Tagged Emissions

Mercedes-Benz EQV: first fully-electric premium MPV

The series version of the Mercedes-Benz EQV is celebrating its debut. The next member of the Mercedes EQ family combines emissions-free mobility with impressive driving abilities, high functionality and aesthetic design as the first fully-electric premium MPV from Mercedes-Benz. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles Research

New Innovation Drives Down Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Cement

By Jay Stein Cement is the most ubiquitous manufactured product on planet Earth. It’s typically combined with gravel, sand, and water, then poured into molds laced with steel bars to make steel-reinforced concrete. That concrete is widely used in buildings, bridges, roads, wastewater systems, and virtually every other element of the built environment. The global…

The Energy Transition in 4 Charts

By [email protected] There is little debate that the energy transition is underway. However, the speed at which it is happening is very much in flux. Wood Mackenzie recently compiled some of its latest power and renewables forecasts into a presentation (available here) that shows its most recent outlooks across sectors. Here are a few of…

Mercedes-Benz introducing A- and B-Class plug-in hybrid models

By mmillikin Mercedes‑Benz Cars is introducing plug-in hybrids under the EQ Power label in the A- and B-Class. These new models, equipped with third-generation hybrid drive, include the A 250 e (combined fuel consumption 1.5-1.4 l/100 km (156.7-167.9 mpg US), combined CO2 emissions 34-33 g/km, combined electrical consumption 15.0-14.8 kWh/100 km); A 250 e Saloon…

Hidden Barriers to Building Electrification

By Barry Cinnamon Studies show that electrifying our transportation and building sectors are the fastest ways to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These sectors combined generate nearly 70% of total greenhouse gases in many states, including California.Our country is making excellent progress in the transportation sector as electric vehicles replace conventional gas vehicles — which generate…

Colorado adopts California electric vehicle mandate

By [email protected] (Bengt Halvorson) For months, Colorado lawmakers and businesses have taken sides at a figurative continental divide—and not far from the real one—over whether (and how) the state might join California’s Zero Emissions Vehicle program and its corresponding electric-car mandate. We now have an answer. The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission has… Read Full…

SDG&E to build 3000 EV chargers for medium-duty and heavy-duty electric vehicles

By Blagojce Krivevski To support regional and statewide goals to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from tailpipes, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will launch a major effort to help electrify large vehicles and industrial equipment, revving up zero-emission transportation beyond passenger vehicles. Today, SDG&E received approval from the California Public Utilities…

ACT unveils scheme to encourage households to quit gas

By Michael Mazengarb ACT energy efficiency scheme expanded to support a transition away from gas, as ACT Government targets next stage of emissions reductions. The post ACT unveils scheme to encourage households to quit gas appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

The Five Stages of Environmentalism

By Schalk Cloete IntroductionHumanity faces a great challenge this century: we must quadruple global economic output while simultaneously bringing our carbon emissions well below zero.The economy needs to quadruple in size because most of the global population is yet to reach decent living standards. In addition, our numbers will swell by around three billion, largely…

Australia’s emissions challenge: Decarbonising electricity is not enough

By Gordon Weiss How well is Australia’s economy tracking to decarbonisation? The most recent update of Australia’s greenhouse gas inventory offers the opportunity to do two things. We can re-evaluate the emissions trajectory to 2030 and, as Australia’s inventory report is nearly 30 years old, extrapolate trends to form a view of business-as-usual emissions out…

Detroit Tigers commit to wind-powered “Green Night” at ballpark

By Michelle Froese DTE Energy is partnering with Comerica Park to power the stadium with renewable energy through its MIGreenPower program on August 14, including the evening home game between the Detroit Tigers and the Seattle Mariners. Green Night is part of a broader Tigers initiative to promote sustainability at the ballpark. The ballpark’s “Green…

Straws and SUVS

By Rafael Herzberg Straws and SUVSA speaker at an energy related event in São Paulo (Brazil) cited the need to replace plastic straws with a greener alternative. Of course, to reduce emissions and pollution.At the end of the event this speaker and I were waiting for our cars. Mine is a compact. The speaker’s a…

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