Category Archives for "Mitigation"

If Blockchain and Bitcoin are the Solution, What Was the Problem?

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If you’re interested in climate change, you’ve probably seen a lot of discussion not only about how blockchain and cryptocurrencies (like bitcoin) will change the world, but how they’ll help solve climate change. There is no question that these new digital technologies will change the world. They already are. How much of an impact they’ll […]

“Project Drawdown” and “Climate of Hope”: Moving the GHG Needle?

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April 18th was a big day for climate change books. Paul Hawken’s long-awaited Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming came out, as did Michael Bloomberg’s and Carl Pope’s Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet. Both titles are provocative and optimistic, and both books are […]

Winning at Drawdown Chess

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Quite a few people in the climate field have been showing interest in Project Drawdown and the Project’s anticipated 2017 book (and database) covering  the 100 ways to best “draw-down” greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The list is detailed and includes more than “pure” climate issues—for example, it includes education of girls. There’s nothing fundamentally […]

There May Be No Such Thing as Pure Environmental Truth, but Deception is Alive and Well

The U.S. EPA recently posted a new YouTube video.  It’s not about the dangers of climate change, or mercury, or any of the many other depressing topics the EPA has to address. Instead it’s about renewable energy, and specifically about voluntary Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). Titled RECs: Making Green Power Possible, and produced by the […]

Carbon Offsets: 25 Years of Lessons Learned

We have a 25-year history with carbon offsets, which began in the U.S. in 1989 through the voluntary efforts of independent power producer AES. Electric utilities and others soon followed suit, both to demonstrate their environmental and climate change bona fides and because they saw offsets as an alternative to future emissions reductions mandates. Climate […]

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