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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #33

Latest Posts Archives Climate Hustle Posted on 17 August 2019 by John Hartz A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Aug 11 through Sat, Aug 17, 2019 Editor’s…

Climate change: fracking may be doing more damage than we thought – Vox.com

As greenhouse gases go, methane gets less attention than carbon dioxide, but it is a key contributor to climate change. Methane doesn’t stay in the atmosphere as long as CO2 and is reabsorbed into terrestrial cycles via chemical reactions within…

U.S. Wind Energy Prices Are at Historical Lows, DOE Report Says

The national average price of wind power purchase agreements dropped to below 2 cents/kWh in 2018, according to the annual Wind Technologies Market Report released by the U.S. Department of Energy. DOE says wind energy prices topped out at 7…

US$1.9 Million Grant Awarded To Caban Systems For Telecommunications Energy Storage

Energy storage can also be used during natural disasters to provide back-up electricity for various applications and organizations. In this particular case, the application is an essential one: telecommunications. Caban Systems CEO, Alexandra Rasch, answered some questions for CleanTechnica about the grant

Green Energy? Wood-Burning Power Stations Are Eco-Disasters

Burning forests to generate electricity is probably the worst green-energy stupidity. It destroys forests; creates its own pollutants; is less efficient than coal to harvest, handle, and burn; and has a low-heat value. If all factors are counted, it will…

Brazilian President’s Eco-Plan: ‘Poop Every Other Day’

Environmentalists have a lot of great ideas for saving the planet. Instead of eating cows and chickens, people should start eating bugs and maggots and worms. Instead of driving cars powered by gasoline, we should drive cars powered by electricity….