Study: air pollution along Utah’s Wasatch Front causes more than 200 pneumonia cases each year

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Air pollution trapped along the Wasatch Front by winter inversions is estimated to send more than 200 people to the emergency room with pneumonia each year, according to a study by University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare. During the winter months, Utah’s Wasatch Front experiences periodic weather inversions that trap emissions along the metropolitan valley. This study also shows just the tip of the iceberg of the costs we in Utah bear as a result of air pollution.

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California Energy Commission approves $8M grant for H2 fueling station at Port of Long Beach

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The Intermountain Power Project Agency in western Utah operates the project. The California Energy Commission approved an $8-million grant to Equilon Enterprises—a fully owned subsidiary of Shell Oil—to develop a high-capacity hydrogen fueling station to service and promote the expansion of zero-emission fuel cell electric Class 8 drayage trucks at the Port of Long Beach.

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Another owner sues Tesla over Autopilot rear-end crash

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Another Tesla owner whose car crashed while Autopilot was engaged has sued the automaker claiming false advertising In September, a woman whose Tesla crashed into the back of a stationary fire truck at speed while driving on Autopilot in Utah sued the automaker with similar claims.

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UPS to invest $130M in > 700 natural gas vehicles and infrastructure; > $1B invested in alt fuels since 2008

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This $130-million dollar investment in CNG capacity for 2018 builds on previous UPS investments of $100 million dollars in 2016 and $90 million dollars in 2017. and Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Large-scale study associates even brief exposure to PM2.5 with childhood lung infections

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The research was undertaken by a team from Intermountain Healthcare, Brigham Young University, and the University of Utah. Dr. Horne and colleagues studied 146,397 individuals who were treated for ALRI between 1999 and 2016 at Intermountain Healthcare facilities throughout Utah’s Wasatch Front region. levels were estimated based on data from air quality monitoring stations along the Wasatch Front, where approximately 80% of Utah’s population resides.

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Electrify America, Sacramento announce Green City investments: ZEV car-sharing, ZEV bus and shuttle routes, EV charging systems

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Electrify America is investing between $15 and $18 million for the launch of two ZEV car share services within the City of Sacramento which complement each other with different service areas while providing the same easy access: GIG Car Share – Free Float Car Sharing: GIG Car Share, which is powered by AAA Northern California, Nevada, and Utah, will offer free float car share service in Sacramento.

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Via Motors, Geely to co-develop medium-duty extended-range electric truck for China and Americas

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VIA’s vehicle integration capability, at both production facilities in Utah and Mexico, provides a range of commercial vehicles to meet zero emissions requirements. Volvo Trucks will start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019, and the first units will be put into operation with select customers in 2018. VIA Motors International is partnering with China-based Zhejiang Geely New Energy Vehicle Co. Ltd.,

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ARPA-E announces $11M for innovations in energy-water processing and agricultural sensing technologies; fourth, fifth OPEN+ cohorts

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University of Utah, Low-Cost Wireless Chemical Sensor Networks for Early Detection of Invasive Parasitics in Biofuel Crops – $2,164,314. The University of Utah will develop low-power sensors to enable the early detection of invasive weeds and/or insects in biomass crop production. ARPA-E plans to announce a total of nine OPEN+ cohorts throughout late 2018 and early 2019.

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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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a standard for high performance green buildings that in 2018 will become the basis for the International Green Construction Code. DOE’s Workplace Charging Challenge has grown to more than 350 partners since its launch in January 2013, and is on track to meet its goal to partner with 500 United States employers by 2018. Utah Valley Hospital.

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USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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AVTA is committed to having an all electric fleet by 2018. Utah Department of Transportation. The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $55 million in grant selections through the Low or No Emission (Low-No) Vehicle program, which funds the development of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced fuel technologies. Fifty-one projects in 39 states will receive a share of the funding.

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Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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percent per year over the next four years so that in 2018 there is a ten percent reduction from the baseline. states (Arizona, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington) and four Canadian provinces (British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec). percent per year over four years for a total reduction of ten percent by 2018. Perspective by Brian J. Donovan, CEO of Renergie, Inc. Reprinted with permission from The Donovan Law Group website. INTRODUCTION.

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