Northeast Reaches Major Milestone to Reduce Emissions and Raise Revenue for Transportation, but Much More Work Remains

Pi.1415926535/Wikimedia A collaboration of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic jurisdictions just signed the final Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  for the Transportation and Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P) This program sets a much-needed limit on emissions from burning dirty transportation fuels in the region and brings in revenue for the participating jurisdictions. Exactly two years ago, a group of nine […]

5 Reasons Clean Fuel Standards are the Secret Key to Decarbonizing Transportation

C. Ward-de Leon/UCS Clean Fuel Standards like the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) have been around for more than a decade but have not attracted the attention of more narrowly targeted policies promoting electric vehicles, biofuels, or renewable power. Recently, however, Clean Fuel Standards are enjoying something of a resurgence, with states from coast […]

Multi-Sector Coalition Urges Congress to Include Support For Clean Energy and Clean Transportation in Must-Pass Legislation This Year

November 17, 2020 Multi-Sector Coalition Urges Congress to Include Support For Clean Energy and Clean Transportation in Must-Pass Legislation This Year WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a letter delivered to U.S. House and Senate leadership today, 45 organizations and companies spanning the environmental, conservation, clean energy, public health and faith communities are urging support for clean […]

The Biden Opportunity: Clean Transportation for All

Photo: alexfan32/Shutterstock The dust has settled and we know that a Biden presidency awaits us in January. Now the real work begins. We’re relieved that this work will happen with a president who knows that climate change is happening and that we need to take bold action to stave off the worst impacts. Someone who […]

With transportation, we should stay focused on the prize of clean air

In summary What should California do between now and when the ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars takes effect to achieve clean air? By Thomas Lawson, Special to CalMatters Thomas Lawson is president of the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, Thomas@cngvc.org. How long should Californians wait for clean air? At first glance, it […]