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The governors of five midwestern states — Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin — have teamed up to create a new charging station network for electric vehicles. This measure is called REV Midwest (the Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition) and intends to help the midwestern economy decrease vehicle emissions.
Today’s REV Midwest partnership is a bipartisan effort to build the future of mobility and electrification and connect our communities. Our partnership will enable the Midwest to lead on electric vehicle adoption, reduce carbon emissions, spur innovation, and create good-paying jobs.
Steering Toward Electric Transportation
REV Midwest plans to install more charging stations, which would make it easier for drivers to switch to EVs. States will also create a network that allows medium and heavy-duty electric vehicles to have charging options.
The plan also hopes to create jobs for Midwesterners and make EVs cheaper and more accessible. It will also reduce toxic emissions near main highways and shipping facilities where many disadvantaged communities are located.
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Last year, the average American household experienced eight hours without power, as storms hammered electrical systems built with less erratic climate conditions in mind. That average outage time is double what it was five years ago. But only looking at the average obscures the experience of people who lived […]
We sat down with Rep. Sean Casten (D-Ill.) to talk about the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) or “Hot FERC Summer,” as we like to call it. According to Rep. Casten, though FERC is often thought of as “a sleepy agency that is, frankly, kind of nerdy” — it can be a powerful force to […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor A new study published by the UN Environmental Program (UNEP) reports that the world must cut its coal, oil, and gas production by more than half by 2030 to limit global temperature rise and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The world’s fossil fuel industry currently plans to […]
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