Of course, consumer behavior is just one facet of the climate problem. The more powerful lever exists on the investment side, where venture capitalists and portfolio managers steer trillions of dollars in economic activity. There has been some progress in this realm, as more and more funds consider Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors in their screening criteria. But ESG is of limited utility without a rigorous methodology for tracking energy flows across supply chains, from individual components through finished products. … [Read more...] about The hard truth about climate change: The devil’s in the details
On this point, experts agree. They say that EVs can charge up when demand is low, making use of surplus wind or solar power that might otherwise go unused, and they can unplug when demand peaks. In the future, EVs could even sell electricity back to the grid when needed, helping to prevent blackouts when the grid is overwhelmed, such as during a heat wave. … [Read more...] about Could electric cars be the solution that saves California’s power grid?