On writing an ambitious and terrifyingly realistic novel about climate changeAuthor Stephen Markley’s sprawling new novel The Deluge tracks dozens of characters over the course of decades, from the 2010s out past 2040, everyone…
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An energy provider attempts to achieve 24/7 clean energyPeninsula Clean Energy, a community choice aggregator (CCA) in California, is attempting to achieve 24/7 clean energy -- clean energy that matches…
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Which technologies get cheaper over time, and why?Why are some clean-energy technologies on learning curves, coming down in cost, and other aren't? What is it about some technologies that make them…
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On Thursday January 12th at 7pm Pacific, at Third Place Books in the Seattle neighborhood of Ravenna, I will be talking to author Stephen Markley, whose…
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Cute pictures of my pets! (And also a fundraiser)Some reflections on what Volts is and what it's trying to do, a look back over the last year of pods, and a preview of what to expect in the coming…
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Reflecting on the work of the soon-to-retire House climate committeeA conversation with Rep. Kathy Castor, the chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, about the committee's accomplishments over the…
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The right-wing groups behind renewable energy misinformationAcross the country, NIMBY groups are organizing to block solar, wind, and other clean-energy projects, and to pass state laws restricting renewable…
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Induction stoves with batteries built in, and why they matterWhat's the big deal about an induction stove with a battery built in? That's a new product that's set to hit the market next year. I talk about it with…
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