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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


Prime Minister Morrison Fizzles As Australia Sizzles

December 23rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

The Australian Prime Minister is in hot water for deciding to take a family vacation in Hawai'i while volunteer firefighters were dying while attempting to control massive brush fires sweeping across the east coast of the country.


7 Challenges for Global Energy Transformation — Rocky Mountain Institute Report

December 19th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

"Seven Challenges for Energy Transformation 2019," a report by Rocky Mountain Institute, was launched during three connected international events in Delhi, Beijing, and New York that convened the world’s leading energy stakeholders and catalysts to kickstart a global effort to accelerate the energy transition and mitigate the climate crisis


Uber Adds To Pollution & Traffic In European Cities

December 19th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

In terms of health, I believe pedestrian life, and more abundant, affordable electric mass transit is best. Yet, due to lack of good transit, inconvenience, work, and a litany of other issues, too many of us depend on car travel


Another Study Shows: Air Pollution Hurts Us — A Lot

December 16th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Another scientific article is out on the health effects of air pollution, and this one exposes both the long and the short of it. The comprehensive study proves what numerous other studies and common sense told us: air pollution hurts us. "Hospitalizations for several common diseases—including septicemia (serious bloodstream infection), fluid and electrolyte disorders, renal failure, urinary tract infections, and skin and tissue infections—have been linked for the first time with short-term exposure to fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5)."


Sprint To Go 100% Carbon Neutral, 100% Renewable Electricity

December 16th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Sprint has indicated that it intends to source 100% renewable electricity and divert 50% of operational waste from landfills by 2025. This is what we need to hear on a day to day basis, from more and more corporations. While 2020 would be better, 2025 is not that far off, especially when you consider development timelines and corporate planning and budgeting challenges


Europe’s Green Deal: EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Announces “Europe’s Man on the Moon Moment” (Videos)

December 15th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

As some act to stall progress, the forward motion provided by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and all she represents is a remarkable step forward. Presenting a Green Deal plan for Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, she and her colleagues took a seed from US progressives and gave it the watering and care it needed in the fertile ground of Europe


Six Flags Discovery Kingdom To Be 80% Powered By Solar Carport

December 13th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Borrego Solar Systems and sPower worked with the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this year to manifest the first theme park on the West Coast powered by solar energy. In this case, the solar will account for 80% of the park’s energy usage. One difference in this theme park's solar installation from other similar installations is that it will be powered by one of the most substantial solar carport installations in the country



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