Can today’s EVs make a dent in climate change?

08-17-2016

http://news.mit.edu - David L. Chandler

Electric vehicles can meet drivers’ needs enough to replace nearly 90 percent of vehicles now on the road. Could existing electric vehicles (EVs), despite their limited driving range, bring about a meaningful reduction in the greenhouse-gas emissions that are causing global climate change?

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Keri Helmer, Project Assistant, Renewables


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Center for Sustainable Energy


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Subject Matter Expert




San Diego's climate change plan gets final OK

Submitted by clorio on Mon, 04/25/2016 - 16:20

City Council approves blueprint for significantly reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 2035

Raising the bar for municipalities across the country, San Diego on Tuesday adopted one of the nation’s most ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions.  And in one aspect, the city’s document goes further than the historic climate change deal forged Sunday by world leaders gathered in Paris: It creates legally binding mandates for reducing levels of greenhouse gases.  “Today, San Diego took a landmark step toward securing a greener and more prosperous

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Arnaud Vedy


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GIS Consultant


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Subject Matter Expert

Arnaud is a graduate student in GIS, a researcher at the Center for Information Convergence and Strategy at SDSU, and a GIS consultant for GENI and the SIMCenter. Back in France, where he is originally from, Arnaud graduated in Geography with honors.




11 maps to mark the COP21 climate talks

12-09-2015

Elsa Wenzel

Verbose. Indecipherable. Incroyable. Those are just a few ways to describe the dizzyingly complex COP21 climate negotiations in Paris this year.

Geodesign Session 5 Road Map

Submitted by Derek F on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:32
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Geodesign team

As the demand for freshwater and energy increases in San Diego County and Northern Baja, the fresh water supply continues to shrink while energy generation remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Due to these opposing trends in supply and demand, it becomes increasingly imperative to identify solutions that move these communities to their preferred state in which they are largely reliant on renewable energy and use water sustainably. Large-scale energy solutions include wind power, one of the must abundant sources of energy in these regions.

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