November 2 Energy News


Science and Technology:

¶ The burning of biomass in the Amazon releases particulate matter air pollution that causes oxidative stress as well as severe DNA damage in human lung cells – primarily through the actions of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon known as retene – according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. [CleanTechnica]

Deforestation in the Amazon (NASA image)

¶ Even when they are powered exclusively by the “dirtiest” grid-provided electricity in the world, plug-in electric vehicles are responsible for a smaller greenhouse gas footprint than that of diesel cars, according to a new lifecycle analysis from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the nonprofit research organization Transport & Environment. [CleanTechnica]


¶ As of November 1st, the sale of high-sulfur content diesel fuel – that is, diesel fuel with more than 10 ppm of sulfur – will be banned nationwide in China, the government in…

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