September 7, 2019, 5am PDT
It was long thought that a finite supply of lithium, a key element needed for electric vehicle batteries, would constrain the production of zero-emission vehicles, but the opposite happened: a slow down in EV demand has caused lithium prices to drop.
September 6, 2019, 9am PDT
Capital investments could get more expensive, if Congress forces transit systems to buy American.
Eno Center for Transportation
June 19, 2019, 6am PDT
A single fare card grants access to public transit rides in 260 Chinese cities.
May 14, 2019, 12pm PDT
Depending on the type of bicycle for sale, the price may jump 25 percent due to new tariffs paid by importers and consumers (not China as the president would have you think) if it arrives in the United States after June 1.
Bicycle Retailer and Industry News
April 5, 2019, 2pm PDT
Last month, the Paris-based International Energy Agency released its annual "Global Energy & CO2 Status Report." Energy consumption grew 2.3 percent with fossil fuels accounting for 70 percent on the increase. CO2 emissions jumped 1.7 percent.
April 4, 2019, 6am PDT
A global shift in the market has upended the recycling industry. The story of recycling's past provides direction for the future.
March 25, 2019, 10am PDT
The U.S. is an expensive place to build transit resources. A move from Congress to ban Chinese rail cars over espionage fears may exacerbate that problem.
March 21, 2019, 5am PDT
More than 900 Chinese cities are continuing to plan for growth even as their populations shrink.
March 19, 2019, 7am PDT
Trouble in the global market means trouble at home when it comes to recycling. Municipalities are having trouble paying the extra cost for recycling programs as China stops accepting U.S. waste.
March 17, 2019, 5am PDT
As the world becomes more encased in concrete, the detrimental effects of its widespread use are increasing in scale and severity.
March 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
Auto analyst John Voelcker discusses the electric vehicle market in the U.S. on NPR. Ominous clouds belie the excellent sales figures for last year, and policies pushed by Trump only ensure that motor vehicles will continue to gulp more gasoline.
March 4, 2019, 1pm PST
Failed investments and buildings with no tenants sit on the outskirts of Beijing and Shanghai.
March 1, 2019, 12pm PST
China's decision to halt imports of most recyclables from the United States has caused turmoil. With few markets for their recyclables, Philadelphia is sending half of them to a waste-to-energy incinerator in Chester not designed to burn them.
February 8, 2019, 12pm PST
With the Trump administration's abdication of its predecessor's position on fighting climate change, a void has been left in global climate change leadership. One expert believes that China may have already filled the leadership role.
January 16, 2019, 5am PST
U.S. sales of plug-in electric vehicles, including those with internal combustion engines, increased by 81 percent in 2018 over 2017. But if you remove the best-selling Tesla Model 3 from the mix, the increase drops to 11 percent.
January 15, 2019, 9am PST
China continues to lead the world in the construction of skyscrapers.
January 11, 2019, 2pm PST
Markets for residential property income of East Asia's most expensive cities are slowing down. The U.S.-China trade war is one factor, along with local controls and a mainland Chinese economy applying the brakes.
January 2, 2019, 7am PST
The Chinese company seemed to be dominating its corner of the shared mobility market—until its dramatic downfall.
December 7, 2018, 12pm PST
The report from the Global Carbon Project, an international group of scientists who track greenhouse gas emissions, comes as a surprise as emissions had been relatively flat for the last four years. Global emissions this year will increase 2.7%.
November 19, 2018, 2pm PST
Just two years after killing what would be the world's largest methanol plant at the Port of Tacoma, the project has reemerged at the Port of Kalama. According to the EIS for the plant, global CO2 emissions will be reduced, though increased locally.