How do you effectively communicate electric transport (rEVolution Summit Presentation)

By Zach Shahan, Originally published on CleanTechnica, 5 June 2017 I gave a presentation in March in Amsterdam (Holland) at EV-Box’s 1st annual rEVolution summit. When creating my presentation, I decided to dive into a theme that I’ve been increasingly compelled to focus on — how do you communicate electric transport to “outsiders” in the most effective way? Electric vehicle (EV) technology is going to …

London mayor considers pay-per-mile road pricing and ban on new parking

The Guardian Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent London is to consider pay-per-mile road pricing and banning car parking in new developments under plans to cut 3m car journeys a day in the capital. A transport strategy to be published on Wednesday by the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, will set targets to ensure 80% of journeys are made by public transport, walking …

New thin solar films now on 100 buildings worldwide and “could change everything” says energy CEO

By Jean-Claude Bourbon, La Croix, 17 June 2017 Costs are going down rapidly in the solar technology industry. Engie, the French multinational electric utility company is planning to start producing a range of easily installable, flexible photovoltaic films.  These panels have been developed using what is called organic photovoltaics. Instead of silicon, they are made of a very fine layer of …

City Sustainability Directors Network and Carbon Neutral Cities show how much citizens and governments are spending on fossil fuels each year

The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA) has worked with five U.S. cities to create infographics showing how much the citizens, businesses and municipal government spend on fossil fuels every year, where it goes and what it could otherwise fund if it were instead invested in the city’s clean energy future. Boulder, CO, USA:   View full size » Cleveland, OH, USA:  View full size » …

Instead of expecting people to understand climate change, reframe the problem entirely and talk about pollution or sensible risk policies or health

“Believe In Climate Change” The Way You Believe In Gravity OR reframe the problem entirely and talk about pollution or sensible risk policies or health By Michael Barnard, Clean Technica, 10 June 2017 There’s a problematic question in journalism and science communication. Various people are asking journalists to stop asking politicians whether they “believe in climate change” and to start …

US Governors and States Climate Alliance speak out for climate action, proceed with the transitionadds 10 new members to coalition committed to upholding the Paris Accord

The U.S. Climate Alliance announced that Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia have all joined the coalition, which is committed to upholding the Paris Accord and taking aggressive action on climate change. In response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, and California Gov. …

SUDOCIENCE INCOMING, MAKE SURE TO CHECK ALL FACTS BEFORE YOU CONSIDER!!! By Luke Dormehl While plenty of attention is focused on the growing popularity of electric cars, far too little is paid to the roads the cars themselves are actually driving on. Sure, we get to cover an innovative new surface material every now and then but for the most …

Caltrans Adopts Statewide Bike and Pedestrian Plan

From: StreetsBlog Cal By Melanie Curry,May 23, 2017 Caltrans released the final draft of its first-ever statewide bike and pedestrian plan today. Toward an Active California outlines the policies and measures that the state can take to help reach its goals of increasing bicycling and walking in California while reducing fatalities among bike riders and people walking. The plan acknowledges …