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The Pitfalls of Climate Engineering

In the debate surrounding solutions to climate change, we’ve heard of everything from space-based power stations to wrapping Greenland in reflective blankets. One proposal of global proportions has become more popular in recent years. Known as climate engineering, it consists of altering the climate, only this time by design. The most promising technique involves injecting…

Mountaintop Removal

Clean Coal – Myth or Marvel?

Clean coal – we hear this term a lot. Unlike many other energy/environment terms, however, this one’s confusing because of the range of circles in which it is used. The fossil fuel industry is a big fan of it, as are some environmental organizations and politicians on both sides of the aisle. We’ve heard it…

Clarifying a Few Clean Tech Terms

With all the talk of energy systems, next-generation technologies, climate science and other fascinating topics, we’re bound from time to time to be confused by all the jargon. As esoteric as they may seem, many of these terms are critical to understanding the discussions they tend to cloud. I’ve laid out a few of the…