Simple, Cheap and Portable: A Filter-free Desalination System for a Thirsty World

Cars That Think

With climate change exacerbating water scarcity globally, seawater desalination is stepping in to fill the void. Desalination Climate change Portable devices

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@LATimes Buries The Lead About Budweiser’s Phony Ad Using Imaginary Wind Turbines & Computer Generated Waves Of Grain To Sell Foul-Tasting Cheap Beer #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Oceans, already expanding from warmth and melting glaciers, would rise, increasing coastal flooding; a chain reaction of climate changes is projected to lead to harsher, more widespread droughts and more powerful storms. US intelligence and defense agencies say such environmental changes can lead to energy insecurity, water and food shortages, and social instability. It’s about time we changed course. COP15 , United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009.

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Rhodium Group estimates US GHG fell 2.1% in 2019, driven by coal decline

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An increase in natural gas generation offset some of the climate gains from this coal decline, but overall power sector emissions still decreased by almost 10%. Natural gas generation made up much of the gap last year, as it has consistently in recent years, due to extremely cheap gas prices.

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Royal Society Report Concludes Geoengineering and its Consequences May be the Price for Failure to Act on Climate Change; Recommendations for Plan B

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From: Geoengineering the Climate (2009) Click to enlarge. Geoengineering is defined as the deliberate large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system in order to moderate global warming. It is an unpalatable truth that unless we can succeed in greatly reducing CO 2 emissions we are headed for a very uncomfortable and challenging climate future, and geoengineering will be the only option left to limit further temperature increases.

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The Coming Construction Boom

Cars That Think

Concurrently, rising sea levels caused by climate change will swamp many coastal cities throughout the world, forcing them to rebuild parts of themselves on higher ground. Other techniques are changing what we can expect buildings to look like.

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We Don’t Need a Jetsons Future, Just a Sustainable One

Cars That Think

In the post, he calls for a vision of technology that looks at human needs and attempts to meet those needs, not only through technologies but also cultural shifts and policy changes. But we can change our attitudes. What's more, we are changing.

Peabody, world's largest private coal company, files for bankruptcy

Green Car Reports

The company cited a variety of factors, including lower-than-expected demand for coal, and increased production of cheap natural gas obtained through "fracking" in the U.S. Carbon Footprint emissions energy policy climate change electric utilities plug-in cars energy air pollutionPeabody Energy—the world's largest private coal company—filed for bankruptcy this week.

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It’s National Bike Month, and pedal bikes are great. But I only ride electric bikes. Here’s why

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With a combination of more cities focusing on walkability/bikeability as well as an increasingly alarming outlook on climate change , a larger discussion on switching to smaller vehicles couldn’t come soon enough. May is National Bike Month in the United States.

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That Super Sexy Clean Tech Roundtable, Part II of a Greenius Exclusive

Creative Greenius

And by sexy I mean hot and arousing, the way I get when serious people talk serious talk about renewable energy, about the revolution that’s needed to respond to climate change and about the reality of current world situation. And if we pass that tipping point some of the more horrendous consequences of climate change will be irreversible. Second, recently the NY Times reported a health study equating 300,000 deaths a year to climate change and the impacts of it.

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

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Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, built their climate change bill last year in large measure around it. As Senators Graham, Kerry and Lieberman try to resuscitate the climate change bill by introducing a revised bill in mid-to-late April, twenty-three U.S. Western Climate Initiative (WCI). Fuel-Substitution and Opportunities for Process Change. Reliable GHG emissions data are a keystone component of any climate change program.

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Does the US Senate Have The Balls To Stand Up For Your Children? Not Without YOU Forcing Them To

Creative Greenius

Here on the local scene in the South Bay of Los Angeles our local elected officials are doing their homework, understand the tipping point we now stand upon and are acting to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by completing their carbon inventories and creating Climate Action Plans to get us to the safe zone of 350 ppm of CO2. But this half-assed step is world’s better than no step, or more delay while the climate reaches the point of no return.

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IEA World Energy Outlook view on the transport sector to 2035; passenger car fleet doubling to almost 1.7B units, driving oil demand up to 99 mb/d; reconfirming the end of cheap oil

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Change in primary oil demand by sector and region in the central New Policies Scenario, 2010-2035. At a high level, the report notes that there are few signs that the urgently needed change in direction in global energy trends is underway. Without a bold change of policy direction, the IEA warned at the launch, the world will lock itself into an insecure, inefficient and high-carbon energy system. Oil and the Transport Sector: Reconfirming the End of Cheap Oil.

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PBL Study Finds Developed Countries Proposals for Copenhagen Fall Short for Reaching 2 °C Climate Objective

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The current proposals by developed countries on the table for the upcoming climate negotiations in Copenhagen to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions do not yet suffice to limit global warming to a rise of 2 °C (based on a long-term 450 ppm concentration of GHG), according to a new report by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). Based on the Climate Security Act, the study assumes an emission cap of 0 to 3%, by 2020, below 1990 levels.

