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October 13, 2019, 7am PDT
"I realize that we are in crisis politically as well as sustainably. But…"
Greater Greater Washington
October 13, 2019, 5am PDT
U.S. cities and regions are both showing how electric buses can be done and taking too long to do it. A new report focuses on success stories.
Smart Cities Dive
October 11, 2019, 8am PDT
A decision by the Bureau of Land Management on Oct. 3 may reverse the outcome of a 2013 lawsuit against the Obama administration by two environmental groups that effectively halted drilling in Fresno, Monterey and San Benito counties.
The Hill
October 10, 2019, 11am PDT
Preventing electricity losses makes power generation more efficient. Those efficiencies translate into lower emissions.
Inside Science
October 10, 2019, 5am PDT
The United Kingdom’s new off-shore wind power facility brings the country closer to its goal of generating a third of its power from off-shore wind by 2030.
CNN
October 9, 2019, 10am PDT
Planetizen has collected local and national news on a massive, ongoing environmental and infrastructure story in Northern California. There are maps to keep track of the scope of planned power outages.
The San Francisco Chronicle
October 6, 2019, 5am PDT
The city is considering a proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions even more by aiming for carbon neutrality by 2050.
The Star
October 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new report details steps the city can take to help prevent climate change and protect its most vulnerable residents.
NOLA.com
October 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Modeled on the nation's first mandatory cap-and-trade program that only targets power plant emissions, the Transportation & Climate Initiative subjects transportation fuel to a similar market-based program. It took a major step forward on Oct. 1.
The Hill
October 4, 2019, 11am PDT
Fears of a US trade war and a slowing economy have translated into fewer subsidies for solar and wind energy in China.
Yale Environment 360
September 29, 2019, 7am PDT
A new program that will incentivize scooter "juicers," the people who collect and charge electric scooters for a fee, to switch to green energy.
CityLab
September 28, 2019, 9am PDT
A hugely significant water and power infrastructure project in the works in Utah is now only a water project.
The Salt Lake Tribune
September 27, 2019, 10am PDT
Electric vehicle sales continue to rise, but the need for more charging infrastructure is increasing as well.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 23, 2019, 11am PDT
To show his company's commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2040, Jeff Bezos announced Thursday that Amazon would purchase 100,000 battery-electric delivery vans from Michigan-based Rivian. The trucks will begin service in 2021.
Bloomberg News via Transport Topics
September 14, 2019, 11am PDT
Air conditioning has drastically changed modern life and the ways cities have developed. But, the environmental consequences are immense, and it’s time to cut back.
The Guardian
September 7, 2019, 11am PDT
Technology is changing the game of real estate in New York City. The technology behind the revolution, called proptech, is only going to become more critical as cities respond to climate change.
Crain's New York Business
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.
Oil Price
September 5, 2019, 12pm PDT
Vistra Energy is closing coal power plants in Illinois, each of which employs between 60 to 90 workers.
NBC
September 4, 2019, 1pm PDT
Los Angeles County's new, ambitious sustainability plan was crafted in collaboration with the significant resources available in the region, including one of the nation's finest public universities.
UCLA Newsroom
September 4, 2019, 10am PDT
Making materials like cement, plastic, glass, and steel creates a lot of emissions. In an opinion piece, Bill Gates argues any climate plan needs to grapple with these hard-to-decarbonize industries.
Gates Notes