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    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Freightliner Trucks showed off their new electric trucks in Oakland Thursday morning. They are now taking orders and hope to capture the attention of companies with sustainability goals."Battery electric trucks have zero emissions at the tailpipe so there is no CO2 emitted into the air. That is the key to getting the air cleaner," said spokesperson...
    Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Tom CarperThomas (Tom) Richard CarperManchin says he doesn't support DC statehood, election reform bills Senate passes bipartisan B water infrastructure bill Senate Democrats push Biden over raising refugee cap MORE (D-Del.) on Monday called for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop national tailpipe emissions standards for new cars in line with those...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Thursday signed two executive 0rders related to climate and consumers for Earth Day. The Governor’s office said the orders pave the way for a new state Utility Disconnection Avoidance Program to provide $80 million in assistance for households to avoid disconnections, and a State Fleet Working Group that will push toward low-...
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new seven-seater electric family SUV called the EQB. The battery-powered zero-emissions vehicle has made its global debut at this month’s Shanghai Motor Show. Mercedes-Benz said: ‘As a seven-seater the new EQB offers space for many family constellations and a wide variety of transport needs. This gives it an exceptional position among electric cars.’ Mercedes' electric...
    DAVIS (CBS13) – On a day of scripture, mixed with a scissor lift at the Davis Episcopal Church of Saint Martin, a bishop blessed the building’s new solar panels with holy water. “I have never had a chance to bless solar cells,” said Bishop Megan Traquair of the Northern California Episcopal Diocese. “It’s a great opportunity.” READ MORE: Nature Shouldnt...
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan announced a plan Thursday to achieve “net zero” carbon footprint status for its $12.5 billion endowment by 2050 through measures including shifting away from investment in fossil fuels and toward renewable energy. The strategy approved by the university’s board of regents includes a pledge to move away from holdings in funds...
    Issued by Elsia Columb | On 03/26/2021 at 3:57 pm | Updated on 03/26/2021 at 16:09 In the United Kingdom, national authorities are planning new innovative projects aimed at achieving their carbon neutral objectives by 2050. These projects include the development of new models of low-emission trucks as well as hydrogen buses. The currently stated target could significantly reduce...
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan announced a plan Thursday to achieve “net zero” carbon footprint status for its $12.5 billion endowment by 2050 through measures including shifting away from investment in fossil fuels and toward renewable energy. The strategy approved by the university’s board of regents includes a pledge to move away from holdings in funds...
    Reuters March 8, 2021 0 Comments A group of 17 U.S. House Democrats on Monday are introducing legislation on Monday that would award $6 billion to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to buy tens of thousands of additional electric delivery vehicles. The bill sponsored by Representative Jared Huffman and seen by Reuters would require at least 75% of the...
    Tesla depended on selling zero emissions credits to other car manufacturers to make a net profit for the first time - despite its soaring share prices.  The electric car maker recorded a net income of $721million in 2020, from a gross profit of $5.4billion. But the company's revenues show Tesla would have noted a net loss for 2020 if it had...
    With Colorado at war with small businesses, agriculture, and oil and gas, Weld County group seeks secession to Wyoming NASA mission will zoom by asteroid Bennu before returning sample to Earth GM plans to sell only emission-free vehicles by 2035 General Motors said Thursday it plans to be carbon neutral by 2040 in its global operations and hopes...
    New York (CNN)General Motors said Thursday it plans to be carbon neutral by 2040 in its global operations and hopes to offer only zero-emissions vehicles by 2035. The largest US automaker, GM (GM) had previously announced that it was working towards an "all electric future," but it had not set any target date for achieving that goal.GM plans to cut...
    Coronavirus updates: South Africa variant found in US; Michael Strahan reportedly tests positive Why you should care about data privacy even if you have “nothing to hide” GM Plans to Sell Only Zero-Emission Models by 2035 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co. is promising to go green by making all of its global operations and vehicles carbon neutral by 2040,...
    HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu has introduced its first bus in a series of imports that the city hopes will result in an exclusively zero emission fleet by 2035. “Our administration set a bold goal to transform our public bus fleet to 100% renewable fuel by 2035 and we are now steps closer to achieving it,” Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is introducing a fleet of zero emission buses. The agency unveiled the new buses Thursday morning at LaGuardia Airport. The Port Authority says the zero emission buses will reduce greenhouse gases by 1,600 tons per year, which will also improve air quality around the local airports. The...
    SACRAMENTO (CNN) — Last week, California Governor Gavin Newson leaned over the hood of a Ford Mustang Mach-E and signed an executive order saying that all new passenger cars and trucks sold in the state must be emission-free by 2035. The new mandate doesn’t necessarily mean that California car dealers would, literally, sell nothing but fully electric or hydrogen-powered vehicles...
    Honda is quitting Formula One to focus its efforts on building zero-emission road cars. Yuri Kochetkov, Pool Photo via AP The automaker currently supplies the affiliated Red Bull and Scuderia AlphaTauri teams, but will leave the series at the end of 2021 ahead of the introduction of an all-new rules package in 2022. “In Formula One, we have...
