22 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"..the corporate world needs more than a few chief sustainability officers - it needs an army of employees...product designers, supply managers, economists, scientists, architects and many others with the knowledge to both recognize unsustainable practices and find ways to improve sustainability.
"...the number of “green jobs” grew globally at a rate of 8 percent per year over the last five years, the number of people listing green skills in their profiles only grew by 6 percent per year..."
22 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"...scientists at Stanford University have created a revolutionary new solar panel that can generate electricity at night.
"..radiative cooling,” existing commercial solar panels can be modified to generate electricity even in the dark of night...the modified solar panels won't create a huge amount of electricity - a tiny fraction of what is generated during daylight hours...applications may include lighting or electronics and sensor..."
22 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"Gasoline demand in the U.S. has peaked, with a surprise slowdown last year signaling that consumption is unlikely to ever again return to pre-Covid levels.
"In the longer term, falling gasoline demand will eventually mean tamer prices and lower emissions, which is obviously good news for the environment...
"Oil refiners have already reduced their production capacity by more than 1 million barrels a day, equal to about 5% of the U.S. total."
22 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"Catastrophic climate disruption is here, and disruptors like Greta Thunberg are clearly not the ones who should be arrested...
"Exxon, Chevron and other big oil companies knew that when they were burning fossil fuels in the 1970s, it was causing climate change ..was going to be a major problem for humanity...The World Economic Forum has been discussing world problems for just about as long as ExxonMobil has been lying about climate."
22 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"Radioactive diamond batteries were first developed by a team of physicists and chemists from the Cabot Institute...presented as a betavoltaic device...the power density of the radioactive source is lower...This means that nuclear batteries are much less efficient than other types of batteries...radioactive diamond batteries wouldn’t be suitable for laptops or smartphones..only a few microwatts, which is less than a typical AA battery."
21 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"Chevrolet has canceled financing deals on the Bolt EV...[it] and Bolt EUV will no longer be eligible for promotional financing...Up until recently, it was offered with some impressive financing deals, including interest rates starting at 0% APR and 72-month financing deals from 1.9% APR.
"Chevy is still offering some sweet deals...2022 model-year Bolt EVs are being offered with a $5,000 rebate, and EUVs are available with a $5,700 rebate..."
21 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"The growing trend of e-bikes provides an entryway into the cycling world...But with the novelty comes questions surrounding state and local guidelines...The differences between types of e-bikes, which can determine which ones are legal, appear to be in the minutiae...Riders also may face varying rules set by local municipalities.
E-bikes are classified as Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3...Electric minibikes, dirt bikes, golf carts and go-karts are not legal."
21 Jan 2023 | SynopsisIrish "Government’s 2030 EV ambitions..."extremely challenging." In 2022 "there were 1,900 EV chargers installed at 800 sites across the island, but SIMI warned then that it fell far short of the 4,700 realistically needed.
"Switching the FREE NOW taxi fleet in Dublin to EVs would cut taxi carbon emissions in the capital by 77 per cent, but this is hampered by a lack of city centre charging points and a shortage of suitable EV taxi vehicles."
21 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"Wyoming Republican State Senator Jim Anderson also admits he never really thought the bill would pass...Part of the bill says that as EVs become the norm it will have 'deleterious impacts' on Wyoming since the oil and gas industry...The bill also contains a number of inaccuracies including the idea that battery materials are not 'easily recyclable or disposable.
"...The bill is functionally dead in committee..."
21 Jan 2023 | Synopsis"...something is seriously wrong on American streets...traffic deaths reached a 16-year high. An estimated 42,915 people died [in 2021].
"New Urbanist Memes for Transit-Oriented Teens (NUMTOT) specializes in mixing urban planning policy solutions with humorous or biting takes on car culture
"...channeling online curiosity and anger about car-centric policy can include advocating for new solutions..."
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