It seems like the announced cabinet for President-Elect Trump, which still makes me vomit a little in my mouth every time I say it, gets worse every day. Now we have Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. This is a guy who has made a career out of suing the EPA. Is it any wonder that government fails to work when we elect people who do not want to make it work?
On to the links…
Why the International Energy Agency has Grown Bullish, but Perhaps not Bullish Enough, on Renewables—In Trump land I do not know if we can be bearish enough about anything environmentally friendly. I fear that the next four years will be nothing but walking backwards into climate change oblivion.
Trump Advisors Aim to Privatize Oil-Rich American Indian Reservations—I am sure that this will go really well. Nothing like allowing Trump’s fossil fuel besties to grab resources from native communities.
Four Reasons 30% Wind and Solar is Technically No Big Deal—The important part of this story is that there are places that are already operating at over 30% renewables. We have made a lot of progress and need to fight to make it stick.
Solar Panels Repay their Energy ‘Debt’—One of the negatives that climate change deniers and fossil fuel lovers like to spew is that solar panels can never produce more energy than was used in the manufacture of the panels. Wrong.
U.S. Brewery Count Topples 5,000-mark per Brewers Association 2016 Year in Review—5,000 breweries is amazing and scary. Is this a bubble?
My DIY IKEA Backpack—In the forthcoming Trumpocalypse I can see lots of people having to make survival gear from whatever they can find around. These blue IKEA bags may be the bees knees.