With each new doom-and-gloom report that scientists put out about climate change, I repeat the words of Captain John Paul Jones from the American Revolution: "I have not yet begun to fight." You've heard about the latest report on greenhouse gas emissions? "Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn," says CNN. It's as close to doomsday stuff as you hear … [Read more...] about On Climate Change Doom, I’m Following Captain John Paul Jones
In the 1970s and 1980s, Republicans, Democrats and even Exxon agreed that the world needed to cut greenhouse gas pollution and that America needed to take the lead. And then they didn't. What does it mean for today's fight to save America's climate? Installing more solar power is one of the best things anybody can do to save the world's climate and America's future. But we need to install … [Read more...] about Are Young People the Only thing Between Us and Climate Chaos?
If you're an American history buff like me, you might get a kick out of imagining what role you might have played in the American Revolution. Rabble rouser? Minuteman? General? Signer of the Declaration of Independence? Diplomat? For any of these roles, it's easy to pick a Founding Father as your avatar. For instance, Paul Revere, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin … [Read more...] about What Kind of Solar Patriot are You?
No punishment, in my opinion, is too great for the Man, who can build “his greatness upon his Country’s ruin.” -- George Washington, letter to Joseph Reed, December 12, 1778 Anyone who accepts climate science, as most Americans, both Republican and Democrat, do today, can easily see that climate change is a huge threat to America. We've already seen the threats to America from coast to … [Read more...] about 6 Fossil Fuel Barons Who Build their Greatness upon their Country’s Ruin
Near the end of the American Revolution, in a famous speech he gave at Newburgh, NY, George Washington warned his officers against "the insidious designs of our Enemies, who are compelled to resort from open force to secret Artifice." Humbly following GW's example, here I'd like to warn solar advocates against the insidious designs of the enemies of clean energy. They've discovered that they … [Read more...] about Louisiana Utility Entergy Hires Fake Activists to Speak Against Solar
To get more clean energy in America anytime soon, our country needs an energy market that's fair. Consumers will choose solar power on price alone if we take away subsidies that make fossil fuels artificially cheap. And that means making fossil fuel companies pay for the greenhouse gas pollution that coal, oil and natural gas put out, just as they already pay for to emit and clean up other … [Read more...] about To Create a Fair Market for Solar, Congress Must Act (Book Review)