According to UK National Grid, coal was generating 0.00GW (0.00%) out of a total of 23.85GW for 68 continuous hours. According to former DEP Secretary John Hanger, UK’s coal trended down from 42% to 7% while renewables went up to 23% from 10% in 5 years. “Gas has jumped too but is now the carbon … More The changing UK grid
Tonight I joined eight skilled poets for Poems from Life, a celebration of the lives of men and women living at Juniper Village. Juniper is a senior living center near State College, Pennsylvania. For the second year, staff at the Pennsylvania’s Center for the Book worked with Juniper to partner poets with the men and … More A Man Who Found Home: My Poem from Life inspired by Ernest Bergman
My piece of flash fiction, “Only the Ancestors Bring Fire” is online at the Penn State Libraries Short Stories portal. It is told from the point of view of a female black bear who smells and sees a wildfire. While the piece doesn’t say “climate change,” it is about forests, soils, and wildlife changing because of anthropogenic … More Only the Ancestors Bring Fire
In recent paid-for opinion pieces, Dan Hawbaker has accused citizens of the Spring Creek watershed of “relying on emotion, opinion, and careless rhetoric.” This is classic distraction when you have no argument. We don’t have the joy of getting a multi-million dollar profit from a sweetheart deal from inside baseball. Folks are angry and more … More When the local oligarchy works for a global predator, what do you say?
Wow. The Fox News interview with Scott Pruitt has a host of problems. He lies about what happened to EPA in pursuit of its mission, how it affected certainty in the market, and the fact that he wouldn’t answer questions about major ethical lapses. He spends a ton of time dodging questions about how he’s … More Clean out the toilet. It’s time to flush Pruitt.
To my Dem friends, I’m going to be really blunt about John Fetterman & Governor Wolf: They have to deal with the fracking industry in a responsible way. Fetterman might win because no one is paying attention, but Wolf…if he doesn’t clean up his shop and commit to a modern energy economy…he’s toast. The people who … More Pennsylvania Democrats need to understand the energy future right now, Tom Wolf most of all.