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The Myth (And Fake Math) Of ‘Green’ Jobs

“Fool me once,” Stephen King wrote, “shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” His adage certainly applies to the myth (and fake math) of green jobs. During the 2020…

Solar awnings over parking lots help companies and customers

(Michigan Technological University) Michigan Tech engineers look into the untapped potential of parking lots in a study that investigates the energy-related benefits of developing charging stations powered with solar canopies built into the parking infrastructure of large-scale retailers like Walmart.

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‘Do-nothing document’: Australian electric vehicle strategy lets emissions keep rising

The Morrison government has ruled out subsidies to encourage people to buy electric or hybrid vehicles, and assumes they will be adopted at a pace that would lead to greenhouse gas emissions from transport increasing over the next decade. A…

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A Good Example of the CO2 Abatement “Stupid Stuff”

In my transpartisan climate plan the other day, I wrote this: Point 3:  Eliminate all the stupid stuff Oddly enough, this might be the hardest part politically because every subsidy, no matter how idiotic, has a hard core of beneficiaries…

Energy

A Good Example of the CO2 Abatement “Stupid Stuff”

In my transpartisan climate plan the other day, I wrote this: Point 3:  Eliminate all the stupid stuff Oddly enough, this might be the hardest part politically because every subsidy, no matter how idiotic, has a hard core of beneficiaries…

Positive tipping points could be key to reducing carbon emissions – World Economic Forum

An academic paper suggests key tipping points can significantly reduce carbon emissions, which would help to slow global warming. Government policies are making coal uneconomical. Electric vehicle pricing structures have helped reduce the number of petrol and diesel cars on…

Solar hydrogen: Photoanodes made of alpha-SnWO4 promise high efficiencies

Photoanodes made of metal oxides are considered to be a viable solution for the production of hydrogen with sunlight. Alpha-SnWO4 has optimal electronic properties for photoelectrochemical water splitting with sunlight, but corrodes easily. Protective layers of nickel oxide prevent corrosion, but reduce the photovoltage and limit the efficiency. Now a team has investigated at BESSY II what happens at the interface between the photoanode and the protective layer.

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Repost for the New Administration: Trans-partisan Plan #1: Addressing Man-Made Global Warming With A Plan That Could Be Supported By Both Democrats and Republicans

By the way, drafts of Biden’s plans released so far has him doing almost the polar opposite of every step I suggest.  The cancellation of individual pipeline projects is just stupid political micro-managing to absolutely no benefit.  (First published September,…