The drive behind smart cars and the security movement

“Transportation trends towards automation and increased usage of mobility services like Uber and Lyft is expected to rapidly expand the percentage of electric vehicles on the road, further increasing electricity demand, which will have significant impacts on infrastructure and will require upgrades to the energy system. The costs of these investments are likely to be…

As companies like Lyft and UPS electrify fleets, local incentives can play a key role

“According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in 2016, the transportation sector, which includes the transportation of people and goods by cars, trucks, trains and other vehicles, produced almost one third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). While the federal government has turned a blind eye to GHGs’ impact on the environment, public health and…

Siemens launches tool to help cities map electric transportation needs

“Siemens is launching the eMobility calculator, a tool that will estimate the infrastructure requirements and potential impacts of electric transportation in cities over the next 30 years. As more cities look to electrify transportation to cut carbon footprints, reduce congestion and create new economic opportunities, they face the equally important need to support these new…

Resolution of San Diego transportation lawsuit sets California-wide climate precedent

“With the agreement of all parties, the San Diego County Superior Court has formally ordered that the agency, known as SANDAG, has to decertify the plan’s defective environmental analysis, which failed to adequately assess climate damage from sprawl. That sets a precedent for all future transportation planning. The case went all the way to the…

Report: Transportation Energy Demand Forecast, 2018-2030

This report, prepared by California Energy Commission staff to support the 2017 Integrated Energy Policy Report, provides long-term projections and forecasts of California’s transportation energy demand. Toward this goal, the report lays out models and methods for forecasting the growth and changes in energy demand across multiple transportation sectors. The general methodology of the forecast…

Riverside declares war on smog…

“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…

First Green Parking Certification in California Awarded to Cal Poly Pomona

“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, (more…)
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