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). […]

Canadians want electric cars, but can’t find them

by Chris Hatch in News, Energy, National Observer One-in-three British Columbians expect to buy an electric car as their next vehicle, but they’re going to have trouble finding one. Despite the surge in interest, less than half of the dealerships in B.C. have any electric vehicles at all according to a new report from Clean […]

U.S. automakers double down on trucks & SUVs, despite talk of a cleaner future

by Marianne Lavelle, InsideClimate News A year ago, General Motors laid out a bold vision for a transition to a zero-emissions future. It announced plans for 20 new electric vehicle models by 2023, and CEO Mary Barra wrote: “Our generation has the ambition, the talent and the technology to realize the safer, better and more […]

Santa Rosa CityBus plans to buy 4 electric buses, in 1st step toward a zero-emission fleet

by Kevin Fixler, Press Democrat With nearly $3 million in federal money, Santa Rosa CityBus will begin to shift gears toward going electric. The city’s transportation and public works department recently learned it was awarded $1.78 million in Federal Transit Administration dollars dedicated to improving the nation’s bus safety and reliability through vehicle and infrastructure […]

Destiny Rodriguez at the SAFE hearing in Fresno, Sept. 2018

Testifying in Fresno at the public hearing on watering down vehicle emissions standards

I woke Monday morning feeling poorly. My nose was stuffed, my eyes irritated and runny, my chest in pain. These are the effects of residual unhealthy air quality from the last week. Despite the fact most of the larger fires have been contained in the surrounding area, the heat from the Valley bakes the already […]

CARB announces more than $200 million in new funding for clean freight transportation

by California Air Resources Board The California Air Resources Board (CARB) today announced up to $205 million in grants for projects designed to accelerate the adoption of clean freight technologies and reduce air pollution caused by the movement of goods throughout the state. Eleven projects will receive $150 million from California Climate Investments – using […]

Airlines’ biofuel-powered flights might soon take off

by Justin Bachman, Bloomberg For years, airlines have experimented with biofuels, aiming to reduce both carbon emissions and their reliance on fossil fuels. It’s been a turbulent journey buffeted by inconsistent investment and the periodic lure of cheap oil. But several major carriers are planning larger-scale usage of biofuel in 2019 and 2020, including JetBlue […]

EV adoption in Iceland and opportunities in the U.S.

by Buddy Burch, Center for Climate Protection On a recent trip to Iceland, I found myself wondering about the country’s electric vehicle (EV) adoption. According to official energy statistics, 85 percent of total energy and all electricity comes from renewable sources, so I was curious about the government’s efforts to support EV adoption and zero-emission […]

UPS is going electric

by Katie Fehrenbacher, Greenbiz The odds are growing that the package you’ve been waiting for will be delivered in a truck powered by a battery. Delivery giant UPS announced this week that it’s partnered with a small tech startup called Thor Trucks, based in Los Angeles, to create and test out an electric delivery vehicle. […]