California has fewer emissions, higher GDP

Haters are going to hate Oh no, another reason to hate California! Manufacturing of electricity in California is changing, and it is showing up as fewer emissions and more in-state energy produced and used in California. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) came out with the executive summary of emissions from 2000 to 2017. For [...]

California Air Resources Board (CARB) mandates EV buses

The California Air Resources Board today approved a first-of-its-kind regulation in the United States that sets a statewide goal for public transit agencies to gradually transition to 100 percent zero-emission bus fleets by 2040. “A zero-emission public bus fleet means cleaner air for all of us. It dramatically reduces tailpipe pollution from buses in low-income [...]

Russia versus Azerbaijan – political pipelines

John Batchelor and Lou Ann Hammond talk about the political pipeline There's a reason Vladimir Putin is interested in President Trump and Ukraine. He is losing the dependence on Russian natural gas with the finding of gas in Azerbaijan and a proposed pipeline to Italy. Even though President Trump has given coal companies more leniency [...]

By |2018-12-14T17:45:54-08:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Emissions, Environment, Europe, Natural gas, Politics|Tags: |0 Comments

Udderly amazing ~ milk trucks reduce emissions

While I'm making fun with the title, dairy is a big business and trucking is an even bigger business. Reducing emissions in trucks is one of the most sought after ways to reduce emissions, though most people only hear about reducing emissions in cars. Lots of carbon dioxide is emitted unnecessarily every time tankers arrive [...]

By |2018-12-10T07:03:41-08:00December 9th, 2018|Categories: Emissions, Environment|Tags: |0 Comments

Porch pirates, Christmas tree fires, Holiday hazards on the rise

All I want for Christmas There's a new study that shows that 26 MILLION AMERICANS Have Had Holiday Packages Stolen by PORCH PIRATES (And Just as Many Have Had HOLIDAY HOUSE FIRES). The data released on gift theft, Christmas tree fires, tree fires, home vandalism, car accidents, decorating injuries and other holiday hazards is staggering. [...]

By |2020-01-29T17:38:46-08:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Driving tips, Environment|Tags: , |0 Comments

NHTSA, EPA hearing on easing pollution limits

It's a juxtaposition that NHTSA/EPA has picked Fresno, CA to have their first meeting on easing the pollution limits that were set in 2012. Instead of having it at the Capitol in Sacramento, CA, on California Air Resources Board (CARB) territory they have picked the dirtiest county in California, Fresno. The first thought is that [...]

California will be clean and green by 2045

Governor Brown Signs 100 Percent Clean Electricity Bill, Issues Order Setting New Carbon Neutrality Goal. SACRAMENTO – Reaffirming California’s global climate leadership, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed Senate Bill 100, authored by Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de León, setting a 100 percent clean electricity goal for the state, and issued an [...]

By |2018-09-10T18:26:58-07:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: #climatechange, Emissions, Environment|0 Comments

Micro-Manage air quality with Bosch’s Climo

Air quality and urban mobility are two of the most prominent challenges facing smart cities today. Bosch engineers from India have a solution for monitoring neighborhood pollution levels. The device is called Climo. Climo is a miniaturized air quality system developed as a climate monitoring system to measure air quality in small areas. Climo tracks [...]

Shell Eco-marathon Sonoma Raceway in 2018

One of my favorite events of the year will be held in Sonoma, California this year. The Sonoma Raceway has is the location for the 2018 Shell Eco-marathon. I have been following the Shell Eco-marathon since 2007 the Los Altos' Infusion won first place in the fuel cell hydrogen category with 1,038 miles per gallon. [...]

By |2017-10-18T14:32:27-07:00October 18th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Environment|Tags: |0 Comments

Jumpstart Maui changing one habit

Arakawa is the Mayor of the County of Maui, State of Hawaii. He is Mayor of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kaho'olawe. He has my vote for President. Arakawa understands that getting off the dependence of foreign oil is a National Security and economic boom. The County of Maui spends $4-6 Billion a year on petroleum. [...]