Why Is The USA Okay Being 5 Years Behind Europe & China On Vehicle Electrification?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2021 03:10:03 +0000

The big electric vehicle announcement the Biden administration wanted to make today is that it has gotten GM, Ford, and Stellantis onboard for a 2030 electric vehicle target that, unfortunately, is actually quite lame. (Side note: the event was about much more than this weak target, but I’ll come back to that at the end.) […]

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Minnesota Becomes A Clean Cars State

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:53:00 +0000

Courtesy of the Office of Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. [July 26, St. Paul, MN] — Today, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan celebrated clean car standards taking effect in Minnesota. The new standards, finalized by a notice in the state register today, reduce carbon emissions, create good-paying jobs, […]

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Opportunities for Cleaner, More Efficient Freight Transport in India

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 22:13:48 +0000

India will witness a rapid growth in freight transport over the coming decades. The country can implement a set of solutions to meet that growing demand cost-effectively and sustainably

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We Need More Electric Vehicles, But Extending Regulatory Incentives For EVs Is A Bad Idea

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 00:00:51 +0000

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Dave Cooke, Senior Vehicles Analyst A recent New York Times article noted that the Biden administration will be looking to use vehicle efficiency standards to boost electric vehicles sales. Our analysis shows that strong standards are the best way to accelerate toward an electric future and that we need […]

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Canada: 100% Of Car & Passenger Truck Sales Must Be Zero-Emission By 2035 In Canada

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 16:35:03 +0000

Originally published on Transport Canada. To build a cleaner, more prosperous economy that fights climate change and creates good jobs, the Government of Canada is taking action to cut pollution from all sectors of the economy — including from the transportation sector, which accounts for one-quarter of our greenhouse gas emissions. Today, the Minister of […]

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City of Richmond Pushes California to Go 100% ZEV by 2030

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 16:42:16 +0000

Having spoken with several battery mineral experts about this, 100% electric vehicle sales by 2030 globally seems impossible, and Elon Musk himself recently estimated that the market would probably be a bit over 50% by around 2030. However, leaders are leaders, and that can go for cities and states as well as automakers. California has […]

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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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