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 [...]

GM making cars with renewable energy

General Motors to create cars with clean domestic energy GM will source 180 MW of solar power from a new Arkansas project developed by First Solar, Inc. The solar modules will be sourced from First Solar, Inc. – America’s largest solar manufacturer. The deal will source power for 100 percent of GM’s Wentzville Assembly and [...]

2020 BMW X3 xDrive30e PHEV price, specs, pictures

A Plug-in hybrid for sustainability Combined 288 hp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds. A combined 60 MPGe and 18 miles electric-only range. MSRP of $48,550 plus $995 Destination. The 2020 BMW X3 xDrive30e is the millennial that I could live with for the rest of my life. I [...]

By |2020-09-17T21:55:59-07:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: BMW, Emissions, Environment, Plugin-electric vehicles|0 Comments

A world-first for Volvo and clean air

Safety first and clean air China is known for its bad air. For years, Chinese cars have had PM2.5 measurements in their vehicles: Geely, a Chinese company, owns Volvo cars. Volvo is bringing the safety of world-first premium air quality technology in its cars. Volvo Cars has introduced a world-first premium air quality technology in [...]

By |2020-09-17T21:56:32-07:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: Emissions, Environment, Volvo|0 Comments

Joe Biden electric highway electrify home

The ability and technology Vice President Joe Biden attended the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in 2017 and talked about electric cars and 25,000 miles of electric highway. “The folks that are out there selling these vehicles, they’re job creators too,” as Biden entered the hall and headed to the Chrysler products. As the [...]

By |2020-09-16T12:39:28-07:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Emissions, Environment|0 Comments

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 [...]

Flagship fined in California emission scandal

Ford F-150 superchargers The California Air Resources Board has reached a settlement of $250,000 with Flagship, a Ford Authorized Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer, to resolve clean air violations related to the sale of modified vehicles in California. It reminds me of when Volkswagen got dinged for dieselgate. Mary Nicols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board [...]

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 [...]

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