California Air Resources Board

California Cleantech Leadership in 2023

When I started with Union of Concerned Scientists back in January, the California legislative session was just ramping up. As bill introductions trickled in, it became clear there would be plenty of opportunities for UCS to leverage our science-based research to inform world-leading policy solutions. As the trickle of bills … [continued]

Applying the Pareto Principle to Benefit the Planet: Conversion of Commercial Transportation to Reduce Effects…

Applying the Pareto Principle to Benefit the Planet: in the US, the transportation sector is at the top of a list of polluters inclusive of agriculture, industry, commercial, residential and electricity. Within transportation itself, it’s the light-duty, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that are responsible for 82% of GHG, while the others combined contribute just 18%.

Clean Trucks Are Critical To Our Future

Sadly, big polluters are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to attack vital environmental rules by pressuring government agencies for regulatory delays, rollbacks, or weaken enforcement. One target of their lobbying is the ongoing Advanced Clean Truck rulemaking, which would put clean, zero-emission trucks on California’s roads starting in 2024.