Tags: clean energy

Which renewable?   'Mirror, mirror on the wall'

Category:Clean Energy
BiteAs renewable technologies jostle for position in the growing low carbon economy, commentators are asking 'Who is the fairest electricity generation technology of them all?' It's the wrong question.
Kindergarten lesson:   "Clean up your own mess"

Bite"Clean up Your Own Mess" -- Robert Fulghum

"Cleaning up after ourselves generally is neither easy nor fun, and we usually don't like it." -- Richard B. Alley
Pricing risk:   The accelerant to clean energy shift?

BiteBanks, insurers and big investors are beginning to price climate risk into their decisions. This will accelerate the shift to low carbon energy. Are they the fire-breathers of economic change?
'It feels like I keep reliving a bad 1970s disaster movie'

Bite- former Energy Secretary James Schlesinger responding the American addiction to fossil fuels and our inability to be energy independent
We should tax what we burn, not what we earn

Bite"I have long supported a sharp reduction in payroll taxes, with the differences made up in CO2 taxes. We should tax what we burn, not what we earn." - Al Gore
Our new moon shot: Restore a healthy climate by 2070

Bite“We can restore the climate of the 1980s by 2070. It won’t require a miracle or big sacrifices, just the will and policies to do it.” — Peter Fiekowsky, physicist, business owner, and volunteer for Citizens Climate Lobby.
No longer 'Green vs Gold.'  Now 'Green = Gold'

Bite"There is a great market opportunity for innovation. We going to go from green vs. gold to green = gold."—James Bradfield Moody.
Hey USA!  Let's win the 'Clean Energy Race!'

Category:Clean Energy
BiteIt's the Olympics. USA has a chance to win gold in the Clean Energy Race event. Unfortunately, she is falling behind other countries.
The cheapest carbon =  the carbon we don't burn.

Bite"The cheapest carbon to remove from the atmosphere, is the carbon we don't put there in the first place."
Hungry Children?  Feed them Candy!

BiteElectric utility CEOs say they must burn coal to meet our energy demands. Sure, hungry kids want candy not vegetables. Yet, burning coal or eating lots of sweets is not healthy for their future.
Not one "silver bullet"...instead, "silver buckshot"

BiteThere's no one "silver bullet" that can solve our energy and climate challenge in one shot. Instead, it's going to take a lot of little bullets -- "silver buckshot" -- which together can pack the same wallop and get the job done.

Variation for hunters: Think buckshot, rather than a ...

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