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Colorado takes first step toward California electric-vehicle mandate

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Colorado took its first step Thursday toward becoming the 10th state to follow California's zero-emissions vehicle mandate, which would require automakers to sell electric cars there. EPA California Colorado (state Electric cars aren't just for the coasts anymore. At an event where he rolled up in an electric car, Colorado's Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order aimed.

EPA cuts off fuel-economy talks with California

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The Trump administration has ended talks with California aimed at settling their differences over increasing fuel economy and tightening emissions regulations, Reuters reported Thursday, citing an unnamed government official. emissions EPA California Corporate Average Fuel Economy

2019 79

California white and green carpool stickers expire New Year's Day

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California plug-in car drivers with white or green carpool stickers can no longer use carpool lanes starting Tuesday. carpool CaliforniaThe state passed a new program last March that invalidates both the white stickers for electric cars and the green stickers for plug-in hybrids with the start of 2019. For many of those drivers, the state provided a way to extend.

2018 77

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 78

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 Autobahn: Bill proposes to cut emissions by adding fast lanes

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In the wake of the debate over California’s complicated, delayed, and over-budget Los Angeles-to-San Francisco high-speed rail project, a bill introduced to the California State Senate last week comes up with a simpler solution: just add more freeway lanes, and get rid of the speed limit entirely in those new lanes. emissions California greenhouse gas

2019 71

A million electric cars sold in the U.S., led by California

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CaliforniaDrivers are buying electric cars, and advocates are keeping track. Last month, Veloz, an electric car advocacy organization consisting of regulators, automakers, charging manufacturers and networks, utilities and others, announced that the U.S. had surpassed 1 million electric car sales. That's still less than 1 percent of the approximately 270.

2018 87

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

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 78

California Assembly Forced To Do The Right Thing #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 151

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 78

Electric car hopeful Nio closes California office amid layoffs

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Chinese electric-car startup Nio announced Thursday that it will close an office in California and lay off 70 workers, according to a report in The Verge. The report cites a filing with the California Employment Development Department. After introducing two new SUVs alongside its high-performance electric sports car, Nio unveiled a new concept for. China Nio

2019 66

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 70

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 to transition to 100 percent electric buses by 2040

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California adopted a plan to convert all city buses in the state to electric power by 2040, and hopes to beat that deadline by five years. The California Air Resources Board says converting the state's 12,000 buses to. In terms of cleaning up air quality and improving health, buses can deliver a lot quicker bang for the buck than electric cars. Buses Electric Drive

2019 86

California braces for Trump mpg rules with extreme options—like a ban on tailpipes?

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These rules could still include what the EPA and DOT proposed last year—a coordinated attempt to strip California (and thus all the states that observe its rules) of its ability to regulate vehicle.

2019 89

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 67

California ARB developing Clean Miles Standard for ridesharing companies

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With the enactment of SB 1014 ( earlier post )—the Clean Miles Standard and Incentive Program—the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is to develop and to implement new requirements for transportation network companies (TNCs)—i.e., Additionally, seven of the 10 most polluted cities in the nation are in California, according to the American Lung Association’s 19 th Annual Air Quality Report.

2019 103

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 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.

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 68

FirstElement Fuel’s California hydrogen network receives $24M from Mitsui and Air Liquide; quadrupling its retail capacity

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FirstElement Fuel has secured $24 million to help fund the growth of its True Zero Hydrogen Network of retail stations in California, and thereby quadruple the company’s capacity to dispense retail hydrogen to customers of fuel cell electric vehicles.

2019 138

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 air quality regulators call for improved monitoring at California refineries, surrounding communities

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California air quality regulators released a report recommending actions to improve emergency and routine air monitoring at California’s major oil refineries and in the communities that surround them. The fire raised concerns related to refinery maintenance and safety, and emergency preparedness, at and near California’s oil refineries. California already has begun to address some of the report’s findings and recommendations.

2019 69

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

2015 86

California approves next Electrify America fast-charge rollout

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Electrify America's second round of electric-car charging installations has won approval from the California Air Resources Board. The company announced plans for its second round of public charging stations in October, including adding more California cities, helping rural residents install home chargers, filling in gaps in highway networks, and.

2018 84

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 87

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.

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

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 57

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

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.

Out-Of-Touch 19th Century Newspaper Asks Readers To “Mind Their Manners” Instead Of Destroying California Gold #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2019 130

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 59

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 57

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 68

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 73

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

Bill could add Washington state to roster of California EV adoptees

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Just as the Trump administration is attacking California's right to require electric cars to be sold in the state, California may be gaining support elsewhere. A new bill introduced in Washington state on Monday would add the state to the 10 others that follow or are in the process of adopting California's electric-car mandate.

2019 87

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 81

Propel Fuels to launch EV charging network in California

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Propel Fuels, California’s leading low carbon fuel retailer, plans to launch an electric vehicle (EV) charging network to bring fast and affordable access across the state of California. California’s EV market has grown to roughly 450,000 vehicles in 2018 with a looming state mandate of 5 million zero emission vehicles on the road by 2030. Propel has success in serving hard-to-reach low carbon fuel constituencies, including California’s designated disadvantaged communities.

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