Bill McKibben: Winning Slowly Is the Same as Losing

The technology exists to combat climate change – what will it take to get our leaders to act? By Bill McKibben If we don’t win very quickly on climate change, then we will never win. That’s the core truth about global warming. It’s what makes it...

When Life on Earth Was Nearly Extinguished

By PETER BRANNEN,  JULY 29, 2017 It has been called the “Great Dying.” The planet’s most profound catastrophe struck 252 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period, killing 90 percent of life in the ocean and 75 percent on land. The fossil record nearly goes...

The Suburb of the Future, Almost Here

The suburbanization of America marches on. That movement includes millennials, who, as it turns out, are not a monolithic generation of suburb-hating city dwellers. Most of that generation represents a powerful global trend. They may like the city, but they love the...

Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone

Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone As recently as 2013, renewables provided only about 23% of Portugal’s electricity. By 2015 that figure had risen to 48%. Photograph: Pete Titmuss/Alamy Stock Photo Portugal kept its lights on with...

The Conservative Case for Solar Subsidies

Article by Ben Ho, Photo by Doug Chayka TO many skeptics, particularly on the right, the spectacular failure of the solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra in 2011, after receiving a $535 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy, demonstrated the industry’s...

LED Light Pollution Rebuttal

LED Light Pollution Rebuttal- A Commentary   http://www.businessinsider.com/cities-at-night-from-space-light-polution-leds-nasa-astronauts-2015-8 Jindok CEO Responds: Interesting articles, but they are drawing the wrong conclusions. The problem is not LEDs but rather...

India is awash with LED companies

India is awash with thousands of LED companies, many of them good, many of them just cheap. All of them are importing the more advanced components from Asia and they assemble them in India and all of them have to be priced to compete in the tender process where the...