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Healthcare Improvements Republicans Could Make

Here are some things the GOP could productively do on healthcare, that have little or nothing to do with repealing the ACA: 1. Price transparency and consistency. Require all providers (hospitals, doctors, etc..) to clearly publish their prices by service … Continue reading

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Our Future Cyborg Brains: My Keynote at XTech 2017

I had a fantastic time keynoting the XTech Experiential Technology conference last week. Thanks very much Zack Lynch and Adam Gazzaley for the invitation. I talked about the science that inspired my Nexus novels, and what it might mean for … Continue reading

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To Fight Climate Change in the Trump Era, Focus on the States

Summary: Focus on the states. Advocate for clean energy. (This is a follow-up to my post on pushing for progress at the state level.) Short Version If you read nothing else in this post, follow these three steps: Find your state … Continue reading

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Trump Isn’t Hitler. The US isn’t 1930s Germany

Trump isn’t Hitler. And, more importantly, the US is a far different place than Germany in the 1930s. We’re a 240-year-old nation, not a 14-year old republic reeling from WWI. Our institutions are more solid and stable. They can’t be … Continue reading

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We Can Push For Progress at the State Level

Donald Trump won. The GOP has the Senate and the House. They’re likely to retain the Senate in 2018. Trump will get to appoint at least one, and probably multiple Supreme Court justices, with a (presumably) friendly Senate. Yet we … Continue reading

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New Record Low Solar Price in Abu Dhabi – Costs Plunging Faster Than Expected

The price of solar power – in the very sunniest locations in particular – is plunging faster than I expected. I’ve been talking for years now about the exponential decline of solar power prices. I’ve often been called a wide-eyed … Continue reading

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Wind Power Blowing More Reliably Than Ever

New wind turbines produce power more steadily – with less up and down intermittency – than ever before. As I wrote in August of last year, NREL believes that next-generation wind turbines can reach a capacity factor of 60%. That … Continue reading

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How Cheap Can Electric Vehicles Get?

This is part 5 of a series looking at the economic trends of new energy technologies. Part 1 looked at how cheap solar can get (very cheap indeed). Part 2 looked at the declining cost and rising reliability of wind … Continue reading

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APEX Wins the Philip K. Dick Award!

Tonight, in Seattle, I was in the crowd when my novel Apex won the Philip. K Dick Award.   .@Ramez Naam reading from Apex at the Philip K. Dick Awards ceremony. pic.twitter.com/eY6ilrDsMl — CC Finlay (@ccfinlay) March 26, 2016 Apex is the … Continue reading

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Why I’m Starting the First AngelList Cleantech Syndicate

I’ve been writing and speaking about the incredible pace of solar, wind, and storage for years. I’ve been quietly investing in startups in that space as well. Today I’m taking a new step: I’m launching an AngelList Syndicate specifically focused … Continue reading

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