EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced new, more stringent ozone emissions standards in a bid to reduce smog and improve human and environmental health. EPA is proposing to tighten the national ozone emissions standard to between 65-70 parts per billion from 75 ppb, which was set in 2008 in the wake of EPA’s previous five-year review.
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Hyundai and Kia will boost the models of green cars threefold by 2020 in response to a settlement with the EPA over lowballing some models’ GHG emissions.
Mercedes rolls out Vision G Code concept car which uses revolutionary paint job to utilize solar as well as wind energy, fitted with conventional as well as hydrogen engine.
Public transport powered by human waste and sewage could be coming to a bus stop near you before too long. In fact it’s operating now in the U.K. on a trial run basis.
The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems just demonstrated a new plug-and-play photovoltaic system that takes the guesswork out of solar ownership.
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Want to know how your state is doing when it comes to clean energy mandates? Many states have set laudable goals for renewable energy. A surprising number haven’t. It begs the question why some states step up to the plate and others aren’t even concerned. And no, it doesn’t seem to be simply a matter of partisan politics.
Now, 22 of the 36 ecovillage homes have solar systems. At least two of these homes are net-zero — meaning the systems generate as much energy as the homes use over the course of the year for heat, hot water, cooking, lighting and plug loads.
Every organization that has stepped up to criticize climate change policies has had a different answer for why our climate is warming and our seas are expanding. Canada-based Friends of Science admittedly has the simplest, most appealing answer: It’s the sun. But good luck in interpreting the data on their website. You’ll need a PhD to understand its proof to this elementary process.
“We have to look at both sides of the meter,” said Leslie Glustrom, pointing at a chart of Boulder’s carbon emissions that, despite tremendous work and city effort to reduce carbon emissions, showed marginal gains.
Right on the heels of his historic climate agreement with China, President Barack Obama announced a pledge of $3 billion to the United Nations’ thus far underfunded Green Climate Fund.
Cities are the driving force behind the global economy. What strategies can cities adopt to plan, build and maintain themselves as centers of innovation and economic growth?