Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

Rates of Emission Declines to Reach California’s Goals

Rates of Emission Declines to Reach California’s Goals Estimates of rates needed to meet climate goals or GHG (greenhouse gases) reductions by 2030 and 2050 have come out.  These seem to be generated by simple mathematical methods, so we will … Continue reading

Posted in California Oil, California Power Mixes, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Science, Donald Trump, Electric Cars, Electric Power, Energy Efficiency, EPA, Equivalent Electric Car Emissions, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hybrid Cars, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Transportation, Trump on Climate Change, US Climate Mayors, Wind Energy | Leave a comment

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

Posted in CAFE Standards, Carbon Tax, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Electric Cars, Electric Power, Energy Efficiency, Fossil Fuel Energy, Governors and State Legislatures, Hybrid Cars, Natural Gas, Renewable Energy, Transportation, UC Berkeley | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Affairs of State, Air Travel Emissions, Autos, CAFE Standards, California Oil, California Smog, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Education, Climate Science, Coal, Conservation, Donald Trump, Electric Cars, Electric Power, Energy Efficiency, Equivalent Electric Car Emissions, Fossil Fuel Energy, Global Climate Action Summit, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Humor, Hybrid Cars, Ocean Acidification, Paris Climate Accord, Regulations, Smog worldwide, Transportation, Trump on Climate Change | Leave a comment

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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CARB Web Conferences on Carbon Neutrality

CARB Web Conferences on Carbon Neutrality Instead of reporting on two packed CARB (California Air Resources Board) short web conferences for California, I will give my impressions and critique.  The first was on Carbon Neutrality:  Scenarios for Deep Decarbonization, and … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Autos, CAFE Standards, California Smog, Carbon Tax, Climate Change, Climate Education, Climate Science, Donald Trump, Electric Power, Energy Efficiency, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Natural Gas, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Trump Administration, White House | Leave a comment

The Greenhouse Gas Pollution of Air Travel

The Greenhouse Gas Pollution of Air Travel The question of greenhouse gas emissions from air travel is gaining more angst.  I will present here a virtual trip with an estimate of its pollution from a European web calculator. There are … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Air Travel Emissions, Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Energy, Transportation | Leave a comment

Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump

Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump The New York Times has documented 83 environmental rules rolled back or being rolled back by the Trump administration.  It has also noted 10 that have been reinstated by the courts.  We report their … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Air Quality, CAFE Standards, California Smog, Climate Change, Climate Science, Coal, Donald Trump, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Ocean Acidification, Offshore Oil Drilling, Oil, Paris Climate Accord, Regulations, Science Funding, Trump Administration | Leave a comment

How Large and Influential is Coal Usage?

How Large and Influential is Coal Usage? Overall, US coal usage as a percent of electric power has declined from about 53% in 2000 to 33% in 2015.  We are using data related to electric car choices from a report … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, Affairs of State, Climate Change, Clinton, Coal, Donald Trump, Electric Power, Energy Efficiency, EPA, Equivalent Electric Car Emissions, Fossil Fuel Energy, Global Climate Action Summit, Paris Climate Accord, Paris Climate Agreement, Politics, Regulations, Transportation | Leave a comment

Clean Energy Jobs and Investments in Orange County Districts

Clean Energy Jobs and Investments in Orange County Districts It’s important for local politicians and voters to realize the importance of clean energy jobs and investments in California and Southern California.  Even without an acceptance of the science of climate … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Midterm Election, Clean Energy, Climate Science, Dana Rohrabacher CA 48th, Economies, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Mimi Walters CA 45th, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Energy | Leave a comment