Governor McKee, Rhode Island needs you to sign the Act On Climate

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Energy policy & advocacy Rhode Island Climate changeLast week was a huge step forward for climate action in New England.

Tesla wins another, licensed to sell electric cars in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island will allow the direct sale of Teslas and has issued a state dealer license to the company to open a dealer in Warwick. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) state laws Rhode IslandTesla can now add another notch to its sales board. Additionally, the city itself issued its own license to the electric-vehicle manufacturer, which plans to take over the former site of a Hyundai dealer in the city.

Dirty money from polluters funds clean-car incentives in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island is one of the many states to offer purchase rebates for new electric cars. Under the recently introduced Driving Rhode Island to Vehicle Electrification (DRIVE) incentive program, buyers can get up to $2,500 for their electric-car purchases. energy policy incentives plug-in cars transportation policy Rhode Island

Rhode Island Launches Hybrid-Electric License Plates For EMT Safety

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That''s why Rhode Island plans to issue special license plates that identify a vehicle as an Hybrid and electrified cars may be good for the environment, but they can pose a danger to first responders. EMTs, police officers, and other rescue workers could be electrocuted if the high-voltage cables in a wrecked vehicle are damaged or exposed.

Rhode Island Receiving More Than $24.2M in Recovery Funding for Transit Hybrids

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority ( RIPTA ) will receive more than $24.2 The federal funding, provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, will also be used by RIPTA for capital maintenance and to upgrade public transportation throughout Rhode Island. Established in 1966, RIPTA is authorized to operate public transit services throughout the State of Rhode Island.

Smallest state poses big question: natural gas or renewable energy?

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Rhode Island is in the midst of deciding whether to continue getting a large portion of energy from fossil fuels, or to switch to renewable energy. emissions natural gas renewable energy energy wind energy Rhode IslandThe smallest U.S. state now faces a big question on energy policy. Those options are represented by two competing projects: a large natural-gas power plant, and an offshore wind farm. DON'T MISS: Dirty.

Buyers in seven Northeast states urged to consider electric cars

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New York Marketing New York Auto Show plug-in cars New Jersey Connecticut Massachusetts Rhode Island Vermont New HampshireWhen companies want to sell more of something, they market it. Now, at long last, electric cars are about to get the same treatment. Following an announcement at the New York International Auto Show last week, 16 major automakers are joining forces with seven states to promote sales of electric vehicles to consumers. The Alliance for Automobile.

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States with the highest and lowest truck traffic on interstate highways

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Rhode Island. Rhode Island. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This analysis examined truck traffic as the percentage of all traffic on interstate highways in the individual states and the District of Columbia. The calculations combined the percentages of vehicle distances traveled by single-unit trucks and combination trucks (but not light trucks) published by the Federal Highway Administration. The data are for 2019.

3 East Coast states and DC first to participate in TCI-P cap-and-invest program for transportation

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The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and the mayor of the District of Columbia announced that theirs will be the first jurisdictions to launch a new multi-state program that the principals expect will invest some $300 million per year in cleaner transportation choices.

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Lightning eMotors partners with Soderholm Bus & Mobility to sell electric commercial vehicles in Hawaii

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Soderholm Bus & Mobility, headquartered on Oahu, is the Nº 1 bus distributor in the Pacific Islands and has sold more buses over the last 30 years than any other dealer.

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Wyoming leads in vehicle miles traveled per person

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The states that follow the District of Columbia with the lowest levels of VMT per person are New York, Alaska, Rhode Island, and Hawaii. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

Audi of America and Arcadia offer renewable energy subscription with e-tron or e-tron Sportback lease or purchase

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In select markets within Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island, Arcadia’s platform connects qualifying customers to community solar projects in their area.

