Clean Trucks New York Program to Bring Significant Benefits

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 00:04:14 +0000

Originally published by NRDC. By Shelby Parks, Kathy Harris  New York Governor Hochul gave the green light last week for the state to move forward with the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule. The directive on the ACT to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) represents one of the first actions of her Administration to mitigate […]

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Peoria Welcomes Electric Transit Buses ElBae & Friends

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 03:20:27 +0000

Originally published by NRDC. By Alyssa Brown & Selena Kyle  This is the fifth in a series of blogs celebrating the grant projects funded through our Clean Air Act settlement with the owners of the E.D. Edwards coal-fired power plant outside Peoria, Illinois. The settlement provides for the plant to close by the end of 2022 and makes $8.6 […]

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A Transformative Climate Action Framework for Transportation

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2021 00:55:16 +0000

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Jeremy Martin, Senior Scientist and Director of Fuels Policy Addressing the climate crisis requires major changes in our cars, trucks and fuels, but ensuring that all people share equitably in the benefits and burdens of the transportation systems requires more profound change, that centers people rather […]

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Australian-Built Electric Buses to Run on Sunlight in Queensland

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2021 21:00:47 +0000

A massive expansion in electric passenger buses will be enabled by the partnership of Keolis Downer, BusTech, and the Queensland government. Sixteen new electric buses will be built in the Bustech workshop on the Gold Coast to run on sunshine. The first one should be in operation within 12 months. The buses will be charged […]

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When Electric Buses Make Sense, & When They Just Don’t

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2021 16:20:20 +0000

In a previous article, I mentioned Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART), a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system that went in a few years ago in the city. Like many, I was disappointed that they replaced some allegedly problematic electric buses they had purchased from BYD with “clean diesel” articulated buses. Working out their issues with BYD […]

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I Fell Down A Transportation Rabbit Hole On YouTube That Challenged My American Preconceptions

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 16:35:42 +0000

This morning, I was having a little trouble feeling completely awake, and needed to wait to be able to write. Instead of watching Netflix, I decided to look through YouTube to see if there was anything worth writing out later there. Instead of finding one video to cover, I ended up falling down a transportation […]

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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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10 Major Industries Ranked By Climate Action Progress

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 19:25:09 +0000

Much of industry is responding well to the biggest issue of this century, one we’ve jointly created over the past 300 years. But there is still much work to be done.

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The Great Toyota Zero-Emissions Summer Olympics Debacle

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 19:30:31 +0000

Toyota’s dream of zero emissions vehicles powered by hydrogen and solid state batteries at the Summer Olympics has been a miserable failure.

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We Cannot Short-Change Transit—Not Now

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 23:00:11 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Deron Lovaas  Given the urbanization of our nation, the overdue focus on racial inequity and the threat of climate change, our nation needs to invest much, much more in cleaner transportation options, especially public transit. While some in Congress recognize this imperative, news reports indicate that a bipartisan […]

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