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SnippETS for 6 September 2018

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Welcome to this week’s edition of our SnippETS newsletter.

 

In this edition we look at temperature change over the last 137 years, an important energy policy update from the US, and some promising results from tidal power.

 

Next we discuss sustainable living options and learn about the vehicle that has broken the fuel efficiency world record!

 

We also have articles on reducing emissions from Agriculture, recycling in Raglan, and how Barcelona has drastically reduced its air pollution.

 

 

We start this SnippETS with a look at some interesting visualisations on climate change. The primary visualisation shows the temperature anomalies from the past 137 years. Covering 1880 through to 2017, based on solid data from NASA, it’s pretty clear that Earth’s climate is changing!

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California, the world’s fifth largest economy, has just passed a very important Bill. In the 100% carbon free electricity bill, interim targets are set at 60% by 2030 and 100% by 2045 to generate all of California’s electricity from carbon free sources. An important step for the future of the state and its 40 million residents.

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Scotland is at the forefront in “blue energy” technology and has developed a new marine turbine system that is proving to be a formidable option for producing energy from tidal flows. In its first year of testing, it smashed previous records and set the benchmark for the industry. This technology appears as though it might be an important part of the future energy mix.

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