NUS researcher links air pollution to increased residential electricity demand

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A study conducted by Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from the Department of Economics at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences found that households respond to ambient air pollution by increasing electricity consumption, which in turn increases the carbon emissions that are co-produced in supplying the electricity. Besides electricity, the study found that households exposed to air pollution consumed more natural gas.

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California cap-and-trade spending doubles to $1.4 billion in 2018; xEV rebates, affordable housing, wildfire prevention, public transit

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Expanding a network of community air-quality monitors operated by Casa Familiar in San Ysidro, one of 28 community-based organizations and tribes statewide receiving grants to engage residents in efforts to reduce local air pollution. Installation of a rooftop solar photovoltaic system at The Allison, an affordable housing property in San Diego, one of the more than 70,000 projects installing energy efficiency measures across the state.

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Feature: Top 6 Reasons Why an EV Is the Right Choice

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One of the reasons behind the drastic increase in sales was the more affordable price range of the Tesla Model 3, a best-seller in the U.S., Tesla’s Model 3 paved the way to powerful, affordable EVs. Electric Vehicles are Affordable. It’s Getting Easier To Go Electric.

California providing incentives up to $12K to help low-income families afford the cleanest cars

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In coordination with local air officials, the California Air Resources Board is initiating a retire-and-replace pilot program in the Greater Los Angeles area and San Joaquin Valley to help people of low income replace old, polluting cars with cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles that also cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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New California program to make clean cars affordable for lower-income residents

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The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. This pilot project complements other California Climate Investment-funded low-carbon transportation projects, including programs that help Californians scrap their older, more polluting vehicle and replace it with a clean-technology car.

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Study suggests elevated air pollution could diminish health benefits of living in walkable communities

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The benefits of living in a walkable neighborhood could be diminished by increased exposure to traffic-related air pollution, suggests a study led by St. Walkability reflects how well neighborhoods afford opportunities for individuals to walk while performing daily tasks such as grocery shopping, running errands, or commuting to work. Probability of hypertension and diabetes across levels of walkability and traffic-related air pollution.

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UNICEF: 300M children worldwide breathing air exceeding WHO pollution guidelines by 6x or more

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The report, “ Clear the Air for Children ”, uses satellite imagery to show that some 2 billion children live in areas where outdoor air pollution, caused by factors such as vehicle emissions, heavy use of fossil fuels, dust and burning of waste, exceeds WHO minimum air quality guidelines. The findings come a week ahead of the COP 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, where UNICEF is calling on world leaders to take urgent action to cut air pollution in their countries.

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Citroën’s very mini EV, Bollinger’s electric-truck basis, pollution from tires: Today’s Car News

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Citroën goes very small and very affordable with a solution for dense urban areas like Paris. And could pollution from tires—and brake pads—be greater than the pollution from tailpipes for some new vehicles?

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Federal Appeals Court vacates EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

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A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held in a 2-1 opinion that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had overstepped its authority with the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), and, as a result, vacated the regulation (USCA Case #11-1302). The rule was intended to improve air quality by cutting SO 2 and NO x emissions that contribute to pollution problems in other states. Second, the Clean Air Act affords.

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Maruti's anti EV & anti India policy : Keep selling pollution cars

Plug In India

We also talk about how the pollution vehicle media plays along and does not hold the car industry accountable. Video : Maruti's anti India policy - Keep selling pollution cars There are very few updates or quotes in the pollution vehicle media world about Electric Cars from Maruti. Essentially being a PR to the pollution car industry. Did they ask about how a giant company like Maruti can do their bit to help solve India’s horrible air pollution problem?

Forget climate change, it’s air pollution that really matters. The Green Piece

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Attending the recent press launch of the Renault ZOE recently, there was one thing that disappointed me-no not the car, as you can read from my first drive report (see story), I was impressed by this new, more affordable electric supermini, but its marketing presentation was lame. [.]. Electric cars Renault The Green Piece air pollution electric car Renault ZoeTuesday 2 April, 2013. The Green Piece Column.

San Diego, Parking Reforms Work for Climate & Small Biz

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Since 2019, the City has adopted two key policies that will help its neighborhoods become more affordable, inclusive […]. By Carter Rubin, Advocate for transportation options that reduce carbon emissions and support equitable access for all.

IRENA: doubling global share of renewable energy by 2030 could save trillions annually from avoided expenditures on pollution and climate change

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Achieving this would increase the cost of the global energy system by roughly USD $290 billion per year in 2030, but the savings achieved through this doubling—due to avoided expenditures on air pollution and climate change—are up to 15 times higher than this cost. Ensuring the sustainable, affordable and reliable supply of bioenergy feedstocks. Doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 can save up to US$4.2

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EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants

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The new proposed rule, which the EPA calls the "Affordable Clean Energy" rule, would eliminate Obama-era standards that would have required power plants to reduce carbon. EPA air pollution power gridAfter wiping out plans to continue boosting fuel economy standards earlier this month, the EPA on Tuesday proposed rolling back emissions standards on electric power plants.

