Up close and personal with Volkswagen’s e-Golf carbon offset project: Garcia River Forest

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Emission reductions produced by the project are verified by an approved third party and registered with the Climate Action Reserve (Project ID CAR102 ). As a result of local concerns, certifying body SCS published a thorough discussion of the use of Imazapyr and found that MRC retained adequate levels of tanoak in areas treated with the chemical and that, for the most part, MRC’s use of the chemical did not present a non-conformance with relevant FSC indicators.

2015 268

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points. Which is why I’ve accepted the Climate Reality Project’s invitation to spend three days in San Francisco next month and get trained by former Vice President Al Gore – and other climate leaders – on the updated “Inconvenient Truth” slide show presentation so that I can deliver it with knowledge and authority to any and all groups who will listen.

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Climate Change #Liar-Deniers Are The New Racists

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And the way the Greenius sees it, it’s a nano-thin intellectual line between choosing to believe black people or brown people are inferior and not equal to you and yours and believing that 100+ years of burning fossil fuels is not the cause of global warming and that climate scientists are lying and part of a cabal perpetrating a vast left wing conspiracy.

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

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Rivian announced a collaboration with a non-profit organization called The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to preserve biodiversity, fight climate change, and keep adventures wild. Rivian will provide vehicles to TNC sites in California, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Florida as part of the collaboration.

MIT analysis finds current EVs could replace ~90% of personal vehicles now on the road based on driver’s energy consumption

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A study by a team at MIT has concluded that roughly 90% of the personal vehicles on the road in the US could be replaced by an electric vehicle available on the market today, even if the cars can only charge overnight. MIT Associate Professor Jessika Trancik, corresponding author of the paper published in Nature Climate , noted that this would more than meet near-term US climate targets for personal vehicle travel.

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Study: California will hit climate targets >100 years too late at current pace of reductions; transportation, wildfires & landfills

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California will meet its 2030 climate targets more than three decades late, in 2061, and could be more than 100 years late in meeting its 2050 target if the average rate of emissions reductions from the past year hold steady, according to a new study tracking more than a decade of environmental and economic indicators in the state. vehicles per 100 persons in 2018. vehicles per 100 persons.

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Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points. Which is why I’ve accepted the Climate Reality Project’s invitation to spend three days in San Francisco next month and get trained by former Vice President Al Gore – and other climate leaders – on the updated “Inconvenient Truth” slide show presentation so that I can deliver it with knowledge and authority to any and all groups who will listen.

One Tonne Life family reduces emissions down to level of 1.5 tonnes CO2 per person per year

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In January 2011, one Swedish family undertook to take part in the “One Tonne Life” project—a six-month experiment to find out if they could reduce their carbon emissions from the national average of 7.3 tonnes per person, per year, to just one tonne. tonnes per person, per year—a reduction level of 80%. A-hus, Vattenfall and Volvo Car Corporation along with partners ICA and Siemens created the necessary preconditions for a climate-smart household.

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CEO Mary Barra & General Motors Make Sure The Greenius Is Rewarded For His Many Years Of EV Advocacy

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Last week, as part of the little known and unadvertised “Bolt Buyback” program GM quietly created in response to the recall of all their 2017- 2019 Bolts, Chevy paid $37,900 to buy this car back from us.

NYU-BMW i report explores future urban mobility; sustainability and resilience

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Demographic factors such as an overall urban population boom, the increase in urban single-person households and rapidly aging urban populations—the population age 65 and older in New York City, for example, is expected to increase more than 36% by 2030—will lead to significant changes in urban mobility. In Western Europe, single-person households are a larger percentage of total households (31%) than they are in North America.