Cheap 2015 Nissan Leaf, Tesla drag racing, RI electric-car incentives: Today's car news

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Today, how one reader got an exceedingly inexpensive new Nissan Leaf electric car, drag racing a "Ludicrous" mode-equipped Tesla Model S, and how Rhode Island uses money from polluters to fund its electric-car incentives. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We've got details on the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq, multiple first drives, and more in our. Today in Car News

Study finds road conditions in US states worsening in important categories

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The state highway systems in New Jersey (50 th ), Alaska (49 th ), Rhode Island (48 th ), Hawaii (47 th ), Massachusetts (46 th ) and New York (45 th ) rank at the bottom of the nation in overall performance and cost-effectiveness. Unfortunately, 18% or more of bridges remain structurally deficient in five states: Iowa, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and West Virginia.

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15 States and the District of Columbia partner to accelerate bus and truck electrification; 100% ZEV by 2050

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States signing the MOU are: California, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

Looking To Buy A Used Diesel Car? Head To Buffalo

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The combined Providence, Rhode Island-New Bedford Looking for a good deal on a used diesel car? Turns out Buffalo is the best place to go, according to new data from iSeeCars.com. The home of chicken wings and the Bills football team is the least-expensive city in which to buy a used diesel, with prices 6.0 percent below the national average.

California, 7 states and DC commit to faster transition to zero-emission trucks and buses; next step is formal agreement

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States joining with California on the effort to accelerate deployment of zero-emission trucks and buses are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. California is joining with seven other states and the District of Columbia in committing to develop an action plan to put hundreds of thousands more zero-emission trucks and buses on their roads and highways.

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EPA announces $46M for latest Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding

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The maximum amount of federal funding that may be requested per application varies by Region: Region 1 (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont) will accept applications requesting up to $1,000,000 in grant funds. Virgin Islands) will accept applications requesting up to $2,500,000 in grant funds.

Nine states and DC to design regional approach to cap greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

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The statement , endorsed by Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, DC, describes the goals of such a program, including reducing climate changing pollution, creating economic opportunity, and improving transportation equity for currently underserved and overburdened populations.

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US COVID-19 mitigation efforts resulting in significant decline in traffic, emissions and fuel-tax revenues

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Drivers there and in the surrounding states of New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont drove at least 80% fewer miles after shelter-in-place directives began.

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Nissan brings LEAF to new US markets

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By the end of the year, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island will be added as markets where the Nissan LEAF will be available for order. Nissan North America Inc. is expanding the availability of the battery-electric Nissan LEAF in the US. Orders for the 2012 Nissan LEAF begin today in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York.

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Nissan expands LEAF availability into 7 more states

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Nissan has re-opened reservations and has begun taking orders from the general public for the 2012 Nissan LEAF in Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Nissan North America Inc. NNA) has expanded availability of the all-electric LEAF into seven new states.

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Announcing SmartCharge Massachusetts

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About National Grid: Serving more than 20 million customers throughout New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the United States.

GHSA: absent traffic jams, many drivers getting more reckless

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In Massachusetts, the fatality rate for car crashes is rising, and in Nevada and Rhode Island, state officials note pedestrian fatalities are rising. Emptier streets may be encouraging some drivers to flaunt traffic safety laws, including speed limits, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

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California, Massachusetts Named Most Energy-Efficient States

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California, Massachusetts and Oregon have been named the top-rated states for energy efficiency, while New York, Vermont, Washington, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Maine rounded out the top ten. That's according to the annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a

EIA: California home to almost half of US plug-in electric vehicles

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Nine states have agreed to follow California’s ZEV mandate: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Total US sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)—battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric—have increased in recent years, but still represent only about 0.7% of new vehicle sales in 2014 so far, up from 0.6% in 2013 and 0.4% in 2012.

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Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

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The 13 states working with California on regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles are Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Chair of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, today signed a new cooperation agreement to advance cleaner vehicles and fuels.

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Honda cuts US lease price for Fit EV to $259/mo

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Further, the network of qualified Fit EV Honda dealers in California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island and Connecticut will expand from 36 to more than 200 by the end of June. In the US, Honda has cut the lease price for the Fit EV in the US to $259 a month beginning 1 June, down from $389 a month.

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Bosch offers copper-free brake pads

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Similar legislation has been introduced in Rhode Island, Oregon and New York. In response to legislation requiring the reduction of copper in friction formulations, Bosch has announced the use of its first copper-free ceramic material in the premium-grade QuietCast line of braking products. Bosch provides full coverage for US, Asian and European cars, vans and SUVs; one out of every three vehicles on the road today uses Bosch braking component content, the company said.

