CU Boulder study: routine household activities generate air quality on par with major polluted city

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Cooking, cleaning and other routine household activities generate significant levels of volatile and particulate chemicals inside the average home, leading to indoor air quality levels on par with a polluted major city, according to a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Homes have never been considered an important source of outdoor air pollution and the moment is right to start exploring that.

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Nine states and DC to design regional approach to cap greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

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The statement , endorsed by Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, DC, describes the goals of such a program, including reducing climate changing pollution, creating economic opportunity, and improving transportation equity for currently underserved and overburdened populations.

2018 87

EPA Proposes Transport Rule to Cut Pollution from Power Plants in 31 States and DC; New Approach for Pollution Reduction

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The proposed Transport Rule sets in place a new approach that can and will be applied again as further pollution reductions are needed to help areas meet air quality health standards, EPA says. In the first alternative, EPA is proposing to set a pollution limit or budget for each state.

2010 99

CMU study finds that coal retirement is needed for EVs to reduce air pollution

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Life cycle emissions by pollutant and life cycle stage for each vehicle type in the recent (a) and future (b) PJM grid.

2016 96

EPA finalizes Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (Transport Rule)

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized the new Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) (also called the Transport Rule). The rule will improve air quality by cutting SO 2 and NO x emissions that contribute to pollution problems in other states. Transport Rule states.

2011 93

National Academies report finds EPA’s controlled human exposure studies of air pollution are warranted

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carries out controlled human inhalation exposure (CHIE) studies in which volunteer participants agree to be intentionally exposed by inhalation to specific pollutants at restricted concentrations over short periods to obtain important information about the effects of outdoor air pollution on human health. The NAAQS process has broad health importance because it regulates the outdoor air concentrations of those pollutants.

2017 60

UCLA researchers find potential link between traffic pollution and some rare childhood cancers

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Scientists from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health have found a possible link between exposure to traffic-related air pollution and several rare childhood cancers. The results of their study—the first to examine air pollution from traffic and a number of rarer childhood cancers—were presented on 9 April in an abstract at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Washington, D.C.

2013 83

World Bank to focus on reducing short-lived climate pollutants; transport projects

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A new report prepared by the World Bank at the request of the G8 identifies ways that the World Bank can do more through its projects to reduce the emission of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs): black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone, and fluorinated gases known as HFCs.

2013 96

Researchers say policies to curb short-lived climate pollutants could yield major health benefits; methane and black carbon

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A commitment to reducing global emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as methane and black carbon could slow global warming while boosting public health and agricultural yields, aligning the Paris Climate Agreement with global sustainable development goals, according to new analysis by an international research panel published in the journal Science.

2017 60

A New Battery of Tools to Fight Patent Pollution

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Green automobile technology has a unique history that affects strategies for both navigating “patent pollution” (i.e. The AIA is therefore important to both innovators who must now consider the ramifications of the “first to file” paradigm and for those navigating the “patent pollution” who soon will have additional tools for defending themselves against invalid patents. Perspective by David K.S. Cornwell and Richard D. Coller, III.

2012 76

Toronto orders an additional 10 New Flyer battery-electric transit buses

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The purchase also includes five ABB direct current (DC) depot chargers that conform to the Society of Automotive Engineer (SAE) J1772 Combined Charging System (CCS Type 1 Connector), allowing the chargers to support other types and makes of electric vehicles operating for the City of Toronto.

2019 114

Satellite study suggests California clean air regulations working to reduce PM2.5 emissions in state

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pollution in the state. is especially burdensome in California and accounts for the greatest percentage of health impacts attributable to air pollution. MISR has other applications, including the ability to distinguish between different types of particle pollution.

2018 112

Dr. James Hansen Has Something To Tell You

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She’s already in DC, it’s only a few blocks away, Speaker. This just in from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi , via her blog (thanks to Joe Romm of Climate Progress ).

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Greenius Says The Congresswoman Gets It. Harman Calls Lack of Bold or Binding Agreement to Cap GHG Emissions in Copenhagen, “Stunning.”

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“ Though President Obama’s personal intervention at Copenhagen salvaged a modest non-binding agreement among major polluter nations, he acknowledged that much remains to be done at the international and national levels.

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Hey Exxon! Hey Chevron! My Friends At the EPA Are Declaring What You Do Dangerous & You Will Pay. Pack Up Losers, It’s Time For You to Go!

