigation Threatens Their Bottom Line

Posted: 01.23.2020 no comments

 

Fossil fuel companies facing climate-related litigation are starting to acknowledge in their financial disclosure forms that these legal challenges could harm their business.   Dozens of companies have been named in more than a dozen climate liability lawsuits filed by communities across the country. Those lawsuits seek to recover climate-related damages and attempt to hold […]

 

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California 2030 Climate Goals and Huge Cost Savings

Posted: 01.16.2020 no comments

 

California is one giant experiment in combating climate change. The state is trying all sorts of policies to choke off emissions in time to hit a series of ambitious, self-imposed goals. If it is successful, the other 49 states will have a model as they find their way.     But California is not on […]

 

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MIT Engineers Develop Battery that Removes CO2

Posted: 01.09.2020 no comments

 

A pair of MIT engineers created a new way to efficiently remove carbon dioxide from the air. The system can be developed commercially at low cost and has a myriad of potential applications.     While there are alternative ways to remove carbon dioxide from gas, they typically only work well on carbon dioxide levels […]

 

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Industrial-Strength Ultra-High Temperature Solar

Posted: 12.18.2019 no comments

 

Heliogen is a startup that wants to “replace fuels with sunlight.” And the Bill Gates-backed solar startup, which has flown under the radar until recently, has made a major green-energy breakthrough for heavy industry. Heliogen “has created the world’s first technology that can commercially replace fuels with carbon-free, ultra-high temperature heat from the sun.”   […]

 

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2019 U.S. Army Climate Report

Posted: 12.11.2019 no comments

 

NOTE: This post is a synopsis of the Executive Summary of the entire 52 page report. The report is well-researched. It’s a comprehensive primer on our climate crisis. And it is sobering, given that it was published by a branch of the US Department of Defense. You can read the entire publication at 2019 Report – […]

 

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Are Pension Funds in Breach?

Posted: 12.04.2019 no comments

 

Mark McVeigh, a 24-year-old environmental scientist from Australia, won’t be able to access his retirement savings until 2055. But, concerned about what the world may look like then, he’s taking action now, suing his $57 billion pension fund for not adequately disclosing or assessing the impact of climate change on its investments.       The […]

 

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End of 2019 IMF Report – Climate and Financial Risk

Posted: 11.28.2019 no comments

 

Climate change is already a reality. Ever more ferocious cyclones and extended droughts lead to the destruction of infrastructure and the disruption of livelihoods, and contribute to mass migration. Actions to combat rising temperatures, inadequate though they are, have the potential to drive dislocation in the business world as fossil fuel giants awaken to the […]

 

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