August 17, 2020
Commentary: What Will A Biden-Harris Administration Do For Nuclear Energy?
Source: James Conca, Forbes, August 17, 2020 The CleanTech Alliance is a non-partisan organization. We do not endorse any candidate or party. The idea that Republican Administrations are pro-nuclear and Democratic ones are anti-nuclear is one of those enduring myths, like the idea that Republicans are better for the economy than Democrats. When either party […]

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June 11, 2020
Climate Change Driving Forests To Smaller And Younger Trees
Source: James Conca, Forbes, May 31, 2020 Our planet’s forests are adapting to global warming, as one would expect. But their trees are getting shorter and younger. And that’s going to continue for a long time. A new study published in Science by scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), led by Dr. Nate McDowell makes a compelling […]

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May 8, 2020
Commentary – A no-brainer stimulus idea: Electrify USPS mail trucks
Source: David Roberts, Vox, April 22, 2020. The boxy, whiny postal truck that is so familiar to Americans, with the driver on the right next to a loud sliding door, is called a Grumman Long Life Vehicle (LLV). As of 2018, the US Postal Service owns and operates 229,000 total vehicles, more than 141,000 of […]

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May 1, 2020
Member Profile #2- Michael Smith, Impact Bioenergy
Source: Michael Smith, May 1, 2020 CleanTech Alliance members are combating the coronavirus and adapting to its challenges every day.   In an effort to inspire and connect our members in these difficult times, the CleanTech Alliance is publishing a series of profiles to highlight how are members are adjusting to this new normal.  You can read our first profile on Eric […]

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April 22, 2020
Commentary: U.N. chief says there’s a bigger threat than coronavirus
Source: Ryan Heath, Politico, April 21, 2020 NEW YORK — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will use a video speech marking the 50th Earth Day on Wednesday to confront President Donald Trump and directly link coronavirus with climate change. The stark language of Guterres’ prepared remarks, obtained by POLITICO, marks a new willingness by the U.N. chief […]

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April 16, 2020
The Scientists Taking Atomic-Level Pictures Of The Coronavirus
Source: James Conca, Forbes, April 14, 2020 The novel coronavirus, named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes named coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is sweeping across the planet. It packs an outer armament of 27 specialized proteins, each one having a unique and incredibly complex 3-dimensional structure that helps the virus infect humans, replicate itself by the billions, and […]

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March 26, 2020
Commentary – How Will The Coronavirus Affect Energy Use In America?
Source: James Conca, Forbes, March 23, 2020 There is little doubt that the world has entered a global economic recession as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every recession lowers energy use, and this one may be a whopper. The 2008 financial crisis, and the Great Recession that followed, had a pronounced negative impact on the oil and gas sector, sending the […]

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March 26, 2020
Commentary – TMI, Jimmy Carter and the Nuclear Cost Myth
Source: Tri-Cities Public Relations, March 25, 2020 While attending one of my company board meetings a few years back in Pasco, Wash., I introduced myself to a No-Nukes Northwest representative from Portland, Ore. She said she was at Three Mile Island, near Harrisburg, Penn., 41 years ago following the partial nuclear reactor meltdown that released […]

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