Tagged Environment

Draughty homes targeted in UK climate change masterplan

By Adam Vaughan Energy correspondent Ministers publish long-delayed blueprint for hitting target of cutting emissions by 57% in next 15 yearsMillions of draughty homes in England and Wales will be insulated and overhauled by 2035 to save families as much as £300 a year on their energy bills, under the government’s climate change plans.The long-delayed…

UK climate change masterplan – the grownups have finally won

By Damian Carrington Environment editor Government’s clean growth strategy unequivocally states that tackling climate change and a prosperous economy go hand in handThe grownups have finally won and everyone in the UK, from those in cold homes to those on polluted streets and in flooded towns, will benefit. The most important aspect of the UK…

Ferrari CEO Says ‘No Grazie’ to Electric Cars

By Matthew Guy Sergio Marchionne, the gregarious sweater-clad leader of FCA, spoke to CNBC on Monday morning about the fortunes of electrification at his speediest marque, Ferrari. Ferrari reportedly has no plans to introduce an EV to its portfolio of offerings. Executives at Maranello have repeatedly indicated that electric cars would simply not fit in…

Residents want turbine audit #ON

By National Wind Watch Kincardine council has decided to give it another shot, in support of some of its citizens. At the October 4th council meeting, it was decided to send a letter to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) regarding citizens concerns about the effects of wind turbines near their…

EPA proposes repeal of Obama Clean Power Plan

By mmillikin As anticipated, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), proposing to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP). Released in 2015 by the Obama Administration EPA, the CPP established the first national standards to limit CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel-fired power plants (Electric Generating Units, EGUs), with a…

Who Will Fight the Repeal of the Clean Power Plan?

As word spread yesterday that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt will officially begin the process of repealing the Clean Power Plan, others vowed to fight back. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Tech News – RenewableEnergyWorld.com

Will Iowa continue adopting wind, solar without federal mandate? #IA

By National Wind Watch Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt’s plan to repeal a federal mandate that would force power companies to slash carbon emissions is unlikely to stop Iowa’s nation-leading adoption of wind energy, say environmental advocates, electric associations and government leaders. That’s the consensus even though experts disagree over the effectiveness of the…

Economics, Not Regulations, Are Waging a War on Coal

By [email protected] Speaking in Hazard, Kentucky on Monday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the Trump administration would begin the official process to roll back President Barack Obama’s signature Clean Power Plan. “It was wrong for the last administration to declare a war on coal, and it’s right for this administration to say the…

5 Cities Reaping The Benefits Of Climate Action

By Guest Contributor This year’s Cities100 reveals how more cities are beginning to acknowledge the social, economic, and environmental benefits of climate action and adaptation. By taking climate action, cities can simultaneously future-proof against challenges such as overpopulation, air pollution, and extreme weather events, and save trillions of dollars on, for example, energy and health….

GM Outlines Possibilities For Flexible, Autonomous Fuel Cell Platform

By Editorial Staff General Motors aims to solve some of the toughest transportation challenges created by natural disasters, complex logistics environments and global conflicts. The company will display its Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS), a flexible fuel cell electric platform with autonomous capabilities, at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States…

GM’s Cruise Automation Doubles Test Fleet, Reports More Collisions

By Evan Williams GM’s Cruise Automation is doubling its autonomous test fleet and reports that the test fleet was involved in more collisions last month. Cruise Automation is General Motors’ self-driving unit. Cruise has been testing self-driving vehicles in San Francisco, in order to develop software for urban environments. In the last three months, Cruise…

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