Clean Transportation

» Could Deep Sea Mining Fuel The Electric Vehicle Boom?
By MINING.com
August 3, 2020

» Environmental Advocates Call for Ban on SUV Ads
By Jordan Davidson, EcoWatch
August 3, 2020

» E.P.A. Inspector General to Investigate Trump’s Biggest Climate Rollback
The agency’s watchdog office said Monday it would investigate whether the reversal of Obama-era fuel efficiency standards violated government rules.
By Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman, New York Times
July 27, 2020

» Preparing the maintenance workforce for electric trucks
The labor pool of experienced technicians has always been small, and now trucking firms must train or hire workers with an understanding of high voltage environments.
By Jen A. Miller, Utility Dive
July 20, 2020

» 15 states will follow California’s push to electrify trucks and buses
A big step forward in reducing harmful emissions from diesel engines
By Sean O’Kane, The Verge
July 14, 2020

» Next Up for Electrification: Heavy-Duty Trucks and Construction Machinery
Electrified transport is not just about cars anymore, as California’s landmark Advanced Clean Trucks regulation shows.
By Justin Gerdes, GreenTech Media
July 13, 2020

» Danish electric ferry reports successful first year in service
By Nick Blenkey, MarineLog
July 13, 2020

» ‘Million-mile’ batteries are coming. Are they a revolution?
By Maddie Stone, Grist
July 6, 2020

» Europe’s Demand for Electric Cars May Get a Jolt From COVID-19 Response
Stimulus packages, falling costs and rising environmental awareness may rev Europe’s EV market quicker than expected, analysts say.
By John Parnell, GreenTech Media
July 03, 2020

» Oil Industry and Allies Look to Pump Brakes on Democrats’ Plans to Move Transportation Off Petroleum
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
July 2, 2020

» Clean ships needed now to cut polluting emissions
The vessels plying the world’s oceans release huge volumes of polluting emissions. Existing fleets badly need a clean-up.
By Kieran Cooke, Climate News Network
June 25, 2020

» New Rule in California Will Require Zero-Emissions Trucks
More than half of trucks sold in the state must be zero-emissions by 2035, and all of them by 2045.
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
June 25, 2020

» Transportation Fairness Alliance Revealed: Behind the Oil Industry’s Latest Attack on Electric Cars
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
June 18, 2020

» The largest electric plane ever to fly
As electric planes pass another milestone, Future Planet asks how long will it be before they are ready for everyday aviation? And just how far can they go?
By Chris Baraniuk, BBC / Future Planet
June 17, 2020

» In New England, declining car sales prompt call for electric bike rebates
Supporters in Connecticut argue that e-bike incentives, like those in Vermont, would be a timely investment.
By Lisa Prevost and David Thill, Energy News Network
June 17, 2020

» Lyft Pledges Shift to 100% Electric Vehicles by 2030
The rideshare company will purchase EVs for its rental car fleet and play a bigger role in helping drivers transition to plug-in vehicles.
By Julia Pyper, GreenTech Media
June 17, 2020

» Germany to double climate protection surcharge on gas guzzlers from 2021 – draft
By Markus Wacke, Reuters
June 8, 2020

» States Sue to Block Trump From Weakening Fuel Economy Rules
At stake in the lawsuit is the single biggest effort by the United States to fight the climate crisis.
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
May 27, 2020

» California Leads Multi-State Lawsuit Against Trump Admins’ Clean Car Rollback
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
May 27, 2020

» Nearly two dozen attorneys general sue Trump administration over controversial fuel standard
Car companies are split on the standards
By Justine Calma, The Verge
May 27, 2020

» HEVO to Launch US Manufacturing for Wireless Electric Vehicle Charger
The Brooklyn-based startup quietly finalized a product, working with limited funds and staff. Now the race is on for the wireless charging market.
By Julian Spector, GreenTech Media
May 21, 2020

» Transportation Electrification Partnership proposes $150B federal stimulus package
By Cailin Crowe, Utility Dive
April 27, 2020

» ‘Charger Desert’ in Big Cities Keeps Electric Cars From Mainstream
For city dwellers who would love an E.V., the biggest hurdle might be keeping it juiced up without a garage or other convenient charging stations.
By Lawrence Ulrich, New York Times
April 16, 2020

