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Demand For Palm Oil Is Burning Indonesia

March 12th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The demand for palm oil is burning Indonesia, quite literally. These annual infernos, according to experts, have ignited a "climate bomb." And until Western consumers say stop, the fires will continue to burn


Celebrating 20 Years of “Louisiana Clean Fuels,” + Golfer Can Win Jaguar I-PACE

March 5th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Louisiana Clean Fuels is hosting the Clean Fuels Classics, and one lucky golfer will win a Jaguar I-PACE on Friday, March 13th, donated by Baton Rouge's Paretti Family of Dealerships. The brand new, all-electric Jaguar I-PACE will be given to a lucky golfer who gets a hole-in-one at their sponsored hole at the Clean Fuels Classic Golf Tournament


EasyJet 1st Airline In World To Go Carbon Neutral — Starting Today

November 19th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

In a corporate press release, EasyJet today announced that as of today all of its flights will be carbon neutral. EasyJet has a total of 331 airplanes and will become the first major airline in the world to operate a fleet that is fully net-zero carbon. What this means a little more specifically is that EasyJet will have balanced all of its carbon emissions via carbon removal efforts


Turning Landfill Gas Into Renewable Natural Gas

November 2nd, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Landfill gas is created by landfills, which account for 16% of the human-caused (anthropogenic) methane emissions in America. This is not what many people worry about when they think of greenhouse gases, it's important. Thanks to the work of many nonprofits, government programs, and corporations that work in the transportation industry, though, we have a way to use this gas to help lower emissions


Can Tesla Save The Earth?

October 27th, 2019 | by Andy Miles

That question “can Tesla save the Earth?” is a condensed way of asking, what impact can Tesla cars and electric vehicles in general have in our war against climate change? War it is, because we either win and survive, or we lose and perish, and losing is unthinkable, so certainly we have to do everything we can to live more responsibly and more sustainably. We either change voluntarily with the possibility of a favorable outcome, or change will be forced upon us in the most drastic, cataclysmic, and unpleasant way possible. The choice is ours


Takeaways from the Clean Fuels Summit in New Orleans

October 25th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Louisiana Clean Fuels and Clean Cities Coalition recently teamed up to bring the Clean Fuels Summit to New Orleans. This was an event that landed me in the Harrah's Casino Hotel by the Riverwalk, where I could hear the blasts from the river cruises nearby. On the evening before the summit, LCF held an awards ceremony where Executive Director Ann Vail honored several partners and businesses that help to advance the nation’s environmental, economic, and energy security by supporting local actions to diversify transportation fuel options


Tesla Owners, UPS, & Others Awarded By Louisiana Clean Fuels

October 19th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

It was a mild and breezy evening on Fulton Street Alley in New Orleans, where several supporters and stakeholders who hope to make a difference in the world via alternative fuels came together for an award ceremony presented by Louisiana Clean Fuels (LCF)


The Short List Of Climate Actions That Will Work

September 29th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

The following are the climate change solutions or approaches that I see from my investigations and discussions as gaining consensus and consilience on their viabiilty. It's not the how, but the what


The Icelandic Monster Ísar Is Taking All-Terrain Passenger Travel Into The Future

March 28th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

Take an extra moment when you look at this beast. Because your brain might automatically come up with an explanation to what you are seeing that is not entirely accurate. Terms like extravagant, unnecessary, extreme, and wasteful are likely to pop up in the minds of environmentally conscientious readers, but as I said, take a moment — and then read on


Aviation Biofuel Research Kicks Into High Gear

March 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers at the DOE Joint Biofuel Institute say they are getting closer to making jet fuel from plants at a cost that will be competitive with convention jet fuel. Few things are as important as reducing or eliminating the more than 2 million tons of carbon dioxide that the airline industry creates every day.


Mazda: Will Build Only 5% EVs By 2030, Mostly PHEVs

October 3rd, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

In the "It Had To Happen" department, Mazda finally says it will use its rotary engine as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) generator. It also says it will deliver a pure EV by 2020. But is it too little, too late after downplaying batteries for over a decade



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