Global CO2 Trend
Recent: Average Mauna Loa CO2
Historical: 800,000 year timeline
You don’t find sustainable solutions very often: better energy LLC posts solutions that you can verify independently, to confirm for yourself that our solutions simultaneously conserve the environment, answer a social need, and cost less than other readily available options. We know we are not the only ones taking on this timely work. We regard the successful efforts of others as crucial contributions toward establishing sustainable products and services needed for a more sustainable economy. Access these efforts from the following list of better energy links.
Google looks at reversing climate change
An attempt by Google researchers to identify an alternative fuel for coal fired power plants has disclosed the bitter economic reality that none of the current energy generation technologies can hope to overcome. Somehow they missed “Polluters Pay” and “National Carbon Standard” as the next options needed. Even so, the excellent graphics are very telling, and the conclusions that speak to the difficulty of identifying affordable alternatives seem accurate though unsettling.
Climate Solutions successfully deployed on a local scale
Visualize Climate Risk
Global Risk and Opportunity Indicator – Temperature effects for various CO2 concentrations
Resources for a Sustainable Economy
David McKay, Cambridge – Sustainable Energy
Invest Solar – Building Financial Opportunity from Clean Energy
OnGrid Solar – Economic and Financial Publications, Papers, Presentations
Portland State University – Applied Solutions for Community
Washington State University – Science in Action to Improve the Sustainability of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Food Systems
University of Washington – Sustainability of the Earth
Cornell Sustainability – Research Links
Engineers for a Sustainable World – To forge innovative, lasting solutions to local and global sustainability challenges.
NREL – Electric Vehicle Grid Integration Project
EV Grid, Inc – Integrating the power grid with the electric vehicle
University of Chicago – The Science of Climate Change (October 2013)
Corporate Business Performance
Other Points of View
To honor writers who offer insights that differ from the Better Energy LLC editorial vision, that are perhaps contrary but still thought-worthy, we post links to content that represents openly diverse conclusions. This is an attempt to be open minded while also maintaining a strong focus on our fact-based, ideally apolitical content.
The IEEE features selective criticism of factory shortcomings attributed to EV production: IEEE Spectrum June 2013
Rebuttals to IEEE Spectrum feature article: IEEE Members
Hard science with reasoned conclusions: The Energy Advocate