Excellent clean energy and climate outcomes require deeper information

Humanity’s most complex hydrogen-based scientific program is 50 percent complete. ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is basically ‘star-powered’ electricity, a.k.a. nuclear fusion… or nuclear power without uranium and plutonium waste. Students, decision makers, and others confronting climate change should be aware of ITER and other current and emerging solutions available to the United States and […]

North Carolina’s responsible energy portfolio includes H2

North Carolina is ready for fuel cells and hydrogen infrastructure (FCH2). The next several weeks are an important period for anyone interested in expanding North Carolina’s energy innovation options and Anthropogenic Climate response. FCH2 is clearly part of the solution immediately, over the next decade, and beyond… for our state too.FCH2 is in a new market position […]

A solution for Asheville: 100 Megawatts of Change

Originally published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on January 2, 2015 I believe 100 megawatts of various distributed energy resources (including solar) and demand management (i.e. Smart Grid, general energy efficiency) can replace Asheville’s two coal power units … and eventually both combustion turbine natural gas units. Starting when? Starting with the Asheville Community Energy Plan […]

The Trillionth Ton of airborne carbon is too expensive

Originally published in the Asheville Citizen-Times December 19, 2014. A local religious leader recently asked me, “What happened to the whole ‘green thing?’” It’s a good time to review since media messages about ‘green’ issues and the threat of climate change were more prevalent around 2006. The 2008 recession has cast a long shadow and […]

Our Smart City and Towns Network is ready. Will leaders approve? Will you?

A version of this article appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times.   The community ‘innovation engine’ that I developed, Open Strategic Innovation for Communities (OSIC), can assist in organizing further positive change in Asheville and Buncombe county. When it comes to solutions to our greatest challenges, there is less ‘low hanging fruit’. So what’s next? OSIC […]

Asheville sustainability leader answers White House call for a “City Web”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ASHEVILLE, NC – Sustain NC is a professional development initiative of InnovoGraph LLC nurturing sustainability innovation. The central initiating Sustain NC service project is completion of the North Carolina Clean Power Plan. Part of making that happen is deploying a Smart Grid, Distributed Energy, and Efficiency Program (Smart Grid DEEP). There is […]

Duke Energy: the true Clean Power Plan ‘Go—No Go’ axis

A version of this article was published in the Asheville Citizen-Times. State of North Carolina adoption of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan is critical to our future economic development and national security. Otherwise the politics of anthropogenic climate confusion may expand. This means the half of the nation currently rejecting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean […]

North Carolina’s Public Interactive Carbon Mitigation Decision Wall in Raleigh

Have you been to the NC Nature Research Center? Know anyone who has? Whether you have or have not, North Carolina has one of the most sophisticated public interactive anthropogenic climate strategy tools in the world: the Koshland Earth Lab Airborne Carbon (CO2) Mitigation Decision Wall.     This powerful anthropogenic climate education and policy development tool was licensed by […]

Climate research agency located in Asheville, NC in fight with GOP-managed congress

  While WCQS mentioned the work of Asheville’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) in a report this morning featuring NCEI director Thomas R. Karl, local journalism outlets are missing the news that Karl and US Rep. Lamar Smith (R) of Texas, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, are in a battle […]