2012 294

Final report of Garnaut Review Update recommends carbon pricing scheme for Australia to do its fair share on climate change

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It will be much harder and more expensive for Australia to do its fair share on climate change without a carbon pricing scheme, according to the final report of the Garnaut Climate Change Review – Update 2011, Australia in the Global Response to Climate Change. In November 2010, the Australian Government commissioned Garnaut to provide an independent update to his 2008 Climate Change Review. Australia Climate Change Emissions Policy

Audi TechDay e-mobility, Part 2: systems and components

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In all their developmental work the engineers had recourse to a broad range of test rigs, including a climatic wind tunnel in which the technology demonstrator and prototypes can run through arbitrary driving cycles at low minus as well as high plus temperatures. This modular simulation system has also been part of the portfolio for about two years now. Part of the energy is recovered as soon as the driver releases the right pedal.

2010 185

Devil in the Details: World Leaders Scramble To Salvage and Shape Copenhagens UNFCCC Climate Summit

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Although most countries have already revealed their opening emissions reduction proposals, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer pointed out Thursday that “ we still await clarity from industrialized nations on the provision of large-scale finance to developing countries for immediate and long-term climate action. Climate Change And The IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. Australia is considered to be one of the most vulnerable developed nations to climate change.

2009 204

Nielsen global survey finds concerns about climate change slipping behind concerns over other environmental issues; air and water pollution top worries, pesticide use #3

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Other environmental concerns have pushed ahead of climate change on a global average basis. Concern about climate change/global warming among online consumers around the world took a back-seat to other environmental issues such as air and water pollution, water shortages, packaging waste and use of pesticides, according to Nielsen’s 2011 Global Online Environment & Sustainability Survey of more than 25,000 Internet respondents in 51 countries.

Study Finds That Climate Change Mitigation in Land Transport Should Benefit Public Health Substantially

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A new study by an international team of researchers using Comparative Risk Assessment methods to estimate the health effects of alternative urban land transport scenarios for two settings—London, UK, and Delhi, India—concluded that although uncertainties remain, climate change mitigation in transport should benefit public health substantially. Tags: Climate Change

Ninth annual Green Innovation Index finds California light-duty vehicle emissions spike; major challenge to 2030 climate goals

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The ninth annual California Green Innovation Index —released by the nonpartisan nonprofit group Next 10 and prepared by Beacon Economics—finds that the state’s ambitious climate policies have allowed for considerable economic growth, with California outpacing the growth of other states during the recovery period following the Great Recession. Therefore, it is critical that the next generation of climate policies be designed to deliver steeper reductions.

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Latest GHG Inventory shows California remains below 2020 emissions target; much steeper rate of GHG reductions required

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tons per person to 10.7 tons per person in 2018, a 24% decrease. All these climate programs have considerably more stringent emissions reduction targets starting in 2021. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Policy Regulations

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Next 10 report finds California must increase GHG reductions to 4.9%/year through 2030 to meet target

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California’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions has temporarily reversed, with pollution upticks signaling an increasingly difficult path ahead in achieving the state’s 2030 and 2050 climate targets, according to the 12 th annual California Green Innovation Index —released by the nonpartisan nonprofit Next 10 and prepared by Beacon Economics. MTCO 2 e per person in 2017—the third-lowest among the 50 states, behind New York and Maryland.

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Global Carbon Project: Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high

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The findings are outlined in three new papers published in Earth System Science Data , Environmental Research Letters , and Nature Climate Change. this year due in part to China’s economic downturn. Around the world, the average person is responsible for about 4.8

2019 195

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. Unfortunately, this conference focused primarily on setting a cap on carbon emissions and providing financial aid to developing countries to build capacities to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change. Tags: Climate Change Perspective Policy

2009 210

I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

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And so it is that I resigned from my position as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Public Affairs for CBS EcoMedia effective the first of this month and I will now be devoting my full time to working on climate change response with the South Bay 350 Climate Action Group, the South Bay Bicycle Coalition and 350.org. I can’t do it with the climate clock ticking so loudly now and with so many critical parts of the math equation in my own South Bay backyard.

2013 289

Wendy Greuel Our Best Bet To Get To 100% Renewable Energy In Time

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And you would think that would be especially true for anyone running to become our United States representative from the 33rd Congressional District – the person who will be following the great Henry Waxman in that position. But in fact, both Wendy Greuel and Marianne Williamson have each reached out to me and I have taken their asks seriously and with more thoughtfulness than usual given the crossroads we find ourselves at climate wise.