» Internet Seen as Helping Save Planet, but Many in Mass Still Miss Out
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires
April 22, 2020

» Trump’s new fuel-efficiency rule: The devil is in the details for electric cars
By Bradley Berman, Electrek
April 10, 2020

» Trump Calls New Fuel Economy Rule a Boon. Some Experts See Steep Costs.
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
March 31, 2020

» U.S. to Announce Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules, a Key Effort to Fight Climate Change
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
March 30, 2020

» Yet Another Study Confirms: Electric Cars Reduce Climate Pollution
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
March 27, 2020

» Electric cars produce less CO2 than petrol vehicles, study confirms
Finding will come as boost to governments seeking to move to net zero carbon emissions
By Fiona Harvey, The Guardian
March 23, 2020

» Traffic and Pollution Plummet as U.S. Cities Shut Down for Coronavirus
By Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich, New York Times
March 22, 2020

» Big Rigs Begin to Trade Diesel for Electric Motors
Tractor-trailer fleets will take time to electrify, and start-ups and established truck makers are racing to get their models on the road.
By Susan Carpenter, New York Times
March 19, 2020

» Florida, Utah, Washington approve bills to boost EVs, including $50M Rocky Mountain Power charging plan
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
March 16, 2020

» Oil Industry Front Group Launches Latest Attack on Electric Vehicle Tax Credit in Senate Energy Bill
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
March 13, 2020

» Inside Clean Energy: General Motors Wants to Go Big on EVs
The auto giant’s Bolt and Volt models never sold well, but now the company is touting a battery that has more range than Tesla’s.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
March 12, 2020

» Coronavirus Could Slow Efforts to Cut Airlines’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions
By Brad Plumer and Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
March 6, 2020

» Tesla’s Success in Europe Catches Industry Off Guard
The Model 3 outsold some of the most popular luxury models in recent months. BMW, Mercedes and Audi risk missing the transition to electric cars.
By Jack Ewing, New York Times
March 4, 2020

» Longtime Climate Science Foe David Schnare Uses “Scare Tactics” to Bash Transportation Climate Initiative for Koch-Tied Think Tank
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
March 3, 2020

» Inside Clean Energy: Tesla Gets Ever So Close to 400 Miles of Range
The increased range is a step toward bringing EVs—and their contribution to combating climate change—into the mainstream.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
February 20, 2020

» Trump’s Path to Weaker Fuel Efficiency Rules May Lead to a Dead End
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
February 13, 2020

» Is this the start of an aviation revolution?
Aviation is one of the fastest rising sources of carbon emissions from transport, but can a small Canadian airline show the industry a way of flying that is better for the planet?
By Diane Selkirk, BBC / Future Planet
February 11, 2020

» Could the Flight Shaming Movement Take Off in the U.S.? JetBlue Thinks So.
The airline is the first American carrier planning to purchase “offsets” for carbon emissions from all domestic flights, a move some activists denounce as a stunt.
By Kristoffer Tigue, InsideClimate News
February 7, 2020

» Justice Department Drops Antitrust Probe Against Automakers That Sided With California on Emissions
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
February 7, 2020

» Shipping Lines Turn to LNG-Powered Vessels, But They’re Worse for the Climate
Natural gas is cheap and cleaner burning than fuel oil, but methane leaks from ship engines fuels global warming.
By Phil McKenna, InsideClimate News
February 1, 2020

» LNG fuel fails to deliver GHG emission cuts: report
By Paul Bartlett, Seatrade Maritime News
January 29, 2020

» Making Yellow School Buses a Little More Green
Some school districts are replacing diesel buses with electric models to benefit students and the environment. But the change is expensive so utilities like Dominion Energy are helping offset the cost.
By Ellen Rosen, New York Times
January 22, 2020

» E.P.A. Aims to Reduce Truck Pollution, and Avert Tougher State Controls
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
January 6, 2020

» Baker-Polito Administration Extends and Increases Funding for Successful Electric Vehicle Rebate Program
Press release
December 31, 2019

» Electric Vehicles for Uber and Lyft? Los Angeles Might Require It, Mayor Says.
L.A. has big plans for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but requiring EVs for rideshare services would also radically change the economics of the business.
By LESLIE HOOK, FINANCIAL TIMES – in InsideClimate News
December 27, 2019

