December 11th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that New York City’s single-largest solar energy project, an installation at John F. Kennedy International Airport, has been awarded to SunPower and Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Group. It is also considered the largest planned community solar project at an airport in the United States
December 9th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Solar One is an organization that I've experienced first hand. An active force in clean urban transition, in particular aiding low-income households, it deserves support. Both organizations I met with in NYC — Solar One and WE ACT — had individuals reflecting the relaxed as well as energetic personalities necessary to make something work, really work
December 4th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
New York City is unveiling a new plan to allow pedal-electric delivery bikes to park in tow zone areas or on sidewalks and to use the city's 1,400 miles of dedicated bike lanes in order to reduce carbon emissions and congestion.
November 6th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson
The New York-based electric moped startup, Revel, recently secured $27.6 million in new funding. Ibex Investors, Toyota AI Ventures, Maniv Mobility, Blue Collective, and Launch Capital were the backers. Revel's CEO, Frank Reig, answered some questions about the funding and company's growth for CleanTechnica
November 1st, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
The City of New York (NYC) has put the Tesla Model 3 on the list of approved yellow cabs. The Model 3 is the first-ever all-electric car to make it on the list. Previously, some hybrid cars were on the list, such as the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, and Ford Fusion Hybrid (see full list below)
October 28th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Ravenswood Development is proposing to build the world's largest storage battery at a site in Queens, New York that once was home to 16 gas peaker plants.
June 18th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Spanish EVSE manufacturer Wallbox announced at an exclusive launch party at the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in New York City last week that it is entering the US EV charging market
May 7th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson
The free electric shuttle service called Circuit has added locations in Brooklyn and Hollywood, Florida. The company has been operating electric shuttles in cities like Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, San Diego, Austin, Houston, East Hampton, and others. It used to be called The Free Ride, but now is named Circuit. Alex Esposito, one of the company's co-founders, answered some questions about the expansion for CleanTechnica
May 3rd, 2019 | by Nexus Media
A handful of scientists want to dim the sun to cool the planet. A recent debate shows the idea is perilous, impractical — and immensely appealing
April 24th, 2019 | by Erika Clugston
The Boston-based startup is deploying self-driving loop shuttles that will service workers and residents in private communities
April 21st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
London's congestion charge has reduced the number of cars entering the central city by 30%. Now New York City is planning to impose a congestion charge of its own starting in 2021.
April 19th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Buildings account for 67% of all carbon emissions in New York City. The city council has just passed a resolution mandating a reduction in emissions from large buildings of 40% by 2030.
April 13th, 2019 | by Chris Boylan
As electric cars become more pervasive (hello, Tesla Model 3), the potential stress on the country's electric grid increases. Many local utilities now offer Time of Use (TOU) plans to encourage consumers to shift their electricity usage from times of peak demand to times of low demand. TOU plans typically offer discounted rates on electricity used off-peak (normally at night or weekends) and surcharges on electricity used during peak hours (typically during the day on weekdays). But there are other ways to encourage a shift to off-peak power usage. One of these ways is the SmartCharge NY program
March 25th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA – March 25, 2019: (TSX: NFI) New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), a U.S. subsidiary [&hellip
February 16th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Some are working hard to clean up the power industry via solar co-ops. Some are doing so through solar nonprofits that bring safer energy and lower, fairer energy rates. Some are working in giant corporate offices to bring about solar gigawatts at a time. In the following story, you have an interesting mix
February 16th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
This is what the Green New Deal looks like in real life. What an inspiration to experience first hand the harmony of a cooperative, decentralized, warm group of socially and environmentally attuned people — nonprofits working with other nonprofits, transitioning the skyscapes and the landscape naturally with an energized, renewable pulse
February 9th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
A city-to-city transport provider in the US Northeast recently added a new route to its young & budding network. The company — which only uses clean, zero-emission, class-leading Tesla vehicles — is now offering transport between Boston and New York City
December 12th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard
Clearly, cities and countries should be promoting electric bicycles. What should that look like, and what's actually happening
December 4th, 2018 | by Andrea Bertoli
Competition among new sustainable transportation companies is on the rise in cities across the country – with all signs pointing upward.
Firms provide daily mobility options to commuters in places like Washington, D.C. — for people who like to pedal to work
November 21st, 2018 | by Chris Boylan
One of the benefits of being an early adopter (or first follower) of clean energy solutions is the incentives available to help lessen our dependence on fossil fuels. Many national, state, and local governments offer some forms of incentives for consumers to make the switch from fossil fuels to electricity; to upgrade from gasoline or diesel vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs). In some locations, you can even get some financial help when you install an EV charging station at your home or business
November 4th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan
Janette Sadik-Khan is a top rock star in the world of city planning. She led NYC's recent transportation transformations under Mayor Bloomberg. In the interview, Zachary Shahan, CleanTechnica's director and chief editor, returns to his roots as he interviews Janette Sadik-Khan and talks urban transport leadership. Zach's master's degree was in city and regional planning (from UNC-Chapel Hill). UNC–Chapel Hill was ranked the #1 grad school in the nation for his specialization the year he graduated. The pair, on the same page, were brought together by Autonomy
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
August 9th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Cities are finding ride hailing services like Uber and Lyft increase congestion rather than decrease it. New York City has placed a cap on new licenses while it studies the effect of ride hailing on the city and its residents.