Commercial Aircraft Propulsion and Energy Systems Research: Reducing Global Carbon Emissions

National Academy Press http://bit.ly/22tnwV8 The primary human activities that release carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere are the combustion of fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, and oil) to generate electricity, the provision of energy for transportation, and as a consequence of some industrial processes. Although aviation CO2 emissions only make up approximately 2.0 to 2.5 … Continue reading

CDC Groundwater Assessment Contradicts EPA on Dimock, PA

Health Consultation: Dimock Groundwater Site, Carter Road and State Route 3023, Dimock, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Centers for Disease Control http://1.usa.gov/22qHP5t [State Impact Pennsylvania] A federal public health report on Dimock’s much-publicized water woes found threatening levels of chemicals in 27 private water wells, and explosive levels of … Continue reading

Marked Long-term Decline in Ambient CO Mixing Ratio in SE England, 1997–2014: Evidence of Policy Success in Improving Air Quality

Nature Scientific Reports (2016; doi:10.1038/srep25661) / by D. Lowrt, et al. http://www.nature.com/articles/srep25661 [Green Car Congress] New research published today (23 May) in Scientific Reports has found a marked and progressive 80% decline in atmospheric CO (carbon monoxide) in SE England since 1997, following adoption of strict controls on gasoline vehicle emissions begin[ning] in the 1990s. … Continue reading

Closing the California Clean Energy Divide: Reducing Electric Bills in Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing with Solar+Storage

Clean Energy Group http://bit.ly/25iJteL Battery storage is emerging as an effective new strategy for reducing electricity costs for affordable multifamily rental housing in California. Battery storage systems not only provide economic returns today, they can also preserve the value of solar in an evolving policy and regulatory environment. Because batteries empower owners of solar photovoltaics … Continue reading

Can Technology Unblock Unburnable Coal?

Sustainable Gas Institute (SGI) Imperial College London http://www.sustainablegasinstitute.org/technology-unlock-unburnable-carbon/ [Oil and Gas Journal] Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology offers more hope than generally is believed as a way to allow use of fossil energy while meeting aggressive targets for mitigation of climate change, says a new report. A study by the Sustainable Gas Institute (SGI) … Continue reading