California Ends New Fracking Pending Results Of Scientific Study

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2019 02:45:43 +0000

California Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered a halt to all new fracking permits pending a review by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Environmental groups cheered while industry groups predicted dire consequences.

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1.19 Gigawatts Of Solar Power For The Land Of The Gigafactory

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 01:16:40 +0000

solar power Nevada US Air ForceNevada, home of the Tesla EV Gigafactory, is getting a new burst of renewable energy with 1.19 new gigawatts of solar power from the company NV Energy

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BMW Group Joins “Getting to Zero Coalition” — 1st Carmaker To Do So

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:16:51 +0000

Being superbly happy with the performance, and yes, the style of the BMW i3 that I drive, it’s nice to hear BMW is continuing to focus on manufacturing electric cars in a green way. The company actually operates a sustainability strategy that exists along the entire value chain, supporting sustainability more deeply than in the cars or car factories themselves

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Honolulu Makes History With Comprehensive Plastic Bill!

Credit to Author: Andrea Bertoli| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:04:35 +0000

Last night in Honolulu, we made history: Bill 40, a comprehensive plastic phase-out bill, was approved 7–2 at the Honolulu City Council (the governing body for the island of Oahu). Activists from across the island have been working for nearly a decade to get smart plastic legislation passed in the city and state — the vote last night was nothing short of victorious. This is the strongest plastic phase-out bill in the country, and likely in the world

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The Journal of Epidemiology: Linking Air Pollution Nanoparticles & Incident of Brain Tumors

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 18:30:07 +0000

Mahattan traffic Nov. 2019 Cynthia Shahan CleanTechnicaScience and modern biochemistry have all kinds of answers on the brain and human health, but scientific knowledge alone can’t stop air pollution. Those studies can make citizens aware of how compromised we are. They can let us know that air pollution is indeed a threat to the brain’s and body’s core functions. But humans must act on this knowledge to make it truly useful

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No, Machine Learning Does Not Have A Huge Carbon Debt

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2019 00:10:16 +0000

The increase in CPU cycles to advance machine learning has been accompanied by advances in efficiencies of computer technology and lower carbon electricity, but it’s worth paying attention to. It’s only going to increase. 

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Navajo Coal Plant Powers Down

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 16:29:59 +0000

The Navajo Generating Station, a coal-burning power plant, has closed it’s doors for good. It was run for 45 years in Arizona and was the largest coal plant in the West. Its closure will most likely affect the entire region. USA Today reports that the mine that supplied the plant with coal has also closed — it closed back in August

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Cement’s CO2 Emissions Are Solved Technically, But Not Economically

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 20:45:56 +0000

Cement is the gray glue that binds our cities and industries together. It makes tall buildings possible and foundations strong. It helps us bridge rivers and valleys and keeps wind turbines upright. We don’t have a replacement for it. It’s not going anywhere

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Fear of Progress

Credit to Author: Barry A.F.| Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 04:33:00 +0000

A recent article on CleanTechnica, “BBC Click: Are Electric Vehicles ‘The Future Of Road Vehicles?’ EV Owners: ‘Duh.'” basically covered what CleanTechnica and other green energy websites have been saying for years, that EVs are superior to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in more ways than one. This is not news to informed progressives, but it is very much news to the general public

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Trump’s Fuel Economy Plan Will Cost Americans Almost Half A Trillion Dollars

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 04:20:39 +0000

Energy Innovation snipTrump’s rollback of fuel economy standards could cost Americans nearly half a trillion dollars by 2050 says Energy Innovation.

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