“Environmental voters have the potential to overwhelm the electorate.”

Nathaniel Stinnett knows he’s preaching to the choir. The problem is, even believers don’t always show up for church.   Dismayed by how low environmental concerns like climate change, pollution and pipelines rank on surveys of voter priorities, Stinnett founded … Continue reading “Environmental voters have the potential to overwhelm the electorate.”

Can Elon Musk’s solar roof tiles replace fossil fuels in housing?

At the National Governors Association Summer Meeting in July, Elon Musk  claimed that the U.S. can run solely on solar energy. “If you wanted to power the entire U.S. with solar panels,” he said, “it would take a fairly small corner … Continue reading Can Elon Musk’s solar roof tiles replace fossil fuels in housing?

“There are significant reasons why the repository at Yucca Mountain has not been built,”

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said he found it “troubling that the Trump administration is moving swiftly to advance the Yucca Mountain facility.” Raskin cited concerns with volcanic and seismic activity in Nevada, as well as the potential of groundwater contamination … Continue reading “There are significant reasons why the repository at Yucca Mountain has not been built,”

The troubling ‘tactics’ politicians are using to attack rooftop solar

As commercial solar energy continues to grow, there are signs that rooftop solar installations may be slowing as political attacks create roadblocks. Policy changes are seeking to drive up the costs of residential solar and make it unaffordable for many … Continue reading The troubling ‘tactics’ politicians are using to attack rooftop solar