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, …

Back to Work: A Public Jobs Proposal for Economic Recovery

Download March 7, 2011 by Philip Harvey In order to return employment to pre-recession levels and restore consumer demand, millions of additional jobs must be created. At the pace of current job creation, it would take many years to reach full employment. This report makes the case that we should create jobs for the unemployed directly and immediately in public …

Electric jet startup is backed by Boeing and JetBlue

Seattle-based startup Zunum Aero has received funding from Boeing HorizonX and JetBlue Technology Ventures toward making its dream of electrified air travel a reality. Sometimes billed as the Tesla of the airplane industry, Zunum is developing a relatively small regional aircraft with about 700 miles of range. A 1,000-mile range will be attainable by 2030, it says. The as-yet-unnamed aircraft …

AVs can help us reduce spending for road, bridge, and highway expansions. Here’s how.

By Rutt Bridges, forthcoming, 2017 In 2014, federal, state, and local spending on highways was $165 billion.1 Capital spending for new highways, rehabilitation of existing roads, and new equipment consumed 56%, or $92.4 billion. The remaining $72.6 billion went for operations and maintenance. State and local government provided 72% of the total funding.2 Savings due to reduced road repairs: FreeRide …

How the Six-Hour Workday Actually Saves Money

By Rebecca Greenfield, Bloomberg, 17 April 2017 In February, after almost two years worth of six-hour workdays, nurses at the Svartedalens elderly care facility in Gothenburg, Sweden went back to eight hour shifts—despite recently published research showing the benefits of the shortened workdays. The City of Gothenburg didn’t extend the experiment in part because funding ran out. It cost about 12 million krona …

70% of the vehicles Ford sells in 2025 will be hybrid or fully electric…in China!

By Zach Bowman, Green Car Reports, 20 April 2017 Ford has aggressive plans for sales of electric vehicles…in China.  In a recent announcement, the U.S. automaker said that 70 percent of the vehicles it sells in the country by 2025 will be hybrids—either plug-in or conventional—or fully electric.  Ford calls China “the world’s largest new energy vehicle market,” a title …