Five Steps America Must Take Now to Combat Climate Change

 

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In the United States, the government’s shutdown, even after it ends will slow much of the president’s Obama second-term agenda items. Despite reports by U.N. scientists and Nature researchers this month that the planet’s climate is still warming, ice is still melting, seas are still rising and humans are still certainly to blame, the President’s Climate Action Plan — which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, assist communities in adapting to the unavoidable impacts of climate change and increase U.S. leadership in spurring global climate action — is also getting stuck coming out the gate.

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Clarifying the confusion – storage and cost effectiveness

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Is storage cost effective?  Misinterpretations of a Stanford study[1] on the energetic performance of energy storage recently published in Energy and Environmental Science appear to have added to the confusion surrounding this topic.  To clarify a few misconceptions, California Energy Storage Alliance, or ‘CESA’ teamed with the Charles Barnhart, the lead-author of the Stanford study, to set the record straight. 

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Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a definitive source of insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector, offers the report “H1 2013 CLEAN ENERGY EQUITIES: Back to greener pastures” available for downloading only for 24 hours! It Bloomberg’s way to say say thank you for reaching 10.000 followers on twitter. Don’t miss it!

Electric Vehicle Breaks 0-60 World Acceleration Record

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A group of students from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, has managed to broke the world record of acceleration with a small electric vehicle , which has achieved a speed of 100 kilometers per hour in just 2.15 seconds . To date, the record – not only for electric cars, but for all kinds of vehicles – was 2.68 seconds.

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