Welcome to 2GreenEnergy.  We’re Glad You’re Here.  (A “Sticky” Post)

Welcome to 2GreenEnergyTo those who have been with us since our inception in 2009, as well as to those who are just joining us now for the first time, here’s a brief summary of what we at 2GreenEnergy are all about.  We offer:

• A platform on which we connect cleantech entrepreneurs with sources of investment capital. Read more ›

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Supporting Science Is Hardly Controversial

Supporting Science Is Hardly ControversialA friend marvels at the enormous participation in the March for Science, wondering why this is so popular.  My belief:

Science is a pretty noncontroversial issue.  I know there are hard-line religious zealots who don’t like the contradiction to various tenets of their faith, but these people are way out on the fringe.  And I get that Fox News is trying to paint the pro-science people as socialists, but again, few people with any sense is going to buy that. Read more ›

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How To Embarrass Yourself: Argue Science with Scientists

Stephen HawkingHere’s a typical story, given the March for Science last weekend.  It’s an example of how our society has come to accept totally illogical garbage, as long as it fits in with what we’d like to believe. Read more ›

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CleanTech Companies Face Tough Marketing Decisions: Here’s a Tip on How To Make Them Properly

CleanTech Companies Face Tough Marketing Decisions: Here's a Tip on How To Make ThemDo you have a cleantech product or service that you’d like to promote vigorously?  If so, you could be in the process of making some tough and critically important marketing-related decisions: Read more ›

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Earth Day and March for Science: Notes and Pics

pic2GreenEnergy super-supporter Cameron Atwood sent me this a few days ago, in advance of Earth Day:

Cameron:  Craig, here’s a letter written to students by Senator Gaylord Nelson for the silver-anniversary Earth Day in 1995: Read more ›

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From Guest Blogger Lana Hawkins: Five Key Trends That Will Shape the Future of Water 

Five Key Trends That Will Shape the Future of Water Water is the crucial component of our society’s, but also ecosystem’s survival. It is used in our homes and in sectors such as agriculture, energy production, and manufacturing. The pressures on water resources are raising and problems will become even more pronounced with the climate change. While supplies shrink, the demand shows no signs of slowing down. Hence, there is an overflowing plate of challenges and obstacles that we all face. It has never been more important to look to the future frontier and think in the long term. Read more ›

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From Guest Blogger Emie-Claude Lamoureux: First Self-Consumption Solar Energy Project in Girona Province, Spain

ViladamatThe municipality of Viladamat (pictured) – a quaint village with a population of 440 – launched an innovative crowdlending project. Located in the province of Girona, in the north-east of Catalonia, Viladamat is the first municipality in the country to ever use crowdlending to finance a self-consumption solar installation. Read more ›

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Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth DayI can’t make it to Washington D.C. for Earth Day this year, but I’m looking forward to participating in one of the hundreds of satellite marches…this one in my home town of Santa Barbara.

This is a good opportunity for me to thank everyone reading this for your concern in doing the right thing for our planet, its 7.4 billion citizens, and the many billions to come in future generations.

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The Challenge Trump Presents to Environmentalists, and, by Extension, To All Humankind

screwed up the climateSome people comment, “Why so vitriolic about Trump?  If you don’t like him, fire him in 2020.”

I understand that.  It’s true that most of the horrific positions that the federal government will have taken by the time we get through these next four years can quickly and easily be undone under the incoming administration. But this isn’t universally true. Read more ›

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Wind Power: No Hoopla, Just Jobs, and an Approach to Energy that Isn’t Ruining the Planet

Wind PowerWith all the banter about arctic drilling, tar sands, shale oil, the construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, returning jobs in coal, and Exxon’s (coincidental?) request of the lifting of sanctions on Russia, it’s good to keep a few things stably in mind.  There are now over 100K jobs in the U.S. wind industry, and this number is growing nine times faster than the economy as a whole.

Clean energy is offsetting fossil fuels at a remarkable rate, and the U.S. economy is gaining strength as a direct result.

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From Guest Blogger Diane Smith: How to Remove Rust with Sustainable Processes

Rust is an iron-oxide which means that it’s created when iron (or a compound containing it) is exposed to oxygen. This process is accelerated by the presence of water or moisture in general. Rust patches on your pans, bikes, garden furniture or cars are more than unpleasant to look at. They also damage the metal and the longer you leave it untended, the less you will be able to salvage. Read more ›

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