Renewable Energy Surges Past Coal in Production of US Electricity

The New York Times reports that renewable energy sources including wind and solar power are now regularly outproducing coal fired electric power plants in the United States. Just 10 years ago, almost 50 percent of electricity came from coal but lower costs are now driving up renewables and increasing making coal the dirty fuel of a…

Anti-Capitalist Meet-Up: post-Trump environmentalism must move beyond a Green New Deal

< p class=”is-empty-p”> x YouTube Video In less than 400 days the US could be relieved of perhaps the stupidest self-proclaimed “environmentalist” in US history. We will need to refocus the post-Trump environmental economy to sustainable goals that reposition the discourse about economic growth, particularly energy production, distribution, and consumption. The Green New Deal is only a…

U.S. renewable energy generation just surpassed coal for the first time ever

Donald Trump has staked his grubby little political future in part on a supposed renaissance in dirty, backward-looking industries like coal production. Unfortunately for him, the world doesn’t stand still for anyone, much less the imperial tonne of congealed adipose and inertia who calls himself our 45th pr*sident. Renewable energy is our future, whereas fossil fuels are…

Renewable Power Becoming Cheaper than Coal

Despite Donald Trump’s best lies, renewable wind and solar power continue to spread and develop as very realistic replacements for fossil fuels. Here’s a site with resources detailing the point: energyinnovation.org/… America has officially entered the “coal cost crossover” – where existing coal is increasingly more expensive than cleaner alternatives.  Today, local wind and solar…

GOP congressman says Green New Deal is 'tantamount to genocide'

Put this beside “Obamacare is … the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery” in the Big Book of Stupid Republican Quotes. (The collection of non-crazy Republican quotes is a Little Golden Book for children … or the intellectual equivalent thereof.) Axios: Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) said the ideas behind the progressive policy…