Category Archives: Climate Change

Conflicts: Losers Should be Able to Share with Winners to Ensure Progress

Figure 1 – “Dirty” vs. “clean” energy sources (Image source: RIFS Potsdam) Conflicts are the natural consequence of every major collective transition. Our current global energy transition, which was set in motion to alleviate the deadly threats and present damage … Continue reading

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What Are We Trying to Teach Our Children?

Me and my mother I started writing this blog on D-Day, Thursday, June 6th (see the June 11, 2019 blog) — 80 years to the day since the Allied troops invaded the shores of Normandy to liberate Europe from the … Continue reading

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In Six Months, We Might Lose It All: US States

This series has looked at the progress that the US has been making in the energy transition to sustainable energy sources–specifically, the steps that might be reversed with government changes in the November election. I found a blog that ties … Continue reading

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In Six Months, We Might Lose It All: The US Department of Energy

Last week, I mentioned that the Energy Department will play a key role in the implementation of an energy transition. The issue in question was the recent changes that were just issued for FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission). As was mentioned … Continue reading

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In Six Months, We Might Lose It All: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

(Source: Investopedia, Madelyn Goodnight) The April 23rd blog ended with the following paragraph: I will wait until I read the new FERC report on the issue and start next week’s blog addressing the international aspects of these issues. Specifically, how … Continue reading

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Minimizing the Cost of the Transition

The last two blogs tried to make the case that—without the full participation of developing countries—the energy transition away from fossil fuels is bound to fail. In the first of these two blogs (April 30th) I quoted two paragraphs from … Continue reading

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A Federated System with a Global Perspective: Power Grids, Security, and Climate Resilience

Previous blogs in this series (starting on March 26th) emphasized how the current global shift in electricity generation and energy supply, combined with global electrification, serves as one of the main tools for decarbonization. One key feature discussed in this … Continue reading

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A Federated System with a Global Perspective: Equity and Resilience of Power Grids in Developing Countries

As was shown in a previous blog, the global spread of electricity is a recent phenomenon that took place in the second half of the last century and the beginning of this century. In approximately the same time span, the … Continue reading

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A Federated System with a Global Perspective: Equity and Resilience of Power Grids

Power lines in the Netherlands with a dark cloud cover (From September 5, 2023, “Utility Pricing”) Happy Earth Day and happy birthday to both my wife and this blog. Climate Change Fork is now 12 years old! The top figure … Continue reading

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A Federated System with a Global Perspective: Part 2

Before moving on to global perspectives of electricity generation, I want to talk about a recent perspective that appeared in last week’s NYT Climate section. The article makes the point that the recent growth in the use of electricity in … Continue reading

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