Warmer 2017 Winter

Click here for information on why the 2017 winter has been so warm. As of  February 28, 2017,  Greeley, CO has had 4 record setting warm February  days. Guess what the ratio of US warm records to cold records is this winter then click above to find the answer. It was the warmest February on record […]

Millennials All-in for More Renewable Energy

NetGen says a whopping 80 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 favor a complete transition to clean energy by 2030. One way to move toward that goal by cutting NorthWestern’s CO2 in half by 2025, MDU’s in half by 2030 is to gather enough signatures (24,242) by June 17th to get […]

The Earth Is Heating Up

GLOBAL TEMPERATURES INCREASING This HadCrut4 link illustrating “The Global Temperature Record” updated to January 2016 indicates “The average of the first five years of the present decade (2011-2015) is 0.051°C warmer than the average for 2001-2010.” And “The period 2001-2010 (0.490°C above the 1961-90 average) was 0.216°C warmer than the 1991-2000 decade (0.274°C above the 1961-90 […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY WORLDWIDE

HOW IS THE WORLD DOING IN ADOPTING RENEWABLES? 2017 Global Renewable Electric Energy Capacity Graph Source: “Three Countries are Leading the Renewable Energy Revolution” North American Clean Energy Reported in 2015: “Thanks to supportive policies now in place in at least 145 countries (up from 138 countries reported last year), worldwide power generation capacity from wind, […]

REFERENCES FOR GLOBAL WARMING IS CAUSING EXTINCTION OF SOME LIFE

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrIN6gK3S0A [2] Barnosky, A. D., Matzke, N., Tomiya, S., Wogan, G. O., Swartz, B., Quental, T. B., … & Ferrer, E. A. (2011). Has the Earth’s sixth mass extinction already arrived? Nature, 471(7336), 51-57. Link to paper Courtillot, V., Kravchinsky, V.A., Quidelleur, X., Renne, P.R., & Gladkochub, D. (2010). Preliminary dating of the Viluy […]

American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) Summit, August 8-13, 2015

“Racing Climate Change:  Green Bridge with China, The Road to Paris” is the theme of this year’s American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) Summit, August 8-13, 2015, Snowmass Village, Colorado. It will again convene thought leaders, including Amory Lovins, Tom Friedman, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Timothy Wirth,  Laura Turner Seydel, Mike Phillips, General Wesley Clark, Sally Ranney, […]

WEATHER IS NOT THE SAME AS CLIMATE

A cold snap may lead some to joke that the climate is not warming. However, weather, the state of the atmosphere at a given point in time, is different from climate, the average weather over a long period of time. “… [W]eather forecasts past five days should be taken with a grain of salt,” acknowledges […]

GLOBAL WARMING IS CAUSING EXTINCTION OF SOME LIFE

Noting the prevalent view of species adaptation, environmental scientist, Dana Nuccitelli,  says: [1] Species evolve through the process of natural selection.[2] The members of the species that are best adapted to threats survive to pass on their genes to the next generation. … [T]his process is a slow one. Humans are causing the climate to […]

REFERENCES FOR TRANSITION TO GEOTHERMAL PAGE

[21] Generating capacity from BP, op. cit. note 4; generation in 2012 from DOE, EIA, op. cit. note 4; number of homes calculated using average annual residential electricity consumption of 10,837 kWh from DOE, EIA, “Frequently Asked Questions: How Much Electricity Does an American Home Use?” at www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=97&t=3, updated 10 January 2014; Geysers generating capacity […]

REFERENCES FOR RPS JOB CREATORS PAGE

[1] (California Energy Commission, “Current and Expected Energy from Coal for California,” (Sacramento, CA: 6 November 2014). [2] Sierra Club, 2013 Annual Report, op. cit. note 28, pp. 8–9; Mary Anne Hitt, “’The Era of Coal is Over:’ Los Angeles Will Move Beyond Coal by 2025,” Compass, blog, at sierraclub.typepad.com/compass; Judith Lewis Mernit, “Repower LA,” […]

REFERENCES FOR POLAR BEARS THREATENED BY WARMING

  [1] Summary of polar bear population status per 2014 (2015). IUCN/SSC PBSG. http://pbsg.npolar.no/en/status/status-table.html. Accessed online 06 April 2015 [2a] Regehr, E.V., Lunn, N.J., Amstrup, S.C. & Stirling, I. (2007). “Effects of earlier sea ice breakup on survival and population size of polar bears in western Hudson Bay.” Journal of Wildlife Management 71(8): 2673–2683. Link […]

10th Circuit Court rules Colorado RPS constitutional

The article accompanying  this news update notes:  “… Hawaii, California, Nevada, Colorado, Minnesota, Connecticut, and Oregon all have effective RPS requirements of 25 percent or greater. New wind farms in these states have attracted over $30 billion in private investment, created over 12,000 jobs there, and are now paying farmers, ranchers, and other landowners over $45 […]