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LCA study finds connected and automated vehicle subsystems could enable net reduction in vehicle energy use and GHGs by up to 9%

By mmillikin Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company have found that using a Level 4 connected and automated vehicle (CAV) subsystem could increase vehicle primary energy use and GHG emissions by 3–20% due to increases in power consumption, weight, drag, and data transmission. However, when potential operational effects of CAVs are…

Coalition seeks to lock in weak emission targets under NEG

By Giles Parkinson Coalition gives no indication of changing emissions targets, but wants five years’ notice, and may use offsets. ESB flags potential use of auctions for reliability mechanism and greater use of demand response. It might not even be needed. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

OECD: governments should make better use of energy taxation to address climate change; “meaningful” increases limited to road sector

By mmillikin Greater reliance on energy taxation is needed to strengthen efforts to tackle the principal source of both greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, according to a new OECD report. Taxes are effective at cutting harmful emissions from energy use, but governments could make better use of them. In 2015, outside of road transport,…

Marine Renewables Canada shifts focus towards offshore wind

By Michelle Froese With a growing global effort to develop climate change solutions and increase renewable electricity production, along with Canada’s strengths in offshore and ocean sectors, Marine Renewables Canada has made a strategic decision to grow its focus by officially including offshore wind energy in its mandate. Marine Renewables Canada plans to focus on…

U.S. green finance sees a clearer (and brighter) year ahead

By Paul Dvorak This article comes from S&P Global Ratings. The full 13-page report is available here: https://goo.gl/BWfWyk The grass should be even greener in 2018 for green finance globally. The green bond market, especially, remains red hot worldwide. At long last, the proportion issued in the U.S. expanded significantly, though it remains eclipsed by…

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