Light Bulbs Replace Coal Power Plants

On February 23, 2007, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (2/23/07). California media, business and government leaders gathered at the CFL Summit in San Jose on February 22 to discuss an important subject – changing a light bulb. Yes, it was an all-day meeting about a light bulb – the compact fluorescent lamp (CFL). A summit meeting about a light bulb? I […]

Climate Stabilization Wedges

On February 12, 2007, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi The most useful framework for considering solutions to the climate change problem was developed by Professor Robert Socolow of Princeton University. In a pathbreaking August 2004 Science paper, Socolow (with fellow Princeton co-author Stephen Pacala) coined the concept of “stabilization wedges” to illustrate the types and magnitude of actions that would […]

Cool Commutes

On February 6, 2007, in Blog, by John Addison

Innovative solutions for energy independence and ending the climate crisis are manifest in Silicon Valley: breakthrough energy storage, biotech conversion of waste to fuel, electric vehicles, fuel cells, materials science, converting sunlight to energy and more. 200 members of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) convened to advance a different type of innovation – programs […]

Let There Be Dark, Or At Least Fewer Watts

On February 5, 2007, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard Stuebi Last week, as virtually everyone with an interest in energy and the environment knows, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gathered in Paris to release the first report of their Fourth Assessment. (see article) The report presents the accumulated evidence of physical change that has already occurred in the climate, and […]

Climate Tectonics

On January 30, 2007, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard Stuebi The climate changes only slightly faster than the continents shift. Climate policy changes only slightly faster than the climate is altered by greenhouse gas emissions. So, when one begins to see a few elements of U.S. climate policy moving, in a relatively short period of time, it’s hard not to take note […]

What has Changed in the Alternative Energy Investment Landscape

On January 24, 2007, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

Is the time right to invest in alternative energy? We’ve seen a lot of this before in the 1970s and 1980s. Solar and biomass hot, big regulatory pushes, and then companies and investors lost a lot of money when things changed. We’re still a bit skeptical. We’re also all about not getting pulled in to […]

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