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carbon pricing – Thinking Port

Tesla Semis Are Cheaper Than Rail Enough Of The Time To Reshape Ground Freight

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:00:07 +0000

All transportation is electrifying. All transportation is moving to lower labor costs. All transportation is becoming more loosely coupled. All transportation is moving to lower carbon models. But the Tesla Semi is going to have a substantial advantage once it’s on the roads and for a decade after that

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Democratic Presidential Candidates On Climate & Energy — Pete Buttigieg & Elizabeth Warren

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 07:36:40 +0000

In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan continues his discussion with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, about the climate action plans (and other political matters) of current presidential candidates. This second part of a two-part series spends a lot of time discussing Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and the evolution (or devolution) in the Democratic Party and Republican Party

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Democratic Presidential Candidates On Climate & Energy — Kamala Harris (RIP) & Mike Bloomberg

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 04:55:38 +0000

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, to talk about the climate action plans of current presidential candidates. This first part of a two-part series spends a lot of time discussing the Kamala Harris campaign (RIP) and Mike Bloomberg’s unique entry and position

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California Offers Up To $9,500 To Purchase Used Or New Electric Vehicle, Focus On Lower-Income Motorists

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2020 22:58:08 +0000

I understand income barriers. So, bravo to California for helping those who want to change afford to change. California’s new electric vehicle (EV) incentives for the lower income help them improve air quality and fight climate change by going electric. They can now get $9,500 in EV incentives in certain regions, or even $14,000 if you add in state incentives and all requirements are met

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Germany Plans To Increase The Price Of Carbon, But Is It Enough?

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 00:22:03 +0000

The free market mantra is just an excuse for doing nothing about climate change. After the collapse of talks in Spain last week, the German government has announced a new climate plan that includes putting a higher price on carbon.

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COP25: Agreement On A Carbon Market Pushed Back For Another Year

Credit to Author: Ciara Gillan| Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 19:05:20 +0000

The much anticipated COP25 came to a close last Sunday with a lack of cohesive action. Despite the release of 2018 statistics revealing global warming is still on the up, the biggest polluting nations failed to present their planned increased efforts to stem climate change. While a compromise was reached on smaller elements, the anticipated updated plans of the biggest nations like China, India, and the US, was pushed back to next year’s COP26 in Glasgow, as was the decision around a global carbon market. 

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Europe’s Green Deal: EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Announces “Europe’s Man on the Moon Moment” (Videos)

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2019 07:31:46 +0000

As some act to stall progress, the forward motion provided by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and all she represents is a remarkable step forward. Presenting a Green Deal plan for Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, she and her colleagues took a seed from US progressives and gave it the watering and care it needed in the fertile ground of Europe

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From Range Anxiety To Gas Station Anxiety?

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2019 00:00:09 +0000

One of CleanTechnica’s first rate, well written, most fascinating articles this year was one by Maarten Vinkhuyzen, who wrote, “A perfect storm is brewing above the automotive industry. Three hardly grasped phenomena are working together. Just like a real storm, when the conditions align in the best/worst way, we get a devastating superstorm. These phenomena (or events) are the Osborne effect of delayed demand, the technology (cost) curve of battery prices and other technology, and the S-curve that describes market acceptance of new technologies.”

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Alliance For Clean Energy New York Pushes For Carbon Fee On Thermal Generating Stations

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2019 15:46:21 +0000

carbon fee to support renewable energyThe Alliance for Clean Energy New York is advocating for a carbon fee to more accurately align carbon emissions from generating stations with the environmental impacts they cause.

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