Promoting Renewable Energy: Seven Areas that You Might Be Missing

2018-07-01T17:46:27+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Actions You Can Take, Environmental Messaging, Renewable Energy|

I have a confession. As a strong citizen proponent of renewable energy, I admit that I have been naïve. On my journey of understanding what can be done to promote the use of clean energy, I’ve learned two things. The first is that the messaging is simple and clear. [...]

Why Do Republican Leaders Hate Renewable Energy… and the Environment?

2018-05-26T23:32:01+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Climate politics, Energy Policy, Reasons for Acting, Renewable Energy|

There is an attack against renewable energy and the environment in this country. It is being conducted by large utilities, coal, and oil companies. The impact will affect our energy policies, manufacturing, economy, and environment for decades. It is abetted by Republican state and federal legislators that are being [...]

Three Tactics for Dealing with the Solar Tariff Increase

2018-01-25T17:12:06+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Business and Environment, Renewable Energy|

There was never much doubt about what the current administration would do with the solar tariff trade case. Now that we know what’s going to happen, what tactics do solar system integrators and installers have for dealing with a panel module price increase? The first step is not to [...]

The Path Forward

2017-10-23T16:00:39+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Business and Environment, Climate politics, Energy Policy, Renewable Energy|

On January 5th, before the inauguration, I wrote about this administration's short-sited energy policy in my post, Trump to Allow China to Destroy US Manufacturing Again Under His Energy Policy. Now almost ten months later, Trump is proving he  will be successful in destroying our opportunities. The following video is [...]

Movie Review: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

2017-08-12T20:38:02+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Climate Change Denial and Misinformation, Climate politics, Climate Science, Reasons for Acting, Renewable Energy|

You can’t put together a review of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” without mentioning Al Gore. That’s because the movie is more about Al Gore than it is about new climate revelations or solutions to global warming. In its simplest form, it is a movie of what has [...]

Book Review: “Drawdown –The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming”

2017-05-25T13:55:02+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Actions You Can Take, Energy Policy, General, Renewable Energy, Transportation|

 Drawdown, Edited by Paul Hawken, is likely the most important book on climate in a decade. While its title sounds slightly self-congratulatory, the book lives up to it. Hawken and his team have created a comprehensive review to answer the question, “What do we need to do in order [...]

10 Reasons to Be Optimistic on the Environment

2017-05-14T15:37:48+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Climate politics, Environmental Messaging, General, Reasons for Acting, Renewable Energy|

The Trump administration is a disaster for Americans who want clean air and water and to reduce global warming. Under his onslaught, it is also easy to lose hope or become cynical. We should worry about Trump’s executive orders, but we should also be concerned with cynicism. If you [...]

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