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California Strives to Remain Ahead in Zero Emission Vehicles

, research and deputy director, Clean Vehicles

California leads the nation in plug-in car sales, but the state isn’t resting on its laurels to maintain dominance in the emerging market for zero tailpipe emission vehicles. Read more >

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California Charts a Course for Clean Air: Can We Get There from Here?

, research and deputy director, Clean Vehicles

Imagine that 8 out of 10 cars on California roads release no tailpipe emissions, that the telltale exhaust plumes of soot from ships sailing into our ports are no longer visible, and that freight trains run on electricity. These are a few examples of what California air quality regulators, including the Air Resources Board and the air districts of the San Joaquin Valley and South Coast regions, envision in the recently released Vision for Clean Air. Read more >

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California Gives a Boost to Electric Vehicles, Approves $27 Million in Consumer Rebates

, research and deputy director, Clean Vehicles

Seeing an electric vehicle driving down the street isn’t really a novelty anymore, at least not in the San Francisco Bay Area. I no longer do a double take whenever I spot a Chevy Volt or a Nissan LEAF. Granted, there are far more gas-powered vehicles on the road, but it’s clear that electric vehicles have finally hit the streets. And more and more automakers are offering electric variants for consumers to choose from. Read more >

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Dear Climate Deniers, Meet California Scientists and Engineers with the Facts and Solutions to the Pollution

, former deputy director, Clean Vehicles

A recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) from 16 scientists and engineers has gotten a lot of attention on our blog and elsewhere. The scientists and engineers basically urged candidates for public office to ignore the growing problem of climate change. But they are far from representative of the scientific and engineering communities.  Read more >

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Car Companies Embrace a Different Kind of Climate Change, Oil Industry Threatens to Sue

, former deputy director, Clean Vehicles

When I think about climate change, the images that come quickly to mind are of melting polar ice caps, heat waves, droughts, and severe flooding. This kind of climate change, or global warming, is one of the biggest problems UCS is trying to help slow and ultimately stop.  Read more >

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