Venture investors and auto-company directors rarely take strategic pointers from urban-planning activists. In light of this November 19 essay pinpointing electric SUVs' sustainability failings, perhaps they should.
We wrote last year about Beam, the startup with plans to run electric-vehicle charging stations on on-site solar and pay for itself with advertising. Amid a call for a national mandate that would electrify half of the United States' cars, Beam kept reporting orders from cities and ran a test EV aircraft flight. This July 17 TV dispatch offers some details.
A Massachusetts Senate proposal to set aside funding for solar projects in low-income neighborhoods will do little to improve access without bigger changes to the state’s solar incentive program, advocates say.
Debate continues to simmer in California as to what role community solar projects will play as part of the state's new building codes that require solar installations on all new homes, which went into effect at the start of this year.
Solar growth from the Virginia Clean Economy Act could create 29,500 direct solar jobs in Virginia, and tens of thousands of indirect jobs, according to a new study released today by a coalition of rooftop and shared solar companies and advocates.
In California, the nation’s most populous state, every newly-built home must now come with enough solar panels to satisfy its electricity needs. It’s a quiet revolution tucked into the building codes approved unanimously by the California Energy Commission in 2018.
Source: Los Angeles Transportation Electrification Partnership
In the Roadmap, the partners set a goal to move toward an additional 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and associated air pollution through accelerating transportation electrification by the time the world arrives in Los Angeles for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.