Earth Track

Earth Track Blog

View All
Written by dkoplowPosted: Apr. 17, 2019

Tongass old growth timber: restarting old federal subsidies to clearcutting?

Tongass National Forest, Juneau, Alaska There are fewer and fewer non-fragmented ecosystems in the US; the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska is one of them.  The Los Angeles Times notes that at 17 million acres, the Tongass is the "world's largest intact coastal temperate rain forest."  For nearly two decades, the federal… Read More
Written by dkoplowPosted: Apr. 16, 2019

A few threads on the Fukushima accident

Cover to Japanese edition of "Learning from Fukushima" With the eighth anniversary of the Fukushima accident having recently passed, I wanted to mention a few Fukushima-related threads. 1.  A Japanese translation Learning from Fukushima was released in February, making the material accessible to more people within Japan.  Namatame Norifumi was the… Read More
Written by dkoplowPosted: May. 14, 2018

Definitional problems and data gaps in PJM capacity repricing proposal likely to bias adjustments against renewable energy

PJM Interconnection LLC (PJM) has been worried that certain state subsidies harm the competitiveness of capacity auctions within its territory.  PJM serves as the grid operator for all or parts of Delaware, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio,… Read More