Articles by John Addison

About John Addison

John Addison is the author of two books - Save Gas, Save the Planet that details the future of transportation and Revenue Rocket about technology partner strategy. CNET, Clean Fleet Report, and Meeting of the Minds have published over 300 of his articles. Prior to being a writer and speaker, he was in partner and sales management for technology companies such as Sun Microsystems. Follow John on Twitter @soaringcities.

Coal-Free and Nuke-Free California

California will soon be coal-free and its last nuclear plant will be replaced with renewables. It is true that grid imported coal and nuclear power make up a small and declining part of total system power, but the percentage keeps falling with improved demand...

Good NEWS for our Renewable Energy Future

Our future is full of good NEWS: net zero, electric mobility, wind power,and solar energy. Net Zero Net-zero-energy buildings, campuses, and cities are the future. They are so efficient than in a year they generate as much renewable energy as their total energy...

Germany Will Use 80 to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050

Germany’s Leadership in Wind and Solar Power By 2050, Germany will use over 80 percent renewables to meet all energy needs, including transportation. Buildings and cities will be smart and energy efficient. For decades, Germany has led in energy efficiency with green...

United States Renewable Energy 2050

Several U.S. states already produce over 80 percent of their energy with renewables including wind, solar, hydropower, and biofuels: Washington, Oregon, Maine, Idaho, Nevada, South Dakota, and Iowa. In economic growth and job creation, these states outperform the top...

Intelligent Energy Storage

Machine learning enables Google to present news tailored to your interests; Amazon, books that you want to read; and Netflix, movies that you love. IBM’s advances in machine learning enabled it to beat the world’s top chess masters and Jeopardy champions. Recently,...

Norfolk Virginia Confronts Flooding and Sea Level Rising

Last week, the East Coast was battered with severe storms and flooding. Millions huddled inside in the face of tornado warnings. In Virginia, a state of emergency was declared. At the mouth of Chesapeake Bay is Norfolk, Virginia, a historic city of 54 square miles of...

Transformation of the Electric Grid

Five states top Grid Modernization Index About half of all new electricity generating capacity in the United States now comes from renewables such as wind energy and solar power; coal use is at a 30 year low. A modern grid is a priority as we shift from large dirty...

Unnatural Gas

Environmental Disaster Schools were closed and thousands evacuated from homes, escaping a 2.5 million pound per day methane leak. This leak near Aliso Canyon in the Los Angeles area is from a natural gas storage tank owned by the Southern California Gas Company, a...

Five Nations Control our Climate and Future

The nations of the world concluded the Paris Summit 2015 with global goals and with plans to lower emissions in their individual nations. Five major emitters will control our future by how well or poorly they implement energy efficiency, strong growth of renewable...

Hello Smart Efficient Buildings, Goodbye Coal

From LED lighting to zero-net energy (ZNE) buildings, our energy efficiency progress results in the U.S. at a 12-year low in using coal power. With the help of renewable energy and cheap natural gas, it is forecast that by 2020, coal use in the United States will be...

Net Zero San Francisco 2050

This blog post is a response to the Dear 2015 group blogging event prompt: The year is 2050. Write a letter to the people of 2015 describing what your city is like, and give them advice on the next 35 years. For more responses, see the Dear 2015 Event Page. April 22,...
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