Today’s Solutions: May 28, 2024

Traffic in downtown Chicago with people, train, car and bus

US reveals the “Blueprint”: a plan to entirely decarbonize transportation

The United States Departments of Energy, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and the Environmental Protection Agency have produced a much-needed Blueprint for decarbonizing the entire US transportation system. It is hoped that the policy will reduce all greenhouse gas emissions from the Read More...

Ithaca, New York

“Digital twin” of Ithaca, NY helps to plot climate ambitions

In 2019, Ithaca, New York was the first US city to resolve to eliminate or offset all carbon emissions by 2030. The college town allocated $100 million to fund the effort, but they still needed a plan of how to decarbonize all its buildings.  Two architectural professors from Cornell University Read More...

A new study finds EVs hold the

A new study finds EVs hold the key to decarbonization in America

Just how big a role are EVs going to play in decarbonization? Although there are varying opinions on the matter, Community Energy (a renewable energy project developer) has developed models of both the financial and carbon impacts of large-scale vehicle electrification in Colorado. From these Read More...

The next president could decla

The next president could declare a national emergency over climate change

President Trump has the country up in arms once again after declaring a national emergency to pay for an unneeded border wall, which will inevitably lead to a massive battle in court. Yes, Trump sure knows a thing or two about enflaming the American public, but what he doesn’t know is that he’s Read More...

California could soon provide

California could soon provide the blueprint for how to decarbonize buildings

When it comes to reducing carbon emissions, electric cars and solar panels always steal the spotlight. But there is another major thing that flies under the radar that must be addressed if we want to tackle climate change: buildings. As the Green New Deal acknowledges, buildings are responsible for Read More...