The EPA just proposed a huge crackdown on carbon emissions from trucks

June 19, 2015, www.vox.com | “On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed sweeping new regulations to slash greenhouse-gas emissions from all new heavy trucks, buses, and vans. This is a major piece of President Obama’s broader plan to tackle global warming.  The rationale sounds simple enough: Even though trucks make up just 5 percent of vehicles on the road, they account for 20 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions from transportation (since they’re constantly in use). So… we should clean ’em up.”

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This is a major piece of President Obama’s broader plan to tackle global warming.
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The World’s First Solar Road Is Producing More Energy Than Expected

DSC8910_kinderenvanboven2May 11, 2015, thinkprogress.org | “In its first six months of existence, the world’s first solar road is performing even better than developers thought.  The road, which opened in the Netherlands in November of last year, has produced more than 3,000 kilowatt-hours of energy — enough to power a single small household for one year, according to Al-Jazeera America.”

The project’s creators didn’t expect such a high energy yield this quickly.
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Solar Panels on Sejong’s bike road

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Aerial view of the bicycle road between Daejeon and Sejong, both cities are located 2~3 hours south of Seoul. Solar panels not only generate power but also provide protection to cyclists from sun and rain. Taken by a drone camera in fall, see the golden rice fields!

*Video courtesy of Sejong

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President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

ObamaApril 22, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must ‘act before it is too late,’ declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. ‘The United States is committed to our role as a global leader in the fight against climate change,’ he proclaimed.”

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change
WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must “act before it is too late,” declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. Visiting the Everglades today, Obama said, “Climate change can no longer be denied.”

Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA

PocanApril 22, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “On its 45th anniversary, Earth Day 2015 has gone mainstream. Across the United States people from all walks of life engaged in enthusiastic actions to protect the planet and voiced dire warnings about the consequences if we fail.”

Robert BrothersGoodNews FortheEarth Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2105 (ENS) – On its 45th anniversary, Earth Day 2015 has gone mainstream. Across the United States people from all walks of life engaged in enthusiastic actions to protect the planet and voiced dire warnings about the consequences if we fail.

Indian government launches major EV incentive program

April 17, 2015, chargedevs.com | “India’s government has announced a goal of putting 6-7 million electric and hybrid vehicles on the road by 2020, and proposes to invest an estimated 14,000 crore ($2.2 billion) over a period of 5 years in subsidies and other incentives.”

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Proterra wins $3 million grant for California electric bus manufacturing line

Proterra Electric BusApril 17, 2015, chargedevs.com | “The California Energy Commission has awarded a $3 million grant to Proterra to fund the design, development and construction of a new electric bus manufacturing line. The project will also receive $5.4 million in private investment.”

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7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

January 13, 2015, www.fastcoexist.com | “Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.  After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the smog or the traffic deaths; in a city, cars aren’t even a convenient way to get around.”

 

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.
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USFS reinstates ATV ban on most roads

May 23, 2014, methowvalleynews.com | “In another policy reversal, the U.S. Forest Service has determined that all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are not permitted on most roads in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.”

“Wildlife like clean air and quiet, without all-terrain vehicles.
There are already plenty of places to drive, and our national forests will be healing for a long time from the clearcutting and roadbuilding spree of the 1970s to 1990s. Take a look with GoogleEarth sometime and you will see how rare areas without roads are.
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Few roads in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest are open to ATVs, now that the Forest Service has reaffirmed its…”
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UK Invests Half a Billion in Ultra Low Emission Vehicles

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May 1, 2014, ens-newswire.com | “The UK government will spend £500 million (US$844.7 million) to boost the ultra low emission vehicle industry and help drivers both afford and feel confident using electric cars, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced Tuesday.”

UK Invests Half a Billion in Ultra Low Emission Vehicles | Environment News Service
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