Category Archives: Transportation

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

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Climate Action Shorts

Climate Action Shorts Monday at 4 PM on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter will be the Climate Town Hall on the West Coast, PST.  This will be on C-SPAN2 at 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM PST.  Monday at 6 PM starts … Continue reading

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Trump’s Policies Led to the GM Plant Closures

Trump’s Policies Led to the GM Plant Closures Two of the cars discontinued in the GM plant closures are the fuel economy cars the compact and high mileage Chevy Cruze, and the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt.  GM said that they … Continue reading

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General Motors and the Environment

General Motors and the Environment Clearly, we are all distressed when 14,000 workers are let off, and their factories closed.  General Motors in fact said that consumers are desiring to drive SUVs and Trucks more, so they are fulfilling consumer … Continue reading

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Talk at Distinctive Voices at the Beckman

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Talk at Distinctive Voices at the Beckman ”Accelerating the Clean Energy Transformation” Prof. Ernest Moniz was President Obama’s Secretary of Energy from 2013 to Jan. 2017.  He worked with Secretary of State Kerry to negotiate the … Continue reading

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Projected Carbon Tax Costs for Households in California and Orange County

Projected Carbon Tax Costs for Households in California and Orange County With Carbon taxes being considered at various rates, we show how to convert from consumer units to pounds of CO2 for various energy sources.  Since there are local prices … Continue reading

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Notes From the Global Climate Action Summit, Day 1

Notes From the Global Climate Action Summit, Day 1 Over 4,000 people representing key climate action operators are taking part in GCAS. The sessions on Thursday and Friday, September 13 and 14, 2018, are being streamed live on YouTube, and … Continue reading

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Automotive Safety and the Trump Fuel Standards Rollback

Automobile Safety and the Trump Fuel Standards Rollback The Trump administration and EPA is giving out automobile safety as the reason for not increasing the fuel efficiency standards. They are using a rather specious argument that with better fuel economy, … Continue reading

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New Summary of California Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2016

Summary of California Greenhouse Gas Emissions for 2000 to 2016, 2018 Edition This report is from the California Air Resources Board. The units used are Million Metric Tons of CO2 equivalent (MMTCO2e), which we will shorten to “CO2” or just … Continue reading

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