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The Greatest Solar Powered Music Festival in World History! SUNSTOCK JUNE 18 Los Angeles

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You can next Saturday… yOya will be there looking for you to be part of the fun… Here’s shot of your friendly neighborhood Creative Greenius and Skylar Funk of Trapdoor Social at last month’s #BreakfreeLA. Bicycles citizen volunteer climate change Community Activists environment renewable energy solar power Allah-las Autry Museum Cults Gateway Drugs June 18 Kaki King Skylar Funk Sunstock The Big Pink Trapdoor Social Wavves yOya

T&E: Rising use of private jets sends CO2 emissions soaring

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According to the report, a four-hour private flight emits as much as the average person does in a year. billion, could be part of the solution by paying for the development of greener technology that can help accelerate innovation and clean flying for everyone.

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Toyota Chief Scientist Pratt makes the case for hybrids and plug-ins

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He argues that a diversity of electrified drivetrain types are better means of addressing climate change than “a monoculture of only BEVs” for two main reasons: Battery cell production is expensive, uses natural resources and produces significant greenhouse gases. If we are to achieve carbon neutrality, we must pay attention to all parts of the “3R” process — Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

Serving My Country – My Patriotic Duty

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On this Veteran’s Day 2013 I honor my father-in-law, Bob Bushweit for his service starting at the age of 18 in World War II where he fought as a member of Patton’s Third Army across Africa and Europe and actually did preserve our freedom and our democracy as part of the greatest generation. . And the people who are MY heroes and the ones I consider our greatest patriots today are on the front lines fighting climate change. .

2013 240

Porsche presents 3D-printing technology for bucket seats

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the seat and backrest cushions—is partly produced by a 3D-printer. That’s why personalized seat shells customised for the driver have been standard in race cars for a long time now.

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EPA annual US GHG inventory shows 1.6% drop in 2011 from previous year; transportation CO2 down 1.1%

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Nearly 65% of the emissions resulted from gasoline consumption for personal vehicle use. From 1990 to 2011, transportation emissions rose by 17% due, in large part, to increased demand for travel and the stagnation of fuel efficiency across the US vehicle fleet, EPA said. The treaty sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to address the challenge posed by climate change. Climate Change Emissions Policy

2013 191

MITEI releases report on 3-year study of future mobility; technological innovation, policies, and behavioral changes all needed; “car pride” an issue

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The report is the culmination of MITEI’s three-year Mobility of the Future study, which is part of MIT’s Plan for Action on Climate Change. The report highlights the importance of near-term action to ensure the long-term sustainability of personal mobility.

2019 240

EIA releases report on CO2 emissions by state; California led in 2010 with transportation-sector emissions

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Factors such as size, population density, available fuels, types of businesses, climate, all play a role in both total and per capita emissions, the EIA noted. tonnes of CO 2 per person), followed by North Dakota (80.4 tonnes/person) and Alaska (54.6 tonnes/person). Partly as a result of that, four of the ten states with the lowest per capita carbon dioxide emissions are consistent importers of electricity: Idaho, California, Massachusetts, and Florida.

2013 204

Tesla sidesteps New Mexico ban by building service center in tribal land

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In an event on Thursday, Nambé Pueblo leaders joined US Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján to emphasize the value of electric vehicles as part of a widespread effort to address and battle climate change.

MIT study suggests carbon tax could help reduce US deficit, lower other taxes, reduce emissions

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trillion in revenue, which could then be used to reduce personal or corporate income taxes, extend the payroll tax cut that expires this year, maintain spending on social programs—or some combination of these options—while reducing the deficit. The first win—Congress could reduce personal or corporate income tax rates, extend the payroll tax cut, maintain spending on social programs, or some combination of these options. Climate Change Emissions Forecasts Policy

2012 257

Greenius Says No to Offshore Drilling. Mr. President, You Are Following A Failed Strategy & Wasting Time

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It’s perfectly obvious that President Obama is attempting to reach out to the right and members of Congress who are owned by the oil industry with his move this week to make offshore drilling part of his energy mix. The Greenius understands full well this “ Let’s Keep Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman Aboard the Climate Bill Bandwagon &# approach, just as I can grok how ineffective and nonproductive that approach is.

