Air Quality in the Northern Colorado Front Range Metro Area: The Front Range Air Pollution & Photochemistry Experiment (FRAPPÉ), 2019 update

Air Quality in the Northern Colorado Front Range Metro Area: The Front Range Air Pollution and Photochemistry Éxperiment (FRAPPÉ), by Frank Flocke, Gabriele Pfister, James H. Crawford, Kenneth E. Pickering, Gordon Pierce, Daniel Bon, Patrick Reddy 22 December 2019 https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JD031197 Earlier (2016) North Front Range Oil and Gas Air Pollutant Emission and Dispersion Study https://www.colorado.gov/airquality/tech_doc_repository.aspx?action=open&file=CSU_NFR_Report_Final_20160908.pdf We describe the resources used, the …

Peak fossil fuel demand and peak ICE vehicles. The recent 3 percent fall in oil demand has led to a 50 percent fall in the oil price. Governments role is to prevent fossil resurgence and to implement a tax wedge

Horse demand famously peaked when cars were just 3 percent of their number, and gas lighting demand peaked when electric lighting was just 2 percent of supply. The consequence of peaking demand for fossil fuels has been playing out for a number of years now, in sector after sector. Peak demand for coal meant lower prices for US coal and …

Notes from Open Energy Modeling Workshop – March 2020

Greg Schivley, US. PowerGenome – all the data for your US capacity expansion model — everything need to consider. Interested in adding modules to GenX to be able to expand it. The goal is to spend less time wrangling data, getting things in the right format, for the right regions, and to test sensitivities and policies. As everyone know, a …

Experts throw support behind newest Juliana push

Experts throw support behind newest Juliana push E&E News | Jennifer Hijazi Law professors, environmental advocates and public health experts said yesterday that a federal appeals court got it wrong when it dismissed the so-called kids’ climate case. While the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals strongly acknowledged the gravity of climate change in its Juliana v. United States opinion, …

Mandatory voting, swing voters and more

March 2020, In These Times articles Perhaps detailed blueprints are beside the point. Maybe, as the German social democrat Eduard Bernstein argued 100 years ago, the end goal of socialism is meaningless, while the socialist movement, advancing toward a more democratic horizon, is everything. Conventional wisdom puts the number of swing voters around 15–20% of the electorate, but Bitecofer argues it’s more …

The bright side of the current farm crisis:an opportunity for change

Most are looking for answers. They are looking for ways to survive in a changing agricultural environment—no matter what its cause, wondering what those solutions to the current system might look like. Increased cost of living—up 14% over the last 4 years— has hit farmers hard. Although family farms account for 97 percent of farms in the United States, the …

Big Data Could Revolutionize Transportation

Is That a Good Thing? Most of us are already sharing our location with private corporations almost every day. Could we use that data for good — or do we need to fight back against rider surveillance? By Kea Wilson, Mar 13, 2020 Imagine a world where your local planning department leaders know exactly how many people are driving, walking, biking …

Nitrous Oxide emissions threaten the climate: one company is equal to emissions from over 2 million cars per year

Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News, March 24, 2020 Ten miles north of Pensacola, Florida, on the west bank of the Escambia River,  an aging chemical plant, its tanks, smokestacks and stainless steel pipes sprawling across hundreds of acres, is a climate killer hiding in plain sight. The plant, owned by Houston-based Ascend Performance Materials, makes adipic acid, one of two …

100 Dems Demand Corporate Accountability, DSA demands and more

Not This Time: Watch out for Wall Street Back during the Great Recession, we bailed out Wall Street. This time, we need to make sure the bailout is for the rest of us. By Ericka Taylor, Inequality.org We have entered uncertain times. The novel coronavirus has upended life around the globe, and none of us knows exactly how long the outbreak …

The US didn’t sign a global road safety pact. Now advocates are fighting back

A recent road safety conference in Stockholm seemingly lacked representation from the U.S. federal government. Young advocates were left wondering who is taking charge in eliminating road deaths. Chris Teale@chris_teale, March 24, 2020, Smart Cities Dive  POST The United States turned heads last month with its rejection of a global pledge to eliminate road deaths by 2050. Of 140 countries in attendance …