Even With Fossil Flaws, California is USA’s Last Desperate Climate Action Hope #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 151

Look for new gridlock-busting purple California Clean Air stickers

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California electric-car drivers have a new color to keep track of. California plug-in carsStarting New Year's Day 2019, the state will issue updated Clean Air stickers that allow electric cars purchased after January 1 to access the state's carpool lanes, even without a carpool inside. The new purple decals will remain valid through Jan. 1, 2023, a year longer than the.

2018 50

Electrify America lays out plans for second round of chargers in California

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Midway through building its first installments of electric-car chargers, Electrify America sketched out plans for its second $200-million round of investments in California on Wednesday. These installations will add more California cities, target charging networks for ride hailing services and buses, and develop Level 2 home charging for. California Charging Networks

2018 86

California to pass half-million electric-car mark

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By the end of November, California will have more than 500,000 electric cars registered in the state, according to the latest report from Veloz, a consortium of state regulators, utilities, and other advocates for electric cars. California already has 491,000 electric cars on its roads, out of the 1.02

2018 83

New electric-car ads to hit the other half of California drivers

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Despite proliferating charging stations, multiplying car models, and extended range for many new electric cars, fewer than half of California drivers are even aware they exist, says Mary Nichols, head of the California Air Resources Board. CaliforniaOne problem with electric cars is that they may be invisible.

2018 80

California overrules EPA emissions freeze for cars sold in the state

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At its meeting on Friday, the California Air Resources Board officially confirmed that it will stick with planned increases in emissions and fuel economy standards for cars sold in the state. EPA NHTSA California Air Resources Board Donald TrumpThe move was expected after CARB said in August that it would not follow the Trump Administration's move to freeze federal emissions and fuel economy.

2018 85

California Assembly Forced To Do The Right Thing #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 151

Pruitt won't let California set emission standards; EPA not looking at post-2025 rules

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Now, it's war, in the words of California's lead emission regulator. In what Bloomberg News called a "wide-ranging interview" with EPA chief Scott Pruitt, he indicated the agency does not intend to let California set the agenda for national emission limits on vehicles. Bringing California into line would require eliminating the state's 50-year. emissions EPA global warming California California Air Resources Board CARB climate change carbon dioxide regulation Donald Trump

2018 63

California OKs more than half a billion dollars to clean up freight trucks, trains, buses

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California is using the growing sums of money it receives from its emission cap-and-trade auction for good, including to tackle up some of the state's most egregious transportation polluters. In mid-December, California announced it would invest $663 million in a plan to clean up particularly dirty fleets, especially those operating in low-income. emissions Trucks California California Air Resources Board CARB Commercial vehicle Buses air pollution

2018 69

Will California lead the green-car resistance?

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When it comes to green cars, California leads the nation—and has done so for decades. California residents buy more hybrids and electric cars than those of any other state, and it is also the only state with fueling infrastructure to support the sale of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. emissions California plug-in cars transportation policy federal government Donald Trump

2016 77

California girds for battle with EPA over fuel economy

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Last Friday, California released a 400-page repudiation of the Trump administration's plan to freeze fuel economy standards and revoke California's statutory right to set its own limits on vehicle emissions. The report comes in response to the EPA and NHTSA's proposed Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient Vehicles Rule, which would undo fuel-economy. EPA NHTSA CARB Corporate Average Fuel Economy

2018 69

EIA: Renewable diesel increasingly used to meet California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard; 10.1% of total diesel supplied in 2Q18

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Renewable diesel net supply to California’s fuel market has increased since the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program went into effect in 2011, reaching 100 million gallons during the second quarter of 2018, or 10.1%

2018 108

California Beat The Clock Game Show Legislators Call It A Wrap – #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 141

California goal: eliminate gasoline, diesel light vehicles altogether

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California already leads the nation in promoting zero-emission vehicles, but the Golden State may soon take that policy a step further. DON'T MISS: Will California. emissions California California Air Resources Board CARB plug-in cars transportation policyWhat if gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks were simply eliminated altogether from the new vehicles sold in a state? Residents of one state in the U.S. may, eventually, find out.

