@LATimes Will No Longer Cover #ClimateCrisis Or Report On Tipping Points. “Food News & E-Sports Are Our Beat Here In El Segundo,” Declares @PatSoonShiong. “We Leave The Real News To @WAPO & @NYT”

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Study finds airplane traffic a major contributor to particle pollution in Los Angeles

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Results of a new study suggest that emissions particle emissions from airplane traffic at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are a major source of particle number (PN) concentrations in the Los Angeles area that are of the same general magnitude as the entire urban freeway network. The total freeway length in Los Angeles is 1500 km (932 miles). Spatial pattern of PN concentration. Inset shows wind direction. Credit: ACS, Hudda et al.

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Boulder, Colorado, Loves Hybrids As Much as Los Angeles

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where hybrid cars are popular, and they’ll probably name somewhere in California, the Pacific Northwest, or Washington D.C. Ask most Americans to name a place in the U.S. Now the city of Boulder, Colorado is keen to let the world know it also wants to be known for its hybrid-loving population. Double The National Average According to the

LA Green New Deal targets 80 percent EVs, less driving

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As Washington waffles on developing a Green New Deal—or works to torpedo it altogether—LA's environmentalist mayor, Eric Garcetti, signed off on a local Green New Deal for the city on Monday. Los Angeles air pollution“Politicians don’t need to look across the aisle to find the answers—they need to look across the country,” he said, in.

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Power Of One Solar Car Reaches Los Angeles After Breaking World Distance Record, Heading to Washington, DC

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Marcelo da Luz and his Power of One solar car ( earlier post ), recently arrived in Los Angeles after traveling more than 12,500 miles. However, according to the project website, communities in Alaska and Washington invited the solar car to visit them and so it did. Marcelo, a former flight attendant for Air Canada, is preparing to leave Los Angeles en route to Washington DC.

Four large West Coast cities unite to buy 24,000 electric cars

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Los Angeles California portland san francisco fleet sales plug-in cars Seattle cities fleet Washington State OregonWhen it comes to policy efforts aimed at promoting electric cars, the focus is usually on private passenger vehicles. But to cut carbon emissions in a meaningful way, policymakers will have to look at other types of vehicles as well. That includes the thousands of cars and light trucks in the municipal fleets of large cities. DON'T MISS: BYD.

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2010 Prius Plug-in Hybrid Makes North American Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show; First Li-ion Battery Traction Battery Developed by Toyota and PEVE

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The 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicle (PHV) made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Regional programs are currently slated for California, Washington D.C., Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Demonstration Program Vehicle 002. Click to enlarge.

Draft EPA memo freezes fuel economy standards at 42 mpg through 2026

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After announcing its intention last month to roll back emissions standards that require cars to get higher fuel economy, the EPA is now circulating a proposal in Washington to freeze the standards at 2020 levels through 2026. The story was first reported by the Los Angeles Times, and confirmed by Reuters.

ChargePoint ranks US metro areas for EV friendliness; SF Bay Area still on top

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The San Francisco Bay Area (including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose) led the nation, followed by Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego and Honolulu. Although Los Angeles leads the nation in terms of registered EVs (nearly 57,000), the San Francisco Bay Area takes top billing after accounting for population differences (more than 48,000 EVs). Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles, CA. Washington, DC.

Satellite study suggests California clean air regulations working to reduce PM2.5 emissions in state

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LA=Los Angeles basin, CV=Central Valley, OC=Organic Carbon, EC=Elemental Carbon. Launched in December 1999 with a planned six-year mission life, MISR was built and is operated by JPL for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington, DC.

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Preliminary survey results show 27% believe they will be using autonomous car by 2020, 49% a single mobility app

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A final sample size of n=2,320 was achieved across 23 cities between the 6-22 September 2016: London (109); Melbourne (100); Sydney (100); Singapore City (101); Austin (100); Los Angeles (100); New York (100); Philadelphia (100); Portland (100); San Francisco (100); Washington DC (100); Kuala Lumpur (100); Amsterdam (100); Milan (100); Paris (104); Madrid (100); Brussels (101); Montréal (100); Toronto (104); México City (100); Santiago (101); Lima (100) and Frankfurt (100).

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Audi A3 e-tron Electric Car Testing Update (Video)

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Three months ago, the German luxury and sports brand said it would bring a limited test fleet of battery-electric Audi A3 hatchbacks to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., It may have reportedly canceled its two smallest plug-in car projects, but Audi is hardly abandoning electric cars. and Denver. Now Audi has posted a two-minute video

Maven deploying its first all-electric shared-use fleet in Austin; 20 Chevy Bolts

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Maven Gig drivers have taken trips from San Francisco to Portland (~635 miles) and from San Diego to Los Angeles (~120 miles). Vehicle reservations are now available in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

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GM expands Maven carsharing to Denver, LA and San Francisco

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Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, is expanding to the western United States, adding the Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco markets. In 10 months, Maven has launched three products and has grown to 13 US cities: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; New York City; Orlando, Florida; San Diego; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C.

