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We Should Drive EVs To Use Extra Electricity Capacity

May 14th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

The need to decarbonize our economy presents new opportunities to increase electricity demand beneficially. And doing that — particularly by electrifying transportation — has never been cheaper or easier to do than it is now


2020 Fire Season & COVID-19 Not A Match Made In Heaven

May 13th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The inevitable collision of wildfires and COVID-19 keeps me up at night. Not in an abstract sense, but more in a requires-allergy-meds-to-sleep type of way. Too many people are suffering already due to COVID-19, and the quickly approaching wildfire season, worsened by climate change, is going to make things so much worse


Tesla Owners & Shareholders Speak Out Against Alameda County

May 10th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Following the news from Elon Musk that Tesla will be filing a lawsuit against Alameda County's unelected Interim Health Officer, who, seemingly against the wishes of the governor and president, believes that Tesla shouldn't reopen until June first, Tesla owners and shareholders are speaking out against what they see as unfair treatment of Tesla by Alameda County


Breaking: Lawsuit Filed Over The Reopening Of Tesla’s Factory In Fremont

May 9th, 2020 | by Paul Fosse

Those in the auto industry are well acquainted with the concept of "bait and switch." This is where a retailer runs an appealing ad for a car or other good at a great price, but when you drive to the retailer to get the great deal, you find out that good isn't available and the salesperson then tries to sell you a higher priced good


On Fascism In The USA

May 3rd, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

The handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in many regions, including the US and some European nations, has certainly exposed complacency, mis-truths, incompetence, and bad decisions, to say the least. However, despite Elon Musk's recent loose use of language, the word "fascism" has conventional meanings and associations, about serious topics, most of which are not usefully applied to the current crisis (accepting that raising controversy sometimes provokes needed debates)


Clean Trucks Are Critical To Our Future

April 28th, 2020 | by NRDC

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


Smog-Free Skies Should Be The New Normal

April 27th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

People all over the world are reporting that the skies have cleared dramatically over the last few weeks. In the northern Indian state of Punjab, the Himalayan mountains are now visible from more than 100 miles away — some locals say they haven't seen the peaks in 30 years


Oil Tankers Lurk Off The Coast Of California

April 26th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Oil tankers — 27 of them — have been spotted lurking off the coast of southern California. The footage was taken by the U.S. Coast Guard, as the Coast Guard is monitoring the "increased presence" of oil tankers that are hanging out in the seas near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach


Standing With Workers During The COVID-19 Crisis

April 23rd, 2020 | by NRDC

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented public health crisis that has overwhelmed our already thinly stretched public health resources and forced Americans to make difficult economic choices. With millions of workers finding themselves unemployed or working through this pandemic there are big questions about how we can keep workers safe while still allowing everyone to make ends meet



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