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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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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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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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.”

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Public Transit Use In U.S. Is At a 57-Year High, Report Finds

PUBLIC TRANSIT TRIPSMarch 10, 2014, thinkprogress.org | “More Americans used public transit last year than in any year since 1956, according to a new report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).”

According to a new report, Americans took 10.7 BILLION trips on subways, streetcars, buses, and other forms of public transportation in 2013. That’s an increase of nearly 40% since 1995. And it’s not just helping our environment, it helps our health too! http://bit.ly/1dJ5rex
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Photo: According to a new report, Americans took 10.7 BILLION trips on subways, streetcars, buses, and other forms of public transportation in 2013. That’s an increase of nearly 40% since 1995. And it’s not just helping our environment, it helps our health too! http://bit.ly/1dJ5rex

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Hamburg Sets Out to Become a Car-Free City in 20 Years

plan envisages “eliminating the need for automobiles” within two decades.

February 19, 2014, www.whydontyoutrythis.com | “Hamburg city council has disclosed ambitious plans to divert most cars away from its main thoroughfares in twenty years.  In order to do so, local authorities are to connect pedestrian and cycle lanes in what is to become a large green network.”

“Hamburg Sets Out to Become a Car-Free City in 20 Years
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Hamburg City Council has disclosed ambitious plans to divert most cars away from its main thoroughfares in twenty years. In order to do so, local authorities are to connect pedestrian and…”
amburg City Council has disclosed ambitious plans to divert most cars away from its main thoroughfares in twenty years. In order to do so, local authorities are to connect pedestrian and cycle lanes in what is expected to become a large green network. In all, the Grunes Netz (Green Web) plan envisages “eliminating the need for automobiles” within two decades. Read More: http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2014/02/hamburg-sets-out-to-become-a-carfree-city-in-20-years.html
Hamburg City Council has disclosed ambitious plans to divert most cars away from its main thoroughfares in twenty years. In order to do so, local authorities are to connect pedestrian and cycle lanes in what is expected to become a large green network. In all, the Grunes Netz (Green Web) plan envisages “eliminating the need for automobiles” within two decades. Read More: http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2014/02/hamburg-sets-out-to-become-a-carfree-city-in-20-years.html
Hamburg City Council has disclosed ambitious plans to divert most cars away from its main thoroughfares in twenty years. In order to do so, local authorities are to connect pedestrian and cycle lanes in what is expected to become a large green network. In all, the Grunes Netz (Green Web) plan envisages “eliminating the need for automobiles” within two decades. Read More: http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2014/02/hamburg-sets-out-to-become-a-carfree-city-in-20-years.html
Hamburg City Council has disclosed ambitious plans to divert most cars away from its main thoroughfares in twenty years. In order to do so, local authorities are to connect pedestrian and cycle lanes in what is expected to become a large green network. In all, the Grunes Netz (Green Web) plan envisages “eliminating the need for automobiles” within two decades. Read More: http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2014/02/hamburg-sets-out-to-become-a-carfree-city-in-20-years.html
Hamburg City Council has disclosed ambitious plans to divert most cars away from its main thoroughfares in twenty years. In order to do so, local authorities are to connect pedestrian and cycle lanes in what is expected to become a large green network. In all, the Grunes Netz (Green Web) plan envisages “eliminating the need for automobiles” within two decades. Read More: http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2014/02/hamburg-sets-out-to-become-a-carfree-city-in-20-years.html

Obama Moves Ahead to Increase Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

February 19, 2014, www.enn.com | “President Barack Obama is moving ahead to increase fuel efficiency standards. While speaking at a Safeway distribution center in Maryland this week, President Obama cited the advantages of the fuel efficiency standards he put in place for both cars and light-duty vehicles, as well as heavy-duty vehicles.”

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The standards require combination tractors to achieve a 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions…”
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Gateway Centre Hotel Complex in Rocky Mount, NC Adds Tesla Motors Supercharger Electric Vehicle Charging Station to Campus

November 26, 2013, www.enn.com | “The Gateway Centre Hotel Complex in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, recently celebrated their partnership with Tesla Motors to add a SuperCharger Electric Vehicle Charging station to the hotel campus with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 14th. The Gateway Centre Hotel Complex, which consists of the Gateway Convention Center, DoubleTree by Hilton, Comfort Inn, Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott hotels, is excited to offer two universal chargers and four Tesla SuperChargers to guests.”

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Groningen: The World’s Most Bike-friendly City

October 30, 2013, www.shareable.net | “Once known as the ‘fortress of the north’ because it guarded the routes into Germany, Groningen, a Dutch college town, boasts the youngest population in the Netherlands. That might partially explain why 50% of the trips by its 195,000 residents are by bike. Half! And it has three times more bikes than cars.”

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Groningen: The World’s Most Bike-friendly City
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Top image: Bike parking at Groningen’s train station. Photo credit: Oldengarm.com. Once known as the “fortress of the north” because it guarded the routes into Germany, Groningen, a Dutch college town, boasts the youngest population in the Netherlands. That might partially explain why 50% of the tri…”
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8 U.S. States Band Together To Put Millions Of Zero-Emissions Cars On The Road

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October 24, 2013, www.huffingtonpost.com | “The governors of California, New York and six other states have agreed to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road within 12 years, which they said will help the environment and boost the economy.”

 

“California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont
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8 U.S. States Band Together To Promote Clean Cars, 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles in 12 years
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By Rory Carroll Oct 24 (Reuters) – The governors of California, New York and six other states have agreed to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road within 12 years, which they said will help the environment and boost the economy. The states will start by harmonizing building codes to mak…”
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