Fighting Climate Change with Clean Energy

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Arcadia and EVmatch partner to offer customers a new and easy way to connect to clean energy at home. At EVmatch , we envision a distributed, equitable, and carbon-free clean energy economy that connects and elevates all people.

Canada’s First Ministers release Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change

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Canada’s First Ministers (The Prime Minister of Canada and the provincial and territorial premiers) issued a joint communiqué and released the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change following the First Ministers’ Meeting. A focus on clean technology is a core element of the Framework and through the actions identified, we will foster innovation and create new jobs, new technologies and new export opportunities.

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Wind, solar, EVs, can prevent catastrophic climate change, says new IPCC report

Electrek

In the landmark Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released today , there’s good news and bad news. We’re spotlighting the good news: EVs and clean energy can help us limit climate change.

PCAST suggests 6 key components for climate change strategy to President Obama; adaptation and mitigation

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The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a letter to President Obama describing six key components the advisory group believes should be central to the Administration’s strategy for addressing climate change. The first component aims to reduce the damage resulting from changes in climate (“adaptation”), while the last five aim to reduce the pace and magnitude of these changes (“mitigation”).

Action Alert: Stand up for Clean Trucks!

Green Energy Consumers

Medium- and heavy-duty trucks not only contribute to climate change but also release nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) which are hazardous to human health. Electric vehicles/Transportation Climate change

Clean energy won't happen, climate change will be bad: a contrarian perspective

Green Car Reports

The most recent detailed studies on the likely warming of Planet Earth are grim indeed, suggesting that we are collectively at "very high risk" for the most extreme effects of climate change. emissions global warming climate change carbon dioxide scienceTo stem that, mankind collectively will have to reduce its ongoing emissions of carbon dioxide radically and immediately. Now, one longtime advocate of.

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Virginia Legislature passes Clean Car Standards bill; to Governor for signing

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With this rule, Virginia joins 14 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting clean car standards. A 2020 report from Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action found that fine particulate matter pollution (PM 2.5 ) from Virginia’s cars and light trucks contributes to 92 deaths, 71 non-fatal heart attacks and 2,600 child asthma attacks every year. Climate Change Emissions Fuel Efficiency Regulations

California and China expand partnership on climate change

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and China’s top climate official, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Vice Chairman Xie Zhenhua, signed an agreement on climate change—the first between the NDRC and a subnational entity. The NDRC oversees China’s efforts to address climate change and much of the government’s economic strategy. Researching clean and efficient energy technologies. California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Ford, Ford Credit introduce sustainable financing framework prioritizing EV, clean production, community investments

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Net proceeds from sustainable financing will be invested and expended in four areas: Clean Transportation – Designing, developing and manufacturing zero-emissions transportation, focusing on battery-electric vehicles and the batteries that power them across the full range of design, development, manufacturing and end-of-life. Climate Change Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

Rivian collaborates with non-profit to preserve biodiversity and fight climate change

Teslarati

Rivian announced a collaboration with a non-profit organization called The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to preserve biodiversity, fight climate change, and keep adventures wild.

Georgia Tech study projects potential mixed impacts of climate change policies on air quality

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In the study, the researchers assessed the impact of four potential climate mitigation policies—two climate tax scenarios (CT1 and CT2); a combined transportation and energy scenario (TE); a biomass energy (BE) scenario; plus a reference case—on air quality in the US in 2050 using a chemical transport model (CTM) to simulate air pollutant concentrations and applying recent climate downscaling and emissions modeling advancements.

US rejects Keystone XL pipeline, citing combatting climate change as critical factor; Kerry: arguments pro and con “overstated”

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The critical factor in my determination was this: moving forward with this project would significantly undermine our ability to continue leading the world in combatting climate change. Clean energy is not just the solution to climate change; it’s also one of the greatest economic opportunities the world has ever seen. The United States cannot ask other nations to make tough choices to address climate change if we are unwilling to make them ourselves.

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US rejects Keystone XL pipeline, citing combatting climate change as critical factor; Kerry: arguments pro and con “overstated”

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The critical factor in my determination was this: moving forward with this project would significantly undermine our ability to continue leading the world in combatting climate change. Clean energy is not just the solution to climate change; it’s also one of the greatest economic opportunities the world has ever seen. The United States cannot ask other nations to make tough choices to address climate change if we are unwilling to make them ourselves.

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Group of 285 global investors with more than $20T in assets under management calls for urgent action on investment-grade climate change and energy policies; guidelines for governments

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Saying that “ investment-grade climate change and clean energy policy is required to shift private sector investment from high-carbon to low-carbon assets ”, a group of 285 investors has urged governments and international policy makers to take new and meaningful steps in the fight against climate change. Climate change presents major long-term risks to the global economy and to the assets in which we invest. Climate Change Policy

The Climate Change Caravan

Revenge of the Electric Car

Say Hello to Guest Blogger Alexis Ringwald - with this first dispatch from the Climate Change Caravan in India. On January 3, 2009, a group of passionate individuals launched the Climate Solutions Road Tour : an epic month-long 3,500 km journey from Chennai to New Delhi, India to demonstrate that clean transportation solutions do exist and call upon automakers globally to build them. More soon … Follow our Climate Solutions Road Tour at: [link].

