How to Reduce Global Warming for Fun and Profit
We’re not actually so far off from turning emissions into commodities, it turns out. In the United States alone, a number of companies aim to convert waste carbon dioxide into chemicals that can be used to make products we buy every day
The only people who think regulating CO2 will end capitalism are Libertarians and Marxists. Anyone who has an understanding of economics that doesn’t begin and end in the 19th century understands that markets react to regulations in the exact same way they react to everything else. Incentives change, prices adjust, people come up with new ideas that make money.
Twenty-Two Percent of the World’s Power Now Comes from Renewable Sources
Wind, solar, and other clean energy sources “continued to grow strongly, reaching almost 22 percent of the global mix,” according to the IEA, “compared with 21 percent in 2012 and 18 percent in 2007.”
The stone age didn’t end because we ran out of stones. The carbon age is ending and the fossil fuel industry is going to fight it as hard as they can.
300 MW Of Solar Approved By City Of Los Angeles
By 2016, LA could have 25% renewable energy and 33% by 2020
The Koch Attack on Solar Energy
For the last few months, the Kochs and other big polluters have been spending heavily to fight incentives for renewable energy, which have been adopted by most states. They particularly dislike state laws that allow homeowners with solar panels to sell power they don’t need back to electric utilities. So they’ve been pushing legislatures to impose a surtax on this increasingly popular practice, hoping to make installing solar panels on houses less attractive.
Patriot Coal Spills Waste 2 Months After Bankruptcy Exit
First Freedom Industries and now Patriot coal. I can’t wait to hear how this is the fault of too much gubmint and how the free market would never let this happen.
A 12-Step Program for Fuel Subsidy-aholics
Hello, my name is Uncle Sam and I am a Fuel Subsidyaholic. I’ve been abusing Fuel Subsidies for 65 years and it is damaging my economy, my environment and my political relationships.
War on coal: A pretty good idea.
the only way to consider new coal-fired plants a remotely plausible undertaking is to completely ignore the social costs of burning the coal. By the same token, simply throwing all my garbage into my neighbor’s back yard could look like a cheap and appealing alternative to proper trash disposal if I were allowed to completely ignore the costs to my neighbor.
Getting rid of direct subsidies and then attacking indirect subsides is all that is need to make wind and solar competitive.
How German Solar Has Made All German Electricity Cheaper
The Fraunhofer Institute found that – as a result of the Merit Order ranking system – solar power had reduced the price of electricity on the EPEX exchange by 10 percent on the average, with reductions peaking at up to 40 percent in the early afternoon when the most solar power is generated.
Its amazing how public policy can work when it isn’t subverted by zealots and shills chanting Drill Baby Drill.