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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
September 3, 2019, 10am PDT
The Trump administration's rollback on August 29 of an Obama-era regulation to reduce methane emissions in the production and distribution of oil and natural gas did not sit well with large oil and gas companies who see value in reducing emissions.
The New York Times
September 3, 2019, 5am PDT
Can a Democratic governor in a state controlled by a Republic legislature achieve meaningful emissions reductions from the state's energy utilities? North Carolina Governor Gary Cooper is trying.
Inside Climate News
September 2, 2019, 5am PDT
Part of a plan to move United Kingdom to renewable energy involves using heat from the London Underground to heat homes.
The Guardian
September 1, 2019, 11am PDT
Under a proposed 25-year solar contact, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power would pay record-cheap prices for 400 megawatts of power. But the utility declined to approve the deal after a utility workers' union raised concerns.
The Los Angeles Times
August 30, 2019, 2pm PDT
Columbus achieved something no other U.S. city has managed: moving out of non-compliance with federal air quality standards for ground-level ozone.
Smart Cities Dive
August 29, 2019, 12pm PDT
The city will evaluate all buildings over 50,000 square feet and make the energy performance ratings and information easily accessible.
Smart Cities Dive