Clean Energy Means More Electricity, Can US Cities Meet the Demand?

Clean Energy Means More Electricity, Can US Cities Meet the Demand?

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Cities across the US are transitioning their buildings to clean energy, which would mean banning natural gas in new construction and promoting electric appliances. But the question remains whether or not infrastructure — foundational and historic — is ready to handle such a demand for electricity.    Why this […]

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Midwest Plans to Revamp Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Midwest Plans to Revamp Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer 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. […]

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Selling The Great American Build

Selling The Great American Build

WATCH: @GovWhitmer knows that we do not have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy. It's time to #BuildBackBetter with bold investments in infrastructure that create millions of clean energy jobs. 👷🏾‍♀️ https://t.co/khzqZeQ5ZA #GreatAmericanBuild pic.twitter.com/BcQbi4gfjg — LCV – League of Conservation Voters (@LCVoters) March 17, 2021 This week, environmental groups, Climate Power, […]

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Petaluma, CA Becomes First City to Ban New Gas Stations and Pumps

Petaluma, CA Becomes First City to Ban New Gas Stations and Pumps

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The city of Petaluma, California is the first American city to ban new gas stations and pumps in an effort to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.  The city unanimously passed a bill extending a two-year moratorium indefinitely, and while the town’s 16 gas stations will still be permitted to operate, advocates […]

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