Batteries For Dummies Like Me — Part 3: The Battery Anode & Cathode

Credit to Author: Alex Voigt| Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 16:58:40 +0000

What the heck is an anode and cathode in a battery, and why is that important

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NRDC Sues US Department Of Energy Over Efficiency Standards Process Changes

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 00:07:38 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. by Joe Vukovich NRDC sued the U.S. Department of Energy yesterday for once again altering its energy efficiency standards-setting process to make it more difficult to set rigorous energy-saving levels for America’s appliances and equipment. We believe this change will harm consumers — especially low-income households — and create [&hellip

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Defeating Guilt — Personal Responsibility & Climate Change

Credit to Author: Alex Voigt| Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2020 20:04:31 +0000

When I was a kid, I asked my parents one day what they did to prevent Hitler. I received an irritating form of silence in exchange for an answer. Most children in Germany asked their parents or grandparents sooner or later, and only a very few received a convincing response, almost as if it was an unexpected surprise that this question would ever appear. It never disappeared again

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The Growing Danger From Gas Pipelines

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:01:22 +0000

A decade ago, Congress set out to make pipelines safer, but today there are more accidents on pipelines that carry gas to homes

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2035: Clean Grid 90%, Electrify 50%

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 22:15:34 +0000

For those deeply interested in our future energy system and how it will evolve, I highly recommend two in-depth papers published in the last year. Here I will show a similar vision step-by-step using some of the same assumptions and publicly available data using “back of the envelope calculations” (spreadsheets)

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100% By 2035? 90% Might Be Better: Consider The Opportunity Costs

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 17:35:09 +0000

I would love to have 100% clean electricity by 2035. Such a goal is admirable for its audacity and for its ability to get people motivated. For that I applaud it. But when we get down to it, will it be smart policy? Could it be that 90% would provide greater carbon savings than 100%? 

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California Takes A Big First Step Toward Climate Change Adaptation

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 03:50:28 +0000

California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) just became the nation’s first regulator to require utilities to better account for the impact of climate change on energy infrastructure and services, ordering them to prioritize it in their planning and operations

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Machine Learning: A Transformative Cleantech & Climate Technology Report Now Available

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 21:15:06 +0000

Policy makers, investors, entrepreneurs and researchers interested in taking advantage of machine learning to help our climate will find this useful

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The Green Transition Virus

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2020 22:41:47 +0000

Global problems need global solutions. Voluntary agreements and unilateral acts only go so far. We need a strategy to make climate action spread — to make it so contagious it will “go viral,” start a chain reaction, trigger a “domino effect.”

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