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Clean, dynamic, and distributed

The headline of a June 26, 2017 article in Bloomberg New Energy Finance  “Energy to 2040: Faster shift to clean, dynamic, distributed.” Seth Henbest’s analysis of the BNEF’s New Energy Outlook 2017 summarizes the “changing economics of energy generation” with these … Continue reading

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Top economists on carbon price and decarbonization

An article from June 12 in Inside Climate News, says that “top economists,” led by Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern, report that the current average low price on carbon (less than $10 a ton) worldwide, will not achieve the transition to low … Continue reading

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Dogs at the Zoo and the Universe too!

We enjoyed more than a hundred enthusiastic visitors at our “History of the Universe” table on April 22 at the Rally for Science ZooMT ! Citizens’ Climate Education (Billings) and Eco-Angela (a program of Angela’s Piazza in Billings) volunteers presented two activities:  a puppet … Continue reading

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Climate change is a market failure

In a February 14, 2017  post, Carbon Brief blog says “Climate change is a classic market failure. The costs of burning CO2 are borne by society at large, but the benefits accrue to those burning fossil fuels.”  The Social Costs of Carbon … Continue reading

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Exxon’s write-down

On February 24,  the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis posted on ieefa.org  about the recent announcement by ExxonMobil to its shareholders that at the end of 2016, it  has 19% “fewer proven and probable oil reserves.” This is a … Continue reading

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Introduction to Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Citizens’ Climate Lobby published this introductory video on You Tube in 2016.  Your comments are welcomed!  

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Producers see oil demand peaking

This  Wall Street Journal article from November, 2016, reports on the trend of global oil producers beginning to acknowledge the inevitability of a shift from oil-based fuels to natural gas and renewables.  

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