How to make carbon pricing palatable to air travelers

University of British Columbia & EDF; read full article at ScienceDaily Travelers are willing to pay a little more for flights if they know the extra money will be used to address carbon emissions, per new study  How those fees are presented at the time of ticket purchase is the key to consumer acceptance. People […]

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Four companies agree on partnership to develop fully-electric cargo ships

by Mitsubishi Corporation Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd., Exeno Yamamizu Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., and Mitsubishi Corporation today announced their agreement to create a strategic partnership to provide new infrastructure services in the marine shipping industry that focus on electrically powered vessels. Their newly established company, e5 Lab. Inc. (e5 Lab) will work to develop […]

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Major automakers strike climate deal with California, rebuffing Trump on proposed mileage freeze

by Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post Four automakers from three continents have struck a deal with California to produce fleets that are more fuel-efficient in coming years, undercutting one of the Trump administration’s most aggressive climate policy rollbacks. The compromise between the California Air Resources Board and Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW […]

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Paris bans 2.7 million vehicles to combat air pollution

by Adam Sage, The Times Paris has banned about a third of the cars in the region from entering the capital on weekdays to improve air quality and reduce deaths from particulate pollution. The measures — some of the most restrictive in Europe — come after the publication of a report showing that Paris has […]

Aviation industry hears clamour for electric planes

by Jasper Jolly, The Guardian Faced with growing calls for action on the climate crisis, aerospace companies gathering for the Paris air show next week are turning their thoughts to a future run on electricity rather than fossil fuels. The scale of the challenge is considerable. The target for net zero carbon emissions by 2050, […]

Utilities get into EVs in the heart of the auto industry

by Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News Utility companies are seeing opportunities to grow by getting into aspects of the electric vehicle business. My colleague James Bruggers wrote about this for ICN, focusing on Duke Energy’s announcement of a $76 million plan in North Carolina that’s largely about developing charging stations. The story mentions that utilities in […]

The tortured tale of two transportation bills

Or how I learned to love the fight for climate change by Jane Bender, Board member of The Climate Center Here’s the bottom line An overwhelmingly Democratic legislature in the most progressive state in the union cannot pass a study bill on reducing vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions because of one person—the Chair of the […]

How the world’s biggest shipping company plans to cut emissions

by Christian Wienberg, Bloomberg A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S is about to conduct the shipping industry’s biggest test yet of biofuel as it seeks to cut emissions and meet its target of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050. The Mette Maersk, one of the company’s biggest vessels, will this month set off on a 25,000 nautical miles round trip […]

Tesla & Pasadena will cooperate to build largest fast charging facility in Western US

by Steve Hanley, Clean Technica Convergence. It’s what happens when two competing ideas begin to merge. For the past 7 years, Tesla has been going it alone when it comes to building charging infrastructure for the electric cars is produces. Its Supercharger locations were dedicated solely to Tesla drivers. If you drove a LEAF or […]

Plunging sales suggests end is nigh for fossil fuel cars in Australia

by Giles Parkinson, The Drive No 1: When asked, more than one third of Australians say that – given the chance – their next passenger vehicle purchase will be electric. More than two thirds think the shift to electric is inevitable. No 2: In the first two months of 2019, sales of new petrol and […]