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Electric ship: powered by and carrying coal (scratching head)

November 25th, 2017 · Comments Off on Electric ship: powered by and carrying coal (scratching head)

Shipping is highly polluting — burning pretty much the dirtiest liquid fuels with limited (to no) pollution controls, shipping pollution is extreme.  A variety of measures are occurring, worldwide, to tackle this — from global agreements on shipping to nations creating regulations as to pollution in their coastal waters and ports, to the introduction of […]

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Tags: China · electric vehicles · electricity · Electrification · Energy · Maritime

How are Trump & Coal the same? both pollute the commons, people hate them, and vast majorities want them gone

November 22nd, 2017 · 4 Comments

For the first time in history, green energy is now cheaper than black energy. The world now has a unique opportunity to create a world that runs entirely on green energy. With this reality in mind, Orsted (the Danish clean-energy firm formerly known as DONG (Danish Oil & Natural Gas)), chartered  the largest global survey […]

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Tags: ActOnClimate · China · climate change · Energy · Public Opinion

China can …

September 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on China can …

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) just released a China version of Reinventing Fire.  This study and planning outline lays out how the PRC can foster a prosperous, climate-friendly society — reliant solely on already existing, cost-effective technologies and options. (E.g., the economic equation should only get better, over time, with innovation (whether technological, fiscal, policy, […]

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Tags: China

China solves smog problem: See no evil

December 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Yes, it’s true that China’s air pollution can be seen from space (NASA photo). attribution: NASA Earth Observatory NASA satellite observes intense air pollution and fog over eastern China on 7 December 2013. A new study funded by Greenpeace shows that a quarter of a million Chinese people died of air pollution from coal fired […]

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Tags: China · environmental · guest post · pollution

On refusing to be rounded out of existence

May 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on On refusing to be rounded out of existence

This guest post comes from James Wells who eloquently and passionately is outlining the detrimental implications of short-term thinking embrace of coal exports. The phrase, arriving in the middle of a deeply technical presentation, stood out for everything it said in just one sentence. “They’re just going to be rounded out of existence, because they […]

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Tags: China · coal · Energy · environmental · environmental economics · environmental justice

Line dry clothing: an “uncivilized” energy smart choice?

September 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Amid their enthusiastic embrace of western consumer technologies, increasingly affluent Chinese are leaving one appliance behind: clothes dryers.  According to Washington Post front-page reporting, For reasons practical as well as cultural, most Chinese consumers simply don’t like clothes dryers. Don’t want them. Don’t trust them. Won’t buy them. And even when they have them around, […]

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Tags: China · clothing · eco-friendly · Energy · environmental · Washington Post

Climate War: the United States and China

September 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

This is a guest post from the thoughtful Magnifico providing a perspective on the “OMG, China” issue in climate change. “Climate change is happening now. It’s not just happening in the Arctic regions, but it’s beginning to show up in our own backyards.” Americans are now seeing a changing climate across the country, according to […]

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · China · climate change

Is China “the” problem?

August 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on Is China “the” problem?

This is a guest post from Kate Horner, international climate and energy campaigner at Friends of the Earth, taking a look at the oft-used line “China pollutes more than the U.S.” and “if we act, it will give China an advantage” and … Well, go ahead and read it … International negotiators are in Germany […]

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Tags: China · climate change · climate legislation · Energy · Global Warming

Making the Green Economy Dirty

March 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

One of the challenges in pursuing a greener economy quicker is the risk, the serious risk, that quicker could mean dirtier.  The Washington Post carried an expose of one of those risks on its front page this Sunday:  Solar Energy Firms Leave Waste Behind in China.    WashPost calls out Luoyang Zhonggui High-Technology Co, a producer […]

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Tags: China · pollution · solar

Fight Global Warming with better Fire Fighting …

October 29th, 2007 · Comments Off on Fight Global Warming with better Fire Fighting …

No, I’m not talking about California’s wild fires, but there could be a case made for how better forest management could foster a healthier environment, including less combustibles ending up as CO2.  Instead, the imperative to figure out how to fight, to end underground coal fires. Stacey Feldman discusses this (The Truth About Coal Fires) over at […]

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Tags: carbon dioxide · China · coal