What We Want: Zero-Carbon Transportation

The future of transportation is electric. You know it. We know it. It looks like the US secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, knows it. And more and more, it seems like the auto industry itself knows it too. It’s nice to know, and we’re glad we’re all in agreement here – but it’s also a […]

What We Want: Zero-Carbon Transportation

The future of transportation is electric. You know it. We know it. It looks like the US secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, knows it. And more and more, it seems like the auto industry itself knows it too. It’s nice to know, and we’re glad we’re all in agreement here – but it’s also a […]

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 […]