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California Energy Commission selects 16 hydrogen station projects for up to $33.4M in funding

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In 2016, Toyota announced a collaboration with Air Liquide to develop and supply a phased network of 12 state-of-the-art hydrogen stations targeted for New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has selected 15 new main hydrogen retail station projects for up to $31.7 million in combined funding, as well as one connector station project for up to $1.5 million in fund.

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BMW and Nissan again partner to add 174 more DC fast chargers in US with EVgo

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Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. BMW and Nissan have again joined forces—this time with EVgo, the nation’s largest public DC Fast charging network—to increase public access to DC Fast charging stations across the US.

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FuelCell Energy hits 3 billion kWh mark from its DFC plants since 2003

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This land area is larger than the State of Rhode Island and almost as large as the State of Delaware. FuelCell Energy, Inc., a provider of direct fuel cell power plants, has generated a cumulative three billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity from its Direct FuelCell (DFC) power plants since the first commercial installation in 2003.

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US to hold second auction for renewable energy on Outer Continental Shelf

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The nation’s first wind energy lease sale for an area offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts was held on 31 July. The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold its second competitive lease sale for renewable energy on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) on 4 Sept., offering nearly 112,800 acres offshore Virginia for commercial wind energy leasing.

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US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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billion miles of 19 states—Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming – and Washington, D.C. US driving topped 2.4 trillion miles in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 3.0%

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EPA announces ~$44M in DERA funding to reduce emissions from diesel engines

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Region 1 (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont) will accept proposals requesting up to $1,000,000 in grant funds. Virgin Islands) will accept proposals requesting up to $2,500,000 in grant funds. Region 9 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands) will accept proposals requesting up to $4,000,000 in grant funds.

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Eight states make huge green car commitment

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The Governors of the states of Connecticut, California, Vermont, Maryland, Oregon, New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts have agreed to the goal w[.]. By 2025, eight US states have agreed to have 3.3million zero emission vehicles on their roads: along with the accompanying refuelling infrastructure. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Hydrogen cars

Chemists develop cheap alternative fuel cell catalyst

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Chemists at Brown University in Rhode Island, USA, have developed a cobalt-graphene combination catalyst which works a little slower traditional platinum catalysts, but is longer-lasting and more sustainable-overcoming [.]. Scientists have developed a new non-platinum catalyst which could pave the way for cheaper and more durable hydrogen fuel cells for use in cars and other devices.

Lung Association report highlights health and climate costs of petroleum-based transportation and the benefits of shifting to ZEVs

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In addition to California, the ZEV states are Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. Rhode Island: $407 million.

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Dept. of Interior to auction nearly 80,000 acres offshore Maryland for wind energy development

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To date, the DOI’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has awarded five commercial wind energy leases off the Atlantic coast: two non-competitive leases (Cape Wind in Nantucket Sound off Massachusetts and an area off Delaware) and three competitive leases (two offshore Massachusetts-Rhode Island and another offshore Virginia).

EPA approves emergency gasoline fuel waivers for 16 states and DC

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exercised its authority under the Clean Air Act temporarily to waive certain federal clean gasoline requirements for gasoline sold and distributed in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, District of Columbia, New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

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FTA awarding $130M in Low-No grants for zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and facilities

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Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLINK). The Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLINK) will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to replace buses that have exceeded their useful life and to expand service. Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA).

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DOE awards Donald Danforth Plant Science Center $16M to enhance energy sorghum

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The project’s strength lies within the multi-disciplinary team’s expertise ranging from plant physiology, genetics, molecular biology, informatics, computational biology and genetic engineering from scientists at Washington State University, Carnegie Institution for Science, University of Rhode Island, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota and the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Toyota reduces pricing on 2014 Prius Plug-In in US

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The Prius Plug-in is available in 15 states (California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Hawaii). Toyota has reduced the MSRP on the 2014 Prius Plug-in Hybrid by more than $2,000, making the starting MSRP $29,990 (excluding dealer preparation and handling, DPH).

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