Now Hiring: The Growth of America’s Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs

The solar and wind industries are each creating jobs at a rate 12 times faster than that of the rest of the U.S. economy, according to a new report. References Renewable Energy Is Creating Jobs 12 Times Faster Than the Rest of the Economy http://fortune.com/2017/01/27/solar-wind-renewable-jobs/ Click to access the_growth_of_americas_clean_energy_and_sustainability_jobs.pdf Hansen et al quote Click to…

TESLA’s energy independence and climate solution

Elon Musk talks climate and energy solutions, presenting Powerwall 2 and the incredible Solar Roof (October 28, 2016). More https://www.tesla.com/solar and https://www.tesla.com/powerwall Join the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Powerwall 2 is a battery for homes and small businesses that stores the sun’s energy and delivers clean, reliable electricity when the sun isn’t shining. Combine…

Global fossil fuel subsidies outpace renewable support #ffsG20

G20 spends $444bn a year to subsidise fossil fuel production Research discovered that G20 country governments’ support to fossil fuel production marries bad economics with potentially disastrous consequences for climate change. In effect, governments are propping up the production of oil, gas and coal, much of which cannot be used if the world is to…

Emissions from new diesel cars are still far higher than official limit

Several manufacturers have launched models that produce more pollutants when driven in real-world conditions The Guardian: New diesel cars are still emitting many times the official limit for polluting nitrogen oxides when driven on the road, almost a year after the Volkswagen emissions scandal broke. Renault, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda and Hyundai have all launched diesel models…

Jerry Brown urges bold climate action @Democratic National Convention 2016

JULY 27, 2016 | CLIP OF DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, DAY 3 | Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) spoke about combating global climate change. He criticized Donald Trump for not addressing climate change in his acceptance speech, saying “Trump says global warming is a hoax. I say Trump is a fraud.” Release via C-SPAN https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4615492/governor-jerry-brown

Rated: Environmental and Climate issues in the 2016 Elections

Bernie Sanders noted recently at the Democratic National Convention: This election is about climate change, the greatest environmental crisis facing our planet. Here we take a look at the climate & environmental programs of the candidates for the November 2016 U.S. presidential elections (access date 27th July 2016). Rating is based on comparison of the different party…