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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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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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

Wirelessly Charging All-Electric Transit Buses Grow Their Numbers in Europe

Janaury 8, 2014, singularityhub.com | “In Milton Keynes, 75 miles north of London, the UK is launching its first all-electric buses. The years-long pilot program consists of eight buses traveling a 15-mile route between the suburbs of Wolverton and Bletchley, which once housed the UK’s important World War II decryption efforts. The buses will run all day with the help of induction charging plates at the beginning, middle and end of the route.”

Wirelessly Charging All-Electric Transit Buses Grow Their Numbers in Europe
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In Milton Keynes, 75 miles north of London, the UK is launching its first all-electric buses. The years-long pilot program consists of eight buses
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A Victory for Richardson Grove – Appeals Court Rules Caltrans Failed to Consider Highway Project’s Impacts on Old-Growth Redwoods

January 30, 2014, www.wildcalifornia.org | “The California Court of Appeal today ordered Caltrans to reevaluate the environmental impacts of a controversial highway-widening project in Humboldt County that would harm irreplaceable old-growth redwood trees in Richardson Grove State Park. The appeals court unanimously found that Caltrans failed to follow the law in assessing impacts to ancient redwoods and providing mitigation measures to reduce potentially severe harm to the trees. Caltrans’ project—intended to allow bigger trucks to travel Highway 101 through the park—would require excavation, fill, and paving within the fragile root zones of Richardson Grove’s ancient trees.

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Joburg’s New Bus Rapid Transit Route Cleaner, Greener, Safer

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October 24, 2013, ens-newswire.com | “In a decisive move away from private vehicle use towards public transport, bicycle routes and pedestrian walkways, the City of Johannesburg has launched the second route of its Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System.  Some 134 buses will carry passengers on Route 1B, and 57 of them were built locally. The city made a conscious decision to manufacture these buses locally to create more job opportunities for area residents.”

 

New Bus Rapid Transit Routes Make A Cleaner, Greener, Safer Life in Joburg, South Africa
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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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Beijing subway installs plastic bottle recycling machines

Photo: This is such a great idea to encourage people to recycle.
We need more of this all over the world.December 13, 2012, english.cntv.cn | “Beijing’s subway line 10 has introduced reverse vending machines which allow travellers to offset their transit costs by recycling.  Recycling for a reward. The manufacturer of the machines, Incom says it’s easy.”

This is such a great idea to encourage people to recycle.
We need more of this all over the world.
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