The public's support of climate science and climate policy is growing. There is a clear shape and dimension to the public's perspective and it does not match the views of climate policy advocates.
A 2.0 utility business model that doesn't accommodate this opportunity for local, equitable access to energy production and management will leave many U.S. electricity consumers deeply unsatisfied.
All the financing tools -- federal, state, local and private -- could be mobilized in a national campaign to create a low-carbon U.S. economy, and to achieve it more rapidly than any other major energy shift in American history.
Cheaper and cleaner than oil -- and seemingly abundant in supply -- shale gas was intended to be our "bridge" fuel to a bright future of renewable energy. But a clear look at the costs involved reveals that shale is a teetering bridge leading to an even higher-cost future.
Conscious capitalism has been the domain of corporations since Ben & Jerry's first added macadamia nuts to their ice cream to help raise awareness about the need to protect the rainforest.
Flush from victory last November, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell threw down the gauntlet. "What the administration has done to the coal industry is a true outrage," he said, referring to the loss of mining jobs in his home state of Kentucky.
If you're familiar with geothermal energy, you know most existing geothermal projects rely on high-temperature permeable rock relatively near the surface that has its own naturally occurring water supply.
I keep looking at this image from Sen. Cory Gardner's campaign ad of him in the middle of a wind farm claiming that he supports the next generation and suggesting that he'll support clean energy.
To this day, an estimated 1.3 billion people do not have access to electricity. That is over a billion people who struggle to refrigerate their food and medicine, study at night to further their education, or charge their mobile phones.
It's getting harder to defend our economic and environmental interests against the corrupting influence of campaign cash. The struggle for a fairer economy is inseparable from the struggle to protect the planet -- and both will be more successful once we've removed big money from our political process.
None of the candidates in the last presidential election said much about climate change or the clean energy imperative, not even Barack Obama. We cannot allow that to happen again. The media, the Commission on Presidential Debates, young people and voters at large need to nail down every candidate this time on what he or she would do about these two urgent issues.
Both Obama and Narendra Modi (NaMo) have waxed eloquent on stronger economic ties and friendly cultural relations, but their statements on climate change need to go beyond platitudes and into action.
I intend to create beauty wherever I am: a clean, clear space may just be the brilliant bouncing-off place for a whole new level of blessings.
While Washington state lawmakers' bold pragmatism promises to help their environment and their economy, the new Congress in Washington, D.C., seems hell-bent on pushing legislation that will strip away our environmental protections, continue to ignore the threats of climate change and keep us addicted to dirty fossil fuels.
From The Great Australian Bight to Lake Macquarie, NSW, the race to destroy sealife to extract more climate disrupting oil and gas has reached a diabolical frenzy.
Because of the likelihood that a large fraction of today's known fossil-fuel reserves will become "stranded," fossil fuels no longer represent safe investments. Thus, continued reliance on fossil fuels is neither safe environmentally nor safe economically.