Can Cities Thrive In Turbulent Times? 3 Questions For Cities In 2022

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2021 04:40:29 +0000

The 2021–2022 WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities launched on World Cities Day, October 31, 2021. Submissions are open until February 15, 2022. Find out more at prizeforcities.org. Originally published on WRI’s Resource Institute. By Anne Maassen and Rogier van den Berg Infectious disease outbreaks can have enduring influence on urban design, and several have irrevocably shaped how modern […]

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New EMPOWER Project Aims To Bring EV Charging To Workplaces All Across America

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2021 03:34:20 +0000

Workplace EV Charging InitiativeThe EMPOWER project is focusing on implementing a new national workplace charging alliance that will encourage and support employers by providing charging stations at their workplace sites. The new program was recently funded by the US Department of Energy, which announced the winners of its FY’21 “Low Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Vehicle Technologies Research, Development, Demonstration […]

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New York City Plans Major Expansion Of EV Charging Stations

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 03:50:11 +0000

New York City plans to add nearly 50,000 public EV chargers in the 5 boroughs by the end of this decade.

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“Zero Now Fund” Powers Electric Trucks In Chicago, San Diego, & San Jose

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2021 13:35:11 +0000

A bold new program is accelerating the transition to zero-emissions trucks.

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Banding Together: How Aggregation Helps Cities Buy Renewables at Scale

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 01:31:24 +0000

By Yuning Liu & Mia Reback  In March 2021, 24 local governments in Maryland joined together on a plan to purchase enough renewable energy to power more than 246,000 homes a year. They did this by issuing a joint request for proposal (RFP) through the Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee (BRCPC) to seek a supply of […]

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How U.S. Congress Can Get Cities Moving

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 03:58:31 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Amanda Eaken and Sarah Kline, Federal Transportation Consultant to NRDC. The Biden administration has set an ambitious climate goal for America: a 50 percent decrease in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. To reach this goal, changing the way we move must be key since transportation is the largest […]

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There’s Still Lead In London Air Despite Leaded Petrol Being Banned Since ‘90s — Implications Not Uplifting

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 21:36:37 +0000

A recent study from Imperial College London showed that there’s still lead in London air from leaded petrol (gasoline) that was banned more than two decades ago, back in the ’90s. Yes, the ’90s feels like yesterday to me, but there are still several teenagers and young adults moving through Wimbledon this week who weren’t […]

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IRENA Study Finds Renewables Are Becoming Popular In Large Cities

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 05:45:39 +0000

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released a study on renewable energy policies for cities last month. The reason for the focus on cities is due to their ability to scale up renewables and meet emission-reduction targets. Large cities have the revenue bases, regulatory frameworks, and infrastructure to support this while smaller ones usually don’t. […]

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63% of Europeans Living in Cities Support EU Ban on Petrol & Diesel Car Sales after 2030

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:27:44 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon Almost two-thirds of urban residents support banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in Europe after 2030, according to a new YouGov online poll in 15 European cities. A Europe-wide phase-out of fossil-fuel car sales is one option for EU lawmakers as they prepare sweeping legislation […]

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Tesla To Build A City, Or Even Hundreds Of “Tesla Cities”

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 03:37:56 +0000

Elon Musk can’t stop. Tesla can’t stop. The cleantech revolution can’t stop. As if mass-market electric & autonomous cars, record-low battery prices & record-low rooftop solar prices, dozens of gigafactories, jaw-dropping & jaw-deforming acceleration, electric semi trucks & cybertrucks, reusable rockets, tunnel-boring machines, Starlink satellites, and a mission to Mars weren’t enough, Elon Musk has now […]

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