Plans for real-world testing of heavy duty trucks

Plans for real-world testing of heavy duty trucks

Efforts to electrify vehicles is not only restricted to cars. There are now efforts for large trucks and California is one region where there are many initiatives underway. Start-ups and established truck makers are racing to get their models on the road. Susan Carpenter explains latest developments in an article on the New York Times … Continue reading

Boosting access for SMEs to energy efficiency

Boosting access for SMEs to energy efficiency

David Paul writes on the Digit website about a new effort to be able to get SMEs to improve their energy efficiency. The plan is to develop a platform that will simplify the process of engaging with energy efficiency by automatically optimising a business’ total energy consumption and the energy performance of its premises specifically. … Continue reading

The unsustainability of our houses getting larger

The unsustainability of our houses getting larger

Katherine Ellsworth-Krebs, Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University has an important message in an article she wrote on The Conversation website: To reduce overall energy demand, we need to start looking much more closely at housing policy rather than improving technology in individual homes. This fits well with the work undertaken by the eceee and expressed … Continue reading

Canadian study suggests gasoline-powered vehicles are more polluting than previously thought

Canadian study suggests gasoline-powered vehicles are more polluting than previously thought

Research suggests cars and other gasoline-powered vehicles are responsible for a share of two highly toxic contaminants in downtown city air that’s at least five times larger than previously thought. Bob Weber discusses the findings in an article on the National Newswatch website.   Gas-powered vehicles contribute more to city pollution than thought: research Research … Continue reading

Analysis of 35 leading investment banks shows financing of more than $2.66tn for fossil fuel industries since the Paris agreement

Analysis of 35 leading investment banks shows financing of more than $2.66tn for fossil fuel industries since the Paris agreement

Patrick Greenfield and Kalyeena Makortoff write in The Guardian that recent analysis shows that the world’s largest investment banks are failing to respond to the climate crisis.   Study: global banks ‘failing miserably’ on climate crisis by funneling trillions into fossil fuels The world’s largest investment banks have funnelled more than £2.2tn ($2.66tn) into fossil … Continue reading

Chemicals leaking from old equipment are delaying the recovery of the ozone layer, scientists say

Chemicals leaking from old equipment are delaying the recovery of the ozone layer, scientists say

Polluting emissions from old fridges, foam insulation and outdated air conditioning units are slowing the recovery of the ozone layer over Antarctica.  Madeleine Cuff discusses latest developments in an article on the inews website.   Emissions from old fridges and air conditioning units slowing recovery of ozone Polluting emissions from old fridges, foam insulation and … Continue reading