Climate and Clean Energy News and Commentary
"I don't want the new breakthrough technologies and the new manufacturing taking place in China and India," Obama said at a recent clean energy event at a factory in Indianapolis. "I want all those new jobs right here in Indiana, right here in the United States of America, with American workers.
The good citizens of Bellingham pride themselves on their parks and social consciousness. It's a peaceful, gorgeous place. The perfect place for North America's biggest open-air coal dump, right?
A Climate Solutions-facilitated regional effort is gaining steam to power commercial and military jets with fuel made from leftovers from the forest industry, local crops, municipal waste and algae.
Private investors pitch in for community electric system, with some help from the state. Community solar projects are restarting the solar industry in Washington state and creating jobs in local economies.
Media coverage rarely connects the unfolding cataclysms with the global climate change that fuels them. "Here's hoping the mounting disasters will finally teach us to turn off The Weather Channel and begin taking action."