Where does US pollution come from?

Elizabeth Warren announced, during CNN's climate town hall, that three industries were responsible for the emissions producing the climate crisis. This article gives the background facts.  Please note that a different way of quantifying this is that 100 companies account for 71% of these emissions. https://www.cdp.net/en/articles/media/new-report-shows-just-100-companies-are-source-of-over-70-of-emissions https://www.thirdway.org/memo/eliminating-us-climate-pollution-consider-the-source Published June 26, 2019 16 minute read Eliminating US Climate … Continue reading Where does US pollution come from?

Fracking (producing natural gas thru brute force) is why UK failed to meet emissions goal – Guardian UK letters

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/01/fracking-will-see-the-uk-miss-netzero-emissions-targets Fracking will see the UK miss net‑zero emissions targets Investment in fracking denies proper support to cheaper renewables, says David Cragg-James; government policies are damaging the environment, says Michael Miller; [omitted] Letters Sun 1 Sep 2019 12.56 EDT Last modified on Sun 1 Sep 2019 13.25 EDT An anti-fracking protest in Lancashire. Photograph: Sopa Images/LightRocket via … Continue reading Fracking (producing natural gas thru brute force) is why UK failed to meet emissions goal – Guardian UK letters

Global oversupply of natural gas due to U.S. fracking industry exceeding demand

This is definitely a highly opinionated piece but it is upsetting to see the destruction of natural resources, damage caused during the transport process, and -- worst of all -- the huge contribution to greenhouse gases adding to the climate crisis. If the US has all of these resources, but they aren't needed now, why … Continue reading Global oversupply of natural gas due to U.S. fracking industry exceeding demand

Current deregulation efforts often exceed what’s been requested by industry

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-30/trump-gives-businesses-deregulation-whether-they-want-it-or-not? Trump Gives Businesses Deregulation Whether They Want It or Not By Jennifer A Dlouhy August 30, 2019, 4:00 AM EDT Updated on August 30, 2019, 11:47 AM EDT Deregulatory zeal sometimes draws ire of regulated industries Supporters say president’s moves are unleashing U.S. economy Automakers have begged the White House to alter course in its plans … Continue reading Current deregulation efforts often exceed what’s been requested by industry

As we use more a/c, we make the heating problem worse

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/29/the-air-conditioning-trap-how-cold-air-is-heating-the-world The air conditioning trap: how cold air is heating the world  Illustration: Guardian Design The warmer it gets, the more we use air conditioning. The more we use air conditioning, the warmer it gets. Is there any way out of this trap? By Stephen Buranyi Thu 29 Aug 2019 01.00 EDTLast modified on Thu 29 Aug 2019 10.01 EDT … Continue reading As we use more a/c, we make the heating problem worse

New Mexico wind farms present the classic problem of wind and solar

Much of our current energy supply is produced by burning fuel that's been transported to a power plant. Renewable sources of energy has similar, but different, transmission problems. They can be solved, but additional investment beyond the initial wind or solar farms is needed. https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/08/eastern-new-mexico-could-become-the-saudi-arabia-of-wind/? Eastern New Mexico could become the Saudi Arabia of wind … Continue reading New Mexico wind farms present the classic problem of wind and solar

One solar experiment that didn’t work as well as expected — time to try again

This is the story of an experiment that failed. But they tried, and the next attempt will work better. https://www.businessinsider.com/first-solar-road-france-failure-photos-2019-8 Photos show the world's first solar road that's turned out to be a colossal failure because it's falling apart and doesn't generate enough energy James Pasley August 16, 2019 An automobile drives on a solar … Continue reading One solar experiment that didn’t work as well as expected — time to try again