Posts tagged "climate change"

Richard Lester’s Globe Op-Ed: “Look to the States”

Richard Lester, MIT Professor and NECEC Board Member, makes a strong and timely argument for states, regions and private sector partners to take the lead in a new, regional energy innovation process to accelerate new clean energy technology development and deployment that can contribute to addressing climate change. Below is his op-ed, published in the...

Reports of Clean Energy’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

This piece was originally posted on the Huffington Post’s Green Blog   If the notion “he who lives by the subsidy dies by the subsidy” is true, then oil, gas and nuclear companies must be dying a thousand deaths. “A Sad Green Story,” the recent New York Times article by David Brooks, is way off...

What to Read on the Durban Talks

A reading list on the Durban climate talks.

Overcoming Hurdles to Clean Energy Commercialization

In the absence of a global framework for regulating emissions, the future of the planet largely rests on choices by private firms and investors regarding which technologies to pursue and commercialize.
Coal Isn't Cheap; Carbon Gets Expensive

Coal Isn’t Cheap; Carbon Gets Expensive

For all the focus around when renewables will be able to compete on price with coal, we all know the "price" of coal is artificially cheap. The true cost of coal includes various externalities including the climate-related cost of carbon and air pollution. But just how large are they?
Climate Pragmatism and the Realm of the Possible

Climate Pragmatism and the Realm of the Possible

Embracing pragmatism for the long-term means not only evaluating the "realm of the possible" in the short-term, but working to shape it over time.
IPCC on Renewable Energy

IPCC on Renewable Energy

There's nothing new in the IPCC's Special Report on Renewable Energy Options and Climate Change Mitigation, and that's a good thing.

Friday Conversation: Deficit vs. Climate

First ever Friday Conversation post: Why is talking about the long-term risks posed by the deficit politically more palatable than talking about the risks of climate change?