Elon Musk Should Build Pumped Hydro With Tesla Energy, The Boring Co., & Coal Miners

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 01:08:40 +0000

Pumped hydro is a highly viable storage technology, it overlaps nicely with the characteristics of Tesla’s existing battery technology, the Boring Company has high-speed tunneling equipment suitable for penstocks and there are a lot of excellent coal miners who could be repurposed close to home in the United States

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UPDATE: Democratic Candidates’ Climate Plans Comparison, Now With Mayor Pete

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 19:37:32 +0000

With Buttigieg surging, and CleanTechnica’s deep dives into the front runners (and Yang’s) plans completed, it’s time for the overview comparison, now with Mayor Pete added

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Mayor Pete’s Climate Plan Has Good Coverage & A Carbon Price, But Too Little Funding

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:35:51 +0000

Pete Buttigieg’s climate action plan is not nearly as strong as Warren’s, and the lack of funding puts it close to the level of Biden’s at the bottom of the heap. The major saving grace is the price on carbon

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Democratic Candidates’ Climate Plans Are All Flawed, But Together They Add Up To A Great Plan

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 00:30:08 +0000

Of the DNC Presidential candidates, Harris and Warren have robust, salable climate plans. Biden’s is worst, Yang’s is interesting and Sanders’ is unsalable. With a couple of additions, Warren’s plan will be very supportable in 2020. If Biden is the candidate, major surgery will be required

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UPDATE: Elizabeth Warren’s Climate Plan Is Much Stronger With Addition Of Inslee-Related Commitments – #Election2020

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 01:00:45 +0000

Warren’s new climate commitments add a trillion dollars, specific targets in some areas, and significant improvements on electrification, industry, and transportation. They improve the plan substantially

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#EC2019 Part 4: BC Is A Global Climate Leader, But Needs Canada & US To Keep Up

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 19:30:41 +0000

CleanBC logoBC’s climate action plans are excellent, but the province can’t go it alone. At 5 million people and $240 billion CAD in GDP, it’s too small

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Bernie Sanders’ Climate Plan: Excellent On Electrification, But Concerningly Authoritarian & Populist – #Election2020

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2019 20:36:05 +0000

Bernie Sanders’ electrification plan is excellent but depends on potentially dangerous authoritarian populism, his transportation plan is mostly about cars for less wealthy people, his land use plan is good, but military and industry don’t get nearly enough attention. Only about half of the $16.3 trillion can be tracked to things which actually reduce climate change

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