SchwartzReport: Fossil Subsidies vs. Wind Savings

Categories: 05 Energy,12 Water
Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF

‘Shocking’ revelation finds $5.3tn subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments

The U.S. Could Get a Third of Its Electricity From Wind Power—and Save Billions of Gallons of Water

A new report details the health and environmental benefits of ramping up wind energy.

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May 30

SchwartzReport: Insurance Divesting from Coal

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

As I have predicted for some years, the first large corporations to change their policies on carbon investments will be insurance companies. Since they pay out claims brought on by disasters, they are exquisitely attuned to what causes disasters and carbon energy is at the top of their list. Insurance companies understand what Republicans will not admit — climate change is a game changer unlike anything ever seen before by the human species. So I take AXA’s action as good news.

Huge Insurance Company Cites Climate Change As Reason For Divesting From Coal

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May 24

SchwartzReport: Solar Can Power World — Investment Lacking

Categories: 05 Energy
Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Here is the truth about solar: The only thing blocking the transition out of the carbon age is investment not technology. No further technological advance needs occur, although many will. We have the ability to do this right now. It is a question of will and intent. The human species, expressed through national policy can condemn itself to what unremediated climate change deals us, or we can change the trend. It is about as stark a choice as one sees. I found this on a Russian website. RT seems to be the only publication covering the MIT report, which I think is very telling.

Solar panels can power the world – MIT study

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May 22

SchwartzReport: Hawaii Achieving Energy Freedom

Categories: 05 Energy
Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Here is some very exciting news about Hawaii and energy. This would make that state the leader in the U.S. in the  conversion away from carbon energy, and the monopolistic centralized power model that has dominated the American market for decades.

Hawaii Is Leading the Nation on Clean Energy Goals to Become Fossil Free

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May 16