Category Archives: Fossil Fuel Free Future

Debunking the Leap Manifesto 100% Renewables by 2050 demand

My vocal challenges to the viability of “The Leap Manifesto” have earned me some negative feedback and as such I figure it is necessary to back up my opinions with a few numbers. In doing this I will differentiate myself … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Politics, Environmentalism and Ecomodernism, Fossil Fuel Free Future, Leap Manifesto, Uncategorized | 51 Comments

A Jacobsonian 100% Wind Water and Sunlight gallop at UCLA

Tuesday evening I spent a couple hours online listening to a moderated debate hosted by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. The debate was titled POWERING EARTH 2050: Is California’s 100% Renewable Strategy Globally Viable? The reason for … Continue reading

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On the glaring intellectual inconsistencies in 100% Wind Water and Sunlight

Ralph Waldo Emerson is his famous essay Self-Reliance coined the phrase “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds”. As readers of my blog know I have spent a lot of time researching and commenting on the 100% Wind, … Continue reading

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On blogging and the irrelevance of academic peer review in multi-disciplinary fields

In my short blogging career I have been challenged, on more than one occasion, to submit my writing to peer-reviewed academic journals. My response has been to point out that my work undergoes peer review the second I post it … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Environmentalism and Ecomodernism, Fossil Fuel Free Future, Uncategorized | 16 Comments

More on 100% Wind, Water and Sunlight and the Council of Canadians “100% Clean economy” by 2050 goal

This week the Globe and Mail featured an interview with engineer Dr. Mark Z Jacobson on his plan for the world to get all its energy – including transport and heating fuel and electricity – from wind, water and solar … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Climate Change Politics, Fossil Fuel Free Future, Renewable Energy | 28 Comments

A look at British Columbia’s energy picture in light of the Paris Agreement

In the last month or so, I have seen an upsurge of comments on my Twitter feed, and at the #bcpoli hashtag, from individuals who I can best describe as “politically active” and “partisans”. These tweets have centered on the … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the 100% Wind, Water and Sunlight scenarios – Part III Issues with energy storage

Last night I got drawn into a very long Twitter discussion with an acolyte of Dr. Marc Z. Jacobson and his colleagues in the Wind, Water and Sunlight (WWS) series. The discussion revolved around the most recent in Dr. Jacobson … Continue reading

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