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Honda Motor will end its participation as an engine supplier in the FIA Formula One World Championship at the end of the 2021 season to focus on zero-emission technology, it said on Friday. The decision was made at the end of September and the company does not intend to return to F1, Chief Executive Takahiro Hachigo...
    Raking leaves again this fall? Stop right now Houston Chef Chris Shepherds Southern Smoke Has Raised $3,361,772 for Restaurant Workers in Need Right Now Honda to quit F1 to focus on zero-emission technology TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Honda Motor will end its participation as an engine supplier in the FIA Formula One World Championship at the end of the...
    Reuters September 28, 2020 0 Comments The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday questioned California Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to require all new passenger vehicle sales in 2035 be zero-emission models, according to a letter seen by Reuters. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the plan “raises serious questions regarding its legality and practicality” and said...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday issued an executive order to restrict new car sales in the state to only zero-emission vehicles by 2035. Here are key points from Times reporting:The change There has been talk of completely phasing out gasoline-powered cars in California for several years — but nothing concrete until now. In his order, Newsom laid out his ambition:...
    SACRAMENTO —  Emphasizing that California must stay at the forefront of the fight against climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday issued an executive order to restrict new car sales in the state to only zero-emission vehicles by 2035 and threw his support behind a ban on the controversial use of hydraulic fracturing by oil companies. Under Newsom’s order, the...
    AIRBUS has revealed plans for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft. The European plane-maker said the hydrogen-fuelled aircraft could enter service by 2035. It showcased three different designs. The ZEROe designs represent three different approaches to how technology and aerodynamics could lead to zero-emission commercial flights. Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury said: “This is a historic moment for the commercial...
    AIRBUS has revealed plans for the world's first zero-emission commercial aircraft. The European plane-maker said the hydrogen-fuelled aircraft could enter service by 2035. 3Three zero-emission designs have been revealedCredit: PA:Press Association It showcased three different designs. The ZEROe designs represent three different approaches to how technology and aerodynamics could lead to zero-emission commercial flights. Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury said:...
    This image shows how the airplanes might look when in flight.Airbus European aerospace giant Airbus released details of three hydrogen-fueled concept planes on Monday, saying they could enter service by the year 2035. The designs, named ZEROe, differ in size and style, but are all meant to be zero-emission, using hydrogen as their primary source of power. They include an...
    London (CNN Business)Airbus has unveiled its plans for bringing the world's first zero-emission commercial aircraft into service by 2035.Boeing's (BA) European rival on Monday revealed three concepts that will explore different options for using hydrogen as a primary source of power."This is a historic moment for the commercial aviation sector as a whole and we intend to play a leading...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority deployed the first electric bus for the G Line Monday, with plans to add 40 zero-emission buses to the line by the end of the year. “We’re finally, after years and years and years of talking about it, we have zero-emission buses that will now be running on this...
    By MARY ESCH, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of states is following California’s lead in setting goals to jump-start a transition to electric-powered trucks, vans and buses in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality for communities choked by diesel fumes. The 15 states, plus Washington, D.C., announced last week that they’ve agreed to...
    Fifteen states and Washington, DC have announced that they will follow California’s lead in switching all heavy-duty trucks, vans, and buses over to running on electricity, in what could be one of the most significant efforts to reduce harmful diesel engine pollution in the United States. It could also be a big development in the fight for environmental justice because...
    More than a dozen states are aiming to make 100% of new truck and bus sales zero-emission by 2050 in the largest multistate clean transportation planning initiative to date. Under a memorandum of understanding unveiled Tuesday, 14 states and the District of Columbia will develop an action plan within six months to drive widespread deployment of zero-emissions trucks and buses....
    Matthew Rozsa June 28, 2020 5:59PM (UTC) California just made history by becoming the first state to pass a rule requiring manufacturers of diesel trucks and vans to transition into all-electric sales by 2045. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted in favor of the provision during a virtual meeting after hearing from more than 100 speakers, according to...
    The state of California is requiring all trucks to be zero-emission beginning in 2024, thanks to a new mandate from the California Air Resources Board. The regulation, which CARB calls the “first in the world,”is meant to be a step towards California meeting its long-term emissions goals. The rule would apply specifically to medium- and heavy-duty trucks weighing 8,500 pounds...
    California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) has passed a new rule that says all commercial trucks and vans sold in the state in 2045 must be zero-emission, in a bid to move the industry away from the dirty and harmful diesel engines that currently power most of these vehicles. It’s the first rule of its kind in the United States,...
    The nation’s toughest clean-air mandate on trucks was approved Thursday by the California Air Resources Board. In effect, the board ordered manufacturers of medium-duty and heavy-duty commercial trucks to begin selling zero-emission versions in 2024, with 100,000 sold in California by 2030 and 300,000 by 2035. “This is a bold step we’re taking today,” said air board member Judy Mitchell,...
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