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Center releases a survey on global activities to phase out internal combustion engine vehicles

by Isabella Burch, Center for Climate Protection In January, California Assemblymember Phil Ting introduced the Clean Cars 2040 Act to address the pervasive issue of air pollution in our state. This would allow the only new vehicle registrations in California to be Zero Emissions Vehicles starting in 2040.  The Clean Cars 2040 Act reflects a […]

Inside Climate News tracks oil spills and the biggest oil spill you’ve never heard of

by InsideClimate News InsideClimate News won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in national reporting for this four-part narrative and six follow-up reports into an oil spill most Americans have never heard of. More than 1 million gallons of oil spilled into the Kalamazoo River in July 2010, triggering the most expensive cleanup in U.S. history—more than […]

Trump offshore oil drilling plan draws protest in California

by Sharon Bernstein, Reuters SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Environmental activists in California on Thursday protested a Trump Administration proposal to vastly increase offshore oil drilling in the United States. The protest immediately preceded a public meeting by the U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Sacramento, where officials will be available to talk […]

Why are big utilities so afraid?

by Linda Parks And Sheila Kuehl, The Sacramento Bee Last year, Ventura and Los Angeles counties took a huge step forward in creating energy choices when we joined with dozens of local cities to create the Clean Power Alliance of Southern California. Since, 28 jurisdictions have signed on to offer cleaner, greener and cheaper energy […]

Hundreds protest Trump’s offshore drilling plan in Oregon

by Tracy Loew, Statesman Journal Oregon’s coastal legislators are demanding the Trump administration reverse its decision to open the entire West Coast to offshore oil drilling. “You can be very, very sure that I’m concerned about this,” Rep. David Gomberg, D-Otis, said Tuesday at a news conference and rally organized by opponents. “It puts our […]

New York’s giant pension fund doubles climate investments

by Nicholas Kusnetz, InsideClimate News America’s third-largest public pension fund is ramping up its climate-savvy investments, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced to global finance leaders on Wednesday. The fund, a huge and influential investor, plans to double its stake to $4 billion in a portfolio of companies that disclose and seek to […]

Exclusive: How Tesla’s first truck charging stations will be built

by Eric M. Johnson, Reuters SEATTLE (Reuters) – Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla Inc, has said little about how he plans to turn his prototype electric truck into reality. But Reuters has learned that Tesla is collaborating with Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo and United Parcel Service Inc to build on-site charging terminals at their facilities […]