Electrification

Houses on green hillside in Marin County, California

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.

November 23, 2022 - Globe St.

Tractor on Oregon farm

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.

October 31, 2022 - The Daily Yonder

Yellow electric Blue Bird school bus

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.

July 31, 2022 - Governing

Road with one green electric vehicle charging lane

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?

July 26, 2022 - Governing

A row of USPS delivery trucks

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.

July 24, 2022 - Streetsblog USA

School Buses

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.

July 21, 2022 - U.S. PIRG, the Federation of State Public Interest Research Groups

Coal-Fired Power Plant

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.

July 15, 2022 - Rhodium Group

Factory Emissions

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.

June 7, 2022 - Berkeley Lab

San Francisco Rail Transit

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.

May 31, 2022 - San Francisco Examiner

Electric Cars

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.

May 10, 2022 - KTVZ

Electric car being charged at a station

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.

April 18, 2022 - The New York Times

Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio

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.

March 18, 2022 - Cincinnati.com

EV charging station with cars at TNB Research, Kajang, Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia

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.

March 6, 2022 - The New York Times

Electric Car Charging Stencil

'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.

February 22, 2022 - Forbes

Mail delivery trucks in the parking lot at the United States Postal Service (USPS) main post office and distribution facility at 715 NW Hoyt Street in Portland, Oregon.

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.

February 17, 2022 - Gizmodo

Electric Vehicle Charging

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.

February 14, 2022 - Robert Fischer

Electric Cars

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.

February 10, 2022 - Route Fifty

USPS truck in winter, Lexington Massachusetts

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.

January 13, 2022 - Streetsblog USA

Natural gas stove with blue flame

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.

December 30, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Sunstar electric bikes displayed during the japanese festival in Geneva on the 7th october 2012

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.

December 14, 2021 - Treehugger

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