2035: Clean Grid 90%, Electrify 50%

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 22:15:34 +0000

For those deeply interested in our future energy system and how it will evolve, I highly recommend two in-depth papers published in the last year. Here I will show a similar vision step-by-step using some of the same assumptions and publicly available data using “back of the envelope calculations” (spreadsheets)

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Tesla’s Texas Takeover Will Impact Oil-Dependent Houston

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:47:23 +0000

In a new article by the Houston Chronicle, the author penned his thoughts on how Tesla’s “Texas takeover” would impact oil-dependent Houston

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Dirty Louisiana Politicians Are Getting Paid To Push A Pipeline Through Black & Indigenous Communities

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:35:05 +0000

Southerly has reported that public records show a Louisiana lawmaker is getting paid to push a proposed 280-mile Delta Express pipeline through Black and Indigenous communities

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The RPM Act — How A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Is Trying To Ruin Our Air

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 04:55:21 +0000

With “defeat devices” once again in the news, thanks to yet another manufacturer failing to comply with the Clean Air Act, now seems as good a time as any to remind folks how the automotive industry is actively working to undermine the protections of the Clean Air Act and increase the use of defeat devices in passenger cars and trucks

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Bad EPA Decision On Infamous Kid-Toxic Pesticide Expected Soon

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:47:46 +0000

EPA has publicly promised that by the end of summer it will issue a new analysis of the risks from the widely used insecticide chlorpyrifos; we expect that reassessment will be published in the next several days

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“Volkswagen Is A Better Company After The Scandal”

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 02:27:13 +0000

A few days ago, Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen Group, shared some thoughts on LinkedIn. He led with what the Independent Compliance Monitor, Larry D. Thompson, said: “Volkswagen is a better company after the scandal.” Diess said that he agreed and that he was proud of the big change that has been made during the last five years since the diesel cheating scandal hit the news

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Climate Intelligence Is Business Intelligence

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 21:36:36 +0000

Business Intelligence and Decision Support Services — a $30 billion-plus combination of software and service industries — has enabled dramatic advances in corporate performance. It empowers insight and intelligence-driven strategies and institutional decision-making and offers some of the most powerful tools at our disposal to turn down the global climate change thermostat

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Air Pollution And The “I Can’t Breathe” Movement

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 03:14:41 +0000

“I can’t breathe” is foremost the cry of suffering and dying Black people who have been killed by police, and the rallying call of a movement to bring systematic change in criminal justice. Rightfully so — securing African American communities from police violence is vital, and the movement has extraordinary momentum and is scoring major successes. But, for environmentalists, “I can’t breathe” has a deep resonance, too

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Solar Power Costs Dropped Dramatically In 2013–2018

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:57:00 +0000

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for newly constructed utility-scale electric generators in the United States, annual capacity-weighted average construction costs for solar photovoltaic systems and onshore wind turbines have continued to decrease

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EU Recharges Climate Plan But Risks Letting Countries Off The Hook On Transport

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:23:44 +0000

Plans to increase the EU’s climate targets to achieve a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 have been welcomed by clean transport group Transport & Environment (T&E). The European Commission today indicated more ambitious CO2 reduction targets of -50% for new cars, a phase-out of engine cars, and action to start cleaning up ships and planes

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