2017 66

What China learned from California about getting electric cars on its roads

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California has long been viewed culturally as the crazy, free-spirited cousin. China California California Air Resources Board CARB plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle regulation transportation policyIn the U.S., As Californians like to point out, their state of 40 million people is also the world's sixth-largest economy all by itself. Resolutely progressive, it has regulated vehicle emissions for five decades and worked to get zero-emission vehicles onto its roads.

2018 59

California joins Germany in climate coalition to support Paris pact

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And that's just what California is doing in an agreement announced this weekend that expands its efforts to battle climate change. Politics global warming California Germany climate changeThe 50 states that make up the U.S. don't get to set their own foreign policies (neither do Canadian provinces). But that doesn't necessarily prevent them from working with other countries on matters of mutual interest.

EPA to ease emission limits, reports say, setting up clash with California

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emissions Politics EPA California California Air Resources Board CARB carbon dioxide regulation state laws Donald TrumpThe omens have been accumulating for months, as bits of information dribble out of the regulatory rumor mill in Washington, D.C. Now we have the most concrete reports yet that the U.S. EPA plans to modify exhaust emission limits for vehicles in model years 2022 through 2025. The EPA delivered its draft Final Determination document to the Office of.

2018 61

California removes limit on carpool access for plug-in hybrids

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Of California's many incentives for green cars, one of the most popular is solo access to the state's carpool lanes for drivers of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and certain other vehicles. But while California will distribute an unlimited number of "white stickers" for electric cars—as well as vehicles using hydrogen fuel cells and. carpool Plug-In Hybrids California incentives plug-in cars transportation policy

2016 87

California first state to regulate GHGs of ridesharing companies

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California has become the first state in the US to regulate the greenhouse gas produced by the surge in popularity of ridesharing. California Governor Brown signed SB 1014 , a bill requiring transportation network companies (TNCs) to account for, and reduce, the greenhouse gas emissions of their operations. In California, transportation emissions—the largest source of emissions in the state—have hit their highest level in ten years.

2018 91

California mulls ban on new cars with engines, joining China in climate action

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Now California, which has led the U.S. China zero emissions California California Air Resources Board CARB climate change plug-in cars state laws legislationWith China mulling an eventual ban on sales of cars with gasoline or diesel engines, the world's largest car market made it clear earlier this month that it intends to force a conversion to zero-emission vehicles. in environmental awareness and emission reduction for decades, is doing the same. Governor Jerry.

2017 67

California, allies ready for emission-law war with Trump EPA, CARB head says

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With the release of proposed new and lower fuel-economy rules expected from the NHTSA by March 30, many eyes have turned to the powerful California Air Resources Board. emissions EPA California NHTSA California Air Resources Board CARB Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald TrumpThe state's pioneering role in reducing emissions and cutting air pollution predates even the existence of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That agency, now run by Scott.

2018 59

Study: Jump in electric vehicles may not stress California's power grid

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Now, a study released this week by a California nonprofit suggests that may not be true. California Home chargingElectric-car critics have said that more EVs on the road could stress already overburdened electric power grids past the breaking point. San Francisco-based think tank Next 10 published reports this week that said Governor Jerry Brown's proposal to increase.

2018 59

Here's how California's carpool (HOV-lane) stickers work now

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For years, green-car buyers in California have enjoyed a special perk: access to high-occupancy vehicle lanes that can whiz past gridlock, even with just a single occupant. carpool California incentives plug-in cars hov High Occupancy Vehicle LanesNow, updates to the rules signed into law in October by Governor Jerry Brown will likely change the way owners and shoppers view the coveted carpool-lane stickers and how they.

