Shipping is part of the climate problem

by The Editors, Bloomberg LP When almost all the world’s governments agreed in Paris more than two years ago to address climate change, they sidestepped an important issue: carbon emissions from international shipping. Next week in London, they have a chance to put this right. Shipping is by far the most energy-efficient mode of transport, […]

How the humble bicycle can save our cities

by Eillie Anzilotti, Fast Company Mikael Colville-Andersen rides his bike everywhere in Copenhagen, but he would never introduce himself as a cyclist. “I’m just one of the 400,000 people riding a bike in this city because it makes our daily lives more effective,” he tells Fast Company. The founder of Copenhagenize, a design studio that […]

Why California Needs AB 1745

by Roy L Hales, Clean Technica Air pollution allegedly kills 21,000 Californians every year. Most of these fatalities are attributed to road transportation or building emissions. According to the American Lung Association, vehicle emissions cost California $15 billion a year in health and climate impacts. The state legislature is considering a law that would require […]

Center for Climate Protection launches Clean Cars Campaign

Save the date – March 22 Public launch and rally in support of AB 1745: Thursday, March 22, doors open at 5:30, rally from 6:00 – 7:30 Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino, Santa Rosa, 95401 Free – refreshments will be served Register for the event here>> The Center for Climate Protection is launching a campaign in […]

World’s first electric container barges to sail from European ports this summer

by Daniel Boffey, The Guardian The world’s first fully electric, emission-free and potentially crewless container barges are to operate from the ports of Antwerp, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam from this summer. The vessels, designed to fit beneath bridges as they transport their goods around the inland waterways of Belgium and the Netherlands, are expected to vastly […]

Singapore Launches Electric Carsharing — 1,000 Electric Cars Eventually

by James Ayre, Clean Technica The city-state of Singapore just launched its first mass-scale electric carsharing program — a service intended to comprise a fleet of around 1,000 cars and 2,000 charging points by 2020. The service is being run for at least the next decade by France’s BlueSG (a unit of the Bollore Group) […]

California’s climate commitment is good for business

Many companies are choosing to locate in California because of the state’s strong climate leadership. This flies in the face of the myth that climate regulation might be a bad deal for California’s economy. Proterra, the Burlingame builder of electric buses, opened a factory in the Los Angeles area recently, in an effort to move some […]

Are cities leading on climate?

Since President Trump withdrew from the Paris Accord, we have been hearing a banquet of news about how cities are leading on climate action. The Guardian recently devoted an article to showcasing New York City, Houston, Miami and San Francisco as good examples of climate leadership. According to the article, New York City has already […]

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Climate-friendly air travel – say what?

by Gero Rueter, DW Air travel is bad for the climate – but it doesn’t have to be. Climate-friendly flight routes and renewable jet fuel could make flying in planes way more environmentally friendly – this would just need to be implemented. Increasing global air traffic is commonly regarded as a climate catastrophe, with the aviation […]