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In contrast to the $1.2 trillion Senate bipartisan infrastructure proposal, Senate Democrats are discussing a massive package that is more of a budget resolution than an infrastructure bill, designed to pass with 51 votes on reconciliation.
Roll Call
The plan seeks to mitigate the effects of urban heat islands by preserving and growing the city's tree canopy.
Smart Cities Dive
June 10, 2021, 10am PDT
It's the latest turn of the screw for a project that has depended on the occupant in the White House.
The New York Times
June 8, 2021, 7am PDT
The proposed bill and house resolution would create stricter rules for solar leases and make solar projects ineligible for a commonly used tax exemption.
Louisiana Illuminator
June 2, 2021, 11am PDT
Mining jobs needed to produce the metals for processing into battery parts used to build electric vehicles in America will not be developed in the U.S. but in Australia, Brazil and Canada, mainly to avoid battles with environmentalists.
May 30, 2021, 7am PDT
Reducing car dependency can improve air quality, increase access to jobs and opportunities, and help cities meet emissions reduction goals.
The Washington Post
May 30, 2021, 5am PDT
The state is diversifying its energy sources to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030, in line with federal climate goals.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 24, 2021, 6am PDT
A new report shows that long-term federal investments in electric vehicles could promote significant growth in the sector as the nation moves toward reducing GHG emissions.
Rhodium Group
May 19, 2021, 11am PDT
Washington Gov. Jay Insee distinguished himself in the 2020 presidential Democratic primary as the "climate candidate," yet he vetoed a section of a transportation electrification bill that set a goal of ending sales of gas-powered cars by 2030.
May 13, 2021, 9am PDT
A Louisiana state legislator who is also the owner of oil company has proposed several laws that would remove regulations for the oil industry, including one that would prevent the local and state regulation of oil and gas companies.
The Guardian
May 10, 2021, 9am PDT
As climate change heightens the risk of intense drought periods, a new framework can help scientists better understand the interconnected causes and effects of drought.
May 10, 2021, 5am PDT
The bill also calls for increased investment in charging infrastructure and financial incentives for consumers.
Smart Cities Dive
May 6, 2021, 10am PDT
Dr. Joe Lyou, CEO of the Coalition for Clean Air, walks through the legal necessity of South Coast AQMD's proposed Indirect Source Rule, which aims to accelerate the transition to zero-emission technologies and fleet electrification.
The Planning Report
April 29, 2021, 9am PDT
Much of California's oil and gas extraction takes place in residential neighborhoods, posing significant health risks to entire communities.
Yale Environment 360
April 27, 2021, 7am PDT
The company's proposed $100 billion carbon capture project would require a "large-scale" public-private partnership and could capture up to 100 million tons of carbon per year.
Houston Chronicle
April 22, 2021, 12pm PDT
At the "Leaders Summit on Climate" today, President Joe Biden has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by 50-52 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2030.
USA Today
April 8, 2021, 9am PDT
With ridership at record lows and agencies struggling to stay afloat, public transit around the world will need robust investment to recover after the pandemic.
The New York Times
April 8, 2021, 8am PDT
With some strategic planning on the part of transit agencies and operators, shared e-scooters can be an important ally in the fight against car dependence.
Greater Greater Washington
April 6, 2021, 12pm PDT
An online calculator helps companies determine the broader impacts of their decisions to continue working remotely or return to the office.
Bloomberg CityLab
April 6, 2021, 10am PDT
The two states both approved measures that will set VMT reduction goals and create enforcement mechanisms to promote more climate-friendly policies.
State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI)