Daily Archives: October 12, 2018

Trump Administration Assumes 7-Degree Temperature Rise

… and therefore more emissions won’t matter. Last month, deep in a 500-page environmental impact statement, the Trump administration made a startling assumption: On its current course, the planet will warm a disastrous seven degrees by the end of this century. A rise of seven degrees Fahrenheit, or about four […]

Trump’s U.N. bluster and SCOTUS hearings eclipse weighty climate news

MacArthur Foundation’s Weekly Climate Review from Sept. 28, 2018: This week brought a barrage of notable climate news that was all but obscured by the media’s obsession with Donald Trump’s braggadocio at the United Nations and the alleged boozy, teenage sexploits of his U.S. Supreme Court nominee. While both spectacles […]

Washington i1631 Explained

Anyone who has studied carbon pricing knows that the devil is in the details. Here’s a thorough analysis of the i1631 ballot initiative by CarbonWA.

Alarming Ice Research

MacArthur Foundation’s Weekly Climate Review from Sept. 21, 2018: Move by oil giants stands out amid flurry of climate promises The past seven days brought a flurry of promises for climate action as well as some artful dodging, but an announcement by U.S. oil giants may prove to be the […]

6 Charts Showing the Renewables Threat to Natural Gas

Why build gas peaker plants when solar or wind plus energy storage is cheaper? Today, utility storage capacity amounts to around 6 gigawatt-hours worldwide, but Wood Mackenzie predicts a more than tenfold increase, to at least 65 gigawatt-hours, by 2022. The U.S. will continue to lead this build-out, thanks to […]

Arcimoto Readying Three-Wheel EV for Production

Arcimoto is an electric vehicle company from Eugene, Oregon developing the fun utility vehicle, or FUV, a tandem two-seat, three-wheeled electric vehicle. The company’s first vehicle is a tandem two-seat three wheeled electric motorcycle with an estimated range of 70 miles (110 km) or 130 miles (210 km), depending on battery pack purchased […]

Billionaire Nick Hanauer Berates Neoliberalism

“How did we get to the point where the highest standard a business will hold itself to is simply the absence of evil? “And how did we get to a so-called “ethics” of business that insists that the only affirmative responsibility of a corporate executive is to maximize value for […]

The Death of Global Coal Growth

For years we’ve known that the coal industry was a dead man walking in the United States. So the industry has clung to future growth in other markets to justify its place at the table. But now, even those prospects are fading. We’ve already hit peak coal generation. We’re close to […]