2018 63

VW committed to sell 2 new electric cars in California by Dec 2019: what are they?

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California Future Cars California Air Resources Board CARB Audi e-tron plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Porsche Mission E Volkswagen diesel scandalThe Volkswagen diesel emission scandal has now largely vanished from U.S. media coverage, much to VW's relief. Tens of thousands of bought-back TDI diesel vehicles still sit in fields awaiting modification and resale, or some other disposition.

2018 58

California considers boosting electric-car rebate to $4,500

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The California Air Resources Board will discuss Thursday and Friday raising the state's electric vehicle rebate to offset the expiration of federal tax credits for the two largest electric-carmakers, Tesla and GM. The state offers a $2,500 subsidy for electric-car purchases. CARB is considering raising that amount to $4,500, according to. Corporate Average Fuel Economy Incentives and Rebates

2018 82

Which states follow California's emission and zero-emission vehicle rules?

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California leads the nation in policies that promote reductions of carbon emissions from road vehicles. emissions zero emissions EPA California California Air Resources Board CARB transportation policyIt is unique in having a federal waiver that allows it to set its own, stricter emissions standards, along with a zero-emission vehicle mandate that requires automakers reaching certain sales volumes to sell a certain number of cars without.

2017 61

California's solar energy grid survived the eclipse without incident

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Solar power provides 10 percent of California's energy supply, which meant electric-grid operators had to be prepared for potentially disastrous effects during Monday's solar eclipse. To the surprise of many, there were no serious repercussions as the moon blocked a significant source of energy for many California utility companies. California renewable energy solar

Bill could ban gasoline-car sales in California by 2040

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California, long a leader in emission reduction and electric-car incentives, may be ready to take the next big step: a full ban on the sale of new cars powered by gasoline or diesel. emissions California plug-in cars fossil fuelsSuch a ban would follow India, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Norway, and others around the world with aggressive targets to reduce emissions and curb.

2017 67

Full-Retail Hydrogen Stations Now Coming Online In California

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There are only a handful of hydrogen fueling stations currently operating in California, but that number is set to grow in the very near term. That's the assessment of the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CAFCP), which issued an update on station construction in the Golden State yesterday, in recognition of "National Hydrogen Day." California was. Infrastructure California hydrogen energy infrastructure hydrogen fuel cell

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California to test electric-car 'point of purchase' rebate for electric cars

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rebates California incentives California Air Resources Board CARB plug-in carsIt's clear that incentives to buy specific cars work best when they can be applied directly at the time of sale. That's why purchase rebates are widely preferred by electric-car advocates to tax credits, which may take up to 15 months to be usable, depending on the timing of the purchase and tax filing. While the federal electric-car incentive is.

2017 74

California Air Resources Board Head: All New Cars Should Be Zero-Emission In 2030

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states, California is by far the most enthusiastic when it comes to electric cars. But Mary Nichols--the chair of this agency since 2007--isn't satisfied with having just a few electric cars on California roads. DON'T MISS: California Approves Aggressive. emissions California California Air Resources Board plug-in cars transportation policyAmong U.S. And that's largely due to regulations overseen by the state's Air Resources Board.

2015 87

California utility SCE offers $450 rebate for new and used electric cars

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California already offers generous incentives to get consumers into electric vehicles, but now the electric utility Southern California Edison has joined in. rebates California incentives Used Cars Southern California Edison electric utilities plug-in carsSCE has announced what it calls the Clean Fuel Rewards Program to offer a $450 purchase rebate for battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle owners. The utility company isn't limiting the.

2017 64

Toyota shows Mirai Super Bowl ad, but only in California

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Marketing Videos California hydrogen Super Bowl hydrogen fuel cell AdsAs is the norm these days, the ads running during Super Bowl LI this past weekend drew almost as much attention as the game itself.

