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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Paris Electrified

Credit to Author: Arthur Frederick (Fritz) Hasler| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2024 22:31:37 +0000

About 50 years ago, we lived in Paris for six months. In 1975, my employer, NASA, and the CNES (the French NASA) jointly sponsored me on a 6-month Temporary Duty Assignment (TDY) to live in Paris. The French were about to launch their Meteosat (a copy of the ATS 1 … [continued]

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Whether Powered By Electrons Or Molecules, Automobiles Are A Curse

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2024 19:05:58 +0000

Electric automobiles are all well and good but don’t address the problem of too many cars and trucks clogging our roads and cities.

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SLOPE Illustrates Opportunities in Philadelphia’s Equitable Carbon Neutrality Quest

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 29 Feb 2024 16:12:35 +0000

The city of Philadelphia has pledged carbon neutrality by 2050, and the State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform … [continued]

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Cascaded Geothermal Heating & Cooling Networks for Industry, Trade & Residential Buildings

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2024 16:24:07 +0000

The NEFI research project CASCADE is developing concepts for supplying two municipalities and two industrial enterprises in Austria with geothermal … [continued]

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The Economist Is Wrong to Claim Car-Addicted US Cities Are More Accessible Than Europe’s, Here’s Why

Credit to Author: Transport & Environment (T&E)| Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2024 15:47:28 +0000

“In praise of America’s car addiction – How vehicle-dependence makes the country fairer and more efficient” was a headline in The … [continued]

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Public Transport for All: How to Unlock Climate & Development Benefits from Sustainable Mobility

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2023 05:20:47 +0000

Public transport provides a myriad of benefits that can help countries reach climate and development goals. There’s no better solution … [continued]

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NIO Unleashes Another Wonderful, Beautiful Electric Car

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2023 01:23:49 +0000

I’m not going to lie — if NIO sold cars in the USA, at least one of its models would be on my shortlist. The latest drool-worthy electric model it’s brought to market (not in the US) is the ET5 Touring. The company claims this is the “first smart electric tourer.” The ET5 Tourer’s older […]

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Flooding Issue in NYC? Rooftop Gardens for Bus Stops to the Rescue!

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2023 03:59:04 +0000

New York City has a lot of concrete, and it’s not located in the desert. As a result, it’s got a problem with flooding, and the problem is only growing. One obvious solution to this problem is to get more soil and greenery in the Big Apple. But where? This is New York City, after […]

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