It’s good to finally start hearing some good news about the climate. The big question, of course, is if we can make enough of a difference in time to prevent catastrophic climate change. Note that a few of these charts do not bear good news.
Think Progress contributor Joe Romm, on
My candidate for the top solutions chart of the year comes from a November DOE report, “Revolution…Now The Future Arrives for Five Clean Energy Technologies.” It shows the stunning progress core clean energy technologies have made in the last several years as accelerated deployment created economies of scale and brought technologies rapidly down the learning curve.
See the rest of the charts.
October 7, 7 pm
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Make an informed choice on the ballot questions this November. Come to the SAFE Environmental Ballot Forum 2014.
Find out why local environmental groups support a NO vote on Question 1 (Gas Tax) and a YES vote on Question 2 (Bottle Bill). Speakers are Sen. Joan Lovely (D-Salem), Phil Sego of Mass Sierra Club-YES on 2, and Andre Leroux of MA Smart Growth Alliance-NO on 1. Hear about the ballot questions and learn how you can join the campaign to help advance our environmental agenda.
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Salem continues bike-sharing program
April 11, 2012
By Bethany Bray Staff Writer
Salem will take its bike-sharing program for another spin after a successful pilot season.
Salem Spins, a program that offers bicycles, free of charge, for use around the city, launched for the summer season last week.
The city’s fleet of 20 bicycles is split between two hubs, at Salem State University and downtown, near the Hawthorne Hotel. Participants are free to use a bicycle for the day after leaving a credit card with an attendant as collateral and signing a waiver to absolve the city of any responsibility.
The city and Salem State University are rolling out a new bike-sharing program — Salem Spins — and it offers residents and tourists another way to get around for free.
The city has two “hubs” where riders will be able to access a bike. One of them is downtown at the intersection of Essex Street and Hawthorne Boulevard. The nearby Hawthorne Hotel has volunteered to handle bike distribution. Those who want to use a bike will have to show a credit card and valid identification at the hotel’s front desk to receive a bike-lock key. Read more.
The car-sharing company Zipcar has finally arrived on the North Shore, after setting up three sites in Salem. Read more.