“Assemblyman Jose Medina remembers not being able to see the bell tower on the UC Riverside campus and, as a teacher, having to keep his students indoors for recess on bad-air days. Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey remembers getting out of swimming pools choking not from water, but from the thick smog. Medina, D-Riverside, and Bailey shared…
“Cal Poly Pomona has earned the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification for a parking structure in California. Parking Structure 2 earned a bronze certificate from Parksmart, which is a component of the U.S Green Building Council’s LEED rating system. Parksmart is the world’s only rating system for sustainable practices in parking…
Lawmakers Approve Last-Minute Deal to Direct Cap-and-Trade Funding to Low/Zero-Emission Vehicles, Green Spaces, Affordable Housing and More
In the closing hours of the legislative year, lawmakers approved a last-minute deal Wednesday to free up hundreds of millions of dollars from the state’s cap-and-trade program to fund green projects across the state. Under the agreement,
From Environmental Leader: Commercial Waste Collection Zones Reduces Truck Traffic, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
A new study of New York City reveals that commercial waste collection zones may reduce truck traffic and greenhouse gas emissions associated with waste collection. “The City’s current open-market commercial waste system generates excess truck traffic, is highly
CEC Workshop 8/22: Measuring the Success of the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program
Commissioner Janea Scott, Lead Commissioner on Transportation of the California Energy Commission, will conduct a workshop to discuss the use of metrics within the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP). This
The state has released a new freight system plan that highlights new technologies to improve air quality, and help the state’s economy grow. See the July 29, 2016 press release below:
As covered by Greentech Media: Last week, the U.S. government pledged to push the electric-vehicle industry toward charging a car in less than 10 minutes. Now, that sounds like a long time.
San Joaquin Valley’s City of Lodi Gets Improved Air Quality through Lodi Unified School District CNG Station
Owners and operators of natural gas-fueled vehicles in the San Joaquin Valley have a convenient place to fuel up thanks to a compressed natural gas (CNG) station that the California Energy Commission helped fund.
The California Energy Commission Lead Commissioner for the 2016 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update (2016 IEPR Update) will conduct a workshop to discuss potential impacts on California’s transportation fuel production and distribution due to constraints
DOE Announces $22 Million in Funding to Accelerate the Development of Plug-In Electric Vehicles and Use of Other Sustainable Transportation Technologies
From DOE’s press release: Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced $22 million to support research, development, and demonstration of innovative plug-in electric
The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (District) is currently accepting applications for the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Grant
This week the mayors of Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Oakland, and Vancouver joined the leaders of the states of Washington, Oregon, California, and the
The City of Victorville, located in San Bernardino County, passed its draft Climate Action Plan earlier this month. Learn more in the coverage by Victorville Daily Press below, or
ARB June 2nd Workshop: Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Presentations and Preliminary Draft Regulation Order
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff has posted the presentations and preliminary draft regulation order for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) workshop to be held on June 2, 2016.
ACEEE has an ongoing effort to track state and local energy efficiency policy through its State and Local Policy Database and Scorecard, and has recently released a Local