EU Wisely Stiffens Road Freight & Passenger Emissions Guidance

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 13 May 2024 22:17:44 +0000

A month ago, I spent some time assembling statistics on major geographies’ split of domestic freight tonnage across different modes: road, rail, and water. I was surprised to find that road freight was so much more dominant in Europe than rail compared to other major geographies. I think of Europe … [continued]

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Zero-Emission Zones Are Helping Some Cities Fight Pollution

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Sun, 05 May 2024 14:52:07 +0000

With growing urban populations and increases in cars, trucks and buses, cities are poised to experience more harmful pollution threatening people’s health and livelihoods. But some cities around the world are turning to an emerging solution called zero-emission zones (ZEZs). These are designated small areas of about 1.5 square miles to 11 square miles … [continued]

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Wind & Solar, But What Else? — India Edition Transcript

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2024 23:11:09 +0000

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. With the … [continued]

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EPA, CalEPA Release Plan for Joint Enforcement Work to Protect California Communities Overburdened by Pollution

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2024 12:46:44 +0000

Plan Builds on Groundbreaking Federal-State Partnership Launched through 2021 Environmental Justice-Focused Agreement LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) today released a two-year action plan to collaboratively address environmental justice issues across California by enforcing laws that protect public health and … [continued]

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Earth Day 2024 Steps Up Actions To Save The Planet

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2024 22:39:15 +0000

The world is in the midst of drastic environmental changes — more than any activist feared when Earth Day was first commemorated. Earth Day 2024 is an opportunity for communities to come together to celebrate the world on which we live. First held on April 22, 1970 as part of … [continued]

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Electrify Everything Everywhere All At Once – India Edition Transcript

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2024 18:28:24 +0000

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. … [continued]

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Car Exhaust & Alzheimer’s — Thank You, Mickey Mouse

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2024 15:11:37 +0000

New research from Australian and Singaporean scientists have found a link between car exhaust and Alzheimer’s. It was even on the mainstream news last night. This opens up a whole new argument in favour of the uptake of electric vehicles and the removal of fossil fuels. It has long been … [continued]

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Toxic Chemical Releases Have Declined 21% In 10 Years In USA

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2024 00:04:53 +0000

Today, the U.S. EPA released its 2022 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis showing that environmental releases of TRI chemicals from facilities covered by the program were 21% lower in 2022 compared to 2013. This includes a 26% decrease in air releases. During this 10-year period, releases from manufacturing facilities … [continued]

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India’s Report Card Against Short List Of Climate Actions Is Better Than Most Realize

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2024 22:59:51 +0000

For several years I’ve been iterating The Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. The work of organizations like Mark Z. Jacobson’s Stanford team around energy and Carbon Drawdown’s around everything are excellent in different ways, but also indigestible to most people. The short list really is that. It’s … [continued]

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Fossil Fuel Exec Fails To Accept Blame For Climate Crisis, Cites Lack Of Cost Transparency Instead

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2024 20:30:41 +0000

Who is to blame that the world is off track to meet its climate goals? A major fossil fuel company … [continued]

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