Category Archives: CAFE Standards

The Clever Real Estate Study of the Cost of Commuting, and California Cities

I drove on the freeway on a weekday, for two hours, yesterday, so it is timely to report on another study on the cost of commuting.  This one, by Clever Real Estate, lists the top 50 cities in terms of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving for Environmental Actions

Thanksgiving for Environmental Actions While many (most) environmental articles are negative, there is yet an abundance of research, knowledge, education, plans and commitments to solve these problems, especially climate change.  We can celebrate these for Thanksgiving. First of all, the … Continue reading

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UN Data on Emissions and Needed Goals

We start with emission data from the UN Environment Report, and show the areas in which emissions can be sharply cut with existing technologies.  The current Paris Accord agreements are just keeping up with business as usual, given rising economic … Continue reading

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Suits for Independent CAFE Standards Go With Blue States, and a Majority of Electoral Votes

Suits for Independent CAFE Standards Go With Blue States  and a Majority of Electoral Votes The 23 States plus D.C. which are included in the suit for waivers to form their own fuel economy standards are led by California’s standards.  … Continue reading

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California Ranked Next To the Top in State Energy Efficiency

California Ranked Next To the Top in State Energy Efficiency The 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard has just been released by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE).  I know that you are all anxious to read the … Continue reading

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Trump’s Climate Change Denial Con and His Activities

Trump’s Climate Change Denial Con and His Activities I wrote before, that the plan of the Cons that Trump carries out is to act 100% like the Con is actually true.  I even invented a fictitious book that Trump is … Continue reading

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Economic Reasons to be Cautious With Iran

Economic Reasons to be Cautious with Iran The Saudi government and people, the Persian Gulf nations, and the world economies and nuclear powers definitely don’t want a war with Iran. The Saudi’s and the Gulf states must be shocked that … Continue reading

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America’s Climate Action Dilemmas

America’s Climate Action Dilemmas About half of Americans are taking climate action on state, city, industry, and individual levels.  Polls show between 2/3 and 3/4 think the US should take such action.  However, we are currently in one of our … Continue reading

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Energy and Cost Problems With Senator Sander’s Green New Deal

Energy and Cost Problems With Senator Sander’s Green New Deal I am only going to comment on the energy aspects of the plan, not the employment and social justice parts, which are separate choices to make. The speedy goal is … Continue reading

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