Sign up | Login with →

Posts by Joseph Romm Subscribe

Rosie the Riveter On A Wind Turbine: Women And The Growing Green Economy

By Mari Hernandez and Rebecca LeftonIn March, the Bureau of Labor Services released its green jobs report, which reported a total of 3.4 million jobs associated with the production of green goods and services in 2011 – up from 3.1 million green jobs...

Posted April 10, 2013    

Study Confirms Climate Change Will Keep Driving More Intense Precipitation

Climate change will bring more and more extreme precipitation events this century.A new study from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center confirms what climate scientists have long been saying about climate change’s effect on the hydrological cycle.If...

Posted April 8, 2013    

USDA: Climate Change Will Double Area Burned in Wildfires By 2050

Wildfires in the U.S. will be at least twice as destructive by 2050, burning around 20 million acres nationwide each year, according to a federal report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Scientists from the U.S. Forest Service, who...

Posted April 5, 2013    

New Data Reveals U.S. Coal Use Rising Again

By Kristin Meek, via World Resources InstituteNew data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reveals a troubling trend: Coal-fired power generation — and its associated greenhouse gas emissions — were on the rise as 2012 came to an...

Posted April 1, 2013    

U.S. Installed Most Wind Energy In 2012

Credit: Navigant ResearchThe U.S. is now the largest wind power market, and a U.S. company is the world’s number 1 supplier, according to a new industry report by Navigant Research.This is a big shakeup in the global wind market. Danish wind...

Posted March 31, 2013    

Extracted Oil And Gas Wastewater Causing Earthquakes?

A 2011 magnitude 5.7 quake in OK, linked to wastewater injection, buckled US Highway 62. (Credit: John Leeman)After pulling massive amounts of fossil fuels out of the Earth’s crust so we can burn it up into our atmosphere, we have a good sense of...

Posted March 29, 2013    

Learning from Germany's Renewable Energy Transition

(Credit: Institute for the Future)by Julius FischerGermany is moving forward to replace fossil fuels with renewables faster than most countries. But there is always pushback, most recently in the form of much media discourse about rising...

Posted March 28, 2013    

New Oceans Study: Global Warming Accelerated in Past 15 Years

Argo buoy taking measurements. (Credit: Argo Project Office)By Dana Nuccitelli via Skeptical Science.A new study of ocean warming has just been published in Geophysical Research Letters by Balmaseda, Trenberth, and Källén (2013). There are...

Posted March 26, 2013    

Solar Energy for Chicago Affordable Housing

Kyocera Solar and VGI Energy are teaming up to bring solar power to affordable multifamily housing units in Urban Chicago, according to SolarLove.org.VGI Energy is a “socially and green-minded company” as SolarLove.org puts it, and Kyocera is a...

Posted March 26, 2013    

The Climate Consequences of Arctic Oil Drilling

Kiley Kroh and Howard Marano via CAP.In order to avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change, enormous fossil-fuel reserves will need to remain in the ground untouched.2012 was supposed to be a banner year for Royal Dutch Shell, as the...

Posted March 25, 2013    

How EPA Could Help Cut Carbon Emissions 17 Percent By 2020

On Monday the Senate held a symposium under the auspices of Sen. Tom Carper’s (D-DE) office — “Climate Change Actions under the Clean Air Act: Reducing Power Plant Emissions without Harming the Economy” — bringing together representatives from both...

Posted March 24, 2013    

Weather Extremes: Atmospheric Waves And Climate Change

By Vladimir Petoukhov and Stefan Rahmstorf, via The ConversationThe northern hemisphere has experienced a spate of extreme weather in recent times. In 2012 there were destructive heat waves in the U.S. and southern Europe, accompanied by floods in...

Posted March 24, 2013