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Why This Matters: Transportation accounts for 23% of carbon emissions globally according to the IPCC. As long as gas is cheap, car companies will keep making gas guzzlers and the public will keep buying them. But the bill is going to come due in a decade or two — indeed it already is — and we are just paying the cost in disaster aid. Leadership matters. GM is not leading and neither is our government. They claim that these new longer and heavier trucks will actually have improved gas mileage above the current dismal 15 mpg in the city, but they won’t say how much. We are not buying it. We are wondering why the government bailed GM out a decade ago — GM continues to “cost” the government and the public dearly by expanding its line of carbon-emitting gas guzzlers.
Yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state will phase out sales of all gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035. As Governor Newsom said in a separate event with Democratic governors yesterday, people have climate “goal fatigue” and are ready for the application of those goals–this move on gas-powered cars walks the walk on California’s ambitious […]
H/T to renews.biz, an energy news platform, for that headline, and to PepsiCo for making it possible. PepsiCo, one of the largest companies in the world — with a global carbon footprint — announced plans this week to transition to 100% renewable electricity across all of its company-owned and controlled operations globally by 2030 and […]
Why This Matters: Methane leaks are dangerous — they have led to reports of tap water catching fire, toxic groundwater, and fatal explosions, all of which have been motivators for the federal government to track and seal these wells.
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