Electric vehicles emit more CO2 than diesel

Well color me shocked (OK, not really)! A new German study shows what should have been common sense – that the power plants that supply energy for recharging electric vehicles, means that electric cars are NOT “green”. Moreover, the emissions generated in the manufacturing process for EV batteries must be added to our CO2 output, Read More …

The Truth about “Recyclables”

In their article “Moment of Reckoning“, the Guardian reports what really happens to “recyclables” like plastic, paper, and even electronics. As China has gradually cut off the import of scrap materials from all over the world, that has left waste management officials with a dilemma: what to do with all of those materials? The answer? Read More …

Aging Solar Panels Create Waste Crisis

Australians who embraced the “solar revolution” with relish are faced with aging and damaged solar voltaic panels. When those panels are no longer serviceable, they go to the landfill. Now the Aussie’s are fretting on what to do with the mass of waste. The end state of “green” technology is rarely considered. Nor are the Read More …

Residential Batteries Actually Increase Carbon Emissions

Ars Technica reports that a University of California San Diego (UCSD) study of the use of residential batteries actually results in an increase in air emissions – and that’s for cases where homeowners are “economically rational and trying to minimize costs”. If homeowners were to operate their battery systems in a way that reduced emissions, Read More …

The Mini Ice Age: “Oh my God, we’re all gonna die!!”

Low sun spot activity – it’s all the rage today in the hysterical global news media.  Lots of terms are being tossed about like “Mini Ice Age”; it’s going to get “very very cold”, and of course every idiot’s favorite: “Climate Change!”.  The quasi historical reference used to surmise that global temperatures will get frosty Read More …

Interesting Analysis of California’s “Camp Fire”

The Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog has in interesting analysis of the cause of the wildfires raging in California.  To summarize, a PG&E power line failure occurred about 15 minutes before the fire was first reported, and that fire was first spotted very close to the faulty line. PG&E has a difficult time placing Read More …