The concept of energy justice across the disciplines

By Raphael J.HeffronaDarrenMcCauleyb https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.03.018Get rights and content Presents the value of the energy justice concept itself.• Introduces restorative justice as having a key role across the energy justice concept.• Expresses the need to develop a ‘common approach’ for the energy justice concept Advances the conceptual framework for energy justice – from theory to practice. Abstract Over the last decade, ‘Energy …

New frontiers and conceptual frameworks for energy justice

Benjamin K.SovacoolabMatthewBurkecLucyBakerbChaitanya KumarKotikalapudibHolleWlokasd https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.03.005Get rights and content Highlights We need “justice-aware” energy policy. A revised energy justice conceptual framework offers a critical tool to inform decision making. New fields of inquiry for energy justice research and practice exist. Tradeoffs and weighing competing justice claims occur in practice. Abstract: This article explores how concepts from justice and ethics can inform energy decision-making and …

13 Big Ideas to Improve Transportation in Your City

If you could do anything to improve transportation in your city, what would it be? Here are a few ideas you gave us, selected from 250 reader submissions. By EMILY GOLDBERG, June 19, 2019 Emily Goldberg is an engagement editor at POLITICO. Cities across the country are coming up with innovative solutions to improve transportation. Seattle invested heavily in public …

Swedish university designs air pollution sensor for streetlights

Jason Plautz@Jason_Plautz Smart Cities Dive June 18, 2019 Researchers at Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology have developed an optical nano-sensor that detects low concentrations of air pollution and is small enough to be mounted on a streetlight, according to a release from the university. The device measures nitrogen dioxide pollution, which largely comes from automobile traffic or industrial activity. Breathing nitrogen dioxide …

Doubling density can reduce journey lengths by 30% • But only if the transport strategy supports public transport, walking and cycling • Limits on parking provision will help manage car use • Thus land use controls are needed • Land use and transport need to be planned together • Developers should pay for transport provision Reallocation of road space to …

The Poseidon Principles: A Groundbreaking New Formula for Navigating Maritime Decarbonization

June 17, 2019  |  By James Mitchell For the past 18 months, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has worked behind closed doors with an unprecedented coalition to establish the Poseidon Principles. Today, June 18, 2019, the Principles become public as 11 banks representing approximately $100 billion become the founding signatories of the agreement. The Poseidon Principles are a new type of climate change agreement, …

Shareable, June 2019 Happy City’s Thriving Places Index measures wellbeing on the basis of social needs Image screenshot from Thriving Places IndexCasey O’Brien|June 20, 2019 A famous management thinker, Peter Drucker, is often quoted as saying “You can’t manage what you don’t measure” — meaning that without tracking success and failure, we can’t improve. With social issues, measurement can be …

History Proves We Can’t Count on the Democratic Party for a Green New Deal

BYPaul Fleckenstein, TruthoutPUBLISHEDJune 23, 2019SHARE READING LISTPOLITICS & ELECTIONSThe First Democratic Debate Was Speed-Dating With Some SubstanceRACIAL JUSTICEReparations Are One Step in a Long Fight to End Racial CapitalismPOLITICS & ELECTIONSDon’t Expect the Impeachment Process to Bring Real JusticeENVIRONMENT & HEALTHDemocratic Debate Spent Less Than 10 Minutes on Climate ChangePOLITICS & ELECTIONSRight-Wing Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Partisan GerrymanderingEDUCATION & …

“Vision and Claims for 100% renewable electricity supply”

17.06.2019 ETIP PV publishes the White Paper Solar PV has recently become the lowest cost source of electricity in most parts of the world Solar PV can be used in all geographic regions and its generating capacity can be installed rapidly and scaled up modularly Solar PV can drastically reduce GHG emissions from the power sector and in other sectors …

Forbes: Renewable Energy Is Now The Cheapest Option – Even Without Subsidies. How fast can we get to 100% renewables? Growth of solar has been exponential.

Jun 15, 2019, Forbes: Renewable Energy Is Now The Cheapest Option – Even Without Subsidies, James Ellmore Unsubsidized renewable energy is now most frequently the cheapest source of energy generation These new statistics demonstrate that using renewable energy is increasingly cost-effective compared to other sources, even when renewables must compete with the heavily-subsidized fossil fuel industry Also, 2017 study of 100% by …