California Warns Senate Taking Step to Gut Auto Efficiency Rules
California Governor Jerry Brown criticized a U.S. Senate bill that aims to simplify auto efficiency standards, warning the measure represents a step toward decimating requirements that manufacturers produce cleaner cars.
Bloomberg News / 05.30.2017
Clean Car and Fuel Economy Standards Are Good for Jobs
There are 288,000 American workers building technologies that reduce pollution from cars and trucks, and improve their gas mileage. A new report, “Supplying Ingenuity II: U.S. Suppliers of Key Clean, Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies” by NRDC and the BlueGreen Alliance finds that hundreds of thousands of Americans are employed in 1,200 manufacturing and engineering facilities across 48 states to build the technologies that help protect our environment and health as automakers meet increasingly tighter clean vehicle and fuel efficiency standards.
NRDC / 05.23.2017
Navy base in San Diego gets fast-charging station as part of coming fleet of electric cars
The San Diego Naval Base unveiled on Friday its first so-called DC fast-charging station for electric vehicles, the latest move in a push to green up the regional military’s fleet of light-duty vehicles. Along with the dozens of recently installed chargers around California, officials plan to roll out more than 200 new electric vehicles in coming months on Navy and Marine facilities. San Diego expects to receive about 58 battery-powered Ford Focus cars.
San Diego Union Tribune / 05.05.2017
California surpasses half-billion-dollar mark for investments in zero-emission vehicles
Today the California Air Resources Board announced that California Climate Investments in zero-emission vehicles have reached $599 million since 2013, putting hundreds of thousands of ultra-clean cars, and entire fleets of zero-emission trucks and buses on California roads and highways. The announcement was made at the annual Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach. “Investing in zero-emission cars, trucks and buses is a smart and effective use of cap-and-trade proceeds,” said CARB Chair Mary D. Nichols. “It generates thousands of clean-tech jobs in California, helps bring these ultra-clean vehicles to market sooner, and places them in the communities that have the greatest need of clean air.”
California Air Resources Board / 05.03.2017