Marin County Mandates Building Electrification
Starting January 1, all new buildings in the county must be electric-powered, while multifamily apartment buildings will be required to provide electric car chargers.
Electric Tractor Lending Library Provides Equipment to Northwest Farmers
Advocates for electrifying farm equipment are calling for more tax incentives and access to electric tractors and other machinery for U.S. farmers.
Electric School Buses Put Power Back Into Grid
A “vehicle to grid” pilot program in a Southern California school district has school buses doing double-duty as electricity storage.
The Marriage of Technology and Road Infrastructure
The future of road infrastructure likely includes wireless electric charging, innovative construction materials, and more data collection. Will cities remember to prioritize pedestrian safety, too?
Postal Service Commits to Electrifying Half its New Fleet
In the wake of condemnation from environmental groups, the USPS revised its plan to replace its gas-powered fleet of trucks.
EPA Launches School Bus Electrification Program
The agency will distribute $5 billion over the next five years to help school districts purchase electric and low-emissions buses.
Report: U.S. Greenhouse Gas Reductions Not Hitting Paris Agreement Goal
The United States is making modest gains in the power and transportation sectors, but emissions in the industrial sector are holding steady, absent new reduction initiatives.
Study: Cutting U.S. Emissions by 50 Percent This Decade Is Possible
With coordinated effort at the local, state, and federal levels, the United States could meet its goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030.
Caltrain Electrification Project Faces Budget Shortfall
The agency is seeking an additional $260 million to complete electrification of train lines between San Francisco and San Jose.
To Fight ‘Range Anxiety,’ Oregon To Invest $100 Million in Electric Vehicle Charging
The Oregon Department of Transportation plans to install EV chargers along crucial transportation corridors and expand charging options around the state to encourage more Oregonians to buy electric vehicles.
California Issues Electrification Plan
To comply with the federal goal of eliminating new gas-powered vehicle sales by 2035, California plans to increase zero-emissions vehicle sales to 35 percent by 2026.
Cincinnati To Electrify Municipal Fleet by 2035
The city of Cincinnati will beef up its efforts to shift to renewable energy starting next week with electric police cars, fire trucks, and other city vehicles.
Companies Eyeing EV Charging as Next Big Opportunity
More electric vehicles on the road will mean more demand for charging stations where drivers can power up away from home.
'Charging as a Service' Could Accelerate Decarbonization
The proliferation of private EV charging services, coupled with federal investment in charging stations, has the potential to reduce 'charging anxiety' and encourage a faster switch to electric vehicles.
USPS Says It Needs More Money To Electrify Fleet
The agency claims the federal government isn't providing enough funding to switch more of its delivery trucks to electric vehicles.
Brief: U.S. DOT Rural EV Toolkit Is Good but No Panacea
The U.S. needs more charging infrastructure to support the electrification of the transportation sector. This toolkit is a good step in the right direction. But electric vehicles and charging infrastructure are no panacea to our transportation woes.
Challenges to Electrifying City Fleets
Shifting municipal fleets to electric vehicles poses some challenges, but cities can take steps today to prepare for an easier transition to an electric future.
Sustainability Advocates Reject USPS Electrification Plan
Critics say the Postal Service's argument for its weak commitment to electrifying its vehicle fleet doesn't hold water.
Fighting Climate Change in the Kitchen
With more cities banning the use of natural gas in new buildings, cooks are discovering the benefits of electric appliances.
Why Are U.S. Policymakers Ignoring Electric Bikes?
The singular focus on EVs is making U.S. cities miss out on the opportunity to promote e-bikes as a more efficient and sustainable transportation mode.
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