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

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The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) program announced that the fourth cohort of innovative clean energy concepts has been approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC); 28 companies out of 212 were selected to receive grants of $150,000 each. The CalSEED initiative will provide $24 million in grants over five years to support innovators working on early-stage clean energy concepts.

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EPA Climate Change Adaptation Plan sees likely increase in tropospheric ozone, with more difficulty in attaining NAAQS in many areas

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Among the many climate-related vulnerabilities that can impact its mission, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cites a likely increase in tropospheric ozone pollution as potentially making it more difficult to attain National Ambient Air Quality Standards ( NAAQS ) in many areas with existing ozone problems. The analysis comes in a draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan that the agency has released for public comment. —Draft Climate Change Adaptation plan.

CA Climate-Change Bill Passed, Electric Utilities To Target Oil Industry

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On Friday, September 11, the California Senate approved SB 350, the Clean Energy and Reduction Act--by far the most far-reaching climate change legislation enacted in the U.S. oil California climate change electric utilities state lawsLet's call this one a good news, bad news, good news story.

Thomas Friedman Explains Climate Change Action For You

Creative Greenius

From Today’s, December 9, New York Times: Thomas Friedman, “If we prepare for climate change by building a clean-power economy, but climate change turns out to be a hoax, what would be the result? But if we don’t prepare, and climate change turns out to be real, life on this planet could become a living hell.&#.

California ARB approves 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan; requires doubling the rate of GHG cuts

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The California Air Resources Board unanimously approved the 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan , which sets the state on an aggressive course to reduce greenhouse gas emissions an additional 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 under SB 32. Expand the Advanced Clean Cars program, which further increases the stringency of GHG emissions for all light-duty vehicles, and requires 4.2

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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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There’s Only One Kind Of “Just” Transition I Want To See

Creative Greenius

And It’s Not The One Which Rewards Dirty Energy Mercenaries With New Clean Energy Jobs. But they fiercely fought any and all attempts to transition to clean renewable. Make the victims a priority for a damn change.

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Black carbon is a much larger cause of climate change than previously assessed; about twice previous estimates, and 2/3 the effect of CO2

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the distribution of black carbon in the atmosphere and determine its role in the climate system. Black carbon (BC) is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the first quantitative and comprehensive analysis of this pollutant’s climate impact. Accounting for all of the ways black carbon can affect climate, it is believed to have a warming effect of about 1.1

Nevada launches “Clean Cars Nevada” effort; adopting California LEV and ZEV

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced the “ Clean Cars Nevada ” initiative, which will evaluate the adoption of new regulations to provide Nevadans with more choices for low and zero emission electric passenger cars and trucks at dealerships throughout the state beginning in 2024.

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CARB scrap-and-replace incentive program Clean Cars 4 All reaches 10,000th participant milestone

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As a direct result of the state’s Clean Cars 4 All program, more than 10,000 Californians have now scrapped old, dirty cars and replaced them with cleaner alternatives such as new and used zero-emission, plug-in hybrid, or hybrid cars. There is strong consumer demand for Clean Cars 4 All (CC4A) which incentivizes lower-income California drivers to scrap their older, high-polluting cars and replace them with clean cars.

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Study finds limiting warming to 2 °C would require at least a $200/t carbon tax globally

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Some will suffer greatly from climate change, while others may even benefit. In practice, countries and regions tend to consider the implications of climate change for themselves, not for the whole world. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Policy

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EPA restores California’s authority to enforce greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reinstated California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to implement its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards and zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate. This means that the Clean Air Act (CAA) waiver granted to California to implement its Advanced Clean Car (ACC) program in 2013 is back in force. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Regulations

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California and Shenzhen, China, sign agreement to cooperate on fighting climate change

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Moving to further strengthen California’s ties with China, California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary Nichols and Director of the Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission Xu Anliang signed a memorandum of understanding in Shenzhen that will expand cooperation at the subnational level to tackle global climate change. Additionally, California and Shenzhen agree to monitor and share the best available climate and pollution-related science and research.

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Reducing Black Carbon Emissions and Ground-Level Ozone Would Provide Immediate Benefit Against Climate Change

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Reducing emissions of black carbon soot and ground-level ozone would quickly make a considerable dent in the climate change problem and would also contribute to public health and protect crop yields, according to an essay in the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs. The piece was co-authored by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego climate and atmospheric scientist V. A provision on black carbon is also included in the Waxman-Markey climate bill.

California ARB releases final version of proposed update to Climate Change Scoping Plan; LEV IV

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the final version of the proposed First Update to the Climate Change Scoping Plan (First Update). Continuing progress on light-duty vehicles beyond the scope of the Advanced Clean Cars program with a LEV IV standard targeted at achieving additional GHG emission reductions of about five percent per year beyond 2025 would reduce new vehicle emission standards to about 125 grams of carbon dioxide equivalent per mile (gCO 2 e/mi) in 2030 and to below 100 gCO 2 e/mi by 2035.

