2018 in review, from The Climate Mobilization

Game, Changed: 2018 in Review Historians will say that 2018 is when the Climate Emergency Movement began in earnest. 2019 will be the year that the movement breaks through and Climate Mobilization becomes the mainstream position. Our efforts to “move the movement” have proven enormously successful. We began 2018 as virtually the only organization in the United States advocating a …

Majority of voters worried about climate change

Poll: Majority of voters worried about climate change Politico | Steven Shepard 58 percent of voters say climate change is being caused by human activity, compared with 30 percent who say it’s a natural phenomenon. Only 4 percent of voters say climate change is not happening, while 8 percent are undecided. […] And most voters are worried about climate change: …

How Your Battery Will Sell Energy to Your Neighbor’s Car: The system for behind-the-meter device-to-device transactions is due out in a year.

JASON DEIGN SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 EnSync is working on a version of peer-to-peer energy trading. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com 0 Wisconsin-based storage developer EnSync Energy Systems is working on a system that could allow your residential battery to sell energy to your neighbor’s electric vehicle. The device-to-device transaction system is designed to operate behind the meter, using DC links, and could be …

Smart Growth 2018

Stuck in the Station showing which projects have been funded, which haven’t, and how much money USDOT still has yet to award. Our work on this count has made a noticeable impact, with FTA moving to advance several projects since we launched, and promising a few grants to come in early 2019. But we will keep holding their feet to the …

Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Republicans now acknowledge climate change

Even Republicans at odds with Trump’s climate posture, poll finds Emily Holden, The Guardian New polling suggests that Americans, including Republicans, are becoming more convinced on human-caused climate change, reports the Guardian. Some 64% of Republicans now think climate change is happening, the poll shows, compared to 49% three years ago. And more of the general population acknowledge climate change …

Colorado utilities on the way to 100% renewable

Amid the ferment, it’s important to remember that even House liberals of the so-called progressive wing of the Democratic caucus are resistant to change. Many talk as if the Obama years were a period of green enlightenment, a fallacy that Carol Dansereau, organizer of a new System Change Not Climate Change (SCNCC) chapter in Seattle, demolishes in her piece, “Climate …

From Zane Selvans, Dec 5 2018 The announcement covers the entirety of Xcel’s service territory (Northern States Power, Southwest Public Service, and Public Services of Colorado), and they do have some nuclear in Minnesota (Monticello 671MW, and Prairie Island 1.1GW). Their pledge is to reduce emissions, without saying how it’s done. I doubt they think that they could get any …

Will electricity market rules catch up with wind and solar demand?

When Will Electricity Market Rules Catch Up With Wind & Solar Demand? — #CleanTechnica Interview Market rules designed with other assets in mind fail to take advantage of new energy sources and their reliability capabilities. The Wind Solar Alliance argues in a new report, “Customer-Focused and Clean: Power Markets for the Future,” that an outdated electricity market requires fundamental changes in the …

Climate change policy can be overwhelming. Here’s a guide to the policies that work. A new book from veteran energy analyst Hal Harvey simplifies decarbonization. By David Roberts@drvoxdavid@vox.com  Updated Nov 19, 2018, 10:31am EST SHARE Climate change is such a large and sprawling problem — there are so many forces involved, so many decision makers at so many levels — that solving it …