April 25th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson
According to a new report from the Environment America Research & Policy Center, solar power capacity doubled in most American cities in the last six years. Bret Fanshaw, the Director of the Go Solar campaign at Environment America, answered some questions about the growth for CleanTechnica
February 14th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The city of Los Angeles has abandoned plans to build three new gas-fired generating plants and will rely on renewable energy instead. Mayor Eric Garcetti says the decision was inspired by the Green New Deal.
February 12th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart
Airbus just released the results of a preliminary survey, Preliminary Community Perception Study, on the public's perception of Urban Air Mobility (UAM), and it's mostly favorable
December 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
EVgo has flipped the switch on a new bank of fast, super-fast, and ultra-fast EV chargers that help plug-in vehicle drivers conveniently make the run from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
December 2nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
It's widely known that California is the center of US electric vehicle adoption. California leads the country in terms of overall electric vehicle (EV) sales as well as EV market share of new vehicle sales. It's also where Tesla was born and where nearly every US EV startup pops up.
But there are other states that are also well ahead of the US average for EV market share ... and they're basically all in the west
November 29th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The Boring Company plan to did a tunnel under the 405 freeway in West LA has come to an end thanks to a lawsuit filed by local residents who objected to the city allowing the project to proceed without a full environmental review.
October 24th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The first Boring Company tunnel in Hawthorne, California, will be opened officially on December 10 with free rides for the public the following day. What is Elon's magic carpet ride really like? We will know soon enough.
September 11th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson
Brett Morrison, a Tesla owner and enthusiast, recently published an article on his site about owning and driving Teslas. The piece he wrote is about love in a number of forms. Morrison generously answered some questions about his experiences for CleanTechnica
September 4th, 2018 | by George Harvey
A number of stories have popped up in the news recently about turning traditional hydroelectric stations, which generate power by using water captured from a flowing river, into pumped storage facilities, which cycle the water using more energy to do so than they produce
September 2nd, 2018 | by Kyle Field
The Los Angeles Lakers are tapping into the sun with a new LG Solar installation by Vaha Energy on their new headquarters at the UCLA Health Training Center
August 27th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Last week, 19 mayors from around the world --- from Paris to London to New York --- signed a significant commitment to cut greenhouse gasses in their cities by ensuring that new buildings operate at net-zero carbon by
July 30th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
These northern European countries continue to be at the forefront of electric vehicle (EV) adoption — electric cars, buses, boats, and trucks — and they have also started to tackle the final frontier, that of the demanding electric aviation industry
July 13th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Alexander Dennis Inc (ADI), Proterra, and Southern California's Foothill Transit announce the first electric double deck bus order for a public transit agency in North America. ADI selected Proterra's E3 battery technology for its next-generation double deck Enviro500 platform for the North American market
July 12th, 2018 | by Susanna Schick
OK, so it's not fair they shoulder all the blame for these power outages. Its crews worked night and day to restore power to Angelenos suffocating in last weekend's epic heatstorm. LADWP's power outages affected nearly 3% of its customers last weekend. They're calling it an "unprecedented" heat storm, and as you can see, all-time records have been broken
July 9th, 2018 | by Susanna Schick
As you know, Los Angeles has the worst air in the nation. It's gotten a lot better, but until all diesel vehicles are in the scrapyard, among other things, we're still at risk.
June 21st, 2018 | by Susanna Schick
At the Urban Air Market in Los Feliz, a swanky neighborhood tucked into the east side of Los Angeles, I was excited to see so many upcycled crafts in one place. Particularly of the textile variety, considering how Americans throw out 11 million tons of textiles every year. 80% of those old clothes goes straight to landfill.
June 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Siemens has rolled out its new Siemens City Performance Tool that takes a snapshot of current city infrastructure and helps city leaders identify current as well as future actions cities can take to meet their climate, transportation, and energy goals. To learn a bit more about the new tool and the reports it generates, we sat down with Siemens' Chief City Executive for California and Arizona, Dennis Rodriguez
June 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Uber announced a new push to clean up its driver-owned fleets on Tuesday which offers some drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles extra pay per trip. The move comes as the popular ride-sharing company looks for ways to cut fleet emissions on a fleet it doesn't own
May 26th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
In the race to electrify vehicles, electric buses (e-buses) and other utility platforms have been kept in the specialized news media. Despite the low profile, this market segment has the industrial and financial might to catapult EVs into mainstream use earlier than predicted
May 23rd, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
This story hits home in more ways than one since I live in Long Beach, California. Although Long Beach is a fun city, we pay a high price living in such a highly polluted Californian city
May 15th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
BYD continues to make inroads into the North American market with a new deal for 20 of its fully electric buses destined for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The new buses will provide airfield passenger transportation, replacing the existing fleet of diesel-powered buses and adding capacity to the system.
May 12th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson
Critics of electric vehicles sometimes try to dismiss them as being only for "tree huggers," but such commenters seem to be overlooking some critically important facts
May 11th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Elon Musk has tweeted that the first tunnel under LA is nearly complete, a tunnel from DC to NYC is already started, and one from LA to SF will begin next year. But some experts think he is in over his head.
April 30th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
A fight in California exposes a rift among city dwellers as to how to provide more affordable housing