» Trump’s Christmas Gift to Big Oil: Killing Hopes of Electric Car Tax Credit Extension
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
December 18, 2019

» TCI could up gas prices 5 to 17 cents a gallon in 2022
Modeling shows costs and benefits of carbon pricing
By Andy Metzger, CommonWealth Magazine
December 17, 2019

» Baker’s walk on the wild side
Leads the charge for TCI and higher gas prices
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
December 17, 2019

» New Hampshire pulls out of regional Transportation & Climate Initiative agreement that could bring $500 million a year to Massachusetts
By Tanner Stening, MassLive.com
December 17, 2019

» Transportation Climate Initiative Draws Opposition from Oil and Gasoline Business Groups
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
November 23, 2019

» California to Stop Buying From Automakers That Backed Trump on Emissions
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
November 18, 2019

» U.S. Electric Bus Demand Outpaces Production as Cities Add to Their Fleets
Cities are still working through early challenges, but they see health and climate benefits ahead. In Chicago, two buses save the city $24,000 a year in fuel costs.
By Kristoffer Tigue, Inside Climate News
November 14, 2019

» Electric cars are changing the cost of driving
By Michael J. Coren, Quartz
November 8, 2019

» Financial Disclosures Show Why Toyota and GM Sided With Trump’s Clean Car Rollbacks to Preserve Profits
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
November 8, 2019

» The electric vehicle industry needs to figure out its battery problem
Without recycling, electric vehicle batteries could lead to mountains of waste
By Justine Calma, The Verge
November 6, 2019

» ‘General Motors better wake up’ before China takes EV market, former California Gov. Brown tells Congress
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
October 30, 2019

» General Motors Sides With Trump in Emissions Fight, Splitting the Industry
Along with Toyota and Fiat Chrysler, the auto giant backed the administration in its clash with California over pollution standards.
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
October 28, 2019

» Electric Roads Could Be a Path to a Driverless Future
Israel and Sweden experiment with a new way to increase the uses of electric cars.
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
October 7, 2019

» East Coast states outline carbon pricing plan
Plan would use tax-like structure on fuel
By Andy Metzger, CommonWealth Magazine
October 1, 2019

» City grids risk being overwhelmed by EV growth: Report
By Chris Teale, Utility Dive
September 10, 2019

» White House Prepares to Revoke California’s Right to Set Tougher Pollution Rules
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
September 5, 2019

» 6 electric aviation companies to watch
By Shane Downing, GreenBiz
August 20, 2019

» Zeppelins stopped flying after the Hindenburg disaster. Now scientists want to bring them back.
The proposed airships would move cargo more efficiently than oceangoing freighters — and produce far less pollution.
By Jeremy Deaton, NBC News
August 19, 2019

» Automakers, Rejecting Trump Pollution Rule, Strike a Deal With California
By Coral Davenport and Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
July 25, 2019

» Arizona’s new EV growth plan could save customers billions, groups say
Robert Walton, Utility Dive
July 12, 2019

» Dutch Company Reveals An Electric Car That Charges Itself With Sunlight
By Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution
July 11, 2019

» Climate Change Denialists Dubbed Auto Makers the ‘Opposition’ in Fight Over Trump’s Emissions Rollback
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
July 2, 2019

» Alice, 9-Seat Electric Airplane, Gets Its 1st Buyer — Cape Air
By Nicolas Zart, Clean Technica
June 27th, 2019

» Canada Signals a Willingness to Challenge Trump on His Clean-Car Rollback
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
June 26, 2019

» Long distance solar EV Lightyear One has 725 km range
By Electrive.com
June 25, 2019

» State Funding For Electric Vehicle Rebates Dries Up
By Craig LeMoult, WGBH News
June 24, 2019

» To compete in the global battery arms race, the US must spur its domestic market, analysts say
Industry experts say the United States has to create incentives for lithium-ion battery products to encourage manufacturers and decrease its dependence on Chinese imports.
HJ Mai, Utility Dive
June 24, 2019

» Another Deceptive Letter Bashing the Electric Car Tax Credit Circulating Congress, Courtesy of FreedomWorks
By Ben Jervey, DeSmog Blog
June 16, 2019

