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NRDC Report: Cleaner Cars Drive Benefits for Health & Wallets

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The clean car policies of the Biden administration will deliver unprecedented benefits to the American people, including billions of dollars of savings, more vehicle options and less pollution, a new report from NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) shows. The report, Cleaner Cars, Fatter Wallets, compiles new and existing data … [continued]

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Washington State Passes Cutting-Edge Policies To Reduce Climate Pollution

Decarbonizing utilities: Washington passed the first law in the United States that outlines a pathway for a combined gas and electricity utility to transition away from gas for all of its customers. Proposed by Puget Sound Energy, the bill allows the utility to merge electric and gas customers into a single rate … [continued]

Once a Superfund site. TheoFoss Waterway in Tacoma, Washington. Image by Cynthia Shahan | CleanTechnica.

EPA’s Carbon Standards Are a Powerful Tool

The EPA’s standards to curb carbon emissions from power plants are crucial to addressing climate change. Strong and comprehensive rules are needed to address this major source of carbon pollution. Power plants are the nation’s second-largest source of carbon emissions after transportation, and, after years of delay, the U.S. Environmental … [continued]

Lightning Systems motor-assembly technician at powertrain factory. Image courtesy of Kyle Field | CleanTechnica.

As Demand Grows for Electric Cars, So Does the Market for Green Jobs in the…

Analysts expect openings for all types of electric vehicle jobs to expand over the next decade, with new opportunities across the country. From software developers and regional planners to vehicle assemblers and construction workers, jobs in the electric vehicle (EV) industry are on the rise. In the United States, EV … [continued]

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Mobilizing Electric Vehicles in Rural India

This week marked a significant milestone as NRDC, in collaboration with partners Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), unveiled a first-of-its-kind initiative to pilot electric vehicles in rural areas. The primary objective of this pilot is to catalyze an inclusive and equitable … [continued]

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Carbon Neutral or High Emitter? Canada & The Forest Carbon Loophole

Natural or anthropogenic? Canada’s GHG reporting approach claims GHG emissions from wildfires are natural, but GHG removals from forests at the age of “commercial maturity”, despite being primarily natural disturbance origin, are anthropogenic. Our new study published in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change and profiled by CBC shows how Canada’s official report on forest … [continued]

Porsche Taycan on California highway. Image Kyle Field | CleanTechnica

States Remain in the Lead on Addressing Transportation Emissions

Litigation may delay important federal rulemaking, but states can continue to act. Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, and there can be no long-term, successful climate action absent progress in reducing emissions from this sector. Last November, the Department of Transportation released its … [continued]