Blog Archive — October 2017

Denmark's Renewable Energy Island Comes of Age

At a time when President Trump and his followers in Congress are hell-bent on dismantling the clean energy architecture of the Obama era, many Americans are looking beyond Washington, and even abroad, for solutions to our climate crisis. I recently witnessed one of these transformative gems on a visit to the Danish island of Samsø, which just passed the twenty-year mark in a campaign to supply all of its energy needs from local renewable resources. I wrote about this pioneering initiative for Beacon Broadside, the blog outlet of my publisher Beacon Press. Here's a link to the article.

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Keeping Our Cool as Population Booms

It's appropriate to advocate for the use of more efficient, less carbon-emitting chemicals for air conditioning, but the growing number of people needing air conditioning in a warming world deserves equal or greater focus. I make this argument in a New York Times Letter to the Editor, in response to an article that singles out the importance of finding a less damaging refrigerant than hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Apologies for the belated posting of this exchange!

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