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Browsing the "San Francisco" Tag

California Rail Electrification Funding Trump’s Transportation Secretary Wanted To Kill Gets Funded In New Budget Deal

May 4th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

A proposed new budget deal in Congress would preserve funding to electrify rail lines between San Jose and San Francisco. That corridor is one of the busiest in the nation as it serves the tech community on the San Francisco peninsular known as Silicon Valley. Bringing electrification to the rail transport system would have a significant effect on carbon emissions in the region and reduce the area's well known traffic congestion


Unconferences Coming Up In San Francisco

April 12th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli

As you might imagine, those of us behind Important Media, CleanTechnica's parent company, spend most of our time online. But over the past year, we've branched out into a few events to help bring the sustainability conversation to cities around the globe


Scoot’s New Mobility Operating System

March 12th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

Compared to the 10 million miles that the city's vehicles travel every day, Scoot's penetration into the San Francisco market is still relatively small. The 800 vehicles in its shared light electric vehicle (LEV) fleet have covered 2 million miles since 2012. Scoot CEO Michael Keating admitted in an email sent my way that, even combining their statistics with those of Zipcar, Bay Area Bikeshare, and Uber, you would probably not reach 5% of the total volume. But the market is growing fast


US Startup (Spin) Aims To Bring Kiosk-Free Bike Sharing To San Francisco

February 7th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Kiosk-free bikesharing services have been a thing outside of the US (in China, in particular) for a while now, but they have yet to make any headway here for some reason. A new startup known as Spin is apparently aiming to address this, with the launch of a new bikesharing concept along the lines of the Chinese ones in San Francisco


Lucid Motors Air Sighting In San Francisco + New Teaser Video

February 5th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The recently unveiled Lucid Motors "Air" is a beautiful car (beautiful as far as cars go, anyways), but we've yet to see much of it in the wild (outside of promos and car shows), leaving those with a potential interest perhaps a bit hungry for more media


10 Cleantech Solutions Your City Should Implement

December 8th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan

Cities are where most of the world's people live, and they can make the move toward cleantech and away from burning up the planet go much, much — much — faster. In fact, some policies could trump critical levers like ZEV mandates, and if adopted broadly, make the ZEV transition happen faster than most of us think possible


$9,641 = Annual Savings Taking Public Transportation In USA

November 29th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

Riding public transportation is a vital means of saving money, money that can much more happily be spent on other things than on owning, driving, and maintaining a car. Transit riders can forget about auto insurance, car payments, fuel costs, tuneups at the mechanic, expensive broken car parts, etc


GM Carsharing Service Maven Launches In Los Angeles, San Francisco, & Denver

November 20th, 2016 | by James Ayre

GM's carsharing service, Maven, has expanded into the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver markets in recent days. The expansion means that the Maven carsharing service is now available in 13 different cities -- the 3 aforementioned cities + Boston, Chicago, Jersey City (New Jersey), Baltimore, New York City, San Diego, Washington DC, Orlando (Florida), Detroit, and Ann Arbor (Michigan)


48 New National EV Charging Corridors — Thank You, President Obama

November 7th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

The Obama administration has been on a role advancing EV charging across the US. The latest news from the administration is that the United State Department of Transportation (DOT) is establishing 48 national electric vehicle charging corridors. Thank you, President Obama, and we hope you and Michelle will be driving in an all-electric vehicle soon as well.


Master Degree Programs For The Renewable Energy Economy

November 1st, 2016 | by Sponsored Content

The expanding field of cleantech requires a new type of education, and University of San Francisco's Energy Systems Management Degree hopes to bridge the gap for cleantech students, entrepreneurs, and business managers.



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