GM Maven introduces monthly offering for members; vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Volt

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Maven Reserve is available now in Los Angeles and San Francisco with plans to expand to other cities. Since launching in October 2016, Maven City car sharing in Los Angeles has experienced an average monthly member growth of 56%. and Canada: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; Nashville, Tennessee; New York City; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.;

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GM’s Maven and Uber to pilot flexible car-sharing offer

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Maven recently expanded its Maven City car sharing to Los Angeles. In nine months, Maven has grown to nine markets: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, and Uber Technologies, Inc.,

A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

Creative Greenius

But it seemed pretty impossible once I became The Godfather of Community Choice Power in Los Angeles County – The Big Green Mafia Don as the wing nut fossil fuel lovers dubbed me. I’ve got National Parks in Oregon and Washington state to see.

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New Fuel Economy Standards For 2025 Coming Today

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While much of the auto industry is focused on the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, a handful of folks are looking in the opposite direction, toward Washington, D.C. There, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation are expected to announce new fuel economy regulations that will affect vehicles manufactured in 2025 and

Lyft and GM’s Express Drive expands to Colorado and California; adds Bolt EV

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Launching in San Francisco in the summer of 2016 and in Los Angeles by the fall, Express Drive’s California members will have access to vehicles from the largest electric vehicle fleet in ridesharing, including the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and the extended-range electric 2016 Chevrolet Volt. The expansion follows successful launches in Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C.

Audi of America expands Traffic Light Information to include Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA)

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Houston, Kansas City, Kansas; Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, Orlando, Fla.; San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

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Nissan Announces Dates for US LEAF EV Tour

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The Nissan LEAF all-electric car will make its North American debut in Los Angeles on 13 Nov. The Los Angeles showing will be the first time people in the United States will be able to see the five-passenger, five-door, gasoline-free car, which is embarking on a nationwide tour. Los Angeles: Nov. Washington, D.C.:

UB study finds link between ambient ozone exposure, artery wall thickness

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Paul, Minnesota; Chicago; and Los Angeles. Wang’s study—which includes researchers from the University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin-Madison— has policy implications for the US, where the Environmental Protection Agency in 2015 lowered the federal health standards for ozone.

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Ohio State takes first place in DOE/GM EcoCAR 3 competition

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Following presentations, teams hit Los Angeles roads for a 150-mile over-the-road event where the Chevrolet Camaros were scored based on performance with everyday driving applications.

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US average retail gasoline prices ended 2017 lower than they started

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West Coast (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle). The 9 October 2018 rupture of Enbridge’s BC Pipeline near Prince George, British Columbia, forced some refineries in Washington to cut production because the pipeline carries the natural gas used to operate refining units.

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Study estimates ~4M children worldwide develop asthma each year because of NO2 air pollution

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The problem affects cities in the United States as well: Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Milwaukee were the top five cities in the US with the highest percentage of pediatric asthma cases linked to polluted air. This study was funded by George Washington University.

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Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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The Nestlé Waters North America propane trucks are used to deliver product to its customers across the country including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Equipped with ROUSH CleanTech fuel technology, the trucks operate in three of BBU’s major markets: Chicago, Denver, and Washington DC. Nestlé Waters North America is adding more than 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas.

INRIX: congestion costs each American 97 hours, $1,348 a year

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Boston (164 hours lost due to congestion) and Washington D.C. While famous for its congestion, Los Angeles’ (ranked fifth in impact; 128 hours lost in 2018) constant gridlock does not have the severity as the other top-ranked cities due to its sprawling geography and massive road network. Boston drivers lost up to $2,291 per year due to congestion, followed by Washington D.C. Surprisingly, Washington D.C., INRIX, Inc.

2019 77

LA Metro and Via Join partner to offer shared rides to select transit stations; $1.35M grant

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Via, a provider of on-demand shared rides are partnering to offer an affordable, equitable, and accessible option to connect to major train and bus stations. First launched in New York City in September 2013, the Via platform currently operates in New York City, Chicago, and Washington DC, providing more than 1.5

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BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in parking services company ZIRX

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ZIRX intends to eliminate the frustration that drivers face in parking in major urban markets such as New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. The company has operations in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington, D.C. BMW Group has made a strategic investment in on-demand parking and car services company ZIRX through BMW’s venture capital entity, BMW i Ventures.

