Author: 2GreenEnergy


Last week, Charlie Rose presented this summary of a report which laid out how the melting of the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet is “beyond the point of no return,” reminding us of the grim consequences: the slow but significant rise in Read more…


Last week’s “To The Contrary” on PBS did a fabulous job on the growing water shortage in the Western U.S.  It seems that climate change and population growth have gotten the better of our ability to deploy technology and conservation, Read more…


Mark Z. Jacobson is a researcher at Stanford who has made a splash recently with his findings that, both technologically and economically, it’s possible for us to migrate away from fossil fuels in the direction of renewable energy.  He’s even Read more…


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This week, I’ve run into several politically active Californians who want to add my signature to a petition that would put fracking on the ballot in November.  I presume what they mean by this is that they want a public Read more…


Over the last couple of months, there has been a lot of hype around hydrogen-powered cars, with Toyota, Honda and Hyundai planning to roll out hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by 2015, claiming that they have many advantages over electric and Read more…


A reader asks for my viewpoint on wind energy and concentrated solar power (CSP). She writes: Hello! I have been doing a lot of research on CSP and wind power. I want to know your opinion on which is better Read more…


A fellow electric vehicle (EV) advocate argues that electric transportation is beneficial to the environment in the U.S. right this minute, based on the EPA’s calculator, according to which switching to an EV has “lowered his CO2 by four tons Read more…


One of the great questions concerning the migration to renewable energy is as follows: Will it come from policy, i.e., government’s creating a level playing field, perhaps with a carbon tax—or will it come from technology, i.e., waiting for the Read more…


One thinks of Apple CEO Tim Cook as being an extremely calm person, but he drew a hard line against a conservative faction of shareholders who complained that the company should focus entirely on its bottom line, and knock off Read more…


It seems that almost every day, there is news, most of it incredibly good, about what Tesla, driven by charismatic entrepreneur Elon Musk, is up to. Recently, the news is the “Gigafactory,” to be located somewhere in the U.S. southwest, Read more…


I got a call shortly after dinner last night from a radio host in Denver, explaining that due to a last-minute cancellation, he had an hour-long opening on his show. He asked if he could call me for the interview Read more…


A friend of mine was helping me just now prepare for a webinar. “So part of the presentation is a few business plans you like. OK, how would you summarize this? I mean, is there one central point that they Read more…


If you’re an entrepreneur who would like to present your business plan to a set of potential investors, let me make a suggestion. Look into the California Coast Venture Forum (CCVF), a non-profit whose mission is to advise and promote Read more…


I’ve added a hot new business plan to the list I’m now featuring. I spoke yesterday with Joe Speace, CEO of “Project Renewable Energy” near Kansas City, whose raising capital for a wind farm that will feature compressed air energy Read more…

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