Entries by Jock Gilchrist

Only Zero Emissions Vehicles in California – the case and the progress

On January 3rd, Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco introduced AB1745, a bill that would allow  the only new vehicles to register in California in 2040 and beyond to be Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEVs). Since transportation contributes 39% of California’s greenhouse gas emissions – the largest of any sector – bringing that number down to […]

Breaking the climate silence in the age of mega-hurricanes

“Terrible.” “Seismic. “An experience out of this world.” “Catastrophic.” “Like a movie I never want to see.” These are the words and phrases used by inhabitants of Caribbean islands as Hurricane Irma tore through the region last week. By this time, Irma had already broken the record for strongest sustained winds, howling at 185mph for […]