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Data and the Future of Mobility: An Interview with Dr. Regina Clewlow

, senior vehicles analyst

I recently got to sit down with Dr. Regina Clewlow, CEO of Populus, to talk about one of the most critical, yet unappreciated, pieces to improving our transportation system: data. Regina is one of the most respected people I know working in the new mobility industry. She has worked from all angles to improve how we get around, as a researcher in the academic world to leading roles in the private sector, including her current venture as the co-founder and CEO of the mobility data platform company, Populus. Here’s an edited transcript of a conversation we recently had about data and new mobility. Read more >

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2018 LA Auto Show: Automakers Promise an Electric Future While Moving Backwards on Emissions?

, senior engineer, Clean Vehicles

I’ll be at the LA Auto Show this week to check out the latest EVs and efficient cars from automakers from around the world, and to see what carmakers are saying about their future plans. The LA Auto Show is traditionally focused on new technology, and this year should bring more news and debuts of cleaner cars. I’ll also be listening for how the automakers present their lineups and future plans and am especially interested in hearing how the industry squares their efforts to rollback vehicle standards with claims of environmental responsibility and future clean models.

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Charlie Baker Can Lead on Clean Transportation

, policy analyst

Governor Baker’s re-election puts his administration in a strong position to address some of the key priorities identified by Baker during the campaign, including climate change, affordable housing, and public transportation. Read more >

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Automakers propose loopholes, not rollbacks of cleaner car standards—both are terrible

, senior vehicles analyst

Since word first leaked that the Administration was planning to freeze fuel economy and global warming emissions standards for passenger cars and trucks, automakers and their trade associations have been adamant about “not wanting a rollback.”  Now that the public comment period on the agencies’ proposed freeze has closed, we have an opportunity to see just exactly what it is that the manufacturers want instead of a rollback—the answer is, in some cases, actually even worse: Read more >

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The Elections, and What They Mean for Climate, Energy, and Science

, president

What do the election results mean for climate, security, energy, and science policy? Read more >

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