To achieve achieve the Net Zero objective, more entities will need to set carbon-neutral goals and develop pathways toward implementation: 7 Strategies

To achieve achieve the Net Zero objective, more entities will need to set carbon-neutral goals and develop pathways toward implementation. And, due to the extended period of time that emitted GHGs remain in the atmosphere, actions taken earlier will have a higher return on investment. 7 Strategies for Becoming Carbon Neutral If your organization is considering establishing a carbon-neutral goal …

Tesla Model 3 production process involves only 43 steps/stations, 25–33% of the number found in traditional auto

By Charles Morris, August 30th, 2018 on Clean Technica, Source: Financial Times.  Originally published on EV ANNEX. The road to the future runs through Fremont. Tesla has always been the leader of the EV revolution, and (despite the media nonsense about “Tesla-killers”) that isn’t going to change any time soon. Tesla’s future depends on achieving long-term profitability, and that depends on sustaining volume production …

Ending SLAPP lawsuits

Ending this threat requires cooperation across the political spectrum and across different sectors. Free speech is not a luxury to be controlled by the powerful few. By bullying and intimidating those who speak out, the powerful are putting their own interests above the broader interests of our democracy. We won’t allow legal bullies to make “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation” …

Storm Death Toll in Puerto Rico Rivals 9/11: But Where Is War on Climate Change?

August 29, 2018 by Juan Cole Apparently we can see a large US territory flattened and nearly 3000 citizens killed, and yawn and pretend it did not happen or we don’t know why hurricanes are becoming more destructive “Presumably because Puerto Ricans are Spanish-speaking Americans, their deaths did not preoccupy our newspapers of record day after day the way the 9/11 victims did.” …

Where the Poor Spend More Than 10 Percent of Their Income on Energy. Hint: almost everywhere in the United States

ADAM CHANDLER in The Atlantic JUN 8, 2016 LUCY NICHOLSON / REUTERS From childcare to payday loans, to the difficulty of buying in bulk and beyond, the list of what makes being poor so expensive is long already. And here’s another: energy-related expenses. The threshold beyond which experts believe energy ceases to be “affordable” is 6 percent of a household’s income. But for many lower-income households, even with declining energy prices, …

AF has been operating a full EV fleet since 2014, followed by two-year V2G research project that revealed multiple challenges

Los Angeles Air Force Base became the first federal facility to replace its entire general-purpose fleet with plug-in vehicles in a two-year V2G research project February 16, 2018 by Tom Ewing & filed under Features, Infrastructure Features. ChargeDev  Vehicle-to-grid project reveals challenges of the early days   Los Angeles Air Force Base became the first federal facility to replace its entire general-purpose fleet with plug-in vehicles in …

The future of healthcare isn’t possible without rural high-speed Interne

The Hitch in Kentucky’s Plan to Build High-Speed Internet for All FEB 1, 2018 KRISTON CAPPS Why the Internet Should Be Part of Trump’s Infrastructure Plan APR 12, 2017 KRISHNA JAYAKAR Community Broadband Media Roundup – August 27 Indiana Electric Coop “Concern for Community” Means Building a High-speed Fiber Network Colorado The future of healthcare isn’t possible without rural high-speed Internet by Brandon S. Thompson, Western Slope …

‘World’s most advanced’ vertical farm opens in Scotland

Vertical farming | Credit: IGS Madeleine Cuff, 28 August 2018, Business Green Scottish agritech company Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) claims its first vertical farming facility has patented technologies to cut production costs.  A vertical farm has opened in Scotland and has been hailed by its creators as the “world’s most advanced indoor farm”, boasting the potential to deliver significant cost savings compared …

70% of Americans think the environment is more important than economic growth

By Ilana Strauss  August 27, 2018 Shutterstock Turns out, sustainability isn’t about awareness. People get it. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I think about sustainability and get depressed. So much needs to be done, but people keep destroying the environment at record speed. So I was surprised when I recently learned something so blindingly positive, I couldn’t even be …