Category Archives: clean energy solutions

MICHAEL MANN’S CLIMATE WAR THEME APPLIES TO THIS HEAT PUMP BATTLE

Climate scientist Michael Mann’s book THE NEW CLIMATE WAR chronicles the destruction of our planet, driven by the insatiable greed of shortsighted billionaires and powered by dirty politics and corrupt back room deals. Mann’s climate war theme is only too real for energy consultant Bob Wyman in New York State, and HRAI executive Martin Luymes in the Province of Ontario,

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YES WE CAN HIT 100% RENEWABLES WORLD WIDE SAYS STANFORD PROFESSOR

There are 8 countries in the world that are already at or very near 100% renewables, including Scotland, which reached about 97% in 2020. California is frequently hitting 80% or more, and Germany the world’s fourth biggest economy, generated more than 46% of its power from renewables for the entire year, also in 2020. Professor Mark Jacobson is a renowned

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America’s Clean Energy Secret

A version of this story appeared originally in 2020 in Plumbing Engineer, the official publication of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers Texas’ Whisper Valley is a living laboratory to help progressive companies plan production-scale housing projects for a different kind of world. Pssst! Want to know a secret? It’s not going to be that hard to construct clean energy

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I NO LONGER WANT TO DISCUSS THE MACrO-ECONOMICS OF OUR CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION.

I no longer want to discuss or write about the macro-economics of our clean energy transition. That ship has sailed. If we keep talking about various macro-economic scenarios, it has two extremely negative effects: 1. It implies that the transition itself is in question, is discretionary, is still at the ‘what if’ scenario stage. It suggests that ROI is more

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TEXAS IS quickly becoming A RENEWABLES & SMART GRID LEADER

The Mueller community in Austin, Texas Some freak weather of the kind becoming common due to climate change occurred recently in the USA. Snow, ice and cold, all the way down to Texas, where the electricity system failed, and most of the publicity was centered. Clean energy was immediately blamed by gas and nuclear lobbyists and the compromised politicians that

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proven solutions

Proven climate solutions: How do we decide what solutions to feature on this site? To ensure you can rely on the information here when planning climate priorities for your family, organization or government, we have undertaken extensive research which includes scientific or high level journalism practices. This has taken the form of not only continuous review of available expert literature,

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7 communication errors environmentalists make

Many people, including environmentalists, forget about our environmental priorities, and make 7 critical communication errors. I’ve been on Twitter, posting around 99% of the time about environmental topics, for many years. I engage with a cross section of people talking about sustainability. The environmental movement often expresses a reverence for fact-based policy, and yet we ourselves, in our social media

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We must sue them

Money is the language they understand. It rules their priorities. Eco-criminals have proven time and again that they have no respect for the other people, animals, natural assets or real property belonging to anyone other than themselves. Completely unconscious on these topics. They’re closest advisors will not even put it on the agenda until it costs money or potentially costs

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Canada: Achieving a Sustainable Future

Canada’s  Federal government has released a report entitled Achieving a Sustainable Future, a wide-ranging plan for building the nation’s economy while decarbonizing the country. It provides a high level of detail on numerous initiatives and programs. It includes inputs from Provinces, groups and individual Canadians, and also integrates other related national plans and international collaborations. Its structure includes measurable goals,

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Carbon tax fairness in Canada

1. Polluters should pay. It’s not fair that some individuals and organizations pollute our world more than others. They may intend to change their ways but the government uses a carbon price to discourage procrastination.   2. On the other hand it may not be fair for the government to apply a big carbon price ‘overnight.’ Instead it is phased in gradually over time, allowing

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Five ways businesses benefit from clean energy

It’s time to advance your business or career by recognizing what is misinformation and what is reality. 1. Operating cost: Save on lighting, cooling, heating, equipment operation, motors, and fleet operation. Lighting upgrades pay for themselves in one year. HVAC and process upgrades pay out in three years. Each electric fleet vehicle going 200,000 miles saves about $100,000. Just modernize existing

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