Monthly Archives: December 2018

People ask me, When you want to feel optimistic, or be optimistic, what do you do?

Simple. I bring up the latest, and listen to Professor Tony Seba of Stanford University. I am also a devoted enthusiast for the energy programs of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, per John Farrell’s excellent work.

Posted in Ørsted, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, CleanTechnica, energy, energy utilities, Tony Seba | 8 Comments

“You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes.”

Not much else needs to be said here. Hat tip to WaPo. Thunberg accused leaders of speaking only about “green eternal economic growth because you are too scared of being unpopular.” “You only talk about moving forward with the same … Continue reading

Posted in Anthropocene, bridge to nowhere, Carbon Worshipers, climate change, climate disruption, Hyper Anthropocene | 2 Comments

Plastics in the oceans!

From Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: (Click on image to see a larger figure, and use browser Back Button to return to blog.) “Tracking a snow globe of microplastics“ “WHOI Marine Microplastics Initiative“ “Sweat the small stuff“ “A hitchhiker’s guide to … Continue reading

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Cold Massachusetts Thanksgiving powered by Massachusetts solar

Update, 2018-12-15 (Click on image to see larger figure, and use your browser Back Button to return to reading blog.) Thanksgiving in 2018 was cold, but it was also sunny. That means the 150,000 solar installations in Massachusetts could delivery … Continue reading

Posted in American Solar Energy Society, Ørsted, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, clean disruption, CleanTechnica, decentralized electric power generation, decentralized energy, disruption, distributed generation, electrical energy storage, electricity markets, energy utilities, explosive methane, green tech, Green Tech Media, grid defection, ILSR, investment in wind and solar energy, ISO-NE, local generation, local self reliance, marginal energy sources, Mark Jacobson, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Mathematics and Climate Research Network, pipelines, solar democracy, solar domination, solar energy, solar power, SolarPV.tv, Sonnen community, Spaceship Earth, the energy of the people, the green century, Tony Seba, utility company death spiral, wind energy, zero carbon | 18 Comments

Remember …

Updated, 2018-12-51, 14:10 ET Remember who it was that told you it would okay, just fine to continue to emit CO2 as we have been, despite over 50 years of science, scientists, from physicists, to chemists, to engineers, and biologists … Continue reading

Posted in American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, Anthropocene, climate change, ecological disruption, global warming, stranded assets, the right to be and act stupid, the tragedy of our present civilization | 3 Comments

Codium fragile, for 5th December 2018

Less frequent than I originally intended, but here’s today’s: C. Wienberg, “Shipping Giant Maersk Aims for Zero Net Carbon Emissions by 2050“, today J. Pyper, “Xcel Energy Commits to 100% Carbon-Free Electricity by 2050>“, today J. A. Dlouhy, “The Trump … Continue reading

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Edward Gorey, mischievous artist, droll mirror of Life

Updated, 2018-12-05 I’m a fan of Edward Gorey’s work and life story. There is, today, a profile of Edward Gorey and his life by Joan Acocella at and of The New Yorker. I’m a member of the House, and just … Continue reading

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