Cars

Smartphone Shipments 2007-2015 KPCB Mary Meeker

Stop The “Tesla Killer” Nonsense

Published on June 22nd, 2017 | by Loren McDonald

It often seems that just about every new electric vehicle that is either launched, announced or showcased as a concept car for the future is called a 'Tesla killer" by the mainstream business and automobile press. I wish they'd just stop it... Read More


Air Quality

Swedish EV Battery Study Sucks

Published on June 22nd, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

The Swedish state media organization SVT reports in an absurdly incorrect and misleading article "Electric vehicles may be the worst for the climate" that electric vehicles are bad for the environment, especially referring to "severe" issues regarding their lithium-ion batteries... Read More


Clean Power

Indian Railways plans 1 GW solar power capacity

Indian Railways Will Install Rooftop Solar Panels On 250 Trains

Published on June 22nd, 2017 | by Saurabh Mahapatra

Indian Railways is going all out to reduce its fuel costs and adopt solar power in a major way. Apart from planning large-scale solar power projects and rooftop solar power systems, the world’s fourth-largest railway network is planning to install solar panels on top of coaches. ... Read More


CO2 Emissions

Flaring natural gas (imf.org)

Taking The “Foot Off The Gas” To Prevent Stranded Assets & Increasing Temperatures

Published on June 22nd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The role of natural gas seems to have increased exponentially over recent years, as countries look for a fuel to bridge the gap between more intensive fossil fuels and a greener, renewable energy future, but a new report has warned of the need to take the "foot off the gas," so to speak, to ensure we don't create stranded assets and breach the Paris Agreement's long-term temperature goal. ... Read More


Energy Efficiency

Power plant and visible emissions (optimist.com)

Countries Are Progressing Too Slowly On Green Growth, According To OECD

Published on June 22nd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report published this week by the OECD has concluded that, while many countries are making progress on environmental productivity in terms of carbon, energy, and materials, and the growing consensus that carbon dioxide emissions and fossil fuel use have decoupled from economic growth, progress is still too slow if we are to meet the targets outlined in recent international treaties and commitments. ... Read More


Cars

Maven Gig Launches In San Francisco

Published on June 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

The Maven Gig carsharing service, aimed at those working in the freelance "gig" economy as delivery drivers or on-demand taxi service drivers, has now launched in San Francisco, California... Read More


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