“Solar Ink” and new fast production ways to manufacture perskovite cells

By Tina Casey in Clean Technica, 17 April 2017   Thin Film Solar Cells Are Coming On Strong Thin film solar cells are generally not as efficient as conventional silicon solar cells, but they do possess several key advantages that can counterbalance that shortcoming.  Thin film solar cells can be manufactured at high speed and at high volume, using roll-to-roll …

New research finds that most previous estimates for sea level rise were too conservative, while visualizations show what U.S. cities may look like by 2100

 On Common Dreams, by Nika Knight, April 2017  President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort would be completely drowned in the most extreme scenario for sea level rise. (Image: Climate Central) A new report shows that many previous estimates of global sea level rise by 2100 were far too conservative, the Washington Post reported Thursday, and the research comes as new maps and …

It’s not an engineering problem, it’s a greed problem and a stunning disregard for human life: Steve Hanley revisits Bill McKibben’s “Do the Math”

Steve Hanley of Clean Technica offers some highlights and key numbers from Bill McKibben’s “Do the Math” piece in Rolling Stone  The First Number — 2º Celsius 2 degrees Celsius is the magic number world leaders have agreed is the absolute most the earth can tolerate before cataclysmic climate change occurs. It is the number that formed the basis of the Paris …

Drivers with smartphones are using them during 88% of the trips they make

By James Ayre, Clean Technica, 24 April 2017 Auto drivers that own smartphones use them during around 88% of the trips they take, going by data collected by the firm Zendrive. Zendrive uses the sensors found in smartphones to analyze driving behavior — so, while the findings are probably broadly true, there are caveats that go with them. Roughly 77% of …

Bloomberg says era of greatest peril for EVs is ending, opportunities beginning

By Tom Randall, Bloomberg, 24 April 2017 A longer-range Nissan Leaf will be unveiled in September, and depending on its pricetag, it could begin to approach the parity zone in the sub-$30,000 market. 3 And then watch out: In 2018, Volkswagen plows into electrification with an Audi SUV and the first high-speed U.S. charging network to rival Tesla’s Superchargers. Jaguar and Volvo both have promising cars on …

Draft Plan for Rapid Decarbonization – City Level

Embracing a modern energy and transportation mix is going to help give us a healthier environment, more jobs, and opportunity for our people and region.  We are stepping into the future rather than putting off the actions we need to undertake for our well-being and the viability of our area.  The need for action to reduce carbon and fossil fuel …

Climate catastrophe hitting the tropics now/soon, and is on the way for other areas. We need to halve carbon emissions every decade.

Back in 2013 Eric Zuesse wrote in a Huffington Post article, Climate Catastrophe Will Hit Tropics Around 2020, Rest Of World Around 2047, Study Says.  Further down, see a plan for halving carbon emissions every decade he first study to integrate all prior scientific research in order to project approximately when climate change will produce permanent catastrophic consequences has been accepted …

Automated Vehicle Impacts on Jobs, 2017 study

The Center for Global Policy Solutions would like to thank the following researchers for their help in developing this report: DR. ALGERNON AUSTIN, Demos; MS. CHERRIE BUCKNOR, Center for Economic and Policy Research; MR. KEVIN CASHMAN, Center for Economic and Policy Research; DR. MAYA ROCKEYMOORE, Center for Global Policy Solutions. Center for Global Policy Solutions. (2017). Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, …