The Solar Energy Industries Association is calling for us to “Shout out for Solar” today. Why in the world not?! It’s a brilliant technology, saving people money all over the world, providing power and jobs, and saving the planet. What’s not to love?
What is the Polar Vortex?
According to NOAA: “Colder temperatures to the north and warmer temperatures to the south create winds that generally blow from west to east around the northern hemisphere. This atmospheric river of strong winds can vary from a straight west-to-east pattern, to a more wavy pattern. Continue reading
I mentioned Jigar Shah yesterday. He’s also one of Greentech Media’s “Energy Gang.” The weekly podcast has a quite sprightly and informative discussion between Shah, energy policy expert Katherine Hamilton and Greentech Editor Stephen Lacey. (Before moving over to GTM, Lacey was at Climate Progress.) This is what you call the A Team. Continue reading
This is going to be a great conference. It’s being sponsored by NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, where I teach. The keynote will be from Jigar Shah, a major actor in global clean tech today. See the full agenda here and sign up soon.
First of all, I want to quickly acknowledge the fact that I’ve been off the air for weeks. Put it down, if you will, to the end of semester for my graduate class, the holidays, some other work that needed to get done, but mostly to a sort of mini-sabbatical that I took for myself.
So, to the point: There was a great article the other day in the NY Times from Coral Davenport, the climate change beat reporter who came on in December: Kerry Quietly Makes Priority of Climate Pact. (Davenport is a vast improvement from John Broder, her predecessor, who took the opportunity often, it seemed to me, to take a hatchet to the administration’s efforts on climate and energy, and who had, at best, a cynical attitude to clean tech and policy advances.) Continue reading