California will make Uber and Lyft nearly all-EV by 2030

by David Ferris, Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition Highlights The California Air Resources Board (CARB) released its Clean Miles Standard, a plan which works to regulate the emissions of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft Drivers for these companies tend to contribute to carbon emissions and traffic congestion because they are often driving … Read more

How the gas industry is waging war against climate action

by Emily Holden, The Guardian Highlights The gas industry has been orchestrating efforts to push against any climate policy that threatens their business models through coalition building, hiring lobbying firms, social media strategy, and op-eds Though natural gas is touted as a safe resource, the extraction and transportation of the gas leaks methane, which is … Read more

Building decarbonization cuts pollution and boosts the economy. Here’s how state regulators can accelerate both.

Rooftop PV installation on the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe administration building

by Silvio Marcacci, Forbes Highlights Existing buildings and their components are difficult to replace and therefore are difficult to decarbonize Residential and commercial buildings in the United States account for 1 billion metric tons of emissions annually Electrification now reduces greenhouse gas emissions in 46 out of 48 states It is cost-effective to build out all-electric … Read more

SoCalGas trying to prevent regulators from learning more about its anti-climate political tactics

by Emily Atkin, Heated Highlights SoCalGas recently failed to stop building electrification efforts in the coastal city of San Luis Obispo by creating a group to advocate against it, threatening to hold a non-COVID 19 compliant rally if the law passes, and are suspected to have pushed a story saying building electrification was racially discriminatory … Read more

Congressional Climate Crisis Action Plan would decarbonize U.S., add $8 trillion in benefits by 2050

Congressional climate action plan

by Megan Mahajan, Forbes Highlights The U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has released their climate policy report titled Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient and Just America  Climate policy firm Energy Innovation modeled a subset of the Select Committee’s recommendations using … Read more

Electric dream: Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

by Kylie MacLellan, Reuters Highlights: Following a growing trend in Europe, Britain is the next country to announce the phase-out of internal combustion engine cars within the next 15 years. This includes all diesel, petrol, and hybrid vehicles.  Though traditional cars make up 90% of new vehicle sales in Britain, the government is investing over … Read more

GM investing billions in Michigan plant to produce electric trucks, SUVs

by Zack Budryk, The Hill Highlights: General Motors (GM) hopes to revive the Michigan auto manufacturing industry by investing $2 billion in their Detroit plant. This location will be used to manufacturing their new all electric truck starting in 2021. GM claims the opening of the plant will create over 2,000 new manufacturing jobs in … Read more

Electric buses offer massive climate savings

Electric buses can reduce carbon emissions and fossil fuel consumption more quickly than cars. Far more quickly! Not only is as bus obviously much bigger than a car, it spends the better part of the day on the move, while cars are parked 95% of the time. Whereas the average passenger car travels between 10-12,000 … Read more

Taking a spin on an electric tractor

With a view of the future? This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit the ranch of Steve Heckeroth, architect, legendary clean energy pioneer, inventor, former contributing editor for Mother Earth News, and in this instance, creator of the Solectrac electric drive tractor. Steve’s ranch, and e-tractor manufacturing operation, is located along the Mendocino Coast … Read more