‘Our children and grandchildren should not have to pay the cost of our generation’s irresponsibility.’

‘Our children and grandchildren should not have to pay the cost of our generation’s irresponsibility.’ Pope Francis stressed this today, June 14, 2019, at the encounter on the theme ‘The Energy Transition and Care for our Common Home,’ promoted by the Vatican’s Dicastery for an Integral Human Development, with world oil executives, held in the Vatican’s Casino IV. Yet, he …

New Jersey’s decarbonization plan

Excerpt from Steve Hanley, Clean Technica, June 2019 A draft of the state’s plan (the final version is due in September), New Jersey will deploy 600 MW of energy storage by 2021 and proposes to have 330,000 light-duty electric vehicles on its road by 2025. It is also targeting 3.5 GW of offshore wind and 2 GW of energy storage capacity …

Utility provides tool to help estimate the total cost of ownership in its jurisdiction

Southern California Edison is ramping up its efforts to support electric vehicle buyers with the introduction of a new tool called SCE Cars that helps estimate the total cost of ownership in its jurisdiction. The new tool aspires to give potential buyers visibility into the total cost of ownership (TCO) of electric vehicles that looks beyond the initial purchase price. Today, electric …

Why Tesla’s Solar Roof Is A Bargain, 53% Of The Price Of A Roof + Electricity — CleanTechnica Analysis

June 13th, 2019 by Kyle Field, Clean Technica Were Elon Musk’s Claims About The Cost Of  Tesla’s Solar Roof Accurate? Is Tesla’s Solar Roof Tile System Cheaper Than Buying A Roof & Grid Power? When Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company’s Solar Roof tile system back in 2016, he boldly proclaimed that it would cost less than buying a roof and electricity. Since then, …

Tesla To Make Its Own Battery Cells?

HyperChange CEO Advances Bold Theory June 14th, 2019 by Paul Fosse  As reported here and here, there was a lot of information presented at the 2019 Tesla annual shareholder meeting. And although there were a lot of small details covered and hints given about the future, there wasn’t any earth-shattering news. In my summary, I noted they didn’t “let the cat out of the bag.” …

The $6 trillion on Iraq could have paid for planetary conversion off fossil fuels.

The fossil-fueled military beast chewing up nearly 60 percent of the national budget is energy inefficient and environmentally self-defeating. Research published in the journal Pediatrics in May, 2018, revealed that “children are estimated to bear 88 [percent] of the burden of disease related to climate change.”  Nevertheless, public health agencies don’t discuss what war costs our climate when they discuss …

Intentional community links

Previously known as the “Fellowship for Intentional Communities” is now officially the “Foundation for Intentional Communities.” They have a beautiful new website and their directory of over 1,000 intentional communities is as robust as ever. As they explain, “We loved the kindred-spirit sentiment of ‘Fellowship,’ but we didn’t care for the old-school and masculine connotations. The title ‘Foundation’ speaks to …

Utah Aims to Shatter Records With 1,000MW Energy Storage Plant

The one-of-a-kind facility would combine compressed air storage in salt caverns with hydrogen storage, large flow batteries and solid-oxide fuel cells. JULIAN SPECTOR GTM article 74 MAY 30, 2019 Utah Aims to Shatter Records With 1,000MW Energy Storage Plant A newly proposed megaproject could put Utah on the map for cutting-edge energy storage execution. The Advanced Clean Energy Storage project, announced …