NY-NJ pushes electric equipment to curb pollution

NY-NJ pushes electric equipment to curb pollution

August 30, 2019 —JOC.com

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has begun to plan for greater use of electric-powered vehicles and equipment to cut emissions, as ports in California and across the country wrestle with how to curb pollution while maintaining cargo flow.

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Zero-emission goal for Norwegian port

Zero-emission goal for Norwegian port

August 22, 2019 —GreenPort

A port in Norway has signed a cooperation agreement with an environmental non-profit organisation to help it become emission-free. The Port of Oslo, which first talked about its zero-emission ambition in June, will partner with the Oslo-headquartered Bellona Foundation to achieve its zero-emission goal. Emissions in the port are anticipated to be reduced by 85% by 2030 and gradually reduce until they are eliminated.

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Electric vehicles charging ahead at Port of San Diego

Electric vehicles charging ahead at Port of San Diego

August 19, 2019 —AJOT

California’s progressive zero-emission vehicles’ regulations, robust public funding and incentive ecosystem are jolting the Port of San Diego into action. The San Diego Port Tenants Association (SDPTA) is demonstrating 7 of 10 electric vehicles (EV) by Port Tenants: Dole Fresh Fruit, Marine Group Boat Works and Pasha Automotive Services. Advanced technologies are expensive and full commercialization of operations are years away, therefore the California Energy Commission (CEC) granted $5.9 million as an incentive to the SDPTA members to prove the feasibility by this demonstration project.

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West Oakland Advocates Unhappy With EPA, City Agreement on Dirty Air

West Oakland Advocates Unhappy With EPA, City Agreement on Dirty Air

August 1, 2019 —KQED

After negotiating for two years, federal environmental officials reached a voluntary settlement with the city and Port of Oakland over a discrimination complaint related to West Oakland’s dirty air. The settlement outlines a series of goals to improve communication between the community, the city and the port. But Oakland and the port did not agree to any new substantive actions to reduce pollution, according to Earthjustice, which filed the complaint on behalf of the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project. As part of the agreement, the EPA did not find any discrimination, which the city has denied.

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What is black carbon? And will New Jersey be able to reduce its impact on global warming?

What is black carbon? And will New Jersey be able to reduce its impact on global warming?

August 1, 2019 —NorthJersey.com

Dark clouds of soot that spew from diesel-fueled trucks and coal-fired power plants had for years been a major reason why New Jersey’s air was among the most polluted in the nation. But aside from lung and heart disease, scientists in recent years have shown that soot — or black carbon — has another damaging effect. It is a major contributor to global warming — a short-lived pollutant, but second only to carbon dioxide in its ability to trap heat.

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