Emissions

U.S. Carbon Emissions On the Rise

New research has found that after three years of decline, carbon emissions in the United States are on the rise again. Source: Rhodium Group Rhodium Group's research has found that U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose sharply during 2018. Their analysis was based on preliminary power generation, natural gas, and oil consumption data [...]

8 Fuel Management Trends for Fleet Managers

A recent article highlights eight fuel management trends and strategies for fleet managers. Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash With the new year, fleet managers are evaluating their fleet's 2018 performance and what they can improve upon. Fuel consumption costs are an integral part of fleet performance analysis and can have a pivotal effect [...]

2019-01-11T10:35:26+00:00January 11th, 2019|Emissions, Idle Reduction News|

New IPCC Study Gives Earth Just Over a Decade

A new IPCC report has given the planet just over a decade to get climate change under control. A recently published report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has found that "the world stands on the brink of a failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels," according to [...]

Air Pollution Linked to Alzheimer’s

Researchers from Arizona State University have found a link between air pollution and Alzheimer's. Arizona State University's National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) issued a paper examining the effect of air pollution on dementia. Titled "Hazed and Confused," this analysis linked "fifteen years of Medicare records for 6.9 million adults age 65 and older to [...]

2018-09-06T10:57:57+00:00September 6th, 2018|Emissions, Environmental news|

The Unexpected Costs of the New EPA Coal Rules

EPA's overhaul of federal coal plants' regulations comes with an unexpected environmental and human health cost. Earlier this month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an overhaul of federal pollution restrictions on coal-burning power plants. This change in regulation is meant to create new jobs, empower the coal industry, and eliminate unnecessary red tape. It [...]

Young serial inventor launched technology with pollution filter to clear city skies

Air filter is the future solution Angad Daryani, the 19-year-old teen from Mumbai "has launched multiple startups and social initiatives, and collaborated on a string of inventions". According to CNN, Daryani grew up in India with extensive breathing problems where he was inspired to resolve India's air pollution. According to the World Health Organization, "India [...]

Millennial Voters – Clean Energy Support

Millennials' Strong Desire for Clean Energy According to Energy Manager Today, "the survey found that a strong majority of young voters support clean energy, and desire changes to our current electricity markets that reduce regulations, disrupt monopolies, and increase consumer choice". Millennials will be the majority of voters in the 2018 election, which means that this would [...]

Alzheimer’s Disease Linked to Air Pollution

A study shows proof that Alzheimer's Disease starts in childhood and could be linked to air pollution. Photo by Bistrian Iosip on Unsplash A new study focusing on Mexico City's residents found evidence to suggest that Alzheimer's begins in early childhood and could be linked to air pollution. According to Newsweek, researchers examined [...]

Energy Markets are Not Growing Fast Enough

A recent report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) reveals that energy markets are struggling to change fast enough to avert climate change. The WEF's Fostering Effective Enerhu Transition Report analyzes countries' ability to transition to more environmentally friendly technologies and to create a sustainable, environmentally-cautious energy market. According to an article from Eco-Business News, [...]

Clean Air: Good For Your Health and the Economy!

Studies Show Clean Air Is Good for Your Health and the Economy A comprehensive article by ENSIA, an independent nonprofit environmentally-focused magazine, illuminates some studies that prove clean air isn't only beneficial for the environment, but also for our health. These studies focus on workers' productivity based on their air quality and how this might [...]

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