Monthly Archives: July 2015

federal energy subsidies: your tax dollars at work

Don’t even begin to talk about how “favored” renewables are, or how much people need taxes cut until something is done to address this: (Hat tip to Paul Lauenstein of the Sustainable Sharon Coalition for the graphic.)

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Cost of (unsubsidized) solar reaches a new low

LCOE for solar has reached a new low, still higher than land-based wind turbines, but otherwise cheaper than any other source of energy. See the Clean Technica article.

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‘Weather by Icon’ Is A Bad Way To Get an Accurate Forecast – Dan’s Wild Wild Science Journal – AGU Blogosphere

'Weather by Icon' Is A Bad Way To Get an Accurate Forecast – Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal – AGU Blogosphere.

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Climate Justice

December 2015 will see the definitive meeting of the UNFCCC COP 21 intended to set targets and commitments under the UN treaty establishing UNFCCC and the IPCC, one approved and ratified by the United States (*). Before then, a good … Continue reading

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