It is officially fall. It is time to get the skis out and waxed for the upcoming season. It is time to fully embrace “sweater weather” and pumpkin spice whatever…oh wait, it is ninety degrees in eastern Iowa today. Damn, I guess summer is not going to release its satanic grip quite yet.
On to the links…
Key Stories for Understanding the Monuments Memo—Get ready for the great environmental legal battle when Trump actually takes these recommendations and moves forward with bad policy. Like spoiled brats and bullies the Trump administration is acting reflexively against anything that they do not like regardless of the consequences.
These Companies Support the Paris Agreement. They Also Support Climate Deniers.—I do not care what you say publicly. If you support climate denial in any way you are part of the problem regardless of what you do with your other corporate efforts. It would be better to do nothing at all than to secretly support these scam artists who are obfuscating the most important challenge of our time.
Cedar Rapids says They’re Seeing More Residents Go Solar in Linn County—I did not participate in this program when I had a solar photovoltaic system installed on my roof, but it is exciting to see that there is a lot of interest out there in going solar. Every system is like a little dagger into the black heart of coal.
US Celebrates Record 29% Drop In Utility-Scale Solar Costs — But Tariff Cloud Looms—Everyone claims to love a free market right up until the moment that it impacts their pocketbook. Solar prices have gotten so low so fast because of globalization.
Why Wind and Solar Won’t Save Us—Reducing demand should be the primary focus, but once we have reduced demand producing clean energy to satisfy what remains is imperative.
Trump’s ‘No Friend’ of Clean Energy. Here are 3 Reasons to Invest Anyway—The investment community does not care about the politics anymore. They see clean energy as a sound investment going forward. Given the cost curves and public sentiment you have to wonder how long coal can hang on.
The Solar Boom In The Middle East—The Middle East is a perfect and odd place for solar to be successful. It is sunny and there is a lot of open space, but it is also blessed with cheap fossil fuels.
Tesla Powerwall 2: An In-Depth Review—Changes in behavior are always interesting. As someone who wants to generate all his electricity needs from the sixteen panels on the my roof I can tell you that since I have installed my solar system I think twice about using the air conditioner, which is the last remaining major discretionary electrical appliance in my home.
Regenerative Solutions for the Future of Humanity—It is not enough to preserve what we have not destroyed. We need to regenerate what we have degraded if we are to live a fulfilling life as a species on this planet.