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Green Race a Practical Approach to Climate Change

October 17, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

Increasing green plant activity can lower atmospheric carbon load, improve climate. [caption id="attachment_303" align="alignright" width="289"] Denis Pombriant, managing principal, Beagle Research Group, LLC[/caption] October 17, 2017, Stoughton, MA—Calling for a Green Race similar to the Space Race, Denis Pombriant, managing principal, Beagle Research Group, said today, “Climate change won’t be...
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Beagle Research Sees Long-Term Economic Cycle Starting

October 16, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

AKA a K-wave forecasting an economic boom that could last 30 years. October 13, 2017, Stoughton, MA—Beagle Research Group, LLC announced today the beginning of a new economic cycle or K-wave oriented toward sustainability and environmental protection. This is the sixth K-wave to form in the capitalist system since the...
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Geothermal is everywhere today

October 16, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

Geothermal energy still has a whiff of the exotic because it’s the least understood—or discussed—non-polluting and renewable method for generating sizeable amounts of electricity essential to kicking the fossil fuel habit. Even casual observers get the idea of solar, wind, and even hydroelectric power generation, after all they are for...
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The Pope, the Climate and the Donald

October 12, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

The topic of climate change is suddenly so non-controversial that many of the world’s major religious leaders are in agreement—something has to be done. Ironically, much of the recent activity centered on the Paris climate conference held at the end of 2015 from which the general agreement, called the Paris...
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The free market and the Paris Accord

October 11, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

[caption id="attachment_455" align="alignright" width="259"] Gov. Jerry Brown, D-CA[/caption] We’ve said before that the issue of climate change and what to do about it is transferring from the public sector to the private sector. We take a dim view of the Trump administration’s recent formalization of the decision to deconstruct the...
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Why photosynthesis is so attractive

October 11, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

There are many suggestions for removing carbon dioxide from the air to help reduce the impact of global warming including various mechanical approaches to capturing CO2 from the air and moving it to underground storage. However, if you evaluate these ideas by how much pollution causing energy they still need...
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More batteries

October 11, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

[caption id="attachment_442" align="alignright" width="390"] Hydrogen fuel cell diagram[/caption] There’s a lively discussion building on the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology vs. lithium batteries to fuel electric vehicles in the near future. Each approach has its proponents but it appears that the electrics are winning and will likely be the...
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Batteries

October 11, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

[caption id="attachment_443" align="alignright" width="300"] Lithium ion battery pack[/caption] Making a better, higher capacity battery has been a quest that has consumed scientists and engineers for decades. But progress has been painfully slow because a battery is essentially a liquid chemical device that turns chemical energy into electricity at rates that...
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End of the beginning in sustainability

October 04, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

Earlier this week both Ford and General Motors announced big plans to revamp their entire fleets by the mid 2020’s using electric vehicles. According to the New York Times, GM’s CEO Mary Barra, “…announced plans for 20 new all-electric models by 2023, including two within the next 18 months.” And...
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Scott Pruitt can’t hurt you

October 04, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

It's garbage time for coal. Garbage time in pro basketball is that point in a game when the outcome is decided despite the fact that there’s still time on the clock. Usually the score is out of reach for the losing team except for a super human effort and probably...
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