Methane mapping with satellite imaging spectrometers

Methane Mapping with Future Satellite Imaging Spectrometers, by Alana K. Ayasse et al. alanaayasse@ucsb.edu.  Also Dar Robers, dar@geog.ucsb.edu, Philip Dennison, dennison@geog.utah.edu, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA: Andrew.K.Thorpe@jpl.nasa.gov (A.K.T.); robert.o.green@jpl.nasa.gov (R.O.G.); riley.m.duren@jpl.nasa.gov (R.M.D.);  David.R.Thompson@jpl.nasa.gov (D.R.T.) and at the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, Univ of Utah, SLC markus.foote@utah.edu (M.F.); sjoshi@sci.utah.edu (S.J.) https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/11/24/3054/pdf In the coming …

Mobility data for fairer transport systems. Also, study shows for bikes and bicycling infrastructure, “build it and they will come” is true

27th July 2020 Sarah Wray https://cities-today.com/mobility-data-foundational-for-fairer-transport-systems/Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation Cities worldwide have been disrupted like never before by COVID-19 – all citizens have been affected but not necessarily equally. In the US, for instance, evidence suggests that non-white communities have been disproportionately impacted by the virus in terms of deaths, job losses, risk of exposure and more. Mayors have vowed to …

The Portland Urban Data Lake (PUDL) pilot will collect, store integrate, and analyze data from a variety of sources to provide a foundation for data-driven decision making

The Portland Urban Data Lake (PUDL) pilot will collect, store integrate, and analyze data from a variety of sources — including the Traffic Safety Sensor Pilot — to provide a foundation for data-driven decision making for the City of Portland, helping to harness the power of the City’s data. Data does not stop at the City of Portland border. The City has …

Are utilities operating to provide service and support the public interest or are they maximizing their own profit? Are rates fair and reasonable? Have investments had risk? If utility operates imprudently, favoring shareholder interests, then shareholders will face the costs for unforeseen circumstances.

Questions for consideration in Colorado… The current level of return is not “necessary to provide service” – Boulder’s 2018 RFIP shows what is available on the open market. Meanwhile, an excerpt from 2019 document on Managing Stranded Assets and Transitioning Off Gas in California, by EDF and Yale Law Students: Under the general regulatory compact for utilities in California, the …

Many U.S. cities cannot measure climate emissions progress

Thomas Reuters Foundation News | Sebastien Malo, July 26, 2019 Many U.S. cities cannot measure climate emissions progress American cities including Atlanta, Miami and New Orleans that set goals to slash planet-warming greenhouse emissions are lacking the data to measure their progress, scientists said in a new report. Some 40% of U.S. cities that committed to cutting emissions are unable …

10,000 aggregated distributed energy assets take advantage of a software platform that connects them and helps decide when to charge and when to discharge

“To take advantage of when to charge and when to discharge —  and bid into the wholesale market — you need a software platform to connect all of the batteries together,” Sternberg said. The software platform monitors battery telemetry — the current state of charge and the battery’s capacity to offer power to the grid or take from the grid. An …

I left the ad industry because our use of data tracking terrified me: With every post, click, and purchase, we have become the product, and we never agreed to that

June 2019 excerpt from Fast Company Advertising had ceased to be about connecting with consumers—it was now about finding novel ways of extracting evermore personal information from computers, phones, and smart homes. To many of the most powerful and profitable companies in the world, we are the products, and the services we all use are just afterthoughts they put out to keep …

By the time today’s teenagers hit their 30s, there will be — for the first time ever — more minorities than whites, more old people than children, and more people practicing Islam than Judaism

The big picture: The slow demographic shifts we’ve watched over decades will finally reach a tipping point in the 2040s. They’ll transform what America looks like, where we live and what we fear. Here is how fast America is changing: By the time today’s teenagers hit their 30s, there will be — for the first time ever — more minorities than …

SharedStreets data standard lets companies and cities seamlessly exchange information on safety, curb-use and transit management, bridging previously incompatible formats for public and private use

Feb 22, 2018, NACTO and the Open Transport Partnership Launch SharedStreets: SharedStreets is a first-of-its-kind data-sharing and planning standard featuring industry-leading safety, curb-use and transit management tools to digitally connect the public and private sectors The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the Open Transport Partnership today announced the launch of SharedStreets, a first-of-its-kind transportation data standard and …