Tag Archives: energy

What’s After Paris?

Last week, Al Gore reflected on the ten years since he founded The Climate Reality Project. Following is an excerpt from an email he sent to the Climate Reality Leaders he trained. Ten years ago, I trained the first group … Continue reading

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Electricity and Our Future

It would be great to just plug into a socket, use electricity and be done with it. There’s more to it than that. We take lighting after sundown for granted, as we do preserving food in the ice box and … Continue reading

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Going Solar in Iowa

(Editor’s Note: This is a revised and updated post about solar power). Climate Reality Leadership Corps founder and former vice president Al Gore gave his slide show, an updated version of the one used in the film An Inconvenient Truth, … Continue reading

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Interview with Ed Fallon

Blog for Iowa caught up with Ed Fallon in Iowa City at a March 11 fundraiser for his Iowa Pipeline Walk along the proposed route of the Dakota Access oil pipeline from the Bakken shale formation through Iowa to Illinois. … Continue reading

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Train Wrecks and an Ag Summit

As punctuation to my article Why Bakken Oil is Dirty, last Thursday’s BNSF oil train derailment in a remote area near Galena, Ill. tells the story better than I could. It is the third Bakken oil train derailment in the … Continue reading

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Are Property Rights a Climate Action Tool?

For many, protecting property rights is high on the list of priorities. It’s the American way, shouldn’t it be so? A related and perhaps better question is whether climate advocates should use eminent domain as a tool to advocate against … Continue reading

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Why Bakken Oil is Dirty

People who care about hydraulic fracturing say the oil coming from the Bakken formation in North Dakota, Montana and Saskatchewan is dirty. It is. All oil is dirty, and my two cents is we should leave what’s there in the … Continue reading

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