By Brian Eckhouse and Naureen Malik, Bloomberg L.P. Published 12:00 am CDT, Friday, September 20, 2019 Technicians watch over the electric power distribution grid at PJM Interconnection in Norristown, Pa. Technicians watch over the electric power distribution grid at PJM Interconnection in Norristown, Pa. Photo: CHRIS GARDNER, STF / AP Photo: CHRIS GARDNER, STF / AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Technicians watch over the electric power distribution grid at PJM Interconnection in Norristown, Pa. Technicians watch over the electric power distribution grid at PJM Interconnection in Norristown, Pa. Photo: CHRIS GARDNER, STF / AP Every U.S. grid is getting greener, except the one that matters 1 … [Read more...] about Every U.S. grid is getting greener, except the one that matters
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Keith Laing The Detroit News Published 12:01 AM EDT Jul 15, 2019 Washington — When critics of President Donald Trump’s effort to roll back stringent Obama-era gas-mileage rules are looking for an automaker to single out, they frequently target Ford Motor Co. As the Trump administration has pushed to freeze mpg rules at 2020 levels until 2026, Ford has repeatedly been called out in Washington by environmental groups like the Sierra Club, Safe Climate Campaign, Public Citizen and Interfaith Power & Light. They say Ford has paid lip service to believing in the importance of improving the fuel economy of its cars, but has lobbied behind the scenes to relax the rules. In particular, they cite comments made by former Ford CEO Mark Fields in a 2017 meeting with the newly elected president in which Fields said the Obama-era fuel rules would cost the nation 1 million jobs. Fields has since been replaced by Jim Hackett, but the vitriol between Ford … [Read more...] about Ford in green groups’ cross-hairs as mpg debate heats up
0 Have your say Homes in Yorkshire are paying more for their fuel than Wales, East Midlands and London according to new figures. The data from Roof Stores shows that households in Yorkshire pay £1,157 for their gas and electricity on average per year, making it the fourth most expensive region in the country. Yorkshire sits behind Scotland, the North East and the West Midlands, which tops the list at £1,172 on average per year.Homes in the East Midlands pay the least on average at £1,097 with other southern counties not far behind.Although it boasts high average energy prices Yorkshire does have the cheapest duel fuel available at £792 with the South West topping that list with £841, £49 more.Read: Yorkshire schools among those targeted in bomb threat hoaxThe major difference in price is down to a number of factors ranging from what energy supplier a household uses to the demand for power in the area.In an effort to bring down the … [Read more...] about Is Yorkshire losing out in the UK energy postcode lottery?
Sammy Roth Los Angeles Times Published 12:04 AM EDT May 6, 2019 Los Angeles — Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a sweeping plan for a more sustainable Los Angeles on Monday, calling for dramatic changes to the car culture, built environment and air quality of America’s second-largest city. The mayor’s sustainability plan imagines a city where, by the mid-2030s, 80% of the cars run on electricity or zero-emission fuel, 80% of the electricity comes from renewable sources and Angelenos drive 2,000 fewer miles each year than they do now. It’s a far cry from today’s L.A., where gridlock, tailpipe pollution and smoggy air have come to define a way of life. Garcetti cited the “existential threat” of climate change, which scientists say is fueling bigger and deadlier heat waves, wildfires and floods in California and around the world. He said he worries that if Los Angeles doesn’t take aggressive action now, in 50 years the city will have … [Read more...] about Los Angeles sets dramatic new goals for electric cars
The good news is, greenhouse gas emissions have seen declines in Minnesota, even as the state’s adding people and its economy is growing. The bad news is, the state isn’t meeting the goals it set more than a decade ago to reduce release of these gases, which trap heat in the earth’s atmosphere like a blanket and warm the planet, according to a report released this month by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. That’s despite the fact that emissions from electricity generation — once the biggest greenhouse gas emitting industry — have dropped markedly as the state has turned away from coal and toward less polluting power sources. But as Minnesota looks toward its future, reducing greenhouse emissions significantly will require tackling what’s now the biggest cause of greenhouse gas pollution: transportation. Not meeting goals As part of a bipartisan effort under Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota passed the 2007 Next Generation Energy Act, … [Read more...] about Minnesota has done a pretty good job reducing greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation. Reducing emissions from transportation could be harder