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Climate Now: Feb 20, 2024

Charging Electric Fleets (1/3)

In the United States, nearly one quarter of national greenhouse gas emissions come from the 280 million vehicles that drive on the nations roads each year. And while fleet vehicles – including the ~5 million buses, garbage trucks, law enforcement vehicles an

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Climate News Weekly: Feb 13, 2024

California flooding, heat pumps in the news, and more

In this episode of Climate News Weekly, James Lawler sits down with Julio Friedmann and Darren Hau to discuss potential responses to California’s most recent torrential rains, how both California and the UK are responding to heat pumps, the EU’s ne

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Climate News Weekly: Nov 20, 2023

US-China Climate Statement, More Lithium, Fifth National Climate Assessment, Taylor Swift, and more

On this week’s episode of Climate News Weekly, James Lawler is joined by Julio Friedmann and Darren Hau as they discuss the latest US-China climate statement ahead of COP28, new developments in the EV space, the US’s Fifth National Climate Assessment,

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Climate News Weekly: Nov 13, 2023

2023 Elections Recap, EV adoptions, new DAC facility breaks ground, and more

In this week’s episode of Climate News Weekly, James Lawler and Ben Hone, Climate Now’s Marketing Manager sit down with Nathaniel Stinnett, Founder & Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project, to go over last week’s US elections and what

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Climate Now: Jun 12, 2023

This Week in Climate News: Fires, national EV charging standards, and the global stocktake

This Week in Climate News: One of the greatest difficulties in addressing climate change has been how invisible the crisis was. You cannot see the 40 billion metric tons of CO2 being added to the atmosphere each year, or necessarily feel that average global

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Climate Now: May 29, 2023

Episode 100: How to talk about climate change

A 2022 study by Yale University found that two thirds of Americans (67%) rarely or never talk about climate change, and rarely or never hear people they know talking about it either. Despite the existential threat that it poses, one third of Americans (32%)

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Climate Now: Dec 19, 2022

A star in the west was brightly shining…

Last week, LLNL’s National Ignition Facility successfully ‘ignited’ a nuclear fusion reaction equivalent to what takes place in the sun: the conversion of hydrogen to helium + energy. In a first, the experiment produced more energy than was

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Climate Now: Oct 24, 2022

Making waves with marine carbon capture

The global shipping industry emits ~1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, about as much as the sixth highest emitting nation in the world. In hopes of changing course, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has mandated that starting in 2023, mos

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Climate Now: Mar 29, 2022

Can ammonia or wind propel carbon-free shipping?

In the race for decarbonization, the shipping industry faces major challenges. Fuel is cheap, almost half the price of gasoline. And, most ships last between 20-25 years, meaning that the turnover to cleaner shipping could take far longer than road transportat

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Climate Now: Mar 8, 2022

A venture capitalist’s perspective on the evolution of green transportation

In 2021 alone, more than $32 billion dollars were invested in green-technology startups, a four-fold increase from five years earlier.  But how far will those dollars go?  Only about 25% of venture-backed startups actually make the transition from an inn

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Climate Now: Feb 22, 2022

Can We Achieve 100% Electric Car Sales by 2030?

What will it take to get 100% of new car sales to be electric by 2030? Is it consumer demand?  Is it political pressure? How about we just increase both?  The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) is the first industry-backed coalition advocating f

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Climate Now: Feb 8, 2022

Is micromobility the future of urban transportation?

How can we better design our cities and suburbs so that they are centered around humans, not cars? Cars do not need to be the primary method of urban transportation, and alternatives such as public transportation and micromobility have benefits far beyond simp

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Climate Now: Jan 25, 2022

Re-imagining Heavy-Duty Trucking with Hydrogen and Carbon Capture

Heavy-duty, long-haul trucks – known as Class 8 trucks – account for more than 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide each year. Electrification, while a practical option for most of the trucking industry (see last week’s episo

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Climate Now: Jan 17, 2022

The trucking industry needs to go green. Are electric trucks the answer?

In 2019, medium- and heavy-duty trucks accounted for about a quarter of U.S. transportation emissions while representing less than 4% of vehicles on the road, according to the U.S. EPA. It is clear the trucking industry must decarbonize in order for the transp

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Climate Now: Jan 10, 2022

Why all ride-sharing should go electric. And autonomous, with Dave Rubin

Ride-sharing services currently result in 69% more emissions, on average, than the trips they displace, according to a recent study by the Union of Concerned Scientists. But, if the ride-sharing vehicles were electric, it’s a whole different story. Repla

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Climate Now: Dec 23, 2021

The sustainability conundrum of electric vehicles: Making and recycling EV batteries, with Andy Stevenson

Climate Now is kicking off our Decarbonizing Transportation series by addressing a question that looms over the electric vehicle market: how can we sustainably manufacture and recycle EV batteries? To learn about electric vehicle battery trends and challenges,