People cut back on driving when they pay daily rather than monthly.

By Brian Lutenegger, SSTI News, 28 Aug 2017 The psychology of daily versus monthly parking fees The Seattle Times recently reported on the experiences of several major employers trying innovative ways to charge for commuter parking. These employers found that how parking for commuters is priced—on a daily vs. a monthly basis—makes a big difference in their employees’ commuting habits. By allowing their employees the …

Largest low-income community solar project in US aimed at lowering the electricity bills of qualifying low-income residents, affordable housing providers, and nonprofit organizations.

August 14th, 2017 by Joshua S Hill on Clean Technica A partnership between the Colorado Energy Office, GRID Alternatives, and the Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association will work to develop the United States’ largest low-income community solar project aimed at lowering the electricity bills of qualifying low-income residents, affordable housing providers, and nonprofit organizations. Announced last week, the 1.95 MW (megawatt) Coyote Ridge Community Solar …

Clean Air is Possible, Practical and Affordable! Highlights from recent medical research on health effects

And it is what people will want when they learn about the risks to their health, their cognition, their children’s and parents’ brains, cancer & lives. Who among us can afford cognitive damage, life threatening inflammation or degenerative diseases from air pollution? Below are highlights from recent research (email to request more detailed compendium of research with references – marie (at) …

Vehicle bans emerging from air quality lawsuits in Germany

ClientEarth demands urgent clarification on UK government’s air quality plans, 16 August 2017 ClientEarth has written to the UK Government asking for urgent answers over disturbing holes in court-ordered plans to clean up illegal levels of air pollution.  The letter, which gives ministers 14 days to respond, highlights major questions which the government’s plans leave unanswered. The plans, which were released …

China has already surpassed its 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) target of 105 GW solar installations

Not only is 2017 a big year for solar installations, but China has already surpassed its 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) target of 105 GW solar installations By Joshua Hill, 22 Aug 2017, Clean Technica New figures published by independent solar industry advisory firm Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory (AECEA) this week show that China installed a whopping 10.52 GW (gigawatts) …

Indian government advisor says, build EVs in India or the country will end up importing them, like oil

August 28th, 2017 by Zachary Shahan on Clean Technica The electric vehicle revolution presents a once-in-a-century opportunity. Countries around the world import an insane amount of oil. They send their hard-earned cash abroad — billions of dollars of it every day — to oil-rich countries like Saudi Arabia, the USA, Russia, Canada, Iraq, Kuwait, the UAE, and Venezuela. It is a deadly and economically …

Buried in DOE-Perry Grid study is solution to going 100% renewable

By Joe Romm, Think Progress, August 2017 Renewables were at most a minor contributor to the shutdown of baseload coal and nuclear power plants in recent years — the real culprit was cheaped fracked gas and the fact that many of those plants were 60 or 70 years old. And buried deep in the report is the fact that renewables …

3 forces fighting local renewable energy

By John Farrell 24 July 2017.  Originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/3-forces-fighting-local-renewable-energy/ If you’re reading energy news of late, you might have come across three new ways that forces are aligning against local renewable energy. State governments are increasingly pre-empting local authority on a range of issues, including energy. Utility companies are undercutting state regulation with their legislative …

Military Weapons to Local Law Enforcement a Grave Mistake

NEW YORK – Following remarks from Attorney General Jeff Sessions stating President Trump’s intention to reverse an executive order by President Obama limiting military weapons to local law enforcement, Justin Mazzola, Amnesty International USA researcher, issued the following statement: “Today’s executive order is a grave mistake and could easily lead to a repeat of human rights violations that we’ve seen …