This New Battery is a Game Changer

Lighter Cheaper More Powerful Battery Changes Renewable Economics Guest essay by Roger E. Sowell, Esq. Marina del Rey, California It is not often on SLB that I use the phrase “game-changer.”  Most things progress, if they progress at all, in small increments.  This time, though, is one of those that deserves the phrase game-changer. The innovation…

Report: Near Normal Snowpack in Most of the West

From the National Water and Climate Center Parts of the Southwest remain dry WASHINGTON, April 8, 2016 – During March, the Northwest received above average precipitation and the Southwest dried out, according to data from the fourth 2016 forecast by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. “Early April is when the snowpack peaks in many areas,” NRCS…

Five points about climate change

Guest essay by Professor Philip Lloyd, Cape Peninsula University of Technology Daily we are told that we are wicked to burn fossil fuels.  The carbon dioxide which is inevitably emitted accumulates in the atmosphere and the result is “climate change.” If the stories are to believed, disaster awaits us. Crops will wither, rivers will dry up,…