Edward Saloman

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China's New Leader Could Be an Ecological Hardliner

For officials who authorize projects that hurt the environment, the consequences could be severe.<p>China's president has laid down a stark warning to government officials: if you sanction a project that damages the environment, you'll be held responsible. For life.<p>Dubai's 'Horribly Exploitative Labor …

Could a Chinese carbon cap pave the way for a global climate deal?

Like sparring siblings, China and the United States — the world’s two biggest carbon dioxide emitters — keep passing the climate-action buck back and …

Climate

What would ‘wartime mobilization’ to fight climate change look like?

The United States and 140 other countries have signed or otherwise associated with the Copenhagen Accord, in which it is agreed that the nations of …

IBM Solar Collector Harnesses the Power of 2,000 Suns

A team of IBM researchers is working on a solar concentrating dish that will be able to collect 80% of incoming sunlight and convert it to useful …

89-Year-Old Man Develops Bladeless Bird-Friendly Wind Turbine!

Wind turbines transform moving air currents into clean energy; there isn’t much to hate about that, especially when compared to the toxic emissions …

What Will It Take to Get More Women in Green-Energy Jobs?

The growing field is currently dominated by men.<p>Loozrboy/flickr<p>Claire, Carly, and Arzoo are ambitious, some of the hardest working people I've ever worked with. They are determined to make a difference with their college degrees in sustainability and communications when they graduate in 2014, and …

Everybody chill out a little, carbon trading will be fine

I know you’ve all been following the developments around the European Union’s carbon-trading system and are concerned that … hm? What’s that? You say …

Cap and Trade

Free-market fans hate climate science, heart conspiracy theories

Why do a determined minority — often in positions of power — refuse to accept that climate change is happening despite the overwhelming scientific …

Laissez-Faire

None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use

The notion of “externalities” has become familiar in environmental circles. It refers to costs imposed by businesses that are not paid for by those …

Warming up to Iceland

WITH a population of 320,000—just one tenth that of the Beijing district where it keeps its embassy to China—Iceland has recently become an object of …

INTERNAL DOCUMENTS: The Secret, Corporate-Funded Plan To Teach Children That Climate Change Is A Hoax

<i>The first in a series of posts about the</i> <i>Heartland Institute’s inner workings</i><i>, from</i> <i>internal documents</i> <i>acquired by ThinkProgress Green. Heartland has</i> …

McKibben: ‘The Essential Cowardice Of Too Many Democrats Is Becoming An Ever More Fundamental Problem’

Unlike gay rights or similar issues of basic human justice and fairness, climate change comes with a time limit. Go past a certain point, and we may …

California’s Secret To Green Jobs And A Thriving Clean Economy? It’s Policy.

<i>By Jorge Madrid via</i> <i>EDF</i><p>California has a thriving clean economy. In fact, the Golden State boasted more green jobs in clean energy and transportation …

Sense And Sensitivity: How The Economist Got It Wrong On Warming

A recent <i>Economist</i> article suggested that climate change may not be as bad as feared. But the report was based on one flawed study and missed a lot of …

U.S. had 45,100 wind turbines at the end of 2012, a growth of 28% over 2011

Wind power was 42% of all new U.S. electric generating capacity in 2012<p>Wind power in the U.S. is doing well, and the country has only just begun to …

How can we boost distributed solar and save utilities at the same time?

Yesterday I wrote that solar PV and other distributed-energy technologies pose a radical threat to U.S. power utilities and the centralized business …

Solar grows up — now what?

Almost a decade ago, I was part of a group that lost a standby rate case with a Massachusetts utility, when the utility convinced the commission to …

Solar panels could destroy U.S. utilities, according to U.S. utilities

<b>Solar power and other distributed renewable energy technologies could lay waste to U.S. power utilities and burn the utility business model, which</b> …

In Australia, Wind Power Is Already Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels, And Solar Is Right Behind

According to the latest research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, electricity from wind power can now be supplied more cheaply in Australia than …

How 100 Percent Renewable Energy Could Be Cost-Effective For Australia By 2030

A new study published in <i>Energy Policy</i>, and flagged by <i>Wired</i>, suggests that a bold-but-not-extreme carbon price could make providing all of Australia’s …

How Thatcher made the conservative case for climate action

The year: 1990. The venue: Palais des Nations, Geneva. The star: Margaret Thatcher, conservative icon in the final month of her prime ministership. …

Invention of the day: A bladeless wind turbine

It may look like a giant airplane window strung with Venetian blinds, but this structure, designed by Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo and installed …