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December 22, 2019, 11am PST
The Los Angeles municipal utility will convert a Utah coal power plant to run on natural gas in 2025. According to a proposal unveiled Dec. 10, the plant will incrementally be converted to run entirely on hydrogen, a zero-emission fuel, by 2045.
Utility Dive
December 21, 2019, 1pm PST
The world, including the United States, could be entering a new era of personal mobility.
The Verge
December 20, 2019, 7am PST
About that Hyperloop report…
Jalopnik
Blog post
December 17, 2019, 9am PST
Proptech (a portmanteau of property and technology) promises to change the world of development and planning.
Kayla Matthews
December 16, 2019, 12pm PST
The scalability of vehicle-to-vehicle Internet technology hangs in the balance of a proposed rulemaking under consideration at the Federal Communication Commission.
FreightWaves
December 16, 2019, 10am PST
A feasibility analysis published today estimates costs and benefits for the still-unproven Hyperloop technology, as envisioned for a route connecting Cleveland and Chicago.
The Plain Dealer
December 14, 2019, 1pm PST
Lawmakers want to ensure that electric vehicles are accessible to all Californians, particularly lower-income motorists in disadvantaged communities. Unlike other incentive programs, participants must also scrap an older, polluting vehicle.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 12, 2019, 7am PST
A new generative tool developed by Sidewalk Labs uses machine learning and computational design to generate millions of comprehensive planning scenarios.
Sidewalk Talk
December 11, 2019, 7am PST
Walmart is planning on delivering groceries autonomously in Houston at some point in 2020.
TechCrunch
December 10, 2019, 2pm PST
A few regions have hoarded the growth of the tech innovation economy. A Brookings paper argues that Congress can help distribute tech innovation in growth centers around the Heartland of the United States.
Brookings
December 10, 2019, 7am PST
Waymo, like Google a company of Alphabet Inc., has been offering self-driving ride-hailing service to the public for a year, providing 100,000 rides in the Phoenix area in the process.
Smart Cities Dive
December 9, 2019, 11am PST
As the technology gets cheaper, AI surveillance systems are gaining popularity in some parts of the country, like the neighborhood of Magnolia in Seattle.
The Seattle Times
December 9, 2019, 6am PST
The known quantity of the EZ Pass system could prevent innovations in congestion pricing that would prevent the challenges since London enacted a similar policy.
Wired
December 7, 2019, 1pm PST
An initial lack of success of transportation pilot projects isn't always an indicator of long-term viability in a rapidly shifting transportation landscape, according to this article.
SPUR
December 6, 2019, 2pm PST
The Federal Communications Commission announced a new 5G Fund this week.
Smart Cities Dive
December 4, 2019, 11am PST
Los Angeles County's Minh Le discusses the county's priorities for moving forward with recent technological advancements in solar and energy storage.
The Planning Report
December 1, 2019, 7am PST
Which technologies have had the biggest impact on urban life and the built environment in the 2010s, according to Curbed.
Curbed
November 30, 2019, 1pm PST
The quality of life or residents might be the best way to measure the benefits of green building programs, according to the president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Smart Cities Dive
November 25, 2019, 1pm PST
A new satellite, currently residing on the International Space Station and scheduled for deployment in January, will measure and map the urban heat island effect of seven U.S. cities.
Arizona Republic
November 23, 2019, 9am PST
CEC Chair David Hochschild shares the commission’s strategy for improving the current grid system and how California has been, and will continue to be, a global leader in clean energy innovation.
VerdeXchange News