climatechange   19725

« earlier    

Twitter
talk with not hampered by loss of electricity. The show goes on!
climatechange  from twitter_favs
19 hours ago by andriak
Twitter
RT : Participate in Discussions: Attend 's Symposium in , NC. Sponsored by
Raleigh  ClimateChange  from twitter
yesterday by jrosenau
Taxpayer Group Seeks ‘Community Choice’ Data (Most Is Already Public)
A KPBS segment about the new feasibility study on CCE in San Diego.
CCE  CCA  environment  climatechange 
yesterday by jonhall
The race against heat | The Verge
The share of Indians with air conditioning is still small, roughly 5 percent, but it’s growing fast.Rising incomes are making air conditioners more attainable, while rising temperatures are making them a necessity. “There are hundreds of millions of people for whom air conditioning doesn't seem like a luxury good,” said Michael Greenstone, director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. “It can mean the difference between life and death.”
india  2030  climatechange  airconditioning  toread 
yesterday by sampenrose
The City Should Pump the Brakes on Government-Run Energy
NOTE: This is an OPINION piece in VOSD, is commissioned by an economist hired by Sempra (SDG&E's owner), and only presents negative assessments of the study. While these all seem like important elements to carefully consider, the negative intent is clear. It only views the study through an economic lens and does not consider the environmental benefits.

The Chief Economist Lynn Reaser at the Fermanian Business & Economic Institute at Point Loma University was contracted by Sempra (who owns SDG&E) to evaluate the Feasibility Study on San Diego's CCA plan. She says the study is "deeply flawed" (from an economic POV).

At the end of the article, Reaser states that "Lack of sufficient information often is the root of bad policy." They're right about that. In this age of "fake news," we need sound, supported, true data in order to make informed decisions.

The tone of the article is negative from start to finish.

Reaser states that a study designed to show if something is feasible is a low bar, and does nothing to state whether it will be successful. Even so, she says the study fails to show if the CCA plan will even be feasible.

Reaser states that she found flaws in all of the study's conclusions.

Reaser states that in the study's 11 possible financial outcomes, only 2 show a positive financial outcome, which a potential liability of $2.8b.

Reaser states that the study brings no credible analysis or data to its conclusion that CCA customers would receive lower rates.

Many of Reaser's conclusions seem to be based on incomplete data or assumptions the study makes that lack data to explain those assumptions.

Reaser points out that the City would need new financial capital to invest in building renewable energy capacity, and claims the City would either need to tax residents or borrow money (borrowing money for a core city service, Reaser says, could lower San Diego's credit rating). Reaser also says the CCA would operate at a loss for several years at the beginning.

PERHAPS MOST CONCERNING is that Reaser states the study says the CCA would only achieve 51% renewable energy by 2035. San Diego is bound to a 100% renewable energy commitment by 2035, something the supporters of the CCA had said is what the CCA would achieve.

As expected, Reaser states that it's possible the State of CA will enact it's own renewable energy requirements with a goal of achieving 100% renewable by 2045. This has been a common rebuttal by Sempra of the CCA. However, Reaser doesn't acknowledge this isn't a certainty. I'm also uncertain why—as long as the CCA plan is a sound one—it doesn't make sense to proceed with our own CCA plan.
CCE  CCA  environment  climatechange 
yesterday by jonhall
Hurricanes: A perfect storm of chance and climate change? - BBC News
Those who have been sceptical of the impact of carbon emissions from human sources on the climate have crowed about the fact that it has been 12 years since a hurricane rated category three or above has made landfall in the US.
But those working in the field believe that measuring the connection between hurricanes and climate change based on the number that make land is hugely mistaken. [...] Rising temperatures lead to warmer air holding more moisture, which causes more intense downpours in a hurricane. The oceans have risen thanks to thermal expansion and glacier melt and this works to increase the dangers posed by storm surges.
Klimakatastrophe  Climatecatastrophe  climate  change  climatechange  globalwarming  global  warming  Hurricane  economic  damage  extreme  weather  flash  flood  drought 
2 days ago by asterisk2a
We Are Still In: US Action on Climate Change Is Irreversible |
Americans are picking up the mantle of climate leadership. Thousands of mayors, governors, tribal leaders, CEOs, and university presidents now stand shoulder to shoulder, declaring “We are still in."
online  activism  climatechange  paris  environment  environmental  collaboration 
2 days ago by cyberchucktx

« earlier    

related tags

1997  2017  2030  3newbookstuesday  acidification  activism  agrachina  agriculture  airconditioner  airconditioning  algore  alps  amazon  amazonas  animals  antifa  apocalypse  architects  architecture  arctic  article  auspol  badscience  bigoil  billdeblasio  bio  biodiversity  biology  book  c02  california  cambioclimatico  canada  carbon  carbonaccounting  carboncycle  carbonemissions  caribbean  cars  catastrophe  cca  cce  change  charity  children  china  cities  citylab  cleanenergy  climate  climatecatastrophe  climatechangedeniers  climatemayors  collaboration  collapse  conservation  corruption  dailysignal  damage  data  dataviz  debunked  deforestation  denial  desertification  development  disaster  diversity  donaldtrump  drought  economic  editorial  emissions  endfossilfuels  endofdays  energiewende  energy  engineeringethics  environment  environmental  environmentalism  erk  erosion  extinction  extreme  famine  fao  fitness  fivethirtyeight  flash  flood  flooding  florida  food  forestfires  fossilfuels  fracking  fun  future  general  glaciers  global  globalwarming  government  governmentincompetence  greatflood  greenhousegases  harvey  hawaii  health  hiking  history  houston  hunger  hurricane  hurricanes  ice  iceage  icymi  ifttt  important  india  infographic  infrastructure  innermongolia  irma  isolation  jackiebiskupski  jacksonmorris  javiergonzales  jerrybrown  jesusreturns  jose  k/t_extinction_event  kids  klimakatastrophe  land_rejuvenation  legislation  logistics  longbeach-ca  maine  manitoba  maria  maryland  mathematics  michaelbloomberg  michaelbrune  money  movies  nbcnews  nonprofit  north  nrdc  nutrient  nutrients  nutrition  nyc  nytimes  ocean  online  opendata  organization  paris  parisaccord  plants  policy  pollution  poverty  predictions  psmag  qldpol  rain  raleigh  readabookday  rechargenews  renewableenergy  renewables  research  research_papers  research_report_database  richardrogers  robertgarcia  rural_development  saltlakecity  santafe  science  scotland  sequestration  sierraclub  siliconvalley  sin  sodomandgomorrah  soyoptimista  space  spreadawareness  states  statistics  stopadani  studies  sustainability  syria  technology  temperature  tippingpoints  toread  transportation  trump  trumpincompetence  trumppropaganda  tweet  twitter  un  usa  war  warming  weather  worldenvironmentday 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: