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Takeaways from the Clean Fuels Summit in New Orleans

October 25th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Louisiana Clean Fuels and Clean Cities Coalition recently teamed up to bring the Clean Fuels Summit to New Orleans. This was an event that landed me in the Harrah's Casino Hotel by the Riverwalk, where I could hear the blasts from the river cruises nearby. On the evening before the summit, LCF held an awards ceremony where Executive Director Ann Vail honored several partners and businesses that help to advance the nation’s environmental, economic, and energy security by supporting local actions to diversify transportation fuel options


Bernie Sanders’ Climate Plan: Excellent On Electrification, But Concerningly Authoritarian & Populist – #Election2020

September 28th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

Bernie Sanders’ electrification plan is excellent but depends on potentially dangerous authoritarian populism, his transportation plan is mostly about cars for less wealthy people, his land use plan is good, but military and industry don’t get nearly enough attention. Only about half of the $16.3 trillion can be tracked to things which actually reduce climate change


China X Cleantech — End of Q2, 2018

July 7th, 2018 | by Tim Dixon

The second half of Q2 2018 has been notable and the flood of news from around the world continues. In China, the flood of developments is so massive that we can only show you a keyhole insight into what is happening


Texas Bullet Train Connects To Regular Amtrak Routes To Reach More

June 7th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

The state of the railroad system in the US is a mixed bag. The cargo and freight segment is competitive for a number of routes and purposes, but has basically just chugged along with incremental improvements. The rail passenger industry in the U.S. is easily 70 years behind Europe and on par with developing countries. Amtrak knows it. Everyone knows it. Bullet train projects have abounded since the 1970s and are still tantalizing us, but are hard to get rolling. Nonetheless, there may be progress


Current SF-to-LA High-Speed Rail Cost Estimate = $77 Billion

April 8th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Electric skateboards, bikes, mopeds, motorcycles, cars, trucks, boats, airplanes, and trains — no matter where we look, all aspects of mobility have been touched or will be touched soon enough by electric powertrains. Ironically, trains were early to electrify, but we're still behind the times in the


Florida To Launch USA’s 1st Private High-Speed Train Service

December 13th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

It is hopeful transit news for popular corridors of Florida, where many a highway traveler encounters stifling streams of traffic congestion. The country's first private high-speed train service is launching this month in Florida. Residents and travelers will enjoy the better option that many of us have been wanting for decades


Electric Road Trip: Jaquar I-PACE Tested In Los Angeles Ahead Of 2018 Reveal

December 11th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

A longtime friend of mine with rooftop solar panels took a test drive of my humble 2015 Nissan LEAF the other day. He and his wife drive a nice SUV hybrid and once owned a Jaguar. After some nice comments about the LEAF, he and his wife decided that absolutely his next vehicle will be all electric. I encouraged him to test drive some Tesla options (explaining the value, quality, autonomous safety, minimalistic style, and top-of-the-line technology.) As his hybrid is in very good shape, he did not seem in a hurry. He responded that by the time he made the switch to all-electric, there will be many choices as good as a Tesla and his interest may lie elsewhere. Perhaps this vehicle below might interest him, being a one-time Jaguar owner


Elon Musk Says Boring Company Will Compete To Build New Chicago Loop (#ElonTweets)

November 30th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

In the late 19th century, trolley tracks and an elevated railway ran around the entire circumference of the city of Chicago. The encircling infrastructure came to be known as The Loop. The name stuck and is still used to refer to the central part of downtown Chicago today. It may even have been in Elon Musk's subconscious mind the day he dreamed up his Hyperloop concept


BYD & Egyptian City Alexandria Explore Possible SkyRail Installation

October 26th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

BYD has announced an effort with the Egyptian city of Alexandria to explore the possible installation of BYD's SkyRail system in the port city. The announcement comes after BYD's General Manager for the Middle East & Africa Auto Sales Division, AD Huang, and Chairman of the Alexandria Passenger Transportation Authority, Khaled Eleiwa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the effort



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