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Electrify America releases $300M Cycle 2 national ZEV investment plan; metro charging, autonomous charging, renewable generation

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Electrify America also will continue to invest in these Cycle 1 metros: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle and Washington, DC.

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Plug Power ships first production fuel cell Progen systems for EV range extenders for FedEx Freight

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The first deliveries of production ProGen engines will function as range extenders in electric FedEx Freight delivery vans in the greater Los Angeles area, doubling the vehicles’ range. ProGen systems are designed, engineered and manufactured in its facilities located in Latham, New York and Spokane Washington. Plug Power Inc. has shipped the first production ProGen fuel cell systems for use as range extenders in electric delivery vehicles.

2017 65

Greenpeace CSI – On the Scene of a Climate Crime Spree!

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I’ve met and worked with some terrific people through Greenpeace Los Angeles and most of them were there last night. Chamber of Commerce Building in Washington Dec.

2009 176

Maven Gig begins expanding geographically; Bolt EV the most popular

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Maven Gig is expanding geographically, and provides vehicles for freelance drivers in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Future cities include Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. More than 100 Bolt EVs are available in Los Angeles and that number will double by the end of 2017.

Eaton to supply EV charging stations to federal EV Pilot Program

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The vehicles will be in five cities: Washington; Detroit; and Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, Calif. With more than 60 charging stations already successfully delivered, the Electric Vehicle Pilot Program is expanding beyond the original five test cities: Washington; Detroit; and Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, Calif.

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TTI/INRIX study shows US traffic congestion back at pre-recession levels; average travel delay/commuter 2x that in 1982

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Washington, D.C. tops the list of gridlock-plagued cities, with 82 hours of delay per commuter, followed by Los Angeles (80 hours), San Francisco (78 hours), New York (74 hours), and San Jose (67 hours).

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APTA reports record public transportation usage in US in 2013; growth outpacing population and VMT growth

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Other heavy rail systems with increases in ridership for 2013 were in the following cities: Los Angeles, CA (4.8%); New York, NY (4.2%); and Cleveland, OH (2.9%). Growth in public transit ridership since 1995 has outpaced population and VMT growth. Data: APTA. Click to enlarge.

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Coulomb, MasterCard, and the future of public charging

Plugs and Cars

The big takeaway: If you want a free charge station and are located in a program area (Austin, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Sacramento, San Jose/San Francisco Bay Area, Bellevue/Redmond, Washington DC, Southern Michigan), raise your hand now.

2010 219

Fall Preview and Theatrical Launch

Revenge of the Electric Car

Los Angeles. Washington, DC. This summer has been a wild ride of festivals, terrific opening press and special event screenings across the country.

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Traction Action

Plug In Partners

T his week's meeting of the Electric Drive Transportation Association in Washington was accompanied by some significant announcements.

2006 130

Greenius on KPCC with Patt Morrison Talking About the Pew Poll on Global Warming

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for many years and they are my NPR station of choice here in Los Angeles. I love Airtalk with Larry Mantle, I love the Patt Morrision show, I love Off Ramp with John Rabe on the weekends, I love Steve Julian with the local news and I love Kitty Felde reporting from Washington DC. I’ve been a proud member-supporter of KPCC FM 89.3 I listen to them every single morning and have since 1993.

2009 118

Loop Energy fuel cell range-extenders chosen for FAST TRACK project; zero-emission Class 8 drayage trucks

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The Loop-powered, long-haul trucks will work in demanding road operations, towing up to 80,000 pounds of freight throughout the San Diego and Los Angeles regions. Following on-road testing by Peterbilt at their PACCAR Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Washington, the trucks are scheduled to enter daily operational service in California in the second quarter of 2019.

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Feds Offer Free Chargers

Revenge of the Electric Car

The first nine communities to participate are: Sacramento, Los Angeles the San Francisco Bay-San Jose area, New York City, Orlando, Austin, Detroit, Washington and Redmond, Wash. The first nine communities to participate are: Sacramento, Los Angeles the San Francisco Bay-San Jose area, New York City, Orlando, Austin, Detroit, Washington and Redmond, Wash. The others are New York City, Orlando, Austin, Detroit, Washington and Redmond, Wash. “We’re

2010 118

BMW i and EVgo expanding ChargeNow DC Fast program; 500 more fast chargers in US; no-cost DC and Level 2 for BMW i3 drivers

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW of North America announced, in cooperation with NRG EVgo, the expansion of the ChargeNow DC Fast program. Los Angeles, CA. Washington, DC. Earlier post.)

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