Seattleite transplanted from Tennessee; now blogging for Vox.com about energy politics. Climate hawk, deficit dove. Not a doctor.

Climate scientists tell Jimmy Kimmel: "Why would we f*ck with you?"

Climate scientists tell Jimmy Kimmel: "Why would we f*ck with you?"
vox.com — On his late-night talk show Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel discussed the silly new climate-denier documentary that's in theaters now. Climate Hustle has some of the conservative movement's brightest minds behind it. It's being publicized by noted former half-term Alaska Gov. and reality TV host Sarah Palin.

Millennials love clean energy, fear climate change, and don’t vote. This campaign wants to change that.

Millennials love clean energy, fear climate change, and don’t vote. This campaign wants to change that.
vox.com — Democrats and climate hawks share a dilemma, and that dilemma is millennials. Millennials - people born between 1980 and 2000, give or take, depending on your definition - are, in many ways, an incredibly attractive political target. There's a lot of them, they lean Democrat, they are more concerned about climate change than older cohorts, and they absolutely love clean energy.

Kames' Roberts: how we're positioned for rising inflation

Kames' Roberts: how we're positioned for rising inflation
citywire.co.uk — Kames Capital's head of fixed income David Roberts warns that despite falling food and commodity prices, inflation remains robust, leading the firm to build protection into its portfolios. Roberts, who co-manages the Kames Strategic Bond fund, is using a combination of strategies to offset the risk of rising inflation, pointing out that inflation-linked bonds alone will not counter all of the threats.

The train goes up, the train goes down: a simple new way to store energy

The train goes up, the train goes down: a simple new way to store energy
vox.com — The energy world is full of complicated technologies and regulations, usually expressed in a thicket of off-putting acronyms. It's enough to make your brain hurt. So today, let's look at something simple. It's a new technology for storing energy, an important part of enabling more wind and solar power on the grid.

The political hurdles facing a carbon tax - and how to overcome them

The political hurdles facing a carbon tax - and how to overcome them

The political hurdles facing a carbon tax - and how to overcome them
vox.com — A consensus has formed among economists, climate wonks, and progressives that a carbon tax is the best way to address climate change. In some quarters, rhetorical support for a carbon tax is seen as a litmus test for whether policymakers are serious about climate change.

Putting a price on carbon is a fine idea. It’s not the end-all be-all.

Putting a price on carbon is a fine idea. It’s not the end-all be-all.
vox.com — What is the most important policy tool for fighting climate change? Ask just about any economist and the answer will be the same: a price on carbon emissions. Not only is there a robust consensus among economists, but they have been remarkably successful in spreading the gospel to the wider world as well.

Annie Leonard misses the mark in her new video, “The Story of Cap-and-Trade”

Annie Leonard misses the mark in her new video, “The Story of Cap-and-Trade”
grist.org — The greenosphere is all abuzz about a new video from Annie Leonard, creator of semi-famous anti-consumerism video/book The Story of Stuff . It's being billed as a definitive debunking of cap-and-trade, but it's more like a perfect representation of all the confusion and misplaced focus that plagues the green left right now.

Here’s a sign of a more constructive debate on clean energy innovation

Here’s a sign of a more constructive debate on clean energy innovation
vox.com — Climate change is a very large, very urgent problem. This has led to a peculiar and singularly unproductive fight within the climate community. Those who focus on the "urgent" part say that the overwhelming priority should be to deploy existing low-carbon technologies. We simply don't have time to wait for energy breakthroughs or miracles, they say.

Germans pay extra for clean energy - is it worth it?

Germans pay extra for clean energy - is it worth it?
grist.org — Germany has become a world leader in renewable power thanks in part to its Renewable Energy Act (EEG), which came into force in 2000. It established a feed-in tariff program that guarantees producers of carbon-free power an above-market rate of return for 20 years.
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May 04, 2016

Climate scientists have a simple question: Why would we fuck with you? vox.com/2016/5/3/11580…

May 04, 2016

Memories ... [snaps fingers] ... misty water-colored meeemories ... twitter.com/realDonaldTrum…

May 04, 2016

"Based on our careful analysis of the electoral landscape, we've concluded you should give us a bunch of money."

May 04, 2016

.@KarlRove "publicly questions Trump’s electability, but privately his PAC tells donors Trump can win." lol. politico.com/story/2016/04/…

May 04, 2016

Like, he couldn't be trusted with the nuclear codes, etc. etc.

May 04, 2016

Y'all, there was a conservative on Twitter the other day, w/ a tweetstorm abt how Trump isn't fit for office. Basic competency. Who was it?


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