Where to set your thermostat to save money

http://www.cnet.com/home/energy-and-utilities/this-is-the-ideal-temperature-to-set-your-thermostat-to-this-summer/ This Is the Ideal Temperature to Set Your Thermostat to This Summer Electric bills are on the rise, but adjusting your thermostat even a little can make a big difference. Taylor Freitas and Macy Meyer July 23, 2022 12:00 a.m. PT It's easy to lower your energy usage during the summer, especially by setting … Continue reading Where to set your thermostat to save money

Electric car production slowed by Chile’s protection for its indigenous population holding 55% of world’s lithium needed for batteries

http://www.wsj.com/articles/electric-cars-batteries-lithium-triangle-latin-america-11660141017 The Place With the Most Lithium Is Blowing the Electric-Car Revolution A California-sized piece of South America is stifling production of the metal at a time when battery makers desperately need it Evaporation ponds at an Albemarle Corp. lithium mine in Chile. By Ryan Dube / Photographs by Tamara Merino for The Wall Street Journal Aug. … Continue reading Electric car production slowed by Chile’s protection for its indigenous population holding 55% of world’s lithium needed for batteries

California rethinking the shutdown of its last remaining nuclear power plant

http://www.wsj.com/articles/california-gov-gavin-newsom-races-to-keep-states-nuclear-plant-running-11661264983? California Gov. Gavin Newsom Races to Keep State’s Nuclear Plant Running Governor urges lawmakers to consider legislation to extend operation of Diablo Canyon Diablo Canyon, owned by PG&E Corp., is California’s last nuclear plant.PHOTO: GEORGE ROSE/GETTY IMAGES By Katherine Blunt Aug. 23, 2022 10:29 am ET California lawmakers are racing to hammer out a plan to … Continue reading California rethinking the shutdown of its last remaining nuclear power plant

Manhattan officials renew push for new Hell’s Kitchen subway station

http://www.6sqft.com/manhattan-officials-renew-push-for-new-hells-kitchen-subway-station/ Manhattan officials renew push for new Hell’s Kitchen subway station POSTED ON THU, AUGUST 11, 2022BY AARON GINSBURG VIEW PHOTO IN GALLERY Photo by Jenna Day on Unsplash The plan to extend the 7 train to the far west side of Manhattan announced more than a decade ago included building a subway station in Hell’s Kitchen. But because … Continue reading Manhattan officials renew push for new Hell’s Kitchen subway station

Nuclear energy may be returning rather than becoming obsolete

http://www.wsj.com/articles/germany-to-keep-last-three-nuclear-power-plants-running-in-policy-u-turn-11660661914 Germany to Keep Last Three Nuclear-Power Plants Running in Policy U-Turn Move prompted by the mounting economic war with Russia marks the first departure from a two-decade policy to abandon nuclear energy The Isar nuclear-power plant in Essenbach, Germany, is one of the last nuclear plants still operating in the country. PHOTO: ALEXANDRA BEIER/GETTY IMAGES … Continue reading Nuclear energy may be returning rather than becoming obsolete

Make public transportation free to get people to give up their cars

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/22/mayor-michelle-wu-boston-interview 'Free public transport works': a Q&A with Boston mayor Michelle Wu Wu's vision for transport is informed by her life story – as the first mother elected to run the city by Aliya Uteuova ine months ago, Boston voters voted in a history-making mayor. The daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, Michelle Wu became the first woman, first person … Continue reading Make public transportation free to get people to give up their cars

Ukrainian invents solar for home balconies that can help wean Europe off Russian gas

techcrunch.com/2022/07/18/look-out-putin-ukrainian-woman-invents-solar-for-balconies-to-wean-europe-off-russian-gas/ Look out Putin — Ukrainian woman invents ‘solar for balconies’ to wean Europe off Russian gas Mike Butcher@mikebutcher / 1:52 PM EDT•July 18, 2022 Image Credits: WeDoSolar Much has been made of how European countries are, on the one hand, supporting Ukraine in its fight against the heinous and illegal invasion by Russia but at the same … Continue reading Ukrainian invents solar for home balconies that can help wean Europe off Russian gas

Here’s how the U.S. climate act will lower household energy bills

electrek.co/2022/08/08/climate-act-energy-bills/? Here’s how the US climate act will lower household energy bills Michelle Lewis - Aug. 8th 2022 10:59 am PT @michelle0728 The Democrats passed the big climate bill – the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – in the US Senate on Sunday, 51-50. It’s expected to pass in the House of Representatives this week, and … Continue reading Here’s how the U.S. climate act will lower household energy bills

Four things all nations can do to reduce the use of natural gas

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/23/climate/energy-conservation.html Four Things Nations Can Do to Conserve Energy European Union officials have called on countries in the bloc to sharply reduce their natural gas consumption. These are some of the strategies they could use. Greenwich Park, in southeast London, on Monday. Temperatures in the city surpassed 104 degrees Fahrenheit this week.Credit...Dominic Lipinski/Press Association, via … Continue reading Four things all nations can do to reduce the use of natural gas

USPS to boost purchase of electric delivery vehicles but not high enough

https://www.forbes.com/sites/darreonnadavis/2022/07/20/usps-to-boost-purchase-of-electric-delivery-vehicles/? USPS To Boost Purchase Of Electric Delivery Vehicles Darreonna Davis, Contributor The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) said Wednesday it will dramatically increase the share of electric vehicles among a fleet of new delivery vehicles it’s ordering, following criticism from environmental advocates and federal officials and lawsuits that accused USPS of violating the National Environmental … Continue reading USPS to boost purchase of electric delivery vehicles but not high enough

Care about wasteful burning of carbon? Here are examples to yip about

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/21/kylie-jenner-short-private-jet-flights-super-rich-climate-crisis A 17-minute flight? The super-rich who have ‘absolute disregard for the planet’ Kylie Jenner is far from the only celebrity to make short hops using private jets despite mounting concerns over the climate crisis Private jets are seen on the tarmac at Friedman Memorial airport in Sun Valley, Idaho. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Oliver Milman, graphics … Continue reading Care about wasteful burning of carbon? Here are examples to yip about

Why don’t more people use heat pumps for heat and a/c when they use less energy? Japanese do

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/07/21/europe-heat-wave-heat-pump/ Europe is overheating. This climate-friendly AC could help. Heat pumps are efficient and eco-friendly. So why are they so rarely used? By Pranshu Verma Updated July 21, 2022 at 10:56 a.m. EDT|Published July 21, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. EDT The United Kingdom declared a national emergency this week during a historic heat wave that’s melted runways, snarled train travel … Continue reading Why don’t more people use heat pumps for heat and a/c when they use less energy? Japanese do