Air Quality

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US EIA: Natural Gas CO2 Emissions Surpassing Coal Emissions

Published on August 27th, 2016 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

Originally published on Planetsave. For the first time since 1972, energy-associated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal are dropping below natural gas CO2 emissions. The US Energy Information Agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook reports that energy-related [&hellip... Read More


Air Quality

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“Comedic” Almost ICE’d Vignette

Published on August 26th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

It is best in situations such as the following one to laugh instead of letting silly things become incendiary. I have often been ICE’d at this EV Charger. In this ridiculous story — just almost ICE’d this [&hellip... Read More


Climate Change

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US & China Will Ratify Paris Agreement Before G20

Published on August 26th, 2016 | by Sandy Dechert

In Beijing, senior US and Chinese officials worked extra late Tuesday night to finalize a joint ratification of last December’s landmark Paris Agreement on climate action. On September 4, the summit meeting of the Group of [&hellip... Read More


Batteries

Microsoft Visited By Zinc-Air Battery Startup (Video)

Microsoft Visited By Zinc-Air Battery Startup (Video)

Published on August 26th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

By Alexander Hirner Zinc-air batteries are widely used in devices like hearing aids for their good performance-to-price ratio. The tricky part is of course to make them rechargeable. This is one of two technologies that ZAF [&hellip... Read More


Bicycles

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Portland Keeps Improving Its Bicycling Infrastructure

Published on August 26th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

Originally published on sister site Bikocity. Portland is a bicycling kind of city. It is better than almost every other city in the US in this regard, but it is still adding more reasons for remaining drivers to get on [&hellip... Read More


Carbon Pricing

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This. Means. WAR.

Published on August 25th, 2016 | by Chris Dragon

It’s 5:43 am and I can’t sleep. The fire is mounting another assault. On August 7th, rumor has it that a (fossil fuel) off-road vehicle malfunction touched off the “Pilot” fire just north of our home. For [&hellip... Read More


Cars

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Camouflaged Faraday Future Electric SUV Spotted

Published on August 25th, 2016 | by James Ayre

Despite speculation to the contrary, it looks as though Faraday Future does indeed have something solid in the works, and it may well be fairly far along at this point. What appears to be a camouflaged [&hellip... Read More


Energiewende

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Ukraine Crisis Can Be Solved With Its Own Energiewende

Published on August 25th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

Originally published on Energy Post. By Karel Beckman A Ukrainian Energiewende could go a long way to resolving the current geopolitical crisis around the country, writes Oleg Savitsky of the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine in a [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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ANU Team Achieves Record Solar Thermal Efficiency Of 97%

Published on August 25th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath A team of Australian National University scientists has brought economically competitive, grid-scale solar thermal energy generation closer to reality, after achieving a new record in efficiency for the technology [&hellip... Read More


Air Quality

Screw Science, Eh?  ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Screw Science, Eh? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Published on August 25th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan

Sometimes, my society concerns me a bit. I mean, I love Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell, the Internet, smartphones, computers, Apple products, and Tesla as much as the next guy, but let’s be frank: the US is [&hellip... Read More


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