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VW settlement funds spark string of North Carolina electrification projects

This blog was written by Michelle Allen, Political Affairs Program Coordinator for the Environmental Defense Fund. It originally appeared on the EDF blog, Energy Exchange, on July 30, 2020 and is reprinted…

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Knoxville Climate Council Transportation Meeting focuses on equity, presents solutions

On July 14, the Knoxville Mayor’s Climate Council convened for its second meeting to discuss transportation-related strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The purpose of the Climate Council is to develop a plan…

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North Carolina Joins the Largest-Ever State Partnership to Slash Vehicle Pollution

This week, fifteen states plus DC have committed to achieving 100% tailpipe pollution-free electric trucks and buses by 2050. These states account for 35% of the nations' medium and heavy-duty fleets, making…

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EVs Are Here, Plug In Now: Elmer and Other FUD

This blog post is the first in a new series by SACE Volunteer Dave Erb intended to dispel some of the mis- and disinformation which dominate the public discourse about electric vehicles…

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Electric Vehicles Will Kick Gas

As the world reels from the public health impacts of the pandemic and economic uncertainty looms large, stories about an impending electric vehicle market crash provide click-bait, little more. It is no…

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Driving on Sunshine in a Time of Social Distancing

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Driving on Sunshine campaign and Electrify the South have paused in-person events out of an abundance of caution, but we’ve been searching for ways to…

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Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs Essential State Infrastructure Bill Into Law

This past week Florida Governor DeSantis signed the Essential State Infrastructure Bill into law. This landmark EV Roadmap legislation will create a master plan for DC fast-charging infrastructure along the interstate corridor…

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Electric Vehicles, Emissions and Fuel Economy

The dramatic reduction in transportation-related pollution we are witnessing, especially in urban areas, really drives home the magnitude of our collective vehicle pollution. This heightened awareness of the problem makes us better…

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Knoxville City Council on Climate and Energy: Tommy Smith

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) where we conducted interviews with Knoxville City Councilmembers about climate and energy issues impacting…

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Before Rolling Back Clean Car Standards EPA Staff Warned Trump Administration About Serious Flaws in New Rule

New evidence has surfaced showing that the Trump Administration ignored warnings from EPA staff who were sidelined after warning that the revised car standards had serious flaws.