Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers tried to make the case for prioritizing public policy to help move long-haul trucking from diesel to electric. The leading payoffs are being described as having huge gains in addressing the climate crisis and avoiding premature deaths due to local vehicular pollution, which disproportionately affects communities of color. Truck […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… A new research study from KU Leuven and VUB on sensitive geopolitical conflict around the Ethiopian mega-dam shows that several disagreements between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt around Africa’s largest hydropower plant, the new Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), could be alleviated by massively expanding solar and wind power across the region. Sebastian Sterl, energy […]

Each year, wind turbines are responsible for the death of uncountable hundreds of thousands of airborne animals such as birds and bats. To find a constructive way out of this ”green-green” dilemma, companies building and running wind turbines might have to work together with environmental experts and conservationists. Yet a lack of trust between them […]

A new Northwestern University study quantified the differences in air pollution generated from battery-powered electric vehicles versus internal combustion engines. The researchers found that even when their electricity is generated from combustion sources, electric vehicles have a net positive impact on air quality and climate change. The U.S. and other more developed countries with air […]

Michael Shellenberger wrote about a year ago in Forbes magazine “If Solar And Wind Are So Cheap, Why Are They Making Electricity So Expensive?” For the past year the article has floated out there as more and more economic agony stacks up. Last week saw the business press reloading it and Anthony Watts WhatsUPWithThat page […]

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