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California “Requires” Trucks Clean Up Their Act — But The Rule Is Late & Weak

June 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

California thinks it's strutting its stuff again and showing off its green leadership. Yesterday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) proudly proclaimed that it was the first in the world to adopt a requirement that truck manufacturers switch from producing diesel trucks to producing zero-emissions trucks

Electric Shuttle Vans Now In Service In Sacramento, California

June 24th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

This month, three new electric shuttles funded by Electrify America's +$40 million "Green Cities" program were deployed in Sacramento, California. The vehicles are EV Star shuttles from GreenPower Motor Company

Nevada Plans To Adopt California’s Fuel Economy Standards

June 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has decided to side with California and Tesla, not Donald Trump and certain lagging automakers, on the need for cleaner cars. Governor Sisolak announced today, June 22, that Nevada would adopt California's fuel economy regulations

Your Home Battery Can Be Part Of A Virtual Power Plant In California

June 21st, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Sunrun pulls in customers with a catchy truth about the unpredictability of life, and electricity. To be sure that your house stays alive with power, even if the grid goes down, Sunrun’s rechargeable solar battery systems are one solution. They can make sure your home’s power stays stable and reliable, which we mostly take for granted but can become a problem if you're struck by a hurricane in Florida or wildfire-related outages in California

Zero-Emission Locomotive “999” Restored For Use In California

June 19th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Before the Tesla Model S era of automobiles, Norfolk Southern (NS) had a project to develop a zero-emission battery-powered locomotive prototype for use as a road switcher. The locomotive, named "999," didn't work out as expected and the idea was dropped. It was never put into service

California Pumps $9.5 Million Into Lithium Extraction & Geothermal Energy

May 28th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Earlier this month, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded $9.5 million for 3 geothermal and lithium projects. The projects have a dual purpose — they help to provide more clean, renewable energy and they help a budding lithium recovery industry in the state

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