We should do everything in our power to transition the bright minds at IPEC into the clean renewable energy sector in New York, which is growing daily. Let's keep them employed -- and then some. But most importantly, let's keep this country safe.
Clearwater, the groundbreaking environmental organization founded by Pete Seeger which spearheaded the drive for the national 1972 Clean Water Act, is in such dire financial straits that it intends to cancel or relocate its famed Hudson River Revival Festival.
A wave of pessimism leads capable people to underestimate the power of their voice and the strength of their ideals. The truth is this: It is the initiatives of deeply caring people that provide the firmament for our democracy.
The critical conclusion to take away from Mission Innovation is this: the world may not be able to solve the climate crisis with only today's technologies, but neither can it afford to stop the strongest possible efforts to deploy current solutions as quickly and cost-effectively as we can.
Nuclear power is often touted as being an important tool in the array of measures needed to help prevent climate change. However, even though the goal of dramatically reducing CO2 emissions is critically important, there are still many reasons to be skeptical.
Naomi Oreskes is cherry-picking and distorting scientific evidence to cloud the public understanding of scientific facts to advance a political agenda.
The fixation on perfect nuclear power should not keep us from discovering the even better technologies that we cannot envision today. Mistaking this fool's gold of a climate solution will do little to keep our planet the sublime blue orb we experience around us today.
While I applaud financial and technical entrepreneurs who are willing to try once again to crack the nut of safe, clean, predictable and affordable nuclear power, the hope of yet another nuclear power savior should not keep us from focusing on the known technologies that can provide carbon free electricity on a much shorter time frame.
By the time we reach that scale of renewable energy deployment at a global level, fully competitive battery storage systems will most certainly be widely available. From that day on the world will be able to fully rely on renewable energy for our electricity, heating, cooling and transport needs.
Considering that climate change can exacerbate a range of interconnected transnational threats and crises that our generation faces today, such as extreme poverty, hunger, violent conflicts and pandemic disease, meaningful action is urgently needed.
It is fascinating to see subtly commingled over the UN COP21 climate conference in Paris the shadows cast directly by such terror alongside the fruits of another far less visible, far more subtle campaign of excessive fear - an exaggerated fear of nuclear energy, that is.
When does "GMOS are unsafe" or "Vaccines are dangerous" or "Climate change isn't happening" go from advocacy to falsely yelling "Fire" in a theater? Has ExxonMobil crossed that line? Greenpeace? The organics industry?
Democratic and Republican presidential contenders have failed to clarify their own ideas about the future of nuclear power within our energy mix, and the time is ripe for a meaningful public conversation.
Historically, cost was cited as one of the primary barriers to switching from fossil-based energy sources like oil, coal and gas to renewable energy sources like solar, wind and geothermal.
The Treaty of Paris, signed in 1783 by representatives of King George III of England and the fledgling United States of America in a Paris hotel, ende...
On an almost daily basis, the scientific community provides new evidence that climate change is accelerating, its impact is deepening, and its associated costs skyrocketing the longer we wait to take action.