Reinvent our transportation systems for reduced emissions and more jobs

Green Blog

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions will throw millions of people out of work! Our Jobs, Our Planet, a report written in 2011 by Jonathan Neale for the European Transport Workers Federation , argues the opposite, that changing the ways that goods and people are moved can reduce emissions from the transport sector by 80% while creating over 12 million new jobs – 7 million in transportation and 5 million in renewable energy. This can cut carbon dioxide emissions to almost nothing.

But probably not the most cost-effective

Environmental Economics

Very unpatriotic: The Obama administration and the auto industry are locked in negotiations over new vehicle mileage and emissions standards that will have a profound effect on the cars Americans drive and the health of the auto industry over the next decade and beyond. Note that fuel economy standards are not the most cost-effective way to cut emissions and reduce oil imports. Fuel economy standards on Independence Day?

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Obama Administration Moves Forward with Cleaner Tailpipe Standards

Sierra Club Compass

Today, the Obama administration is expected to release new cleaner tailpipe standards that will reduce smog-forming pollution, save lives and improve public health. These new safeguards will require that oil refineries reduce the sulfur content of gasoline and that automakers use advanced technology to slash tailpipe emissions of health-threatening air pollution.

Phinergy tests range-extending aluminum-air battery for EVs in Montreal

Green Prophet

This kind of range would bring EVs in direct competition with conventional cars, and Auto Net claims that costs will be competitive as well. Alcoa and Phinergy’s battery reduces emissions, they are recyclable and fully rechargeable, and they offer a high degree of safety without creating a huge expense.

Gas-Guzzling Trade Deals?

Sierra Club Compass

 Negotiators will cover many sensitive topics, from whether the European Union should start to import genetically modified crops to whether corporations will have the right to sue governments over regulations that corporations allege reduce their bottom line. miles per gallon by 2025 , which will reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent, it is critical that any U.S.-EU

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Check Out an Electric Car This Weekend

Sierra Club Compass

Ever wanted to talk to someone who is not a car dealer about how these cars are charged, and which cars are the most reliable or lowest in emissions? The Sierra Club has teamed up with Plug In America , the Electric Auto Association , and dozens of local groups to organize National Plug In Day. By Michael Marx, Sierra Club Beyond Oil Campaign Director. This weekend the third annual National Plug in Day celebrates surging electric car sales at more than 90 events.

The Environmentally Friendly Toyota

Eco Friendly Daily

Toyota has been the leader in the auto industry for being green since it came out with its well-known hybrid Prius. This is a great victory in the battle against emissions and also the battle of high gas costs. Toyota is taking it a step further in reducing emissions by looking at their own factory plants even closer. They plan to create new ways to reduce emissions, in making their emission reducing vehicles, through ways like solar power.

Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Air, Lives Saved - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Here at the Sierra Club, we tend to believe that if you have the power to drastically reduce air pollution and save lives, you should use it. These standards will both reduce the amount of sulfur in U.S. gasoline and significantly reduce tailpipe emissions from passenger vehicles, which contribute to asthma, cancer, heart attacks, and premature death. Compass. « New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power | Main. | Get Ready!

Annual Electric Vehicle Symposium Highlights Early Success

Sierra Club Compass

Mayor Greg Scharff heaped praise on his city, saying that alternative   fuel vehicles have helped the city decrease emissions by more than 20 percent in 2012. "Within million plug-ins on the road by 2025, which is projected to reduce carbon emissions by 1 million metric tons. "As important as our fleet is, I think it's equally important to realize what’s driving our emissions," he said. "If For electric vehicles, it's only the beginning.

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If you want to know what to think about the EPA's move to relax fuel economy standards.

Environmental Economics

But what happens next is key for whether the Trump administration and the auto companies can be part of the solution for addressing long-term climate policy. Maybe so but it is never a bad time to point out that, even with the built in flexibility, a higher gas tax would efficiently solve many of the problems with imposing fuel economy standards on the auto industry. 1) Here is the EPA announcement:  GHG Emissions Standards for Cars and Light Trucks Should Be Revised. (2)

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Lab focuses on alternatives to gasoline

Eco Friendly Daily

Soon, they intend to place giant batteries on the MATT's rear platform, to research a plug-in hybrid vehicle that could increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Hillebrand spent 20 years working for DaimlerChrysler before joining Argonne and declares himself — because of his auto industry background — the "ultimate skeptic" regarding new technologies. ARGONNE, Ill.

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Start the Year Off Right: Take Action on Climate Change Now

Cool Green Science

One way or another, we need humankind to drastically lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 1) Political Commitment Nothing is more critical to lowering greenhouse gas emissions than smart, pragmatic, and effective government policy. Most economists on both the right and left agree that a price on carbon is the lowest-cost way to reduce emissions. Research tells us that American households account for more than 14% of global carbon emissions.

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Lab focuses on alternatives to gasoline

Eco Friendly Daily

Soon, they intend to place giant batteries on the MATT's rear platform, to research a plug-in hybrid vehicle that could increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Hillebrand spent 20 years working for DaimlerChrysler before joining Argonne and declares himself — because of his auto industry background — the "ultimate skeptic" regarding new technologies. ARGONNE, Ill.

8 attainable sustainability resolutions for 2020


This task can be achieved in a variety of ways, from changing your diet to reducing waste. Commit to less driving Reducing miles equals reducing carbon emissions. To minimize personal auto usage, use public transportation for your daily commute.

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Don’t Just Complain, Blame, or Worry. Do Something: How You Can Take Action for a Sustainable Planet

Cool Green Science

The Act required tail pipe emissions to be reduced by 75% in just five years. The auto industry said it would be impossible. We rather easily met the five-year deadline, and continue to reduce auto pollution every year. When it comes to acting on climate, we need to keep our eye on the ball—and that ball is lowering greenhouse gas emissions in the fastest and biggest way. Be aware of your carbon footprint—and take steps to reduce it.

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"Massive job losses. Lower wages. Shuttered factories. Brownouts and blackouts."

Environmental Economics

Environmental experts also say the NERA study overestimates how much it will cost to cut carbon emissions. The problem, these critics argue, is that the study assumes that efforts to cut emissions would fall almost exclusively on heavy industry, such as autos, chemicals, iron and steel and petroleum. "Those "Those are expensive sectors to get the emissions reductions." "There are costs to reducing emissions.

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Insuring Nature, Ensuring Resilience

Cool Green Science

You’re studying new emerging markets and creative approaches to building resilience and reducing risk. Or, investing in watershed conservation upstream can improve water quality and reduce treatment costs for beverage companies and utilities. That friction reduces the wave’s force—that’s the wave’s ability to cause damage and erosion onshore. So, we know how much risk we can reduce with nature.

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Toyota's ultralight small gasoline hybrid, the FT-Bh


Autos. According to TMC, there are two alternative versions of the car; one that will run on compressed natural gas (CNG) with CO2 emissions of 38g/km, and, the other one is a plug in hybrid version that has CO2 emissions of 19g/km. For the FT-Bh, TMC has followed the policy of weight reduction, thereby reducing air resistance and also making the powertrain more efficient. This also reduces the thermal capacity required to maintain the interior temperatures.

The Ten Steps To Walkable Cities

The Green Changemakers

But Jeff points out that, in addition to contributing to auto safety, trees provide myriad public benefits , including natural cooling, reduced emissions and energy demand for air conditioning, and reduced stormwater pollution. [link] by Kaid Benfield In Jeff Speck’s excellent new book, Walkable City , he suggests that there are ten keys to creating walkability.

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