Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMOne of the more frustrating aspects of energy policy is that it begins and ends with electricity prices and the over-arching issue of climate change is a side issue. [News Source]
Electricity pricing is confusing and that’s why they’re using it to mislead us.
Greenpeace links Beijing’s air pollution surge to steel factories.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMA report shows how state-owned enterprises and local officials have acted to keep steel companies operating out of self-interest despite an overcapacity problem. [News Source]
New House bill would kill the EPA completely on Dec. 31, 2018.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMSo much for ponderous legislation that's too lengthy for lawmakers to read before voting. A new bill that would have sweeping consequences for every resident of the U.S., and in fact the world at large, contains just a single, all-important sentence. [News Source]
Trump’s likely science adviser calls climate scientists ‘glassy-eyed cult.’
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMThe man tipped as frontrunner for the role of science adviser to Donald Trump has described climate scientists as “a glassy-eyed cult” in the throes of a form of collective madness. [News Source]
There’s another reason to worry about climate change: Your health.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMAlistair Woodward, head of epidemiology at the University of Auckland, spoke with Mashable about what the past, seen through the lens of climate change, can tell us about the future. [News Source]
California demand for wind power energizes transmission firms.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMA firm controlled by Philip Anschutz, the billionaire entertainment and pro sports magnate, will soon build the largest wind farm in the United States to serve utilities in California, where officials have set ambitious green power goals. [News Source]
Scottish gamekeepers and mountaineers oppose tree-planting plan.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMTwo groups unite to oppose proposal to plant thousands of trees saying it could threaten the country’s ‘dramatic open views and vistas’. [News Source]
Vermont ski jump rides the roller coaster of climate change.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMThe burly, bearded snowmakers at this town’s Harris Hill ski jump may not boast graduate degrees in environmental science, but the dozen-strong crew can teach a master class on the challenges of climate change. [News Source]
Coalition gives $54m from CEFC to large-scale solar and renews pumped hydro push.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMThe Turnbull government has given a $54m loan from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to a large-scale solar development which it says has the potential for pumped hydro storage. [News Source]
Antarctica just shed a Manhattan-sized chunk of ice.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMPine Island Glacier just lost a Manhattan-sized iceberg. Scientists are calling it an 'aftershock.' [News Source]
Atlanta conference highlights global warming threats.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMThere’s a major climate change conference on Thursday in Atlanta. It’s happening at the Carter Center, but only because it was canceled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [News Source]