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Safer, More Sustainable Transport In A Post-COVID-19 World

April 27th, 2020 | by World Resources Institute

The COVID-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. By serving essential workers in health care, emergency services, food services, and other sectors, public transport has become a service not just for some people but for all urban residents


We Should Not Bail Out Oil Companies

April 23rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

We should not bail out oil companies. But we probably will since Trump is scrambling to do just that. As we know, the price of oil in the US fell below zero for the first time ever the other day


A Tale Of Two Oil States: Norway & Alberta, Canada

April 23rd, 2020 | by Barry A.F.

Both Norway and Alberta, Canada are economies that gain huge profits from selling oil. They have huge natural reserves of it and make ginormous profits from feeding our "need" for oil powered transportation. However, their method of deploying those profits is in sharp contrast, and interestingly it even guides their philosophies and how they view climate change


Seoul Is Subsidizing 700 Electric Taxis

April 22nd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

South Korea's capital, Seoul, is purchasing 700 electric taxis. This subsidy is worth 18.2 million won (around $15,000) per EV, far more than the 12.7 million ($10,300) subsidy for buying an EV for personal use. Seoul is making foreign manufacturers, not only Korean brands, eligible for funding


Bail Out The American Public, Not Big Oil

April 12th, 2020 | by NRDC

The COVID-19 pandemic is a national crisis, and the need to address the health and safety of communities and workers across the nation is paramount. Yet a number of political leaders are making sure to look out for their corporate friends. Last week, some of the most reliable servants of the fossil fuel industry in the House and Senate sent letters to Interior Secretary Bernhardt asking him to grant royalty relief, lease extensions, and other favors to the oil, gas, and coal industries


No One Is Buying Canada’s Oil: A Preview Of The Near Future New Normal

March 29th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

When will Canada learn? Stop throwing money at the fossil fuel industry. Let it live or die on its own with its decades of profits. Shift investment to clean technologies, technologies which are also much lower in contagion pathways for Canadians. Stop investing in the past and start investing in the future. 


Italy, Florida, California, & China — 4 Demonstrated & Potential COVID-19 Paths

March 23rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

I spend probably far too much of my day reading about the COVID-19 pandemic. Sometimes I find stuff that's uplifting and hopeful. Sometimes I find stuff that's more or less terrifying. Much is up in the air because much is still unknown about the virus and its effects across a representative sample of humanity. A one percentage point difference on a variety of matters, including hospitalization rate of those infected and death rate of those infected, can result in an enormous difference across society. As far as I have seen, no one yet has a clear handle on some of these key factors, so keep that in mind as you read on (and share data in the comments if you think you have answers)


Peugeot CEO Carlos Tavares Is An EV Noob

March 22nd, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

After the cancellation of the Geneva International Motor Show, as compensation for the missed opportunity to interact with the press, Carlos Tavares, CEO of Peugeot, held a conference call with a number of journalists. There were some discussions about the future electrification of the automotive industry. His comments on the subject were shocking for the ignorance they revealed


NY State Officials Are Pleasantly Surprised By Tesla’s Buffalo Factory

February 10th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Sean Ryan, of the New York State Assembly, says that he is "pleasantly surprised" at Tesla's progress at its factory in Buffalo. He toured it on Friday. "The factory is built out. It has complete lines running, product moving around, people are there, so it's really transformed itself into what we've been hoping for," he says


Democratic Presidential Candidates On Climate & Energy — Pete Buttigieg & Elizabeth Warren

February 10th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan continues his discussion with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, about the climate action plans (and other political matters) of current presidential candidates. This second part of a two-part series spends a lot of time discussing Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and the evolution (or devolution) in the Democratic Party and Republican Party



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