Apple Issues $1.5 Billion Green Bond

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Green bonds – corporate borrowing to help finance improved energy efficiency, renewables, and other fashionable environmental activities, appear to be a growing trend. But there are concerns about transparency, about ensuring the money raised is spent as promised. On the surface, green bonds seem counter intuitive: why would a company…

Sunday Silliness: Trumped oil

I happened upon this during my travels  and thought it was a hilarious commentary on energy and politics. I’m guessing it will make some conservative and liberal heads explode equally well. P.S. As I understand it, it is actually a working oil pump, not just a derelict with a decoration. It was in motion as…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #219

The Week That Was: 2016-03-19 (March 19, 2016) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Witch Hunt: The prospect of the Federal government investigating, and possibly prosecuting, those skeptical of claims that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2)…

The Sun in February 2016 and the latest heat records

By Frank Bosse and Fritz Vahrenholt In February 2016 our sun’s activity was, as in almost every month of the current cycle, well below the average. The observed SSN (SunSpotNumber) was 57.2. The average of the cycles 1 … 23 for this month is 80.8, thus the observed activity was 71% of the average value…