2010 253

Volvo Trucks deploys first pilot all-electric VNR Truck at TEC Equipment in Southern California

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The zero-emission truck will transport local parts between the TEC Equipment dealerships in Fontana and La Mirada. million from CARB as part of California Climate Investments (CCI).

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HyPoint, Piasecki Aircraft partner to deliver next-generation hydrogen fuel cell systems for eVTOLs

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Piasecki will gain exclusive license to the technology created as part of the partnership; HyPoint will maintain ownership of its underlying hydrogen fuel cell technology.

The View From Here Today

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I contributed the following to the World Wildlife Climate Witness site last week and it was published this morning. We’ve always planned on retiring and spending the rest of our lives right here, but these days we’re worried about what climate change is already doing – and about the far more serious consequences headed our way. I volunteer with Greenpeace and the Environmental Priorities Network educating the public on climate change news and facts.

2009 163

Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

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Our relationship started about a month ago when we spent an evening together carpooling to a UCLA workshop on communication climate change that we both participated in. I wanted to be part of EPN and I gave her my membership fee on the spot. And on globalization we actually had a union person speak. I personally want us to do more about us getting out of Iraq but the committee voted against me and said it was not an environmental issue. It’s partly teachers.

2009 207

CARB designing Sustainable Transportation Equity Project

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STEP is a new pilot project within the Low Carbon Transportation program and is part of the proposed Fiscal Year 2019-20 Low Carbon Transportation Funding Plan. The Low Carbon Transportation program is part of California Climate Investments. Funded projects will work together to increase community resident’s access to and use of their transportation system so they can get where they need to go without the use of a personal vehicle.

Final EPA report shows total US GHG emissions up 3.2% in 2010, total CO2 up 3.5%, total transportation CO2 up 1%

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From 1990 to 2010, transportation emissions rose by 18% due, in large part, to increased demand for travel and the stagnation of fuel efficiency. for personal vehicle use. Climate Change EmissionsThe US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 17 th annual US greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory. The final report shows overall emissions in 2010 increased by 3.2% from the previous year.

2012 214

Where We’ve Been, Where We’re At & Where We’re Going

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It’s my great honor to have written this update on our South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group for the 350.org site where you will find it cross posted and currently on their homepage. As part of the International Day of Climate Change on October 24, participants line up and do the wave for an airplane covering the event near the Manhattan Beach Pier. We’re doing it in person too.

2009 163

Report finds road transportation sector in Canada likely to fall far short of 2050 GHG emissions reduction target

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The mix of incentives, the required investments, consumer preferences, the potential for GHG reductions, and the cost of abatement are all part of the optimization. Individuals choose to act to reduce emissions knowing that their actions will benefit society, but may not bring sufficient personal benefit to justify the change based on self-interest alone. Behavior Canada Climate Change Emissions Fuel Efficiency Policy

2015 184

Yergin: overwhelming number of new car sales will be EVs in coming decades, but 2/3 of global fleet to remain gasoline-powered in 2050

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Electric vehicles will make up as many as 8 out of 10 new cars sold in 2050, but it will still be a long road before they dislodge gasoline as the predominant fuel in transportation, IHS Markit Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin writes in his new book, The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations. It is no longer just about selling cars to consumers for personal use. Personal ownership cars versus mobility services.

2020 161

Survey Finds Many Americans Have a Very Poor Understanding of Energy Use and Savings

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But people who engaged in more energy-conserving behaviors were actually less accurate—possibly a reflection of unrealistic optimism about the actions they personally were choosing to take. Although it may be appropriate to criticize the media for not presenting the case for climate change more strongly and for not presenting the implications of individual behavior more clearly , scientists share at least some of the responsibility for the current state of affairs.

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