The 606—Chicago’s New Elevated Park Unveiled

Chicago's new elevated park (+bike path) -- which has been dubbed "the 606" -- recently opened up, giving residents of the Windy City access to an alternative to New York City's High Line elevated park.

 

 

What The Clean Power Plan Means For Electricity In The U.S.

A plan proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut carbon emissions from power plants, dubbed the Clean Power Plan, is poised to go into effect next year, and could bring a welcome change to the way electricity is generated in the country.

 

 

Economist Ross Garnaut: Stranded Assets Already Imposing Costs Greater Than The Cost Of Action On Cl

The costs associated with stranded assets are already greater than the costs associated with action on climate change, according to the economist and climate change advisor Professor Ross Garnaut.

 

 

Reclaiming Public Spaces for People Helps Humanize Cities

When surrounded by the immense infrastructure necessary to support a high volume of vehicles, as most city streets are designed to do, it can be easy to forget that public spaces could be anything other than utilitarian and car-centric.

 

 

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Renault-Nissan Sells Its 250,000th Electric Vehicle!

The Renault-Nissan Alliance recently hit a new milestone with regard to electric vehicles (EVs), with the alliance's 250,000th EV sale to date happening in early June, according to reports.

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Our Planet is not doing very well. Desertification, devastating storms, droughts, flooding, loss in biodiversity and many more increasingly worrying environmental / climate change related threats. Why are we not changing this? Do we have the power, the strength to change? Do we care?

 

 

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While current energy outlooks to 2030 and beyond retain a dominant role for fossil fuels in the world’s energy mix, simple mathematics indicate that at the current pace of renewable energy investment (~0.3% of global GDP) the energy available to humans at the end of the century will be a small fraction of the current..

 

 

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Carbon Capture and Storage as Part of our Future Energy System

Energy outlooks to 2030 and beyond indicate growing global energy demand and a continued dominant role for fossil fuels in the world’s energy mix, even as utilization of renewable energy sources expands rapidly…

 

 

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How to Sustain Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is entering a period of uncertainty that mirrors the increasing uncertainty about oil prices.  Will increased demand from China and revitalized Western economies maintain oil prices at current levels in the face of increased supply from fracking and possibly from Iran?  If so, government support for renewable energy should remain strong.  If oil prices fall, however, then as in the 1980s many governments may cut their investments in new energy technologies so that alternative energy sources are unavailable when oil prices rise again.  What can we do now to ensure continuing support for renewable energy initiatives in the face of possible short term economic and political pressures?

 

 

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Jun 2015

Renault-Nissan Sells Its 250,000th Electric Vehicle!

The Renault-Nissan Alliance recently hit a new milestone with regard to electric vehicles (EVs), with the alliance's 250,000th EV sale to date happening in early June, according to reports.

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Do we really care?

Our Planet is not doing very well. Desertification, devastating storms, droughts, flooding, loss in biodiversity and many more increasingly worrying environmental / climate change related threats. Why are we not changing this? Do we have the power, the strength to change? Do we care?

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Does the global Sustainable Energy Transition pace need to accelerate? If yes, how should we acceler

While current energy outlooks to 2030 and beyond retain a dominant role for fossil fuels in the world’s energy mix, simple mathematics indicate that at the current pace of renewable energy investment (~0.3% of global GDP) the energy available to humans at the end of the century will be a small fraction of the current..

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Carbon Capture and Storage as Part of our Future Energy System

Energy outlooks to 2030 and beyond indicate growing global energy demand and a continued dominant role for fossil fuels in the world’s energy mix, even as utilization of renewable energy sources expands rapidly…

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How to Sustain Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is entering a period of uncertainty that mirrors the increasing uncertainty about oil prices.  Will increased demand from China and revitalized Western economies maintain oil prices at current levels in the face of increased supply from fracking and possibly from Iran?  If so, government support for renewable energy should remain strong.  If oil prices fall, however, then as in the 1980s many governments may cut their investments in new energy technologies so that alternative energy sources are unavailable when oil prices rise again.  What can we do now to ensure continuing support for renewable energy initiatives in the face of possible short term economic and political pressures?

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