Archive Tag: Economy

Ethan Elkind, director of the Climate Change and Business Research Initiative of UC Berkeley and UCLA Schools of Law, was featured on KPCC’s AirTalk segment discussing the California Green New Deal Act. California Democratic legislators introduced the California Green New Deal Act on January 6. It aims to set ambitious goals for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the creation of more affordable housing, and the reduction of income inequality in the state. 

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The capture of carbon dioxide and conversion into commercial products, such as fuel or construction materials, has the potential to become a new global industry, according to a study published in Nature conducted by researchers from UCLA, University of Oxford and five other institutions. The study is the most comprehensive report of its kind investigating the future scale and cost of 10 methods to use carbon dioxide. 

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Increasing the number of electric vehicles is key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality in L.A. and other cities. A recent paper published in Environmental Research Letter by Deepak Rajagopal (associate professor in the Institute of Environment and Sustainability at UCLA) and Amol Phadke (Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories) argues that policymakers could expand the climate benefits of electric vehicles by directing government subsidies toward the cars that spend the most time on the road – such as taxis, and vehicles used for Uber and Lyft.

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