What will it take for California to meet its new electric vehicle goals?

Sep 24, 2020
One expert says the state may need to improve its electric grid, while manufacturers bring down prices and pick up battery production.
A Tesla charges in Petaluma, California. Moving to an all-electric new-vehicle market could be a challenge for the state.
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American transportation is a major pollutant. See exactly where it's coming from.

Oct 16, 2019
Journalists and researchers have teamed up to map emissions from transportation around the United States.
Heat waves emanate from the exhaust pipe of a city bus in Los Angeles.
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The U.S. is cutting carbon emissions despite Trump policy

Sep 12, 2018
A coalition of elected officials and business leaders sees progress toward Paris climate agreement targets.
Emissions spew out of a large stack at the coal-fired Morgantown Generating Station in 2014 in Newburg, Maryland.
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Big oil is seeking public trust

Mar 10, 2017
The corporate world seems on track to address the issue of climate change even as the Trump administration questions much of the research around its validity. Shell corporation says it’s not just boosting its renewable investments to $1 billion, it’s also tying board member pay to greenhouse gas emissions reductions. It’s not uncommon for fossil […]

Climate change policy: Tech winners and losers

Jun 25, 2013
President Obama will announce a plan on Tuesday designed to push forward his administration's goals on confronting climate change. Which technologies will get the go-ahead?

U.S., Mexico have lowest gas, carbon taxes in rich world

Jan 28, 2013
Among the world's most developed countries, Turkey and the Netherlands tax gas and carbon use at the highest rate; the U.S., Mexico and Canada tax carbon and gas at the lowest rates.

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Federal court affirms EPA authority

Jun 27, 2012
The U.S. Appeals Court ruling empowering the EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions could deal another blow to the slumping coal industry.

Teens sue federal government over climate change

May 11, 2012
A group of teenagers is taking the U.S. government to court for not responding to climate change. Can individuals really use the government?