Tagged Legislation

REPUBLICANS OFFER BILLS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

By H. Sterling Burnett Members of the Republican congressional caucus have offered a slate of bills to expand subsidies for and research into carbon-capture and sequestration.The Republican bills do not propose carbon taxes, cap-and-trade schemes, or establish targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, unlike climate change bills offered by Democrats.Capture and SequestrationThe idea behind carbon-capture…..

Study links air pollution to dementia and cardiovascular disease

By mmillikin People continuously exposed to air pollution are at increased risk of dementia, especially if they also suffer from cardiovascular diseases, according to a study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal JAMA Neurology. Patients with cardiovascular diseases who live in polluted environments may require additional support from care providers to prevent…

Why are Dems so bent on passing wind amid corona crisis? #USA

By National Wind Watch Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Renewable energy is getting so cheap that it doesn’t need subsidies anymore. Yes, well. Renewables live or die by subsidies, in fact. That was proved yet again this week, when Democrats tried (unsuccessfully) to stuff a panoply of Green New Deal measures into the…

NASA releases concept images of all-electric X-57 Maxwell airplane in final Mod IV configuration

By mmillikin NASA has released a series of concept images of the all-electric X-57 Maxwell airplane (earlier post), showcasing aspects of its final Mod IV configuration during different flight modes. The artist’s concept image shows NASA’s first all-electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell, flying shortly after takeoff in its final configuration over NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research…

Bosch develops rapid test for COVID-19

By mmillikin Bosch Healthcare Solutions, together with Randox Laboratories Ltd., has developed one of the world’s first fully automated molecular diagnostic tests for COVID-19. The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is posing major challenges for healthcare systems and medical institutions worldwide. An ability to rapidly diagnose the virus is of invaluable help in curbing its exponential spread in…

Washington Charges Up for Electric Cars

By Noah Long Amid the devastating pandemic gripping the state of Washington, the state government is working hard to support healthcare providers, assist workers and businesses, and educate the public about keeping safe and healthy in these unprecedented timesGovernor Jay Inslee took a few minutes Wednesday to sign an important long-term measure passed by the…

E2 says Congress should now focus on policies to expand clean energy jobs

By Kelsey Misbrener Congressional leadership announced a $2 trillion economic stimulus package as part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis on March 25. Following is a statement from Bob Keefe, executive director of the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs): “Congress threw a critical lifeline to America’s workers that will help struggling families…

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