Author Archives: Carol Pierson Holding (100 posts)

Author Jonathan Franzen Says Saving Birds Trumps Climate Change

By: Carol Pierson-Holding   The California drought caused hydropower production to plummet by 46 percent. The silver lining?  Solar power increased, making up for 83 percent of the hydropower decline.   I’m a huge supporter of solar energy, which appears … Continue reading

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Who Gets Hurt From Fed’s Weak Fracking Rules?

By: Carol Pierson Holding   Regulation can be a great reason to behave well, though industry rarely sees it that way.   After five years of planning, 1.5 million comments, intense lobbying from the oil and gas industry, and innumerable … Continue reading

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Big Oil Talks the Talk Then Pulls an End-Run on Carbon Pricing

By: Carol Pierson-Holding   The Seattle Times ran an article whose headline was so unsurprising I almost didn’t read on: “Oil industry not buying Gov. Jay Inslee’s cap-and-trade plan.” No surprise right?   Big Oil’s actions tell us it not … Continue reading

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Utilities to Scale Electric Cars and Distributed Solar

By Carol Pierson Holding   Electric Vehicles (EVs) aren’t selling because retail charging has stalled and people are afraid of being stranded with no power source. According to the US Census, there are 121,000 gas stations in the U.S. and … Continue reading

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Today, Sustainable Nylon. Tomorrow, the Planet

By Carol Pierson Holding   “Optimism is a political act. Those who benefit from the status quo are perfectly happy for us to think that nothing is going to get any better.” —     Alex Steffen, The Bright Green City   … Continue reading

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