The Bill That Could Connect California To Sun, Wind, & Savings Across The West

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2023 05:27:32 +0000

A bill in the California State Legislature that would start a fully integrated western electricity grid will be heard in the Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee next week

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New York City Votes to “Skip the Stuff” In Take-Out Orders

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 02:36:59 +0000

“Billions of pounds of plastic cover 40% of our ocean surfaces and we contribute to that,” said Council Member Erik Bottcher. “That’s why I’m so proud to be a prime cosponsor of the Skip the Stuff Legislation. Thanks to Chair Velázquez for sponsoring this bill and holding this important hearing. I’m also grateful to the amazing advocates and organizations like Reusable NYC who work on this issue every single day.”

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Record Year for Electric Vehicle Battery Supply Chains

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 03:38:46 +0000

Ford BlueOval SK Battery ParkThis Blog is part of NRDC’s Year-End Series Reviewing 2022 Climate & Clean Energy Developments

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Joe Biden’s Bold Bet on Vehicle Charging

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 00:15:05 +0000

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has announced $700 million in private sector commitments to build and expand the vehicle charging infrastructure needed to transition to zero-emission cars and trucks. The National EV Charging Initiative — made up of groups that represent many of the companies pledging these investments and workforce development efforts today — has been coordinating […]

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Colorado Regulators Approve Plan That Phases Out Coal By 2031

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 19:43:28 +0000

With a unanimous decision, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved Xcel’s plan to accelerate the end of coal in the state. The updated settlement — which was supported by NRDC, Sierra Club, and other parties and approved by the PUC with some modifications — is a win for the climate, Xcel customers, and […]

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Colorado EV Charging Readiness Bill Vetoed — Big Mistake

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2022 03:26:06 +0000

In a disappointing move amid an otherwise positive legislative session for transportation, air quality, and climate, Governor Jared Polis vetoed a bill that would have expanded electric vehicle (EV) charging for Coloradans. The legislation, House Bill 22-1218, would have ensured that new buildings and major renovations had the electrical wiring and capacity to host future […]

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Exhausted: How We Can Stop Lithium Mining from Depleting Water Resources, Draining Wetlands, and Harming Communities in South America

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 14 May 2022 12:03:51 +0000

To mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, we must transition away from fossil fuels like petroleum and coal and toward clean energy generation and zero-emission transportation options. However, many green technologies, such as electric vehicles and renewable power plants, depend on lithium-ion batteries, which require lithium. Lithium resources are concentrated in locations that have […]

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Interior Nixes Oil & Gas Lease Sales in Alaska & Gulf of Mexico

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Fri, 13 May 2022 23:00:13 +0000

In a big win for Alaskan and Gulf of Mexico communities, the Department of Interior is cancelling three oil and gas lease sales off the coasts of Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico. The leases would have opened up more than a million acres for development in vibrant oceans ecosystems that are vital to threatened and […]

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