The last three posts on this blog have all dealt with the feasibility of reaching very high levels (80% or more) renewable energy in our electricity grids. Specifically, these posts were responses to articles dismissing the possibility doing this quickly, whose arguments I did not feel were well supported by facts and existing research. I […]

My readers will pardon that I am, for the third time in a row, writing a piece inspired by a post by David Roberts of Vox. Unlike most of the media David Roberts is writing intelligent articles about what I consider to be the most critical issue of our time, the global transition to renewable […]

This week a team led by Stanford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Mark Jacobson presented the latest results of its work on the technical and economic feasibility of moving the United States to 100% renewable energy by 2050. This includes state-by-state assessments and covers all forms of energy: Electricity, transit, heat and industry. Their […]

My readers will pardon that it has taken me a full week to respond fully to David Roberts’ post in Vox, “The Awful Truth in Climate Change”. I’ve been busy as usual with other matters this last week, and frankly it took me a little while to fully articulate what I have to say here. […]

This morning I was shocked to read a report by the UK’s Renewable Energy Association which finds that the UK met 19.2% of its electricity demand with renewable energy in 2014. This is the result of a 20% increase in renewable energy output over the previous year, and evidence that the UK is joining the […]

IEEE Spectrum has published John Bernhardt’s and my article on the Energy Transition in Denmark, Spain and Portugal, the nations I consider to be leaders for the transition to renewables in the electricity sector. This article was inspired by conversations around my critique of Vaclav Smil’s book “Energy Transitions”. One of my critiques of Smil […]

Rarely have I seen so much uncritical gushing from both Climate Change activists and the American Left as on the release of Naomi Klein’s latest work, This Changes Everything, which aims at the relationship between our economic system (Neoliberal or “free-market” Capitalism) and Climate Change. This lauding of praise to me is puzzling, although I understand […]

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