Transportation accounts for more than one-quarter of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In a country with more than 70,000 transit vehicles — and with buses averaging roughly 34,000 miles of travel each year — electrification of the U.S. fleet and mass transportation spheres is becoming a top priority for city officials and utilities as they reimagine how people and goods move sustainably across urban landscapes. Removing fossil fuels from mass transit will go far in reducing that carbon footprint.
Massachusetts is a national hub for innovation in the technology, healthcare, and clean energy sectors. From world-class universities to a rapidly growing biotechnology industry and unparalleled healthcare sector, Bay State businesses and institutions are on the cutting edge. So, it comes as no surprise that a growing number of companies are investing in the rapidly growing clean energy sector and powering their operations with renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Strong national standards bolster state economies and help U.S. automakers stay competitive
March 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As leaders from states across the nation denounce U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s final determination that would lead to a significant rollback of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles, the Ceres senior director of policy and the BICEP Network, Anne Kelly, issued the following statement.
What would US energy policy look like if we had more committed progressives in Congress? Our guest today on Sea Change Radio, Ray Linsenmayer, hopes he can help us find out. Just weeks ago, Democrat Conor Lamb narrowly beat Republican Rick Saccone in a Pennsylvania special election to fill a seat in the US House of Representatives. Now Conor Lamb finds himself having to run again in a different, newly created congressional district – the primary set for May 15th. Ray Linsenmayer is among Lamb’s Democratic challengers.
The REM 2018 Call for Abstracts has been extended two weeks—through Thursday, April 5th
March 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The REM 2018 Call for Abstracts has been extended two weeks—through Thursday, April 5th. Join REM 2018 as a speaker and share your ideas, insights, and predictions at the most important conference of the year for the clean energy market.
OAKLAND, Calif., March 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ — California can reduce carbon emissions by more than 70 million metric tons by 2030, akin to taking 15 million gasoline-powered cars off the road in one year, by adopting a higher target for its Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), according to “California's Clean Fuel Future: Assessing Achievable Fuel Carbon Intensity Reductions Through 2030,” an analysis released today by the UK-based research firm Cerulogy.
Weakening national standards for passenger vehicles risks weakening the economy; consistent and strong fuel economy and emissions rules help U.S. auto industry compete
WASHINGTON, March 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A national network of influential American businesses is calling on the Trump administration to maintain robust fuel-economy and emissions standards for passenger vehicles, and expressing support for states' rights to maintain those standards.
New Hampshire faces both challenges and opportunities in the transition to a reliable and affordable clean energy future. From infrastructure investments to workforce development, rising energy costs, and more, there is much to consider as the Granite State looks to increase our competitiveness and expand our energy options.