Author: 2GreenEnergy


In conversations I had many years ago with people who followed U.S. energy politics closely, I received several suggestions that I not criticize Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) too harshly. “He’s a laughing stock,” I was told repeatedly.  “The incredible ignorance Read more…


Here’s what Bernie Sanders says on the subject. Of course, I tend to focus on the energy side of things, and I fear that if they are successful in bringing the U.S. Senate back under Republican control, the Koch Brothers, Read more…


Propelled forward by the economically prosperous and populous Southeastern states of Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro, rapid economic growth in Brazil has elevated the nation to the 10th largest energy producer in the world and 8th largest energy consumer. Read more…


Want 63 seconds of inspiration to jumpstart your morning?  Here’s Morgan Freeman’s video on climate action. Note the tone of this masterpiece: it’s not about scaring the viewer, or calling out the bad guys, or placing blame on piggish consumers; Read more…


What a magnificent time to be alive.  Last night, the Senate here in the United States did something great: they voted 79-18 to advance a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, meaning that every single senator will be forced to Read more…


Deutsche Post DHL is the result of the privatization of Germany’s post office and its merger with parcel and logistics giant DHL; its operations around the globe generate annual revenues exceeding 51 billion Euros.  Last week, Deutsche Post DHL passed Read more…


The contribution to the U.S. grid mix from renewable energy last month was 7.3%–not counting hydro-electric dams, which accounted for an additional 7.0%.  At this point, I guess it’s fair to say that clean energy in the U.S. is not Read more…


The other day, I was lucky enough to have connected with a group of a few dozen extremely senior scientists whose main beliefs I would summarize as follows: • The damage being wreaked upon Earth from fossil fuels, principally in Read more…


This political campaign ad from the woman running against Mitch McConnell for a U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky reminds me of an important issue—perhaps the only important issue—driving the ultimate success of the renewable energy industry in this country: the Read more…


The first atomic bomb was exploded in the deserts in central New Mexico 69 years ago this week.  Now, the radiation levels there are still 10 times greater than those occurring in nature. Had the U.S. government not been interested Read more…


Here’s an article about a “Perfect Storm for Renewables,” which describes how Kauai, one of the less-populated Hawaiian Islands, is poised to hit 40% renewable energy on their electricity grid.  This is largely driven by homeowners who have installed solar Read more…


It’s been a while since I wrote a post reminding us all exactly how little area is required, in relative terms, to provide enough solar power for the entire world.  Numbers are cool, but graphics are better.  Below is a Read more…


Those of us who had hoped for deals that would leave some of the Earth’s fossil fuels safely in the planet’s crust are a little less confident in the success of such arrangements today than we were last week, before Read more…


I had the pleasure of attending Infocast’s annual California Energy Summit this week, and I wish to enter a few posts for readers who may be interested in the subject.  Here’s the first of several: As always, there were a Read more…

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