Read This: Sky’s The Limit for EVs

Read This: Sky’s The Limit for EVs

Electric vehicles are an important part of meeting climate change action goals in addition to their potential to clean up air pollution, yet Americans have traditionally been apprehensive about purchasing them. That is until now. As Ben Geman wrote for Axios  this week, “Even as gasoline-powered sales return from the pandemic, cars with plugs are […]

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A Climate Change Two-Fer: Big Climate-Focused Jobs Package And Kerry Goes to India and the UAE

A Climate Change Two-Fer: Big Climate-Focused Jobs Package And Kerry Goes to India and the UAE

Today the Biden administration unveils its American Jobs Plan and it is chock full of actions that will create jobs and address climate change and environmental justice issues.  At the same time, the Wall Street Journal reported last night that Presidential Climate Envoy Kerry is traveling later this week to the United Arab Emirates and then on to India.

Why This Matters:  Climate policy is central to both the Biden foreign and domestic agendas.

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One Fast Thing: NASCAR Puts EV Mustang to the Test  click button

One Fast Thing: NASCAR Puts EV Mustang to the Test 

The new Ford Mustang Mach-E reenvisions the classic American muscle car for the clean energy era. It’s gotten solid reviews from the tech and car geeks, but what do actual NACAR drivers think of this 1400 horsepower EV? Their need for speed seemed to have been fulfilled based on their smiling faces after a test drive […]

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Achtung, fertig, los! Volkswagon Jumps into the EV Battery Wars

Achtung, fertig, los! Volkswagon Jumps into the EV Battery Wars

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Volkswagon, the world’s second-largest car company by sales announced this week that it would take aim at reducing the cost of eclectic vehicle batteries. According to the Verge, Volkswagon aims to: Reduce the costs of producing its batteries by up to 50%. Build multiple battery factories around the world. […]

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Biden Intends to Replace Federal Fleet with EVs

Biden Intends to Replace Federal Fleet with EVs

President Biden’s climate executive order calls for the government to use the procurement power of the federal government to require federal agencies to replace all 645,000 federal vehicles with electric-powered ones.

Why This Matters: The 645,000 federal vehicles pale in comparison to the 276 million vehicles (paywall) on the road in the USA, but the signal the Biden climate EO sends is clear.

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Greener Infrastructure and Fuel-Efficient Cars Are Widely Popular With the Public

Greener Infrastructure and Fuel-Efficient Cars Are Widely Popular With the Public

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer In Pete Buttigieg’s confirmation hearing for Secretary of Transportation yesterday, he called out the “generational opportunity” at this moment to align our national infrastructure with climate goals. The American public is behind him.  According to a recent survey by Yale’s Climate Change Communications Center, 68% of registered voters support […]

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