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New study shows a rapid increase of diesel-fueled backup generators across California

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Diesel generators release greenhouse gases, particulate matter (PM), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), nitrous oxides (NO x ) and sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ), harmful pollutants that create smog and exacerbate respiratory conditions. This pollution, in turn, may trigger upwards of $31.8

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DOE launches Energy Earthshots initiative; Hydrogen Shot first; $1/kg in 1 decade

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Granholm launched the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Earthshots Initiative to accelerate breakthroughs of more abundant, affordable, and reliable clean energy solutions within the decade. It will help decarbonize high-polluting heavy-duty and industrial sectors, while delivering good-paying clean energy jobs and realizing a net-zero economy by 2050. Greenhouse Gas and Other Pollutant Emissions Reduction Potential. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M.

2019 MG ZS EV press launch

Discover EV

MG says it is doing its bit to help improve air pollution with what they deem to be the first affordable electric family car. We drive the brand new MG ZS EV to find out more

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White House forms Climate Innovation Working Group; on the way to ARPA-C

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The working group is intended to help coordinate and strengthen federal government-wide efforts to foster affordable, game-changing technologies that can help achieve the goal of net zero economy-wide emissions by 2050. President Biden has created a new Climate Innovation Working Group as part of the National Climate Task Force to advance his commitment to launching an Advanced Research Projects Agency-Climate (ARPA-C).

Government of British Columbia to introduce Zero Emission Vehicle legislation in spring; 100% ZEV sales by 2040

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This legislation will set targets of 10% ZEV sales by 2025, 30% by 2030, and 100% by 2040, while government will take additional steps to make ZEVs more affordable. Reviewing the incentive program with an eye to expanding it over time, so buying a ZEV becomes a more affordable option for middle- and lower-income British Columbians.

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Li-Cycle and Helbiz to create a sustainable and circular battery supply chain for scooters and e-bikes

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Helbiz, a prominent player in the micro-mobility industry, has set out to develop the infrastructure to create greener cities with less congestion, noise, and pollution while presenting riders with a faster and more affordable way to reach their destinations via its fleets of e-scooters and e-bikes. Li-Cycle Corp.,

CalSEED awards $4.2M to early-stage clean energy innovations

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This technology could reduce electricity/energy bills, pollution from power plants, risks of blackouts, the need for new power plants, and pollution from power plant generation. The platform will have algorithms that analyze applicants’ creditworthiness and their eligibility for EV incentives in order to offer them the most affordable EV auto loan on the market.

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Govt aims to expand ethanol industry & EV sales penetration 

Electric Vehicles India

“We are going to make it compulsory for all vehicle manufacturers to make flex-fuel engines that can run on more than one fuel to reduce pollution,” said Mr Gadkari. The production of bio-CNG from agricultural waste will solve the crisis of air pollution.

XL delivers 154 hybrid GMC Savana vans to CalVans; largest single hybrid van deployment in California

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The new vans offer clean and affordable transportation to seasonal agricultural workers, who often travel up to 85 miles each way to their job sites. The company’s efforts will be elevated by incorporating hybrid electric vehicles into their Agricultural Industries Transportation Services (AITS) program, which provides qualified agricultural workers with safe, affordable transportation.

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UCS: ride-hailing trips can produce nearly 70% greater emissions compared to private car trips

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With ride-hailing services now providing more trips nationally than taxis, the growth of ride-hailing has directly contributed to increased local pollution and exacerbated traffic congestion in dense urban areas.

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Dependable Supply Chain Services deploys Orange EV electric trucks as step towards zero-emission freight facility

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At moderate use sites, replacing one diesel yard truck with Orange EV electric trucks can eliminate 80 tons of CO 2 , along with NO x , particulate matter, and other criteria pollutants. Overall, the HVIP program has driven growth in the ultra-clean trucks market in California, helping to reduce air pollution and cut climate changing gases, especially in communities suffering from high-volume traffic.

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California Energy Commission awards Sierra Northern Railway team nearly $4M to demonstrate hydrogen switching locomotive; H2RAM

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The locomotive will show the potential of hydrogen fuel-cell technology to reduce transportation air pollutant and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Vitol invests USD 50 mn in Sun Mobility to develop EV infra 

Electric Vehicles India

Electrifying the largest portion of India’s vehicle fleet through a flexible and cost-effective offering has the potential to reduce urban pollution. Vitol invests USD 50 mn in Sun Mobility to develop EV infra .

BSES partners Kazam to set up EV charging station network in Delhi

Electric Vehicles India

As per the partnership, both companies aims to have smart and affordable charging solutions for EV owners in the Delhi NCR region. He further says with regard to that policy we have aimed for an ambitious vision to reduce the pollution levels from the vehicles in Delhi.

