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By Jack Ewing © The New York Times Co. Europeans bought more electric cars than diesels in December — a stunning illustration of the growing popularity of battery power and the decline of diesel, which was once the most popular engine option in Europe. More than 20% of new cars sold in Europe and...
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Dear Friends,   The historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed into law by President Biden last month will make a major investment to upgrade America's electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The plan will invest $7.5 billion nationwide, with a goal of building a nationwide network of 50...
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  By Lawrence Ulrich © The New York Times Co. The redoubtable Rivian R1T, the first crusher in a coming wave of electric pickups, can soar unscathed over gnarly boulders, hitch an 11,000-pound load and scorch 60 mph in about 3.5 seconds. The truck brings everything and the kitchen sink, with...
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By John Surico © The New York Times Co. There is a joke told in transit circles about people who ride electric bicycles: How do you know if someone has an e-bike? They’ll tell you. The idea, of course, is that users of the battery- powered two-wheelers tend to be proselytizers for the te...
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  By Anjani Trivedi Bloomberg Opinion As the world focuses on the COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow, the dawn of the electric vehicle era is sure to be touted as a major solution to a severe emissions problem. What few policy makers and business leaders seem to acknowledge, though, is j...
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  By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. ABINGDON, ENGLAND » Harnessing fusion energy into something commercially viable — and maybe, ultimately, a clean source of power that replaces fossil fuels for centuries to come — has long been considered by some as the ultimate moonshot. But inve...
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Revving       By Noam Scheiber and Akilah Townsend © The New York Times Co. NORMAL, ILL. » When he bought a construction contractor called Weber Electric in 2018, Josh Mosier inherited about 20 employees. By the end of the next year, he was up to about 100 employees. By the spri...
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From January to September, U.S. consumers bought 305,324 all-electric vehicles, an increase of 83 percent from the same period in 2020, according to Kelley Blue Book. With this bump in sales, all-electric vehicles are now 2.6 percent of all new light duty cars and trucks sold in the country, u...
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  By Haven Daley The Associated Press BENICIA, CALIF. » , and in parched California, some homeowners are buying the pricey devices. The air-to-water systems work like air conditioners by using coils to chill air, then collect water drops in a basin. “Our motto is, water from air isn’t magi...
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By Matt Phillips © The New York Times Co. Living on the South Carolina coast means living under the threat of dangerous weather during storm season. But the added peril of the pandemic made Ann Freeman nervous. “What do I do if there’s an evacuation or there’s a storm, and you have all this coron...
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  By Lisa Friedman The Associated Press WASHINGTON » In what officials call a key step to combat climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is sharply limiting domestic production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air co...
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  By Paul Sullivan © The New York Times Co. Wildfires in California and Oregon. Hurricanes that wreak havoc from the Gulf Coast up to the Northeast. Hail in the Midwest that is so big and falls with such intensity that it punctures roofs. Extreme weather is causing billions of dollars in pr...
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    The Earth (and your neighbors) will thank you By Stephen Treffinger © The New York Times Co. It’s not easy being green. When you envisioned a meticulously nonchalant drought-resistant front yard, you were thinking “High Line,” the Manhattan green space. Your neighbors, however, pe...
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Boulder, CO is now offering a shared electric vehicle at its 1500 Pearl parking garage through a partnership with Colorado CarShare. Colorado CarShare, a nonprofit carshare organization, will pay the costs to charge the vehicle. The city and the nonprofit will split the cost of the vehicle’s annual...
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Aspen wants to create a revolution with solar bicycles By Sarah Kuta Special to The Denver Post Aspen’s abundant sunshine is part of what makes this Colorado mountain town so appealing to skiers, foodies, mountain bikers, hikers, music lovers and other visitors. Now, that same sunshine is helping...
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By Annie Mehl Daily Camera BOULDER » A coalition soon will release its new e-scooter pilot program in East Boulder with hopes of reducing vehicular travel through shared rides. The program is part of a collaboration between Boulder, Lime, BCycle, the University of Colorado, Boulder Coun...
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By Phil McKenna April 6, 2021 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and leading appliance manufacturers have finally released key chemical refrigerant information that makes it easier for consumers to purchase climate-friendly refrigerators.  Until the past few years, it’s been virtually ...
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    Polystyrene products banned starting in ’24 By Alex Burness The Denver Post Gov. Jared Polis signed a new law Tuesday that’s meant to force Colorado businesses and consumers to reduce their use of single-use plastic and polystyrene products. “We know that plastic pollution affect...
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By Jack Ewing© The New York Times Co. The French carmaker Renault on Wednesday became the latest to go all in on electric vehicles, saying that by 2030 all but of a fraction of the vehicles bearing its name will be powered by batteries. During an online presentation, Renault executives outlined a ...
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Returnable bottles cut down on waste, and combat climate change By Eric Asimov © The New York Times Co. Last month, a 24,000-liter hermetically sealed plastic container, or flexitank, carrying organically grown pinot grigio from Sicily arrived in a cargo container at Filling Station East, a w...
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