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Green New Deals For The World Are Green Good Deals

December 29th, 2019 | by Mark Z. Jacobson

The Earth is rapidly approaching 1.5°C global warming, air pollution kills over 7 million people worldwide each year, and diminishing fossil fuel resources portend social instability. Yet, recently, world leaders at the United Nations Madrid climate talks failed to agree on a path forward. The core of the problem is the belief by some leaders that solving global warming will be expensive and drain the economy of their country. However, new research indicates that this belief is incorrect


Washington State Ferries — Second-Largest Ferry Network — Switching From Diesel To Batteries

December 24th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Washington State Ferries will be following Ellen's example near the Danish island of Ærø. Washington often leads and succeeds where other states hover, discuss, and are quite too slow to transition. Washington also runs the second-largest ferry system in the world, so switching from diesel to batteries in the early part of a trend toward electrification in shipping is vital to set better standards in marine shipping


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)


Why Are Tourist Airplanes So Loud?

October 16th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

After an 11-day hike around Zion Canyon, Brice Canyon, and the Grand Canyon, one thing became clear. Why are tourist parks and monument aviation so loud? We need quieter and cleaner electric mobility


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


Move Over, Tony Stark — Elon Musk Admits To James Bond Villain Side Project … Or Something Like That

June 12th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

He may or may not have been digging around in his pocket to find his bowtie, but even without it, Elon Musk's jacket started looking a bit more like a Tuxedo when a shareholder from the audience dropped the last question of the day. The shareholder in question asked if Tesla had any plans to make an aquatic car, and Musk started giggling as if he had been waiting for this exact question all day


ABB Electrifies The Niagara Falls’ Iconic Maid Of The Mist Ferries

May 6th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The Niagara Falls is getting a bit cleaner this year, as ABB announced that its zero emission technology will power the next generation fully electric ferries for the iconic Maid of the Mist tour. The two new vessels will be powered completely by high-capacity battery packs, making them the first fully-electric vessels ever built in the United States, according to ABB. As a special bonus, the new ferries will pull all of the electricity needed to charge up their 316 kWh battery packs using zero emission hydropower while passengers get off and on the boat


Amsterdam May Ban All Fossil Vehicles By 2030 — Legacy Auto Lobby Responds With FUD

May 4th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

The Alderwoman of Amsterdam, Sharon Dijksma, is advancing the city's Clean Air Action Plan towards a ban of all fossil burning vehicles by 2030. Current transport-related air pollution in the city is the equivalent of smoking 6 cigarettes per day, reducing average life expectancy by 3 months. The auto industry lobby is up in arms, calling the plan "bizzare, beyond all reality." The city council will debate the measures from the end of May, with a final decision by the summer


6 Signs Of Hope For The Ocean

May 2nd, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

It’s easy to lose sight of good news amid the barrage of negative stories about the threats facing the ocean—everything from growing plastic pollution to dying coral reefs. However, there is a lot to celebrate when you look more closely at ocean-related developments


Electric Liferaft Passes Extreme Weather Tests

April 21st, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

A novel partnership between Torqeedo, part of the DEUTZ group working with marine electric mobility, and VIKING, a manufacturer and service provider in offshore safety, has popped up. It's an innovative new evacuation system with an electric inflatable liferaft


Solar Electric Boat Arrives In Florida — On Sale For $53,000

March 9th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Got a Tesla? Okay, cool, nice, neat. But you don't want to sit in traffic on the weekend to relax, right? Much better to cruise along the water in a boat. However, as anyone who has jumped into a fossil-powered boat knows, the stinky pollution can ruin the whole thing. Regulations on boats are super slim compared to regulations on cars



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