Is Exxon Conning Its Investors?

A New York State lawsuit charges that the oil giant has not properly accounted for the climate risks at the core of its business. By The Editorial Board, Nov. 25, 2018 The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section. In August, a lawyer for Exxon Mobil told a …

Mankind’s destruction of Earth laid bare: From tropical deforestation to draining the Aral Sea, incredible maps show how humans have devastated the planet in just 25 years

Nearly a quarter of the Earth’s habitable surface has been changed – primarily from forest to agriculture Researchers created the maps using high-resolution satellite images from the European Space Agency Satellite images are so detailed, researchers could organise them into 300-square-metre grids called pixels Each pixel identified changes among 22 land-use categories describing various types of land use  By Phoebe Weston …

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 The Wind Solar Alliance argues in a new report, “Customer-Focused and Clean: Power Markets for the Future,” that an outdated electricity market requires fundamental changes in the …

Meta-study of 3000 studies on climate change impacts finds likelihood of multiple cascading crises

November 21st, 2018 by Steve Hanley in Clean Technica on a study published November 19 in the journal Nature Climate Change entitled “Broad threat to humanity from cumulative climate hazards intensified by greenhouse gas emissions.” Warmer average global temperatures are producing stronger storms with higher winds and more rain, droughts, wildfires, rising ocean levels, scarcity of clean water, flooding, and heat waves. But we ain’t seen …

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 …

The Opportunities Lurking In The Transition To Electric Transportation

November 19th, 2018 by Kyle Field, Clean Technica  Here at CleanTechnica, we see the transition to electric vehicles as a certainty and indeed, consumers are voting with their wallets for electric vehicles in countries leading the charge into plug-in vehicles like China, the United States, and Norway. As the world transitions to connected, autonomous, shared and electric vehicles, the brand new internal combustion …

Electric Delivery Vans Coming From Chanje, Tesla, Workhorse, DHL, & Mercedes

November 20th, 2018 by Steve Hanley on CleanTechnica.com Delivery vans are nearly invisible to ordinary people, yet millions of them crisscross the nations of the world every day. They are the blood in the veins of commerce, distributing the goods, products, and services that are at the heart of each nation’s economy. And each one adds up to 20 tons of carbon emissions …

All I want for Christmas is a 90% efficient solar panel: arrays of carbon nanotubes antennaes capture a broader portion of the sun’s electromagnetic spectrum, a process they hope will yield a 90% efficient solar cell at a tenth of the cost of modern solar modules

The company says they’ve demonstrated a proof of concept, in front of third parties, that has touched 43% efficiency. That’d suggest a 72 cell solar module near 860 watts, with a 90% solar cell pushing 1700 watts. PV MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 23, 2018 JOHN WEAVER – plans to use old LCD (TV) panel production equipment NovaSolix The idea of collecting energy from …

How Transit Is Turning to Tech to Cut Through Congestion: TriMet, which manages public transit in Portland, Ore., is exploring a range of advancements so vehicles can operate more efficiently and cut through congestion

BY SKIP DESCANT / NOVEMBER 15, 2018, Government Tech TriMet, the transit agency serving Portland, Ore., is exploring a next-generation transit signal prioritization system, among other technology improvements to reduce traffic congestion(FLICKR/TRIMET)  Solving the pervasive problem of traffic congestion will require an approach  that extends beyond bans on ride-hailing services, but looks to more nuanced solutions like better managing street right-of-ways and technology …

Split the benefits: Incentives In The World Of Energy: What Power Use In Rental Properties Can Teach Us About The Larger Politics Of Renewable Energy & Climate Change

November 20th, 2018 by By Matt Chester, Chester Energy and Policy on Clean Technica While recently traveling, I was cozy and tucked in bed under full sheets and comforter with the thermostat set to 65 degrees when a pang of guilt about this unnecessary energy usage hit me. I grumpily got out of bed to adjust the temperature when it hit me. As …