Holman W. Jenkins argues on The Wall Street Journal that electric vehicles should be the lowest climate priority. “EVs are wonderful for many reasons but not for the reasons that climate-sanctimonious politicians promote. I won’t repeat an earlier column on climate policies that might actually be worth pursuing. Notice that the one innovation that greens opposed, fracking,...
"The company has developed technology to lower the greenhouse-gas emissions from using natural gas. Instead of burning the fuel to produce carbon dioxide and water, C-Zero passes the gas through a mixture of molten salts."
“The newer, cleaner process, known as waste gasification or pyrolysis, involves cutting and drying non-recyclable trash from homes and offices, such as packaging and bottles, before blasting it with 4,000-degree-Fahrenheit steam and oxygen to break it down into hydrogen and carbon monoxide."
“'Farmers are prepared for it and anxious to do it,' Mr. Vilsack said during a virtual confirmation hearing before the Senate agriculture committee. 'If it’s voluntary, and incentive based, you will see farmers and ranchers cooperate extensively.'"
“GM also said Thursday that it aims to be carbon-neutral by 2040, which would mean eliminating carbon emissions from all of its operations as well as the vehicles it makes and sells. About three-quarters of GM’s carbon output comes from the emissions produced by the cars and trucks it puts on the road.”
“At the heart of the design is a flexible pad or membrane on which the PV modules sit and that is able to ride the swell and dampen the impact of any particularly large waves. An added advantage is that by reducing the air gap between the modules and water level, a cooling effect increases yield by around 5 percent compared to systems where modules sit higher above the water.”