Many benefits to closing Colorado coal plants by 2025

By David Roberts, vox.com, 8 Jan 2019 California may get the bulk of the media attention, but when it comes to clean energy, it’s worth keeping an eye on Colorado. There’s an argument to be made that no state is better positioned to accelerate a transition to clean energy. For one thing, thanks to its bountiful sunlight and wind, Colorado has enormous potential …

Shifting of gas in homes

Excerpt, Nilles at RMI.org, Jan 2019 In terms of urban problems, the next biggest issue after transportation is gas burned in buildings. It’s a problem for both climate change and local air pollution. Now look at where the problem is concentrated: in big, progressive cities…this is a huge part of the puzzle. It is city-based, and it can be addressed …

Kids suffering from air pollution: 40 percent of the burden of environmentally related disease and about 90 percent of the burden of climate change is borne by children under five, although that age group constitutes only 10 percent of the global population

A new study led by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) organizes the available scientific evidence on the effects of air pollution on children’s health. The paper in the journal Environmental Research is the first comprehensive review of the associations between various fossil fuel combustion pollutants and multiple health effects in children in the context of …

Ban new gas cars by 2030 says thinktank. The air will never meet even the lowest World Health Organisation standards until governments accept that cars must be removed from the street altogether, and major investments be made in walking, cycling and public transport

Adam Vaughan in The Guardian, Green Alliance says ending UK sales earlier would close climate target gap and halve oil imports, Sun 18 Mar 2018   A Nissan Leaf electric car on the production line in Sunderland. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Ministers have been urged to bring forward their 2040 ban on new diesel and petrol car sales by a decade, a move which an environmental …

Mapping Air Pollution: Google Street View Joins Forces With Startup Aclima

By Erika Clugston on Clean Technica, October 1st, 2018  Curious about the pollution levels in your neighborhood? Soon you’ll have the data at your fingertips, thanks to a partnership between Google and the San Francisco-based startup Aclima. The duo have announced plans to install Aclima’s internet-connected air quality sensors into the global fleet of Google Street View vehicles in order to create a map of air …

EV motorhome will serve mobile clinic application

September 12th, 2018 by Tina Casey in Clean Technica What could be more ironic than enticing small children to gather around your ice cream truck to breathe in lungfuls of diesel exhaust? Clustering people around a mobile lung clinic comes in close second, but it looks like the iconic RV company Winnebago has a solution for that, with the rollout of a new …

Court Rules Frankfurt Must Implement Diesel Ban

September 11th, 2018 by The Beam by Erika Clugston As part of the latest chapter of the diesel emissions saga in Germany, the administrative court of Wiesbaden announced its decision on Wednesday that Frankfurt must implement driving bans, as early as February of 2019. This ruling has come following one of several lawsuits filed against the government by Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), an environmental protection group. The …

CO2’s Role in Global Warming Has Been on the Oil Industry’s Radar Since the 1960s

Historical records reveal early industry concern with air pollutants, including smog and CO2, and unwanted regulation. By NEELA BANERJEE et al., 13 Apr 2016 Documents reveal that the risks of climate change were being discussed in the inner circles of the oil industry in the 1960s, earlier than previously documented. Credit: Photo of Exxon’s Bayway oil refinery in New Jersey by …

50% Of Industrial Climate Change Emissions Tied To Fossil Fuel Companies

The Rocky Mountain Institute recently released a report titled Decarbonization Pathways for Mines: A Headlamp in the Darkness, in which it was stated that in 2015, half of worldwide industrial greenhouse gas emissions came from 50 companies working in fossil-fuel industries.  This statement was a reference to a previously published report from the Carbon Disclosure Project. See full article at https://cleantechnica.com/2018/08/28/50-of-industrial-climate-change-emissions-tied-to-fossil-fuel-companies/