With plans to eliminate the country’s carbon footprint by 2050, Joe Biden could easily be the greenest president in American history. But achieving such a flashy goal will involve plenty of work in much more mundane areas, like having enough spots to charge a rapidly growing fleet of electric vehicles. Even with 1.8 million battery-powered […]
The first thing you should know about the history of energy in the United States is that, about 150 years ago, the horses got absolutely ripped. “In the mid-19th century, you have a massive expansion of the horse body. They become 50 percent more powerful,” Robert Suits, a historian at the University of Chicago, told […]
Presented to the CACOR Wednesday ZOOM meeting on 2020-05-06 by Dr. John Hollins, past Chair, Board of Directors.
There is evidence of declining carbon emissions and improved air quality as societies lockdown. Experts say potential stimulus funding could present an opportunity to perpetuate these changes. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeps across cities, causing closures and suspensions of services, climate experts say it could sport a silver lining of reduced carbon emissions and […]
The straight goods, not the sunny ways John Hollins, 2020 March 6 2030 The likelihood that Canada as a country will meet the commitment that it made in Paris in 2015 to reduce emissions by 30% between 2005 and 2030 is vanishingly small. The earliest politically and practically feasible year may be 2050. Large differences […]