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By Cathy Bussewitz The Associated Press NEW YORK » Good-paying jobs — many of them. That’s the seductive idea around which President Joe Biden is proposing a vast transformation of the energy sector, with the promise of making it far more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. A...
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    By Tom Krisher and David Mchugh The Associated Press DETROIT » The world’s major automakers have made something abundantly clear: They believe electric vehicles will dominate their industry in the years ahead. Yet for that to happen, they’ll need to sell the idea to people such as...
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If you’re like me, you know that getting rid of your car is one of the best things you can do for the climate, and also that you will never do it. This is a car-oriented country, and a car-oriented time. But in 2019, the private cars and light trucks that ordinary people drive for work and shopping ...
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By Hiroko Tabuchi and Brad Plumer © The New York Times Co. Around the world, governments and automakers are promoting electric vehicles as a key technology to curb oil use and fight climate change. General Motors has said it aims to stop selling new gasoline-powered cars and light trucks by 20...
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By Bruce Finley The Denver Post For drivers, shifting from gas to a zero-emissions electric vehicle means weighing steeper up-front costs against climate benefits and long-term money saved. EVs don’t need gas, and studies have found they typically require less maintenance, with no oil changes...
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  By Jack Ewing © The New York Times Co. Volvo Cars one-upped larger rivals such as General Motors Co. and added momentum to the movement toward electric vehicles Tuesday by saying it would convert its entire lineup to battery power by 2030, no longer selling cars with internal combustion en...
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By Bruce Finley The Denver Post A decade ago when electric vehicles first appeared on Colorado car lots, buyers typically were green, the environmentalist hue, motivated to save children and other living things. Auto dealer Sean Tynan recalled a couple in their 50s, professors, inspecting a Nissa...
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BY JIM MOTAVALLI | FEB 15 2021 In case you missed it, General Motors made headlines around the world last month when it announced that it was on track to eventually abandon the internal combustion engine. “General Motors to Eliminate Gasoline and Diesel Light-Duty Cars and ...
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    By Auden Schendler and Ted White Writers on the Range Thirteen-year-olds can AirDrop Simpsons memes from across the room, and artificial intelligence made chess masters like Garry Kasparov obsolete. But for all our technological advances, at home, we’re still cavemen. Just as earl...
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January 7th, 2021 by Tina Casey  With millions of zero emission cars set to hit the streets over the next few years, the race is on to find a formula for lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries that ditches cobalt in favor of more abundant, less expensive materials. A nice boost in performance w...
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  By Judith Kohler The Denver Post The owner of a cement plant in Florence has started design and engineering work with the goal of making it the first such U.S. facility to use carbon-capture technology on a commercial scale. LafargeHolcim, a global building materials supplier, has receive...
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shared from the 9/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Joseph PisaniThe Associated Press Lego said Tuesday that it will stop using plastic bags inside its boxed sets and replace them with paper ones. The Danish toymaker said it will start making the switch next year and expects plastic bags to...
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Shared from the 1/24/2020 The Denver Post eEdition  By Judith Kohler
The Denver Post Electric vehicles are becoming more economically competitive with their gas-fueled counterparts and people are feeling less “range anxiety” about how far they can get on a charge, according to new researc...
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Shared from the 10/22/2019 The Denver Post eEdition MOST PLASTIC ENDS UP DISCARDED AS WASTE Joe Deaux and Yvonne Yue Li
Bloomberg News The University of Colorado’s Folsom Field and The Pepsi Center have switched to aluminum cups. David X Tejada, Provided by Ball Corp. Ball production te...
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Recently I wrote about how consumers were moving to use their buying power to buy sustainably produced products and support companies serious about their own practices.  Lego today announced it was doing a free return of their plastic toys to reduce the products landing in landfills. Good for t...
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  Shared from the 10/8/2019 The Denver Post eEdition THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS The move, which appears crafted to resonate with younger, more environmentally aware consumers, will require a “fundamental rethink” in the company’s packaging policies, said CEO Alan Jope. Unilever aims to achieve t...
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Shared from the 7/17/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Laura Reiley The Washington Post Remember when ketchup turned upside down? Or when half gallons of milk grew plastic screw caps on their sides? We are resistant to change in food packaging, attached to our squeezy honey bear, Toblerone...
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All the recycled water-bottle sneakers, organic cotton tote bags, and mushroom-leather belts on retailers’ shelves last season weren’t enough to turn back the dial on the fashion industry’s environmental footprint. The industry’s progress on improving its environmental and social impact isn’t moving...
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BY ADELE PETERS4 MINUTE READ Fast Company  In the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the massive Ocean Cleanup device is currently beginning its first attempt to fish plastic trash out of the sea. It’s a difficult challenge, but the systemic challenge is significantly larger: Every minute, the equiv...
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  Shared from the 2018-07-10 The Denver Post eEdition CALLS TO CUT WASTE GROW LOUDER Starbucks ditching plastic straws By Candice Choi he Associated Press NEW YORK» Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monda...
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