» The rise of EVs could overwhelm the grid, but PG&E has a better plan
A new framework gives utilities a way to identify and seize electrification value with managed charging
Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
June 13, 2019

» For Widespread Adoption of Electric Vehicles, Many Roadblocks Ahead
Consumer polling shows lack of charging stations, higher price tag, little awareness of incentives pose obstacles
By Jacqueline Toth, Morning Consult
May 22, 2019   

» Google Maps adds live EV charger information
By Jason Plautz, Smart Cities Dive
April 24, 2019

» What Is Holding America’s EV Future Back While The World Charges Ahead?
Sponsored Content By Cleantechnica
April 21st, 2019

» Plummeting battery prices to make electric cars cheaper than gas cars in 3 years
By Joe Romm, Think Progress
April 16, 2019

» Awesome Solid State Battery Breakthrough News: Part 347
By Steve Hanley, Clean Technica
March 27, 2019

» A Real Tube Carrying Dreams of 600-M.P.H. Transit
Virgin Hyperloop One is testing a system that would put passengers in pods hurtling through vacuum tubes. Other companies are moving ahead with similar plans.
By Eric A. Taub, New York Times
February 18, 2019

» Senator John Barrasso Parrots Koch Talking Points to Kill Electric Car Tax Credit
By Ben Jervey, DeSmog Blog
February 5, 2019

» Volkswagen proposes ‘paradigm shift’ by opening EV platform to competitors
By Chris Teale, Utility Dive
February 4, 2019

» Are Electric Cars Only for the Rich? Sacramento Is Challenging That Notion
By Bradley Berman, New York Times
January 24, 2019

» In Massachusetts, momentum builds for carbon pricing for transportation
By Sarah Shemkus, EnergyNews.US
January 11, 2019

» The Keystone State may have found the key to the next wave of transportation electrification
Pennsylvania’s combination of guiding principles, legislation and collaboration among a broad array of stakeholders may show how to move the EV market into its next phase of development.
Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
January 11, 2019

» Before the Electric Car Takes Over, Someone Needs to Reinvent the Battery
Solid-state technology promises to be cheaper and charge faster than anything on the road today. But no one is close to figuring it out.
By David Stringer and Kevin Buckland, Bloomberg.com
January 6, 2019

» In landmark agreement, Mass., eight other states vow to cut transportation emissions
By David Abel, Boston Globe
December 18, 2018

» When will electric airliners make sense?
Don’t hold your breath unless you can hold it to mid-century.
John Timmer, ARS Technica
December 14, 2018

» California Requires New City Buses to Be Electric by 2029
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
December 14, 2018

» Mass. exploring carbon fee on auto fuels
By Andy Metzger, Commonwealth Magazine
December 14, 2018

» Buses Are the Electric Vehicle Everyone Should Be Talking About. Here’s Why.
By Adrian Martinez, Earth Justice
December 13, 2018

» Martha’s Vineyard transit plan goes beyond electrification
By Sarah Shemkus, EnergyNews
December 10, 2018

» Baker-Polito Administration Extends Electric Vehicle Rebate Program
Additional funding continues successful consumer rebate program into 2019
By the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
December 6, 2018

» White House proposal to end EV tax credit comes under fire
By Chris Teale, Utility Dive
December 6, 2018

» Trump administration plans to end electric-car tax credits
By Eric C. Evarts, Green Car Reports
December 4, 2018

» 1M EVs in the US ‘a step in our journey’ to combat climate change
Speakers at an event celebrating the milestone also noted electric vehicles could play a large role in the fight against climate change and carbon emissions.
By Chris Teale, Utility Dive
December 3, 2018

» EV Drive coalition begins lobbying effort to save tax credit
By Eric C. Evarts, Green Car Reports
November 30, 2018

» Why the UK is beating the US on transportation electrification, Part 1: Customers first
By Erika Myers, SEPA.org
November 29, 2018

» GM cuts jobs, ends models amid shift to electric and autonomous cars
Jason Plautz, Utility Dive
November 27, 2018

» 2019 Looks Good for Electric Vehicles as New York Pushes Electrification of Transportation
By Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge
November 26, 2018

