Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

Energy and Cost Problems With Senator Sander’s Green New Deal

Energy and Cost Problems With Senator Sander’s Green New Deal I am only going to comment on the energy aspects of the plan, not the employment and social justice parts, which are separate choices to make. The speedy goal is … Continue reading

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CARB Web Conferences on Carbon Neutrality

CARB Web Conferences on Carbon Neutrality Instead of reporting on two packed CARB (California Air Resources Board) short web conferences for California, I will give my impressions and critique.  The first was on Carbon Neutrality:  Scenarios for Deep Decarbonization, and … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Autos, CAFE Standards, California Smog, Carbon Tax, Climate Change, Climate Education, Climate Science, Donald Trump, Electric Power, Energy Efficiency, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Natural Gas, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Trump Administration, White House | Leave a comment

The Greenhouse Gas Pollution of Air Travel

The Greenhouse Gas Pollution of Air Travel The question of greenhouse gas emissions from air travel is gaining more angst.  I will present here a virtual trip with an estimate of its pollution from a European web calculator. There are … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Air Travel Emissions, Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Energy, Transportation | Leave a comment

Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump

Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump The New York Times has documented 83 environmental rules rolled back or being rolled back by the Trump administration.  It has also noted 10 that have been reinstated by the courts.  We report their … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Air Quality, CAFE Standards, California Smog, Climate Change, Climate Science, Coal, Donald Trump, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Ocean Acidification, Offshore Oil Drilling, Oil, Paris Climate Accord, Regulations, Science Funding, Trump Administration | Leave a comment

How Large and Influential is Coal Usage?

How Large and Influential is Coal Usage? Overall, US coal usage as a percent of electric power has declined from about 53% in 2000 to 33% in 2015.  We are using data related to electric car choices from a report … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, Affairs of State, Climate Change, Clinton, Coal, Donald Trump, Electric Power, Energy Efficiency, EPA, Equivalent Electric Car Emissions, Fossil Fuel Energy, Global Climate Action Summit, Paris Climate Accord, Paris Climate Agreement, Politics, Regulations, Transportation | Leave a comment

Clean Energy Jobs and Investments in Orange County Districts

Clean Energy Jobs and Investments in Orange County Districts It’s important for local politicians and voters to realize the importance of clean energy jobs and investments in California and Southern California.  Even without an acceptance of the science of climate … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Midterm Election, Clean Energy, Climate Science, Dana Rohrabacher CA 48th, Economies, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Mimi Walters CA 45th, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Energy | Leave a comment

This Celebrates My 900th Blog Article

This Celebrates My 900th Blog Article Unfortunately, it is on a very sad day, due to the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.  That was preceded by a week of bombs from the #MAGAbomber to 14 Trump … Continue reading

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Talk at Distinctive Voices at the Beckman

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Talk at Distinctive Voices at the Beckman ”Accelerating the Clean Energy Transformation” Prof. Ernest Moniz was President Obama’s Secretary of Energy from 2013 to Jan. 2017.  He worked with Secretary of State Kerry to negotiate the … Continue reading

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Who is Responsible for Carbon Neutrality?

Who is Responsible for Carbon Neutrality? I don’t have the answers to this. I just have a lot of questions. Hundreds of firms will at sometime sign up for Carbon neutrality. This may well include all large and important American … Continue reading

Posted in Affairs of State, Air Quality, America's Pledge, CAFE Standards, Clean Energy, Coal, Economies, Energy Efficiency, EPA, Fossil Fuel Energy, Free Trade, Global Climate Action Summit, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Regulations, Smog worldwide, US Steel Imports, World Smog | Leave a comment

Notes From the Global Climate Action Summit, Day 1

Notes From the Global Climate Action Summit, Day 1 Over 4,000 people representing key climate action operators are taking part in GCAS. The sessions on Thursday and Friday, September 13 and 14, 2018, are being streamed live on YouTube, and … Continue reading

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