GOOD CLEAN NEWS
OO California: Groundbreaking Marks Beginning Of High-Speed Rail In America
OO Boston-Power Aims to Rival Tesla With Gigawatt Battery Factories
OO Massachusetts Awards $18 Million for Microgrids, Energy Resiliency – microgrid money starts to snowball in the US Northeast.
OO General Motors Is Taking On Tesla With $30K Chevy Bolt EV – coming to market in 2017.
OO How Georgia Became the Biggest Electric Vehicle Market in the U.S. – tax incentives, carpool lane access, and cheap electricity helped.
Smart glass changes to 4 different tints, depending on incoming sunlight, to reduce glare and heat, thereby saving energy on lighting and cooling in buildings. Credit: View
OO US Company, View, Raises Another $75 Million for Smart Windows – which can greatly reduce energy use in buildings.
OO South Korea Launches World’s Second-Largest Carbon Trading Market – second only to the European Union’s cap-and-trade program.
OO Iceland’s Verne Global Lands $98 Million for Efficient Data Centers – plenty of clean geothermal power, a cool place for hot computers: Iceland is a natural data center hot spot.
OO Denmark Sets World Record For Wind Power Production – in 2014 when it got nearly 40% of its overall electricity from wind.
OO Majority Of U.S Coal, Canadian Tar Sands Must Stay Underground To Meet Climate Goals says a new analysis.
“One lesson of this work is unmistakably obvious: when you’re in a hole, stop digging.” Says activist Bill McKibben
OO Stanford Professors Urge Withdrawal From Fossil Fuel Investments
OO US President Obama Will Veto Keystone XL Legislation
OO EPA Moves to Count Methane Emissions from Fracking – proposes a new rule to require energy companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions from their fracking and natural gas operations.
OO EPA to Create CO2-Slashing Plan for States That Won’t
OO Florida: Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Ban Fracking
Citing Health And Environmental Concerns
Smog over the Forbidden City in Beijing, China . Credit Brian Jeffrey Beggerly via wikimedia commons.
OO China Says It Will Make It Easier To Sue Polluters – for environmental groups, a big step given how bad pollution is there.
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