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What it should have said is: “Polluters & Global Warmers Caught In The Act and Stopped – New Clean, Green, Sustainable Economy Begins Booming!&#. It’s time for you to pack up all your dirty, polluting equipment and get out of town.

FreeWire partnering with SMUD on Mobi Gen and EV Charger units

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kW or DC fast charging at 50 kW.

2019 94

Real World Driving Tests

Open Source Civic EV Kit

As with many DC motor powered cars, accelerating from zero to 30 mph is great and getting up to 60mph is a bit slower. It just feels so much like a regular ICE car but without the noise and pollution. I had a chance to take the Civic out for about 25 miles yesterday (two charges) and see how it handles in traffic and on the freeway. Here are some first impressions. The potbox, being directly under the accelerator pedal, is very sensitive, especially at slow speeds.

2009 100

Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

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I mean, when the electricity it uses is produces, pollution still happens, just not "right from your car"? Skip to Content Massively explains Warhammer Online to the dedicated WoW player AOL Tech Europe ↓ Polska Deutschland Asia ↓ ???? ???? ??? ????

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

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These include the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) in Dallas, Texas, which received $75,000 (£45,500), and the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC, which received $50,000. I initially gave Exxon/Mobil till 2020 to get out of Torrance and clean up their toxic mess here in my town.

TDK and Toshiba establish JV for automotive inverters for HEVs, PHEVs, EVs

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Many countries propose to impose more stringent regulation of automobile exhaust emissions in 2020 and after, in an effort to prevent air pollution and global warming. TDK offers a lineup of products, such as DC-DC converters, on board chargers and wireless power transfer systems that are currently being developed. The DC-DC converter in particular utilizes the magnetic material technologies that are the strength of TDK.

2016 64

Volvo Buses officially launches the all-new plug-in Electric Hybrid bus

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To enable full electric drive, the bus is equipped with electric power steering; an electrical air compressor ; and a DC/DC unit that converts 600 V power to 24 V power. The DC/DC unit replaces the conventional alternator.

2014 115

PHEV Day 168. Sunday, 29 March 2009. Run to Knoxville, Tennessee

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

From: Leslie A Grossman [] Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 2:47 PM Subject: News Conference Monday - Electric Vehicle Spirit of DC here in Knoxville The Future of transportation is here, and is visiting Knoxville on Monday March 30th. Don’t miss this news conference of the “Sprit of DC”, Plug-In PHEV vehicle, bringing its message of energy independence to East Tennessee. On 31 May 2008, the "Spirit of DC" launched its EVducating tour.

2009 36

Scania delivering 51 hybrid buses to Madrid

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The City of Madrid recently enforced tough temporary measures to tackle pollution, including limiting speed limits and banning passenger car access to the city center if NO x levels exceed acceptable levels.

2016 78

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

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One thing is for sure; - electric cars bring down the air pollution, but they sure create another waste pollution problem. Wind, hydro, DC transmission lines, and smart grid electronics are also Portland strengths.

EVgo fast charges 40M miles of EV driving in US in 2017

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EVgo’s US network of DC fast chargers provided 40 million miles of electric driving in 2017; in 2016, the figure was 22 million EV miles. The EVgo network saw strong expansion in 2017, increasing by 20%, and now has more than 1,000 DC fast chargers across 66 markets nationwide. million charging sessions, an increase of 50% over 2016, equal to 28 million minutes of DC fast charging, an average of 25 minutes per session.

2018 60

Sandia-led team designs feasible hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel; implications for large hydrogen-fueled vessels

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The fuel cells provide DC power, which must be conditioned, converted and inverted to provide bus DC and AC power, respectively. and criteria pollutant (smog) emissions were estimated for the Zero-V based on a complete “well-to-waves” (WTW) analysis.

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NASA satellite images highlight US air quality improvement with reduction of NO2

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New NASA satellite images released this week demonstrate the reduction of air pollution across the US. Nitrogen dioxide is one of the six common pollutants regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect human health. Alone it can impact the respiratory system, but it also contributes to the formation of other pollutants including ground-level ozone and particulates, which also carry adverse health effects.

2014 74

Main Page - EAA-PHEV

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General Disclaimer HV (High Voltage) DC (Direct Current) Warning: Traction Battery Packs, Motors, Chargers, and other HV sources could cause serious injury or death if proper precautions are not taken while working on or around such High Voltage Direct Current sources.


