BayCLIC tackles transportation

The Bay Area Climate Literacy Impact Collaborative (BayCLIC) is a professional network dedicated to ensuring that visitors to the Bay Area’s array of renowned educational institutions learn about the core elements of climate change and feel both motivated and empowered to take action. The Center for Climate Protection plays a support role for BayCLIC, facilitating […]

How the cargo industry is cleaning up its filthy act

by Kyunghee Park and Jason Clenfield, Bloomberg Air pollution from cars and factories has been regulated in much of the world since the 1970s. When it comes to the smoke-belching ships that carry global trade, the rules have been a lot looser. Big changes start next January, though, when long-debated standards from the International Maritime […]

Air travel is surging. That’s a huge problem for the climate.

by Umair Irfan, Vox Greenhouse gas emissions in the United States appear to be on the rise again after years of decline. The Rhodium Group recently released preliminary estimates showing carbon dioxide emissions overall surged 3.4 percent in 2018, with the transportation sector leading the way as the largest source of emissions for the third […]

The bull case for micromobility

by Oliver Bruce, Micromobility The way that shared e-scooters/bikes have exploded onto the scene in the last year has taken even the most ardent supporters by surprise. We think they’re still being underestimated. In our podcast, Micromobility, Horace Dediu and I explore the emergent phenomenon of electric bikes and scooters, and how these new form […]

Why the West Coast is suddenly beating the East Coast on transportation

by Emma G. Fitzsimmons, The New York Times When New York City’s transportation commissioner returned from a recent trip to California, she seemed downright jealous. There were electric scooters in Oakland. New train lines in Los Angeles. Self-driving cars in the Bay Area. She tried them all. “It is an incredibly exciting time to be […]

Daimler to buy $23 billion of battery cells for electric car drive

by Edward Taylor, Reuters Daimler (DAIGn.DE) will buy battery cells worth more than 20 billion euros ($23 billion) by 2030 as it readies mass production of hybrid and electric vehicles, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars said on Tuesday. The company is one of a number of German automakers massively expanding in electric vehicles as European […]

10% Of New Vehicles Purchased in California Are EVs

by Loren McDonald, Clean Technica Trends in the US often start in California, expand to other Western states and/or Northeastern states, and then fill in eventually in the Midwest and South. This same pattern is also occurring with sales of EVs in the US and is creating in essence green versus brown states, similar to […]

My turn: GM’s greenwashing could wreck CA’s electric vehicle progress

by V. John White, CALmatters General Motors is taking greenwashing to an entirely new level. In response to President Donald Trump’s proposal to roll back Obama administration regulations on fuel standards, General Motors last month proposed to place five million electric vehicles on the road by 2030. GM’s half-measure is a distraction at best. At […]

Santa Rosa to receive ‘Electrify America’ investments in vehicle charging stations

by Will Carruthers, Sonoma County Gazette Santa Rosa will be one of nine California cities to see the silver lining of a car company’s foiled effort to skirt environmental regulations. Electrify America announced this week that Santa Rosa was picked as the beneficiaries the company’s latest round of investments in electric vehicle charging stations and […]

One of the fast charging stations along the way

Taking my Leaf to the pines – with a robust network of chargers

When I leased my 2017 Nissan Leaf, I figured that for longer trips, I would rent a car and would still come out ahead in terms of money because of the good deal I got on the Leaf and the fact that I don’t take many long trips (several new EV models have longer range). […]