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On Sea Level Rise: Adaptation for the San Francisco Bay Area

Alistair,

Thanks for the information. Very helpful.

-Tom

July 27, 2013    View Comment    

On California Reduces CO2 Emissions for Third Year in a Row

A very tortured description of baseload power - somehow ending up with a "global redistribution of wealth." Everyone has an agenda and to Mr. Nichols credit his is plainly visible. 

Here's another look at renewable energy and baseload power:

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/energy-futurist/why-baseload-power-is-doomed/445

January 19, 2013    View Comment    

On California Reduces CO2 Emissions for Third Year in a Row

I live in California and certainly the chronic economic issues we have here is a valid point. I'm not sure about "people/companies leaving the state." Perhaps you can provide some statistics on that. Here's some info on California population: http://worldpopulationreview.com/population-of-california-2012/

In any case, the state's focus on deploying renewable energy, particulary solar, is certainly a factor in this. Electrical generation is the leading sector in emissions reductions.

January 17, 2013    View Comment    

On The Doha Climate Gateway: Stumbling Toward a Global Agreement at COP 18

I don't argue your main points - I wish it could be stated in better language. These are issues for which everyone should be engaged so that proper policy can be formulated. As long as it is apparently relegated to "greens" and "climate hawks" it remains divisive. Managing the energy-water nexus is not an issue only for a paticular advocacy group, and climate has a direct impact on how water and energy plays out in the coming decades. 

I am open to suggestions. 

 

December 20, 2012    View Comment    

On The Doha Climate Gateway: Stumbling Toward a Global Agreement at COP 18

I can't disagree with the ineffectiveness of the UNFCCC process. But There is hardly a decline in the "climate movement" as anyone looking beyond the annual COP meeting would realize. 

The language of "these people" and the "green lobby" belies a complete lack of understanding of the players involved and the global impact of climate change. Such "us vs. them" mentality is one of the core issues as to why nothing gets done. 

 

December 19, 2012    View Comment    

On Wind Energy and the Battleground States

Hi John,

I can't anwer the question as it is framed. I don't know how long wind development should be directly supported through government subsidy. The problem, I believe, is the inconsistent nature of the PTC. As such, it is very difficult for companies to plan, develop and grow when the PTC is cast in doubt every year or so. 

September 28, 2012    View Comment    

On Wind Energy and the Battleground States

Of course most people "aren't living with it," but wind energy can develop with the help of consistent support from the government. Is it possible for you to expand a but more on your comment? I'm interested in learning more of your personal experience "living with it" and a more detailed account of your objections as well as how you see the wind industry should move forward - if at all. 

If you're interested in explaining this in more detail, perhaps as a guest post on GlobalWarmingisReal, I'm willing to publish it. 

September 28, 2012    View Comment