Month: November 2019

U.S. solar firms see growth in fire-stricken California

(Reuters) – Solar companies expect a run of California wildfires that triggered power outages across vast swathes of the state will fuel demand for panels and battery storage systems from homeowners seeking to avoid blackouts, company executives said. FILE PHOTO: An array of solar panels is seen in the desert near Victorville, California, U.S. March…

Alaska is having a hell of a time growing sea ice

Alaska, a rapidly changing realm, will never cease to amaze Rick Thoman, a veteran climate scientist at the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy — even after a year of broken heat records and unprecedented losses of ice.  Now in the deep of fall, Alaska’s profound change continues. Record warm ocean temperatures mean that…

Scott Morrison threatens crackdown on secondary boycotts of mining companies

Scott Morrison has branded environmental protesters “anarchists” and threatened a radical crackdown on the right to protest by applying penalties to those targeting businesses who provide services to the resources industry. In a speech to the Queensland Resources Council on Friday, the prime minister will tell Australian corporations to listen to the “quiet shareholders” and…