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How Much Damage Can Donald Trump Do?

By Roy L Hales

The fears seem especially strong across the renewable and environmental communities. David Suzuki writes that  “a bigoted, misogynistic, climate change denier has been elected to the highest office in what is still the world’s most powerful nation.”  Many fear that President-elect Donald Trump “is set to gut US environmental regulations, open up federal lands for fossil fuel extraction, and quit the Paris climate agreement.” Academics from many North American universities are copying information and data from U.S. government environmental websites before the new administration eradicates it. The next President’s personality “is certainly extreme by any standard.” How much damage can Donald Trump do to America?

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Living With A Trump Presidency

By Roy L Hales

The American people have spoken. Donald Trump is not Dr Allan Hoffman’s choice for President. While it is still possible that Trump will be more reasonable than his pre-election rhetoric suggests, this is unlikely. Hoffman described Trump as a demagogue who appears to be a climate denier, whose statements about energy were “uninformed, ignorant and terrible.” Never-the-less, he has been elected and, for the next four years, “the American public is going to have to live with that.” Hoffman spoke about the realities of living with a Trump presidency.

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A Presidential Pissing Match? Whose Roof Can Stack the Most Solar?

By Roy L Hales

In the midst of what is probably the ugliest pre-election contests of recent memory, one of California’s best known solar companies has got into the act with a campaign of its own. For their “Who’s the Brightest Candidate?” campaign, Sungevity used their remote solar design software to calculate how much solar capacity each candidate could put on his roof. So is this a Presidential pissing match, who’s roof can stack the most solar?

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Why Didn’t the US Develop Solar Energy 36 Years Ago?

Solar technology was invented in the USA. In 1978 Dr Allan Hoffman presented President Jimmy Carter with a plan that could have let America obtain 20% of its electricity from reneables by 2000. So why didn’t the US develop solar energy 36 Years Ago?” 
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