California Develops Proposal to Achieve Clean Vehicle Future

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 20:54:29 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Simon Mui  With transportation now the largest source of carbon pollution in the U.S., the state that created car culture is now driving toward eliminating tailpipe pollution. California, a global leader in electric vehicle deployment and policy innovation, presented plans today for the next round of its Advanced Clean Cars […]

Read more

Electrify America Pumping $200 Million More Into California

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 15:15:34 +0000

Another $200 million is going from Electrify America’s bank account into California in the next 30 months to expand EV charging infrastructure and EV education in the state. “This is the next exciting phase of our mission to increase EV infrastructure and awareness in California as the state works towards its commitment to help make […]

Read more

Gasoline Shortages Could Ruin Summer Travel Plans, & Sell EVs

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 11:00:22 +0000

After being driven slowly insane by a year of isolation, Americans are ready to hit the open road this summer. Vaccinations have been out for a bit, and cases are dropping even in states that ended all of their COVID restrictions. With an increasing feeling of safety, summer travel is again on the calendar. There’s […]

Read more

Energy Production In USA Fell By More Than 5% In 2020

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 05:22:29 +0000

In 2020, energy production in the United States fell to just below 96 quadrillion British thermal units (quads), down more than 5% from 2019’s record high, according to our Monthly Energy Review. In absolute terms, the drop from 101.3 quads in 2019 to 95.8 quads in 2020 marked the largest annual decrease in U.S. energy production on […]

Read more

The UK Might Allow “Self-Driving” Cars On The Roads This Year

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 03:50:19 +0000

There’s a chance that self-driving vehicles will be allowed on the roads in the UK by the end of this year, the BBC reports. Automated lane-keeping systems (ALKS) would be the first type of hands-free driving that is legalized, said the Department for Transport. This technology controls the position and speed of a car in […]

Read more

US Interior Department Takes Steps to Revoke Final Rule on Migratory Bird Treaty Act Incidental Take

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 03:30:02 +0000

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposed rule to revoke the January 7, 2021, final regulation that limited the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). Significant concerns about the interpretation of the MBTA have been raised by the public, legal challenges in court and from the international treaty partners. This […]

Read more

Reports: Tesla Has Already Sold Out Of Vehicles In Q2 2021

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 03:08:24 +0000

There are reports that Tesla has already sold out of vehicles for the second quarter of 2021. According to the reports, Tesla informed its employees that production capacity for the second quarter is already sold out even though we still have two months left. So much for that “no demand” myth. The reports noted that […]

Read more

Yes, Airports Should Be Covered With Solar Farms & Large Rooftop Solar Systems

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 02:00:10 +0000

WIRED had an article the other day that caught my eye. The headline posed the question of whether we ought to “turn airports into giant solar farms.” Of course we should! Some airports have plastered their roofs with solar panels or installed solar farms on their abundant green space. However, that’s still a tiny percentage […]

Read more

Rooftop Solar Power Comes With Huge “Soft” Benefit Over Utility-Scale Power — Oodles Of Jobs!

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 21:15:30 +0000

Utility-scale solar power offers the cheapest electricity in history. However, cheapest doesn’t always mean best, even in the electricity sector. Rooftop solar power comes with a few big benefits. Also, it doesn’t actually compete with utility-scale solar except in certain nuanced or policy ways. Rooftop solar power competes with retail electricity from the utility, rather […]

Read more