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ACS Meeting Symposium Focuses on Conversion and Utilization of CO2 for Fuels and Chemicals

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CO 2 conversion to hydrocarbons over catalysts has been known for several decades but has been shown very little research and development attention, as other technologies have been much cheaper and efficient in yielding cheap oil. Tags: Catalysts Climate Change Emissions Fuels

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Failed Local Paper Put Out Of Its Misery - By Creative Greenius!

Creative Greenius

It’s not even cheap at twenty five cents an issue. Maybe you missed their headline yesterday that read: Scientists: Pace of Climate Change Exceeds Estimates. A piece so filled with lies and disinformation it was eviscerated by climate expert Joe Romm in his piece “ Is George Will the Most Ignorant National Columinst? At least the Washington Post balances these lies by reporting on the biggest climate change news of our day.

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The Greenius Solution To All California’s Problems: AB 920 + AB 811

Creative Greenius

I’m seeing you and me changing the course of history – while we still have a gambler’s chance, right here and right now. And when it comes to a sense of urgency on climate change, well lets just say I saw no physical sign that Ted is out of his coma yet. The big challenge for us is going to be the Senate floor because the dynamic of the Senate has changed a little bit. It’s surprising when you look at it because the face of solar is changing.

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IPG to demo Flameless Ceramic Turbine for clean, off-grid power in EV charging

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IPG’s project will demonstrate the role of Flameless Ceramic Turbine technology in bringing EV charging to high-use and remote locations through clean, cheap, grid-independent power generation.

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Researchers show economic, environmental and grid-resilience benefits of converting diesel trains to battery-electric

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Improved battery technology plus access to cheap renewable electricity open the possibility of battery-electric rail. In the US, diesel freight trains emit 35 million metric tons of CO 2 annually and produce air pollution that leads to $6.5

Nissan and ENEL announce V2G system, launch smart grid trials in Europe

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At the 21 st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris this week, Nissan announced the development of a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) system which will allow drivers to operate as individual energy hubs with the ability to store, use or return electricity to the grid.

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Europe/US team: transitioning to a low-carbon world will create new rivalries, winners and losers

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This scenario assumes a full global consensus for action on climate change. G20 countries build a generous Green Climate Fund, well above the $100-billion-a-year goal in the Paris climate agreement. Petro-states are compensated to transition smoothly to a sustainable economy, avoiding a last-ditch attempt to flood the world with cheap oil and gas. The result is a win–win for climate and security. The pace of change matters.

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Geo-engineering could be ‘our only hope’

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Geo-engineering technologies were found to be very likely to be technically possible and some were considered to be potentially useful to augment the continuing efforts to mitigate climate change by reducing emissions. Geo-engineering and its consequences are the price we may have to pay for failure to act on climate change.”. Tags: Green credentials climate change geo-engineering techniques

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First snapshots of CO2 molecules trapped in MOFs shed new light on carbon capture

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Scientists across the globe engineer more than 6,000 new types of MOF particles per year, looking for the right combinations of structure and chemistry for particular tasks, such as increasing the storage capacity of gas tanks or capturing and burying CO 2 from smokestacks to combat climate change. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, limiting global temperature increases to 1.5

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KPMG study identifies 10 sustainability “megaforces” with accelerating impacts on business; imperative of sustainability changing the automotive business radically

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KPMG developed 3 nexuses linked by climate change to represent the challenges of sustainable growth. The KPMG study, “Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World”, explores issues such as climate change, energy and fuel volatility, water availability and cost and resource availability, as well as population growth spawning new urban centers. —“Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World”.

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S. Korean researchers develop new catalytic pathway for direct conversion of CO2 to liquid hydrocarbon fuels

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Making hydrocarbons out of CO 2 must overcome two challenges—chemical stability of the CO 2 molecule and a cheap and renewable hydrogen source. This study has been supported by both the Climate Change-Response Tech Development Project and Mid-Career Researcher Program by Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), South Korea.

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

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Five of the 28 innovations will help protect the grid from wildfires/PSPSs, four of these five will provide climate and weather risk prediction to electric infrastructure and services, and one is a hard tech innovation to reinforce transmission lines. Their goal is to test an innovative electrolyzer concept for the cheap production of green (CO 2 -free) hydrogen for a decarbonized future.

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Nissan and Enel to launch major V2G trial in the UK; LEAF and e-NV200

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The announcement follows the signing of a partnership agreement between Nissan and Enel in Paris in December 2015 during the 21 st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) to trial V2G technology in Europe. Nissan and multinational power company Enel will launch the first major vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial carried out in the UK. The partners will install and connect 100 V2G units at locations agreed upon by private and fleet owners of the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 electric van.

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45% of commercial and public EV charging units in ChargePlace Scotland network went unused in August 2014

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The Committee for Climate Change suggests that at least 5% of the car fleet in Scotland should be electric by 2020 in order to reach “critical mass” for a larger roll out. Part of the reason for installing public charge points is to help drivers overcome their fear of range anxiety but this does not come cheap.

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Feature: Going Green on Car Care, Repair and Insurance

Clean Fleet Report

You may be wondering if electric and hybrid cars are cheap to insure. Changing your tires is a normal part of regular vehicle maintenance, and choosing eco-friendly tires can help reduce your emissions and get better fuel mileage.

