Emissions in CA low CARB still not happy

California Air Resources Board (CARB) California’s latest greenhouse gas data shows that while the state continues to stay below its 2020 target for emissions, there is much more work to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. The California Air Resources Board today released GHG emissions data for 2018, showing that emissions remain below 1990 levels but [...]

Californians fleeing the wildfires and state

The threat of survival is real The question was posed on my local Facebook page, “Is anyone wondering where to live in the future? I’ve always lived in the West. I don’t know if I can keep doing this!” The thing she was talking about was the wildfires. The California wildfires have covered California in [...]

By |2020-09-14T12:37:31-07:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, California, Emissions, Environment|0 Comments

What should you do in a fire evacuation?

The Fifth season - Fire  When did fire become the fifth season? You hear it all the time about this time of year; the Fire season. This fire season, millions of acres have already burned on the west coast. Thousands of people are in some state of the evacuation process as I write this article. [...]

By |2020-09-14T15:20:40-07:00September 12th, 2020|Categories: #climatechange, California, Driving tips, Emissions, Environment|0 Comments

Impact of COVID-19 on energy and emissions

The impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on global energy demand and CO2 emissions The current Covid-19 pandemic is, above all, a global health crisis. As of the 28th of April, there were 3 million confirmed cases and over 200 000 deaths due to the illness. As of the 8th of  September, there were 27 million [...]

Do generators or cars create more emissions?

SACRAMENTO – Utilities are increasingly turning to Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) to avoid starting wildfires during windy conditions. But before turning to diesel or gasoline generators to keep the lights on, California Air Resources Board (CARB) thinks Californians should be aware that cleaner options are available. The California Air Resources Board now has an [...]

Is climate change real? Survey says

What do citizens think about climate change and the capacity of climate action to create jobs and growth? Find out in the EIB-YouGov citizen's climate survey A large majority of Europeans well aware of the climate change issue but 20% still not feeling concerned despite recent IPCC warnings 14% of US citizens skeptical about the [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:15:42-08:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: #climatechange|Tags: |0 Comments

Emissions to rise in 2018 for first time in five years

Carbon emissions from advanced economies set to rise in 2018 for the first time in five years, reversing a declining trend As countries meet at COP24, IEA data points to a setback for global efforts to limit emissions 4 December 2018 - The world’s advanced economies will see an uptick in their carbon dioxide emissions [...]

By |2018-12-04T17:35:37-08:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: #climatechange|Tags: |0 Comments

The argument for ZEV vehicles in California

I was having a discussion with an acquaintance recently about zero emission vehicles and the how dirty the Fresno/Bakersfield area is. He rightly noted that transportation is light-duty vehicles are just a fraction of the emissions in those counties. He said he was not making a case for either Electric Vehicles nor hydrogen, and said [...]

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