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Carbon Pricing

Greening The Grid: Resource Adequacy, Intermittency, & Carbon Pricing

To green the grid, we must adopt a strategy of meeting our energy needs with low-cost renewable wind and solar resources. The obvious question is how to resolve the intermittency issue (what happens when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine). Solving this problem is a necessary ingredient for “saving the planet.”

Republicans Will Have Two Paths After The Blue Wave, & One Is Climate-Friendly

Will the Republicans realize that 60 years of leaning into irrational wedges with racism in the 60s, misogyny in the 70s, Creationism and anti-abortion in the 80s, propaganda in the 90s, climate change denialism in the 00s and anti-vaxx in the 10s is a losing proposition, and pivot into the 21st Century, or will they double down on being the party of the aggrieved and irrational


Carbon Pricing and Lighting, EVs, Heat Pumps, & Electric Everything

What does the US need to do to help the world prevent the worst of climate change? End the use of fossil fuels fast. Many are stepping up to the challenge with aggressive goals. The EU wants to be fossil free by 2050. Joe Biden’s campaign wants the US to be fossil free by 2050 as well, based on his stated climate policy

Carbon Pricing & The Energy Transition

We are making great progress, with costs of solar, wind, and batteries continuing their decline. But we are not moving fast enough to turn the tide on human-caused climate change. One study I saw recently said we need to be installing wind and solar at triple the current rate to get to 90% renewable just for electricity by


ADAPTATION: Calif. ignites fight with plans for whopping sea-level rise

California agencies in charge of protecting the state’s coastline from sea-level rise will target a minimum increase of 3.5 feet by 2050 — a level much higher than scientists say is likely, and one that’s stirred controversy in the Golden State.