About This Blog
I’m a veteran journalist in news- papers, magazines, public radio and on the web. I have dual US/EU citizenship and I divide my time between Seattle and Normandy, France.
The more I report on climate change, energy, transportation, resource consumption and related issues, the more I see connections and commonalities between how Europeans are tackling these problems and how we’re going about it in the Pacific Northwest.
This blog is my effort to connect those dots in ways that might help us all find ways of living that leave a green, healthy planet for our grandchildren.
To learn more about me and my work, please visit www.liammoriarty.com.
Tag Archives: Liam Moriarty
There are times and places where being an American can make you the center of attention, and not always in a fun way. When your country does things that the rest of the world sees as selfish, short-sighted, ignorant, arrogant … Continue reading
The EU’s top climate official is the Mick Jagger of eurocrats. Connie Hedegaard has a reputation for being whip smart, politically savvy and intensely passionate about the need to move forward on dealing with climate change. And when the Danish … Continue reading
The planet is sliding down a rapidly deteriorating path toward a global climate catastrophe, and unless the rest of the world starts acting a lot more like Europe — and fast — we’re all toast. That’s a very condensed, highly … Continue reading
It’s 4 a.m. and I’m jet-lagging in a hotel room in Brussels. Italian soccer highlights on the muted TV, ragged graffiti scrawled on the nearly 200-year-old walls of the Jardin Botanique just outside my window. I’m here with nearly 100 … Continue reading
Traveling by train shouldn’t suck. In fact, if you’ve taken passenger trains in Europe, you know it can be fast and efficient and even fun. All too often, riding the Amtrak Cascades line — between Vancouver BC and Eugene, Oregon — … Continue reading
What would be the largest solar power plant in the US is slated to go up — not in the Arizona desert or sunny Southern California – but just 90 miles southeast of cloudy Seattle. The Teanaway Solar Reserve has been … Continue reading
Five years ago, the Portuguese decided to get serious about renewable energy. Now, according to an article by Elisabeth Rosenthal in the New York Times, they’ve gone from getting 17 percent of their electricity from renewables to nearly 45 percent … Continue reading