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Will Cutting Carbon Emissions Increase MY Energy Bill? It doesn’t have to.

, Senior Energy Analyst

The assumption that cutting carbon will increase the costs of energy simply doesn’t hold true. Read more >

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

, Senior vehicles engineer

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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Clean Transportation Technologies Can Cut Emissions and Save Northeast Over $1 Trillion in Reduced Spending on Oil.

, policy analyst

Together with efforts to provide residents with better alternatives to driving through investments in public transportation, walking and biking infrastructure, and affordable housing near transit, these investments in clean vehicles and fuels can put the region on track to achieve the deep decarbonization of transportation. Furthermore, by directing investments toward the communities that need them the most, the region can make its transportation system more equitable.  Read more >

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California’s Clean Fuel Policies Clear Roadblocks to Electric Vehicles

, Senior scientist

The fight against climate change will be won or lost depending on how successful we are at decarbonizing the transportation sector.  Transportation is the largest source of carbon dioxide emissions responsible for climate change in the United States, and in California, and while emissions from electricity generation have been falling, emissions from transportation have been rising.  Getting these emissions in check requires steady higher efficiency conventional vehicles, a rapid transition to electric vehicles, and cleaner fuels that reduce the carbon emissions of the fuels used by all our vehicles.

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California Gets one Step Closer to Zero-Emission Transit Buses

, senior vehicles analyst

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently released a draft standard for transitioning the state’s transit buses to zero-emission battery or fuel cell technologies by 2040. This is great news for bus riders, bus drivers, local air quality, and tackling global warming emissions from the transportation sector.

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