Solar Roadways manufacturing facility to open in Ohio

 June 20th, 2019 -LeAnn BjerkenJulie and Scott Brusaw formed Solar Roadways Inc. in 2006 and have participated in a number of pilot projects as they’ve developed solar panels that can be installed in streets. Sandpoint, Idaho-based Solar Roadways Inc. is one step closer to its vision of creating solar-powered road panels capable of providing clean energy.  The company’s founders, self-described …

Why Republicans are so interested in the census

A Republican strategist conceived a clever long-term strategy to maintain conservative power in a changing nation By David Daley Sun 23 Jun 2019 The supreme court is expected to soon rule on whether the Trump administration can add a question about citizenship to the US census. If you want to understand the real purpose of Republican proposals to add a citizenship question …

Many Texans think fossil fuel companies should pay for climate change, poll finds

Marissa Luck June 20, 2019  Most Americans — even in the oil rich state of Texas — say fossil fuel companies should foot the bill for rising temperatures, worsening natural disasters and other damages spurred by climate change, according to new survey by Yale University. The survey of more than 5,000 people across the county found that 57 percent of Americans …

Colorado aviation company aims to usher in new era with electric planes. Bye Aerospace seeking FAA certification of its all-electric general aviation aircraft.

By JUDITH KOHLER | jkohler@denverpost.com | The Denver Post, June 20, 2019 George Bye, an Air Force fighter pilot, engineer and entrepreneur, sees electric airplanes as a way to secure the future of the aviation industry he has devoted his life to. The impetus behind his conviction starts with an “E” — economics. “It’s not just cool, it’s green and clean. That’s awesome,” Bye …

What would it mean to get serious about the climate?

 Ted Nordhaus, Issues.org.June 23, 2019 | STRATEGIZE! NOTE: The author of this article is unaware of Howie Hawkins who is seeking the Green Party nomination to run for president in 2020. Hawkins brought the Green New Deal to the United States and has outlined an eco-socialist Green New Deal. Below, the author provides a fantastical tale of Jay Inslee winning the presidency to illustrate …

We need Protected Mobility Lanes

Lloyd Alterlloydalter June 21, 2019 The number of people using alternative mobility devices is exploding, and they will be demanding safe routes. The people at Bike Newton tweet: Bike Newton  #mobilitylanes #2019Goals@BikeNewtonReplying to @bryanbarash Bike Newton doesn’t want bike lanes. We want protected mobility lanes. These would be appropriate for almost anyone not in a car. If we had those maybe …

Cement Produces More Pollution Than All the Trucks in the World

There are greener ways to make it⁠, but customers are slow to embrace the change.By Vanessa Dezem June 22, 2019 The True Cost of Air Pollution The most astonishing thing about cement is how much air pollution it produces. Manufacturing the stone-like building material is responsible for 7% of global carbon dioxide emissions, more than what comes from all the trucks …

Energy Democracy slides

Democratize by bringing energy systems under public ownership. Decarbonize: restructure energy systems to be ecologically sustainable. Decommodify: Remove the profit motive from energy provision: no one should go without heat for lack of means to pay. Decolonize: Repatriate indigenous land, reparations for damage done to communities, end military spending, and ensure new energy infrastructure does not replicate systems of injustice. …

Voices of 100%: Bloomfield, in rural SE Iowa Pushes for Energy Independence

BY ALDEN AABERG, MARIE DONAHUE AND JOHN FARRELL | 20 JUN 2019 | ILSR How does a small city in southeastern Iowa plan to achieve energy independence and join the more than 100 cities across the country that are working toward ambitious goals to generate their electricity from renewable resources? For this episode of our Voices of 100% series of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell spoke with …

Managed decline of the fossil fuel industry

The 2020 climate candidate’s latest proposal calls for ending federal support for fossil fuels, ramping up prosecutions and putting a new spin on carbon pricing. By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffington Post, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jay-inslee-climate_n_5d103fece4b07ae90d9f72df June 2019 Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee already laid out plans to shut down all coal plants by 2030, spur a clean-energy construction boom and target climate change …