You can be sure that wind power is a big deal in your state when the image of a wind turbine is placed on the state’s license plate:
On to the links…
What Exxon Mobil Didn’t Say About Climate Change—It appears that Exxon Mobil conducted a campaign of deliberate disinformation with regard to climate change. This was an act that was counter to even their own internal scientists and experts. If true, and the evidence appears to show just such veracity, it represents one of the most egregious acts of corporate malfeasance in the modern era.
How 139 Countries Could be Powered by 100 Percent Wind, Water, and Solar Energy by 2050—This is the blueprint for the future:
Fines for Illegal Pollution Plummet under Trump—It’s not just a matter of changing laws, but also of enforcing existing laws. Trump and his cronies are likely to just let things slide for their friends who like to pollute and sicken Americans.
Trump Thinks Clean Coal is When Workers Mine Coal and then Actually ‘Clean It’—There has never been a person occupying the big chair in the White House with such an absolute disregard for actual knowledge. Trump seems to be going out of his way to act like a biggest doofus in Washington D.C., which is an accompolishment in a town shared by Louis Gohmert and Steve King.
Coal Plants Might Be Even More Toxic Than We Thought—As if you needed another reason to push for clean power. When coal plants are literally producing a new chemical compound that is making people sick you have to wonder about the sanity of anyone who would fight to the death to keep burning coal.
In Solar Scuffle, Big Utilities Meet Their Match—Surprise, surprise…people want their solar power and they want it now.
This Is The Future Of Electricity Pricing—As we build out renewable energy we need to create incentives and systems to match that supply with relevant demand.
Global Solar Capacity Set to Surpass Nuclear for the First Time—We came for nuclear and we are coming for coal. Solar power is the real deal.
India Added More Renewable Energy Than Thermal Power 4 Consecutive Quarters—Renewable energy has conquered the “India price” and it is showing.
Muscatine, Iowa Looks to Turn Food Waste into Fuel—What would it take to site these types of facilities in towns across the country? Food and yard waste could be collected and turned into energy. Seems like a winning deal to me.
Can We Feed The World With Farmed Fish?—Just because we might be able to do so does not mean that we should. It’s one thing when we are raising native catfish in freshwater ponds in Alabama. It’s quite another thing when we are raising non-native Atlantic salmon near Seattle.
Growing Concern: Organic Farms Need a New Generation to Keep Them Alive—Maybe millennials will give up living in Brooklyn, Austin, and Portland for a life in the country all “Green Acres” style. Nah, farming is actual work. So much better to be a YouTube celebrity or Instagram influencer.
Organic Farmers Sprouting up Across Iowa—Maybe the problem is more of a California thing as it seems like Iowa has people willing to take on the organic farming challenge. Granted, the odds someone in Iowa knows an actual farmer are probably higher than in California so the career choice is not so alien.
California has a Climate Problem, and Its Name is Cars—It’s not just a problem in California, but for the nation as a whole. If we cannot or will not address the impact of our transportation choices it may not matter what else we do.
Why We Should be More Materialistic—Materialism is different than consumerism, but I am guessing that the subtlety will be lost on most people.
Goodwill is ‘Overrun’ with Stuff Millennials and Gen Xers Refuse to Take from their Parents—I have cleaned out two houses and one condo for relatives who have passed away. I do not know why these relatives were saving all of this stuff, but a lot of it just ended up getting tossed. Some stuff got sold, some stuff got taken, some stuff got donated, but most of it went to the dump.
Rich Kids’ Grades are Rising Faster, and Intelligence Probably Isn’t the Reason Why—This pisses me off more than you would guess. I have spent a lifetime—okay, 39 years—hearing about the meritocracy of higher education. Guess what? The game is rigged in favor of the rich. Always has been.
We Conservatives Champion Local Power. So We Must Respect the Rights of “Blue” Cities.—Right wingers love local control and states’ rights as long as it is in their interest. Just like they are all about religious freedom as long as it is Christianity.