Nissan plans to start selling electric car in Seattle next year

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Washington, D.C. Electric cars are part of the electrification of the citys transit system -- along with trackless trolleys, streetcars and light rail -- helping lessen dependence on foreign oil and reduce pollution, Mayor Greg Nickels said. Skip ads and navigation MomSeattle · Pets · MySeattlePix · Your account Web Search by YAHOO!

Silicon Mobility introduces new software library and app for optimizing EV, HEV efficiency, battery range and charging speed

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It includes advanced functions for inverter, DC/DC converter and AC/DC charger systems control.

2017 78

NY state launces series of initiatives to encourage adoption of EVs

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In the initial roll-out of its $250-million EVolve NY initiative, NYPA will deploy up to 200 150kW direct current (DC) fast chargers, enabling drivers to charge in as little as 20 minutes, to more than two dozen locations along major traffic corridors, John F. New York State announced a series of broad-scale initiatives to encourage the purchase and to increase the convenience and accessibility of electric vehicles (EV).

2018 113

First $300M tranche of VW National ZEV investment targets charging infrastructure; 150kW+ fast charging on highway network

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published the plan for the first tranche of Volkswagen’s National Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Investment spending, directed at 11 cities nationwide—New York, Washington, D.C.,

2017 78

EPA beginning process to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft under Clean Air Act

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Beginning the domestic regulatory process lays the groundwork for adopting the international standards currently being developed through ICAO’s Committee on Aviation and Environmental Protection (CAEP), and it responds to the D.C. District Court’s ruling requiring EPA to determine whether greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft cause or contribute to air pollution that may be reasonably anticipated to endanger public health or welfare.

2014 78

Coalition of 11 states sues US EPA over soot rules

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A coalition of 11 states filed a lawsuit to compel the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promptly to revise national air quality standards for air pollution involving soot. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Manhattan, asks the Court to order the EPA to adopt new air pollution standards promptly and by a date certain.

GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from

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So is the management in Washinton DC. The mines in Canada where the nickel & cadmium are mined is one of the most polluted places on Earth. Wired Home Subscribe Sections Cars 2.0

2009 47

Delta Electronics Targeting Electric Powertrain Market; Series Hybrid Test Vehicle On the Road

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Transportation in particular is relatively energy intensive and produces air pollution. The series hybrid system in a cutaway chassis. Photo: Business Wire. Click to enlarge.

2009 115

GSA proposes assessing package delivery vendors on environmental and alternative fuel benchmarks

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In support of Executive Order 13514 and other applicable statutes, regulations and Executive Orders, and in recognition that harm to the environment, including from greenhouse gas pollution, has quantifiable costs and negative impacts on the economy and federal agency operations, it is the Government’s intent to reduce as far as practicable the environmental impacts of services provided under this contract.

2013 74

Smart-grid project matches wind to electric cars | Green Tech - CNET News

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Along with other industry executives, IBMs Schurr spoke Wednesday morning about smart-grid technologies in Washington, D.C.,

IHS Automotive forecasts global production of plug-in vehicles to rise by 67% this year

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This year will see the worldwide rollout of public “trio” chargers that comply with the AC-Type 2 Mode 3, DC-CHAdeMO and DC-CCS standards. The domestic charging market, typically an AC domain, will be shaken up this year with the introduction of DC chargers.

2014 132

ZITY car sharing launches in Madrid with 500 Renault ZOE EVs arriving this month

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Madrid has the highest rate of daily car-sharing in Europe due to the city’s size, population, traffic problems and air pollution issues.

2017 78

Sandia study finds high-speed hydrogen-powered ferry and supporting infrastructure in SF Bay feasible

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We can eliminate environmental pollution from ships. Electrical architecture: DC power from the fuel cells converted to AC power for the motors. Zero greenhouse gas and criteria pollutants during operation. And all at zero pollution.

2016 136

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Remember its PURE D.C. Cleantech Blog, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment. Find investors, resumes, and free research Get Cleantech Blog in your email Enter your email address: Subscribe in a reader Join us on Linked In Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook - The Greenhouse Gas Blog Loading.

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IBM Research launches 10y project to support China in transforming national energy systems; “Green Horizon”

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Through a collaboration agreement, the two parties have agreed to work together to develop solutions which can help tackle the city’s air pollution challenges. —D.C.

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