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Clean Energy and Total to create JV to develop carbon-negative RNG and infrastructure in US; $50M from bp

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Total will provide $50 million and Clean Energy $30 million for the proposed joint venture and Total will be providing credit support of $65 million to support Clean Energy development in the RNG value chain, including $45 million for contracted RNG fueling infrastructure. Negative-carbon RNG is produced when carbon emissions are captured from dairies and turned into a transportation fuel, reducing the harmful effects on long-term climate change.

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Guest Blog: How Massachusetts cities & towns are leading our transition to clean energy

Green Energy Consumers

Their message to us is clear: they want cost-effective solutions that speed our transition to clean and renewable energy, and they want innovative and meaningful ways to help them combat the climate crisis.

States, Cities sue EPA over Clean Power Plan rollback

Green Car Reports

But depending on where you are, the rate at which it cleans up could have a lot to do with something that’s headed to the courts. emissions global warming CO2 climate changeThe power grid that electric vehicles plug into will get cleaner over time. A lawsuit filed Tuesday by 22 states and seven cities, in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, aims to.

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California Legislature passes $1.5B California Clean Air Initiative to cut emissions; $895M for mobile sources

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Titled the “California Clean Air Initiative,” the bills will invest the bulk of available discretionary revenue (the 40% of cap-and-trade revenue not previously allocated by statute) through incentives to replace old, high-polluting diesel engines in heavy trucks and buses; provide rebates to help low- and middle-income families purchase new and used zero-emission vehicles; and promote zero-emission car-sharing and agricultural van pool programs, among others.

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Cutting Non-CO2 Pollutants Can Delay Abrupt Climate Change; The Fast Action Climate Agenda

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A “fast-action” climate agenda including reducing non-CO 2 climate change agents such as black carbon soot, tropospheric ozone, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), as well as expanding bio-sequestration through biochar production, can forestall fast-approaching abrupt climate changes, according to Nobel Laureate Dr. Mario Molina (Chemistry, 1995) and co-authors in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Climate policy.

Exxon/Mobil Guilty of Climate Change Coverup. Now Ordered Out of Torrance 3 Years Sooner.

Creative Greenius

I initially gave Exxon/Mobil till 2020 to get out of Torrance and clean up their toxic mess here in my town. But now that I’ve found out they’re still lying and covering up their role in climate change and the size of their own carbon footprint, I’m going to have to get tougher with them. They know as I do that we should turn that 750 oily acre into a clean, renewable solar power generating station.

CARB approves $533M funding plan for clean transportation investments

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $533-million plan to fund clean car rebates, zero-emission transit and school buses, clean trucks, and other innovative, clean transportation and mobility pilot projects. CARB uses this funding to accelerate development and early commercial deployment of the cleanest vehicle technologies and to improve access to clean transportation for all Californians.

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California ARB and NOAA Collaborating in $20M Research on Interaction of Air Pollution and Climate Change; One Atmosphere Approach

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Schematic diagram of the trade-offs between the implications for regional air quality and global climate change of new policies for management of the atmosphere. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are collaborating in the $20-million CalNex research project to examine the nexus between air pollution and climate change. CalNex 2010 - An Air Quality and Climate Change Field Study in California in 2010.

Guest Option: How Massachusetts cities & towns are leading our transition to clean energy

Green Energy Consumers

Their message to us is clear: they want cost-effective solutions that speed our transition to clean and renewable energy, and they want innovative and meaningful ways to help them combat the climate crisis.

Is Taxing Carbon Really the Best Way to Decarbonize the Grid?

Energy Institute at HAAS

Our new research suggests clean electricity standards or subsidies might be more beneficial. Uncategorized carbon pricing climate change featured renewable energyToday’s blog post is co-authored with Ryan Kellogg.

Study Concludes Warming Climate Will Increase Ozone Levels in Major California Air Basins; Climate Change and Regional Air Quality Are Intertwined Problems

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Illustration of projected ozone changes in the South Coast region due to climate change in 2050. In a new report released by the California Air Resources Board, scientists from the University of California at Davis and Berkeley estimate that rising temperatures from climate change will increase ozone levels in California’s major air basins. Our study reveals that climate change and regional air pollution are intertwined problems.

Coal in China: huge problem for clean power, climate efforts

Green Car Reports

The promotion of renewable energy will only become more important as China works to meet its commitments under the recently-ratified Paris climate agreement. emissions China climate change renewable energy clean energy air pollution fossil fuelsOver the past few years, China has made impressive strides in renewable-energy investment.

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EPA releases final Clean Power Plan; 32% reduction in CO2 from power plants by 2030

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the final Clean Power Plan (CPP). Under the Clean Power Plan, by 2030, renewables will account for 28% of national capacity, up from 22% in the proposed rule. EPA said that in addition to its projected climate benefits, the CPP will result in the avoidance each year of : 1,500 to 3,600 premature deaths. Clean Power Plan Final Rule. Regulatory Impact Analysis for the Clean Power Plan Final Rule.

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