» New York announces $250M electric vehicle corridor, DC fast charger rollout
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive

November 20, 2018

» Albuquerque, NM scraps electric bus deal, delays BRT rollout again
By Katie Pyzyk, Utility Dive
November 19, 2018

» The Wheels on These Buses Go Round and Round With Zero Emissions
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
November 12, 2018

» IMO 2020 Regulations and Fuel Price Impact Explained
By OPIS Staff Report, OpisNet.com
October 29, 2018

» An Ambitious Global Effort to Cut Shipping Emissions Stalls
The International Maritime Organization agreed this year to cut greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2050, but its members are struggling to agree on how to get there.
By Phil McKenna, InsideClimate News
October 26, 2018

» A Microgrid for Every Electric Bus Stop in Martha’s Vineyard Town
By Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge
October 16, 2018

» Is it time to hop on the hydrogen train?
By Lloyd Alter, TreeHugger
September 20, 2018
“To supply the German trains, gas company Linde will provide gas from their refineries, so for now and the foreseeable future, this train is running on fossil fuels. “The plan is that hydrogen will be produced onsite via electrolysis and wind energy at a later stage of the project.”

» Germany launches world’s first hydrogen-powered train
By Agence France-Presse, The Guardian
September 17, 2018

» A Big Week For Reshaping the Electric Grid with EVs
By Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge
September 14, 2018

» 35 California mayors sign on to support 100% EV state transit proposal
Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
August 23, 2018

» A Koch-Fueled Attack on Electric Buses Picks up Speed
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
August 20, 2018

» Canada should hold firm and reject Trump’s efforts to roll back vehicle standards
By Clean Energy Canada
August 2, 2018

» Electric vs. Diesel vs. Natural Gas: Which Bus is Best for the Climate?
Jimmy O’Dea, Blog – Union of Concerned Scientists
July 19, 2018

» The Challenges of Zinc Air Batteries
Despite some attractive refueling arguments, rechargeable zinc air batteries are not yet ready for prime time.
By Kevin Clemens, Design News
May 3, 2018

» China’s Built a Road So Smart It Will Be Able to Charge Your Car
Bloomberg News
April 11, 2018

» MBTA should prioritize electric transit in Chelsea and other environmental justice communities
Letter to the Editor By Veena Dharmaraj, Zero Emission Bus Organizer, Massachusetts Sierra Club and Maria Belen Power, Associate Executive Director, GreenRoots, Chelsea. Chelsea Record
July 21, 2018

» Pave Over the Subway? Cities Face Tough Bets on Driverless Cars
Transit advocates fear that unrealistic hopes for new technology — and how soon it’ll get here — could lead cities down the wrong path.
By Emily Badger, New York Times
July 20, 2018

» Colorado Adopts California Clean Car Standards in Defiance of Trump Admin
By Ben Jervey, DeSmog Blog
June 19, 2018

» How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
June 19, 2018

» Electric buses and trucks a big (rig) opportunity for Canadian innovators
Sarah Petrevan, Clean Energy Canada
June 14, 2018   

» Switching To Electric MBTA Buses Could Have Major Environmental Impact, Report Finds
By Katie Lannan, State House News Service via WBUR
May 03, 2018

» 15 minute charge for a 300 mile range? DOE moves to boost EVs
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
May 2, 2018

» CNN Wrongly Blames Electric Cars for Unethical Cobalt Mining
By Ben Jervey, DeSmog Blog
May 2, 2018

» It’s cold outside. What about EVs?
By Anna Vanderspek, MassEnergy
December 20, 2017

» Electric Trucks Begin Reporting for Duty, Quietly and Without All the Fumes
By Erica Gies, InsideClimate News
December 18, 2017

» Electric vehicle charging gets a jump: Eversource’s $45m program will support rapid buildout
By Dave Packard, Commonwealth Magazine
December 14, 2017

» Emission Reductions from Electric Cars Will Increase Every Year
massenergy.org
January 2017

» Electric buses could beat CNG buses by a mile … or 6
By Tina Casey, Clean Technica
June 10, 2015

» Green is the New Black with Asphalt Made from Algae
The next generation of roads might be made from discarded plant product rather than oil-based bitumen.
By Jessica Lombardo, forconstructionpros.com
May 29, 2015