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Battery-powered pickups? California’s next clean air rule targets gas-powered trucks, big rigs

June 26, 2020

Gas-powered work trucks — from the delivery vans bringing packages to your doorstep to the big rigs that roar along highways — may soon be fewer in number on California roads.

Sacramento Bee


California regulator: ‘A remarkable time in history’ for clean truck innovation

June 26, 2020

The nation’s first electric truck sales mandate is expected to be approved on June 25 by the California Air Quality Board.

Freight Waves


So. Much. Cardboard.

June 18, 2020

For our family, one particularly visible side effect of the pandemic has been cardboard.

NY Times


COVID-19 Put the Brakes on Traffic and Emissions, But Will it Make a Difference?

June 12, 2020

Shelter-in-place orders related to COVID-19 have nearly eliminated gridlock on California’s roadways.

UC Davis News


Surprise! Even Partial Automation Is Encouraging Drivers Not to Pay Attention

June 4, 2020

Among the many dangers faced by people on streets in this nation today, distracted driving in automated vehicles has not been uppermost in people’s minds. But research from U.C. Davis suggests policymakers should maybe pay a little more attention.

StreetsBlog Cal


Driving makes a comeback. So could tailpipe emissions

May 15, 2020

Americans are getting back into their cars as the economy reopens, but they’re continuing to shun public transit, preliminary data shows. If the trend persists, experts say, it could have devastating implications for the fight against climate change in a post-pandemic era.

E&E News


How can we be sustainable post-Covid 19?

May 14, 2020

With a ban on non-essential travel and some countries in complete lockdown, we’re able to witness what happens to the Earth when we’re largely absent for the first time.

BBC.com


Electric Car Sales Plummet, May Hurt California’s Climate Goals

May 14, 2020

This isn’t the first time Paul Suchanek has experienced a sudden drop in car sales from a major disaster or event.

CapRadio


California Readying Rules for Automated Vehicle Ride-Hailing

May 8, 2020

California’s first-ever Autonomous Vehicle Passenger Service Pilot Program is underway. This means that someone near you could potentially be hailing a ride from an automated vehicle rather than a taxi or ride-hail driven by a human being.

StreetsBlog California


Planetary do-over?

May 1, 2020

The coronavirus shutdown is removing 6 billion tons of CO2 from the atmosphere—but it won’t be enough to save Earth.

Sacramento News & Review


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