Drought, Flood, Fire: Ways That Cleantech Can Respond

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 16:45:22 +0000

The author of a new book argues that understanding the role of climate change can improve our crisis preparation and powers of prediction. And we can afford to make the necessary changes that transition us to renewables while increasing our efficiency.

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Hurricane Ida Leaves Chemical Facilities & Surrounding Communities Without Power

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2021 02:00:37 +0000

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Casey Kalman, researcher for the Center for Science and Democracy at UCS. Sixteen years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the city has been slammed by another record-breaking storm: Hurricane Ida. A new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) reveals that 138 industrial facilities in […]

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Chemical Engineer Paul Martin Reflects On Liebreich’s Hydrogen Ladder & #Hopium — Part 1

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 03:20:11 +0000

Chemical process engineer and expert on biofuels and hydrogen Paul Martin and I discuss Michael Liebreich’s hydrogen ladder, agreeing and disagreeing in turn with aspects of it. This first half focuses on places hydrogen won’t play.

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Tesla Is Slowly Cutting Into Pharmaceutical & Health Insurance Costs

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 03:50:16 +0000

There are so many industries that Tesla is affecting — threatening even. There are a couple that don’t get much thought or attention, though. Although Tesla doesn’t make medicines or cure diseases, it is also having a growing effect on the pharmaceutical industry and the health insurance industry here in America. Dementia & Air Pollution […]

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One Way That Pollution Drives Inequity, & How CleanTech Solves This

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 16:10:11 +0000

It seems to be a common theme. Go to a city’s east end, and those are where the “bad neighborhoods” are. I grew up near El Paso, Texas, and the west side was where the rich people lived, and the closer parts of the east side (now called central) are full of poverty. The big […]

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Maersk Delivers $150 Million PR Win For Shipping Industry With Methanol Ships Purchase

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2021 20:05:10 +0000

Long-haul shipping remains a hard problem for decarbonization. Maersk’s purchase isn’t going to address it. The roughly $150 million extra that it paid for the 8 ships is about 0.4% of Maersk’s annual revenues, or about 1.5% of its expected 2021 profits.

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10 Major Industries Ranked By Climate Action Progress

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 19:25:09 +0000

Much of industry is responding well to the biggest issue of this century, one we’ve jointly created over the past 300 years. But there is still much work to be done.

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