The gilets jaunes (yellow vests) represent a broad cross section of the French working and middle classes. They are butchers, bakers and automobile makers. They are the folks who drive the trucks, farm the food, build the buildings and fix what breaks. They are France. They have had enough.
Will your Starbucks actually get electricity from wind turbines? Will transmission lines run directly from the turbines to each Starbucks store? If not, how will they separate wind-generated electrons from the renewable-fossil-hydro-nuclear mixture on the regional grid?
There are a number of studies that seem to say that 100% renewables is feasible without filling the world with batteries. How do they do that? It turns out that there are several common tricks.
Promising work is being done in fusion that involves accepting the massive heat involved and dealing with it. This is done inside a container called a “tokamak.” This unwieldly acronym is the one to know. It comes from Russian terms that together basically mean doughnut-shaped device that uses magnets to control hot plasma.
By Ron Stein California is the fifth largest economy in the world. By trying to force its climate and energy policies on the nation, California may be putting the U.S. at national security risk.
2018 elections bring mixed messages and require climate and renewable energy reality check.
The good news is that the fracking-killing Proposition 112 did not pass, but the bad news is that it got 43% of the votes, which in political terms is a lot. Let-wing politicians see this near victory as a mandate for change. The ugly news is that the new Governor is a radical green and the Democrats now control both houses in the legislature. This likely adds up to a green energy wave coming in Colorado.
A new book analyzes America's near-total foreign dependency for critical minerals – and offers solutions.
By David Wojick, Ph.D. The anti-fracking folks are trying a slick new strategy in Colorado. Instead of banning fracking they just make it impossible.
By Ronald Stein and Todd Royal Can wind and solar keep the lights on and transportation moving?
Bloom electricity costs about $200 per megawatt-hour – three times the price of typical coal, gas, nuclear or hydroelectric power.
Two months ago, the US became the largest producer of crude oil.
Sixteen Republican senators have come out against President Donald Trump’s plan to allow year-round sales of ethanol blended gasoline.
The USA is now a net exporter of crude oil, with crude oil exports exceeding imports. This oil boom is beneficial to 49 states, but not to California.
A renewable energy campaign financed by Tom Steyer is trailing by double digits, an indication that Arizona voters are not too excited about a dramatic shift to wind and solar.