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Smart City Energy Infrastructure

Updating Infrastructure for Developing Renewable Energy in Cities |  People-centered smart cities are cropping up worldwide. They only account for 2% of the world's landmass but are home to most of its population, energy use, and economic activity.  Cities are adopting modern clean energy technologies to become smarter, and one crucial aspect is renewable energy. […]

EVs and the Future of Urban Transit

electric vehicles Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure | What will be done to develop electric vehicle infrastructure? With cars that will only run on electrical energy, there must be significantly additional EV charging stations developed in world cities. There are many considerations when the EV is required to be more present on city roads, even if it is simply […]

The Role of E-mobility Trends in Decarbonizing Transport

Decarbonizing the Transportation Sector with E-mobility | It's no secret that transportation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, transportation accounted for 27% of all U.S. emissions in 2020. The good news is that there are a number of trends that are helping to decarbonize the transportation sector. One of the most promising is the rise of electric vehicles and other e-mobility options, like electric bikes and scooters. [Please click the thumbnail image to read more...]

Putting a Price on Carbon

carbon tax Carbon Markets |  Carbon cap and trade systems are regulatory policies in which countries, provinces, states, and even cities, set a limit (a cap) on the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) industries/ power plants can emit. Carbon pricing plans incorporating an emission trading system (ETS) are commonly referred to as carbon cap […]

Reforestation

Deforestation and solutions; including reforestation | Deforestation of our planet, for centuries, has led to issues such as - loss of wildlife habitat; as well as land, water, and air pollution. Clearing forests results in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from the practice of deforestation itself (leading to an unmitigated increase in global warming). Deforestation is […]

The UNFCCC

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – Conference of the Parties |  World leaders, dignitaries, and diplomats, from almost 200 nations (known as member nations), assemble every year for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. UNFCCC members assess international progress in mitigating global anthropogenic climate change. Members also negotiate protocols and treaties […]

Carbon tax – a levy on pollution whose time has come

carbon tax Defining effective carbon taxes |  A carbon tax is a levy in countries and regions on: fossil fuel power plants, oil refineries, and/or industries, and/or companies; that use fossil fuels (tax applies directly), or on those that consume energy-intensive goods and services that depend on fossil fuel energy generation (the tax applies indirectly); and emit […]

Improving energy efficiency

green arrow Energy Efficiency Foundations for Green Building: Energy Star, LED and CFL Lights, LEED technologies When it comes to saving on your electricity bill, improving the energy efficiency in your home or building is certainly the way to do it. There are a few ways of achieving this through the various kinds of Energy Star major home appliances and Energy Star […]

Decoupling and Divestment to Reach Sustainability

Economic Growth Without Environmental Impact Decoupling in eco-environmental terms can be defined as economic growth without creating corresponding environmental impacts. Nations, industries, and corporations will still reach their full potential and economic growth; and perhaps achieve even greater success, by following sustainable practices. Economic growth for companies can be achieved while simultaneously lowering a company's carbon […]