Experts and transit officials agree that hydrogen fuel cell buses could be used on longer distance bus routes and can be refueled much more quickly than some EVs. But there are few fuel cell buses nationwide.
Luke Warford hopes to unseat Wayne Christian in the upcoming race, though a Democrat hasn’t won a statewide office since 1994. The Railroad Commission regulates Texas’ oil and gas industry.
California’s shift away from gas-powered vehicles could mean as many as 80 percent of gas stations would be unprofitable by 2035. The state has some 250,000 station owners and employees.
Policy decisions that seem to make sense at the national or regional levels should not sacrifice the environmental quality and economic future of communities directly impacted by them.
Geothermal energy currently provides less than half of a percent of the nation’s power, but experts believe that it could produce as much as 5 percent of the electricity supply using existing technology.
The toll road is looking to solar energy production to eventually electrify part of the road so electric vehicles can charge as they travel. The roadway would charge drivers for the electricity costs as they drove.
Pilot projects using bidirectional charging equipment are turning electric vehicles into battery storage units, feeding energy back onto the grid when needed. Fleet vehicles are seen as prime opportunity for the tech.
The measure would loan California's electricity supplier Pacific Gas & Electric up to $1.4 billion to keep the Diablo Canyon plant open until 2030. It also makes $1 billion available to support clean energy projects.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was supported by several state Congress members, allots $8 billion for the expansion of hydrogen use in at least four regional hubs; some argue West Virginia should host one of them.
Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski criticized Gov. Ned Lamont over the lack of transparency and the increasing costs of the offshore wind redevelopment project in New London.
The GO Green Energy Fund provides clean energy investments to low- to moderate-income neighborhoods to combat environmental injustice. Through the Inflation Reduction Act, green banks nationwide will receive $20 billion.
The most significant climate legislation ever enacted by Congress has become law, without the word “climate” in its title. Here’s how it can benefit state and local energy and climate programs.
The offshore wind industry is expected to grow exponentially in the near future, pushed by federal and state mandates to increase offshore wind capacity. Many states also see the potential economic returns of the growing industry.
Eight all-electric school buses in the Cajon Valley Union School District will use advanced “vehicle-to-grid” technology to discharge emissions-free energy back to the grid after use.
Though a large share of the country’s clean electricity comes from nuclear power plants, states have made plans to retire them. But as they set steeper emission targets, many are reconsidering the role of nuclear energy.
During extreme weather events, renewable energy alone will not be enough to meet the state’s rising power demand. The state’s solution: Keep Diablo Canyon open as a failsafe for electricity generation.