2017 82

California trucking firm switches fleet of 600+ trucks to Neste renewable diesel

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Ecology, a transportation and logistics company in California, has switched its fleet of more than 600 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel and is reporting cleaner fuel filters, fewer maintenance problems and reductions in tailpipe emissions. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is available to public and private fleets in California through authorized distributors. IPC USA, based in Santa Ana, California, is the exclusive distributor of Neste MY Renewable Diesel to Ecology.

2018 91

3 California battery storage sites come online, one from Tesla

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Long a leader in the push to reduce vehicle emissions and switch to renewable energy, California marks another milestone this week. The last of three battery energy-storage sites will come online in Southern California, providing storage and buffering for unpredictable renewable energy. Batteries California renewable energy energy energy storage

2017 67

VW diesel settlement, California clean air, and fuel economy demands: Today's Car News

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California clean air regulators held a reportedly contentious meeting with Trump administration officials over the proposal to roll back fuel economy standards. A new report links California's. emissions California Fuel EconomyA wide survey of Americans told researchers that they're dissatisfied with the fuel economy their cars get now, implying they might want cars to improve.

2018 46

California local governments share how to prepare for electric cars

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California leads the way when it comes to electric-car adoption in the U.S. government California plug-in cars transportation policyThat's due in large part to a zero-emission vehicle mandate that requires the largest-volume automakers to sell cars without tailpipes, combined with a generous state purchase incentive that encourages residents to buy them. But local governments have also played an.

2017 71

2018 Honda Clarity Electric hits dealerships in California and Oregon with $199 lease deal

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The 2018 Honda Clarity Electric car rolled into California and Oregon dealerships this week, but nobody can buy it. California lease price new cars OregonIt's only available for lease for $199 a month for 36 months with $1,499 due at signing. That figure reflects the $7,500 federal tax credit, which Honda finance will keep as part of the capitalized cost reduction of the lease. CHECK.

2018 63

Streetlights that charge electric cars arrive in California city

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California plug-in cars charging Charging station charging infrastructureAs the market for electric vehicles continues to grow, electric-car infrastructure will need to keep up with the growing population of them. To solve the problem, companies are looking at a variety of new and innovative ways to charge more cars without actually taking up more space. Enter the ebee Smart Technologies streetlight charging.

2017 70

California Energy Commission approves $8M grant for H2 fueling station at Port of Long Beach

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The California Energy Commission approved an $8-million grant to Equilon Enterprises—a fully owned subsidiary of Shell Oil—to develop a high-capacity hydrogen fueling station to service and promote the expansion of zero-emission fuel cell electric Class 8 drayage trucks at the Port of Long Beach. The Energy Commission also approved a plan outlining actions that California can take to improve clean energy access in the low-income multifamily building sector.

California now has 33 hydrogen fueling stations for 4,200 fuel-cell cars so far

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Hydrogen fuel first went on sale in California in January 2015, more than three years ago, though it had been dispensed free at a dozen or so prototype locations before that. California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Fuel Cell Vehicles First Element FuelsFive years ago, the state set a goal of 100 hydrogen fueling stations throughout the state by 2020, a deadline that now appears unlikely to be met. On Friday, the state's.

2018 65

Number of electric cars California needs to cut 2030 emissions unclear: 4 million or 7 million?

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One of California's largest electricity producers recently published a white paper that analyzed how the state will achieve its 2030 greenhouse-gas targets—and it called into question targets set forth by California regulators. Specifically, Southern California Edison (SCE) said the targeted 4 million electric vehicles isn't nearly enough to. emissions California greenhouse gas climate change plug-in cars state laws

2018 58

Urgent: Assemblymember Chris Holden Trying to Kill California’s 100% Renewable Climate Bill, #ChangeTheClimate, #SB100

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SB 100 (De Leon) – California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program. Those impacts will hit home in all of California’s neighborhoods, affecting our already-stressed water supply, air quality, public health, coasts, fisheries, agricultural communities, power reliability, and many other issues.

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