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    Chicago Entrepreneur Uses Clean Energy to Create Opportunities in Disinvested Communities

    Chicago Entrepreneur Uses Clean Energy to Create Opportunities in Disinvested Communities

    By Audrey Henderson On a chilly October morning, Arthur Burton stood in the parking lot of the Chicago Urban League. Since its establishment in 1916, the iconic South Side organization has provided advocacy and opportunity for environmental justice communities facing a two-sided dilemma — disinvestment on one hand, and disproportionate exposure to harmful pollution on […]

    EV Registrations Jump 57%

    EV Registrations Jump 57%

    New data from Experian Automotive, an information services company, shows that registrations for electric vehicles in the U.S. have increased 57% in the first nine months of 2022 over the same time period last year, with consumers registering over 530,000 new battery-electric vehicles from January through September 2022. In the past five years, EV registrations […]

    What the Midterm Results Mean for U.S. Climate Action

    What the Midterm Results Mean for U.S. Climate Action

    When it comes to control of the House and the Senate, the outcome of the 2022 U.S. midterm elections is still unclear. Yet the election sent many positive signals about the importance of climate action for U.S. voters.  A historic environmental bond passed in New York, Senators and House members won races campaigning on their […]

    California Votes Against Tax on Wealthy to Fund EV Incentives

    California Votes Against Tax on Wealthy to Fund EV Incentives

    Proposition 30 in California has been voted against in the midterm elections. The measure would have enacted a 1.75% tax on those making over $2 million, with the funding going toward climate programs, including subsidization for zero-emissions vehicles and funds for wildfire prevention. The measure was not supported by re-elected Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom, who […]

    New Yorkers to Vote on First Environmental Bond Act in 26 Years

    New Yorkers to Vote on First Environmental Bond Act in 26 Years

    On the upcoming midterm elections Tuesday, November 8, New Yorkers have a chance to invest in a greener future for their state.  If voters approve Proposition #1, the “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022,” they would authorize New York to sell $4.2 billion worth of state bonds to finance […]

    Largest Transit Bus Charging Station in U.S. Opens in Maryland

    Largest Transit Bus Charging Station in U.S. Opens in Maryland

    The largest transit bus charging station and microgrid in the country has just opened in Montgomery County, Maryland, home of the largest fleet of electric school buses in the U.S. The new charging station and microgrid, called the Brookville Smart Energy Bus Depot, will be especially beneficial as the county prepares to electrify all of […]

    EU to Ban New Combustion Engine Cars Starting 2035

    EU to Ban New Combustion Engine Cars Starting 2035

    The European Union has come to an agreement deal to ban sales of new combustion engine cars and vans that run on gasoline and diesel fuels by 2035. The deal is part of the EU’s “Fit for 55” package that is meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 55% by 2030. With the Fit for 55 […]