While the federal government is backing away from the fuel economy standards that were driving a transition to Electric Vehicles (EVs) – local municipalities are now joining together to lead the way. EarthKind is honored to be the Clean Transportation Project director for Sustainable Westchester’s EV program (http://sustainablewestchester.org/2016/08/electric-vehicles/). Nationally, we will be joining villages, towns, cities and counties who are creating $10+ Billion of demand.
This is certainly one of the dirtiest and generally nasty things talked about in the energy field today. The coal industry in the US is on it’s way out. This is a fact. And it is a fact that there are communities of people suffering because of that. A coal tax could be a answer to get the coal industry on the move. A move toward development of renewable energy and if instituted the socially responsible way could help this communities back on their feet. Read an article about this in USN.
It is good to see that there is a lot that goes on off the radar on working on climate change. The US and the Canadian governments have been hard at work since Paris. Trudeau and Obama have been working together and have many common goals. As the writer of this article states “By shifting the discussion from pipelines to power lines, the leaders made some progress today”. It is a good thing. Read Here.
United Airlines has announced that it plans on using biofuel for it’s planes! This is one of the first major airlines to begin to use biofuel. We hope this is the beginning of a new trend!
This article by
of Eco Watch is commendable,
it puts a positive spin on a otherwise gloomy decision.
Read Article Here.
The White House released a “Fact Sheet” this week on the President’s proposal to double clean energy Research and Development by 2012. “Accelerating clean energy innovation is essential to achieving the goal of limiting the rise in global temperatures to well below 2˚C,” the White House said. Read article here.
Strange Bed Fellows indeed! Coal companies and environmental groups have been gathering together to back incentives for carbon capturing! Read here!
Credits: Scientific Visualization Studio/Goddard Space Flight Center
The record-breaking year continues a long-term warming trend — 15 of the 16 warmest years on record have now occurred since 2001.
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