What’s Next for State Climate Action in the US? 7 Areas to Watch

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2021 22:43:10 +0000

Originally published on WRI’s Blog. By Devashree Saha, Tom Cyrs and Alex Rudee  The Biden administration has committed to a historically ambitious climate agenda. We can expect a profound shift in U.S. federal climate policy — from one of continued domestic rollbacks and international disengagement, to one of forward progress and cooperation. This is critical, as it is not possible […]

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Community Solar Year 1 — A New Program Gets Underway

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 01:06:37 +0000

Community solar is the idea that folks who can’t install solar panels on their rooftops — either because their roof isn’t in good shape or they don’t have the upfront capital or they rent and don’t own their home — can essentially buy solar panels at a solar farm (usually off in a field somewhere relatively nearby), receive credit off their utility bills, and take part in growing their solar energy locally

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States & Cities Are Driving Climate & Clean Energy Progress

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 23:02:46 +0000

Part of NRDC’s Series Reviewing 2020 Climate & Clean Energy Developments

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Docked, Dockless, & Hybrid — Exploring The Different Models of Shared Micromobility

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2020 03:21:19 +0000

In the fall of 2020, Lyft, working with the City of Portland, dramatically expanded and upgraded Portland, Oregon’s bikeshare system, called Biketown. The expansion included adding an additional 13-square mile area for the city and the introduction of an entirely electric fleet, solidifying Biketown’s unique relevance among bikeshare systems

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5 Reasons Clean Fuel Standards Are The Key To Decarbonizing Transportation

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 19:23:45 +0000

Clean Fuel Standards like the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) have been around for more than a decade, but have not attracted the attention of more narrowly targeted policies promoting electric vehicles, biofuels, or renewable power

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Top 10 States For Renewable Energy, & Their Renewable Energy Splits

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2020 00:17:22 +0000

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently published a special short profile on New York’s renewable energy leadership and split. What I found particularly interesting in the piece, though, was the variation in renewable energy splits in the different top states

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Tesla Model 3 Gets Absolutely Demolished, Driver Walks Away With “Minor Injuries”

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2020 23:20:33 +0000

Earlier this week, a Tesla Model 3 driver in Oregon was reportedly speeding along at 100 mph (160 km/h) while drunk and high on marijuana and lost control of his car. The Model 3 struck an electricity pole, a couple of trees, and a utility box, getting absolutely demolished in the process. It was getting smashed to bits for 300 feet after leaving the asphalt

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Cost Comparison By State: Electric Vehicles vs. Gasoline Vehicles

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:32:41 +0000

Self Financial has shared a cost comparison of electric vehicles and ICE vehicles by state. The guide points out that many people often want to know how much an EV would cost when it is compared to gas alternatives

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