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Mad Power thoughts

EV Info

Climate Change. And while preventing working people earning a livelihood may make them feel good, it does nothing to solve the real problem of climate change. . Yet this crisis is a mere harbinger of the candle-lit future that awaits us if we do not change course.

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Baker Institute expert: crude-oil production increase a risky strategy for Saudi Arabia

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An increase in Saudi oil production could also be incentivized by expectations that restrictions on burning of fossil fuel will intensify in the future, as importing states impose policies aimed at mitigating greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change. The Saudi government has announced plans to diversify its economy, thereby reducing its exposure to climate risk, by selling a 5% portion of Saudi Aramco, via an initial public offering (IPO) of ownership shares.

Perspective: Despite Solyndra’s death, the future of solar energy is sunny

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With subsidies long in place for nuclear, coal and gas in the US along with the cheap cost of production for coal and natural gas, solar is essentially competing with that $0.10/kWh average cost of electricity in the United States and globally. Increases in carbon dioxide concentration along with global surface temperatures are showing a decline in agricultural yields due to climate change. [ New solar technologies can change this.

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UTA researchers demonstrate one-step solar process to convert CO2 and H2O directly into renewable liquid hydrocarbon fuels

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The process uses cheap and earth-abundant catalytic materials. The eventual replacement of oil with fuels generated from sustainable and carbon-neutral sources is necessary if we are to avoid harmful climate change due to the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

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Singapores A*Star Awards S$27.5M In Research Grants for Technologies for Sustainable Development

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The funding from A*STAR’s Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) will support research teams from A*STAR research institutes and local institutes of higher learning to develop solutions to manage environmental deterioration, pressures on natural resources and climate change brought on by rapid growth and urbanization. Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has awarded S$27.5

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Europe Expands Virtual Borders To Thwart Migrants

Cars That Think

If it were legal to deliver rescued migrants to Libya, it would be as cheap as sending rescue boats a few extra kilometers south instead of east. was slowly changing its hodgepodge of barriers to keep out Jacob and hundreds of thousands of other migrants. The weather would change.

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Cash for Volts?

Revenge of the Electric Car

The “cash for volts&# approach was touted Monday by the Electrification Coalition, a 13-member group that sees electric plug-ins as the answer to a host of problems, from dependence on foreign oil to tailpipe emissions that some believe is contributing to global climate change. Despite a high upfront cost, operating an electric vehicle is cheap, costing 2.5

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ADB draft report says 3B Asians could become affluent by 2050; significant challenges

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The draft report identifies six key drivers of transformation in the region: technical progress; capital accumulation; demographics and the labor force; the emerging middle class; climate change mitigation and the competition for resources; and the communications revolution. Yawning inequalities must be narrowed and—as home to over half of the world’s population—Asia must confront a massive wave of urbanization and changing demographic profiles.

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Naysayer Alert – the hydrogen red herring

My Electric Car

Hence its supply would not be cheap, renewable nor sustainable in the long term. Journal of Air Quality and Climate Change Vol 52 No 3 Sept 2018[link] researchgate.net/publication/328782184_Where_are_we_heading_with_electric_vehicles accessed 4/12/2018.

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Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

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Calling the recent weeks “ one of the most emotionally difficult times for me as I’ve seen people with far more clout than I fail to make headway in changing the lackluster, dispiriting and immensely frustrating responses to the Gulf catastrophe ,” CalCars founder Felix Kramer has written a pre-response to President Obama’s scheduled Tuesday night speech to the US about the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.]. And oil only seems cheap. Perspective by Felix Kramer, Founder, CalCars.

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Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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He identified three major themes in 2009 for renewable energy: “ Energy markets are undergoing their most fundamental changes since the 1930s; cap and trade is the most complex issue outside of health care; and schisms exist within the energy community that will grow stronger over time. Energy Markets in a State of Change. Dr. Paul addressed a positive change—the days of increasing US oil consumption may be over. “ Will climate legislation provide funds? ”.

Mini One Clubman road test

Green Cars News

The new entry-level estate enters the market just as the iconic little city car celebrates its 50th birthday, but it’s also a good time to launch a car that returns 52.3mpg and emits just 130g/km as we all worry about the effects of the recession and climate change. The Mini One Clubman’s 1.4-litre engine means that it’s relatively cheap to run. Mini has chosen a good time to launch the latest member of its model range, the One Clubman.

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

So imagine a million electric cars on US roads which all need to change these batteries in say 2015. Furthermore, changing the battery pack on say a Toyota Prius often costs a fortune, at least in most European countries, so such cars better be VERY cheap, but they’re not. Li is now the same cost of AGM, sealed lead batteries and soon will be as cheap as and replace lead batteries in EV’s because they weight 1/3-1/4 the weight/cap.

Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The vision is fuelled by the fear of climate change and the need to find green alternatives to dirty coal, unpopular nuclear power and unreliable gas imports from Russia. “In 25 years from now, millions of buildings … will be constructed to serve as both ‘power plants’ and habitats,&# says writer and economist Jeremy Rifkin, who has advised governments and corporations on tackling climate change and energy security.

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