Electric Car Watch #1: Electric Car Disruption will destroy ICE Car Market | ? ?

Plug In India

T hese EV cynics and naysayers don’t believe in the EV revolution or have an incentive to keep using pollution vehicles. By 2030, most people will choose to buy EV's as it won’t make financial sense to buy a pollution car. The days of pollution cars are numbered.

OptiFuel finalizing $2.6M DOE grant to demonstrate RNG hybrid line-haul locomotive

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The program will demonstrate that a suite of commercially available, EPA-rail-certified engines present a near-term, low-risk solution to create an affordable RNG hybrid line-haul locomotive with near zero emissions while simultaneously improving fuel cost by 50%.

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New nanomaterial supports enhanced and stabilized hydrogen production from methanol

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We present here not merely a catalyst with higher activity than other nickel catalysts that we tested, for an important renewable energy fuel, but also a broader strategy toward using affordable metals in a broad range of reactions.

Congestion charge and electric vehicles: Everything you need to know

Drive Electric

It aims to reduce levels of traffic within the English capital, helping to lower pollution in the process. This applies to everything from the affordable and popular Nissan Leaf to the luxury Porsche Taycan.

USC study shows promising potential for giant-kelp-based biofuel with depth-cycling approach

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The National Research Council has indicated that generating biofuels from feedstocks such as corn and soybeans can increase water pollution. Farmers use pesticides and fertilizers on the crops that can end up polluting streams, rivers and lakes.

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EV Life is awarded CalSEED grant from the California Energy Commission to make financing electric cars cheaper than gas vehicles.

EV Life

In September, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order banning the sale of new gas vehicles by 2035 to help reverse climate change and air pollution in the state.

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UNEP: export of used cars to developing world creating significant environmental problems

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Millions of used cars, vans and minibuses exported from Europe, the United States and Japan to the developing world are of poor quality, contributing significantly to air pollution and hindering efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Specifically, vehicle emissions are a significant source of the fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) and nitrogen oxides (NO x ) that are major causes of urban air pollution.

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Researchers calculate social cost of German nuclear phase-out at $12B/year; 70% from increased mortality risk

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More than 70% of this cost comes from the increased mortality risk associated with exposure to the local air pollution emitted when burning fossil fuels; the researchers found that the lost nuclear electricity production due to the phase-out was replaced primarily by coal-fired production and net electricity imports. This context affords us several advantages over previous research studying the impacts of nuclear power plants closures.

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California ARB awarding $1.6 million to LA for low-income EV carsharing pilot program

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The funding was announced at an event held at an affordable housing complex in the MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, one of the neighborhoods that will be served by the pilot program, which aims to serve 7,000 residents in disadvantaged communities. A second law, SB 535, mandates that one quarter of these funds go to projects that benefit disadvantaged communities in highly polluted areas.

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Neste opens four new renewable diesel filling stations in California

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As part of the advanced clean truck rule, California regulators are considering additional measures to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from trucks. The combination of modern diesel engines with renewable diesel is a “today” solution and will continue to provide fleet operators with an affordable way to future-proof their investments and equipment as new rules come into effect.

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California to top a quarter-million electric vehicles sold sometime this month

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And with federal and state rebates, they are more affordable than ever. Options like these tackle two common concerns among potential buyers: affordability and “range anxiety.”. Transitioning to cars with no tailpipe pollution and incentivizing the infrastructure that supports them will help California meet climate change goals and federal clean air standards.

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Cal Energy Commission awards Shell $4M to develop and demonstrate multi-modal hydrogen refueling station; road and rail

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High-throughput clusters, such as marine ports, concentrate harmful criteria pollutants such as diesel particulate matter and oxides of nitrogen. However, these applications need the hydrogen refueling station to be in place in order to come to market, and they also need an affordable cost of hydrogen to be competitive with diesel for long-term operation and increased adoption.

T&E study: EVs can be cheaper for Uber drivers to run than latest diesels in many European capitals

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As cities and countries announce bans on diesel and petrol cars to fight air pollution and climate change, the appeal of driving emissions-free vehicles such as electric cars increases.

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16 States EV policies in India to must-read on this Independence day

Electric Vehicles India

Also to cut down the import of oils and most importantly to reduce the pollution levels in the country. But however they are most affordable, there is no need for RTO registration, etc make them attractive to the buyers even today.

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Southern California Edison introduces clean energy proposal to meet state’s climate, air quality goals; >7M EVs (24%) by 2030

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California environmental goals include reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% from 1990 levels by 2030 and by 80% by 2050, as well as reducing nitrogen oxides (NO x ) and other health-harming pollutants in areas of the state with the highest levels of air pollution by 2032. The company found that the clean power and electrification path is the most affordable and feasible approach to reaching California’s climate and air quality goals.

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