Strange reporting in solar market
December 07, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
I collect a lot of information from the Internet about sustainability issues including the photovoltaic market (PV), geothermal energy, wind power, carbon offsets, and more. Generally the articles I find are well written by experts and there’s a high degree of transparency in the coverage. But the latest crop of...
Trump’s DOE tries to pick “winners”
October 25, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
There’s a disappointing story in the New York Times today about how Donald Trump's DOE (Department of Energy), under former Texas governor and sometime presidential candidate, Rick Perry, is lending disproportionate support to the coal industry. “Rick Perry’s Anti-Market Plan to Help Coal” by Jody Freeman and Joseph Goffman shows how Perry...
Losing/finding Branson’s Virginity
October 24, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
Richard Branson, the business icon and entrepreneur extraordinaire is back on the bookshelves with another autobiography. “Finding My Virginity,” bookends a shelf of previous autobiographies including, “Like a Virgin,” "The Virgin Way,” and “Losing my Virginity.” Branson’s appropriation of virginity was mildly shocking once but in these times, it serves well to...
Today in geothermal
October 20, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
We occasionally post a listing of all the geothermal hits we get on a simple Google alert. As you can see, there's a lot going on in the world of harvesting free heat energy for human use. We think this is way cool and hope you do too. Above, bathers...
Climate: Is the debate shifting?
October 17, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
The number of people concerned about climate change has risen in the wake of September’s major hurricanes causing politicians to take notice and many are now focusing on the effects of global warming like storms and rising sea levels by calling for greater resiliency in the face of severe weather....