Transportation Policies for New York to Achieve Its Climate Goals

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 17:46:59 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Kathy Harris New York achieving its climate goals may rest in the hands of the state’s Climate Action Council, a government advisory group tasked with preparing a plan to meet the goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. Since the transportation sector is the largest emitter of […]

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Finally, Infrastructure Week Isn’t a Joke

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 17:30:00 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Deron Lovaas For years everyone has furrowed their brows and declared infrastructure “crumbling,” with respected scorecards rating it mediocre and one former Transportation Secretary dubbing the U.S. “one big pothole.” Yet so far little has happened to address the problem. That changes today as Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will kick off […]

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Philly Wants To Wean Off Gas. The City-Owned Gas Utility Is Refusing To Go Along.

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 03:20:10 +0000

In a bid to cut carbon pollution, a growing number of local leaders are working to phase out gas in buildings. In Philly, the city-owned gas utility is using ratepayer money to thwart this goal.

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St. Louis Initiates Electric Transition

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 21:43:13 +0000

Courtesy of NRDC. By Kelly Blynn, Stefan Schaffer  This blog was co-authored with Maurice Muia, Climate Advisor to the City of St. Louis. St. Louis continues to set a brisk pace on its path toward clean transportation: In February, Mayor Lyda Krewson signed an executive order that formally begins the transition for the city fleet, requiring city […]

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Nevada’s Clean Cars Program Will Be A Big Win For Nevadans

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 03:46:48 +0000

By Simon Mui Nevada’s efforts to adopt a Clean Cars Nevada program will win big, according to an independent consultant report released today by Shulock Consulting. The report shows that the program will lead to a jackpot of savings to new vehicle owners, avoid millions of tons of climate pollution annually, and help improve public health through reductions in […]

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Strong Start On Energy Efficiency For Biden Administration

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 03:00:53 +0000

President Biden is off to a strong start when it comes to energy efficiency. The president’s Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis directs agencies to review a number of harmful actions taken during the Trump administration, including several involving efficiency

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Demand Flexibility Is Critical — Use It When We Have It

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 04:12:35 +0000

To stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis, we must urgently transition from polluting fossil fuels to emissions-free energy. The large-scale deployment of renewable energy to replace polluting power plants and rapid electrification of our buildings, vehicles and industries are necessary pillars to achieving this transition

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Colorado Approves $110 Million Transportation Electrification Plan

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 20:31:02 +0000

Xcel Energy will deploy approximately 20,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at residential, commercial, and public sites across Colorado, under a $110 million plan formally approved by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission this week

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An Energy Efficiency Needle in the Relief Bill Haystack

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 04:54:01 +0000

A critical tool for cutting greenhouse gas emissions is buried in the fine print of the massive “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021,” signed by President Trump. This tool is a provision that offers permanent tax incentives for highly energy-efficient commercial buildings

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New York Must Keep Up Climate & Environmental Wins in 2021

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2021 15:48:33 +0000

In 2021, New York State must keep up the fight for a cleaner, healthier and more equitable future for all

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