There has been a movement to divest in fossil fuels on a global scale. Be it at the G-20 Summit in Russia or on the steps of the Massachusetts State House, the divest movement is gaining traction.
By the end of September the US Forest Service is expected to decide if the George Washington National Forest will get fracked.
In 1991 the US Congress passed the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act. The goal; authorize $650 million to be spent over the course of six years to develop the technology for driverless cars running on automated highways.
An article recently appeared on Plugincar.com arguing that the public and free electric vehicle (EV) charger trend is not sustainable, and that EVs will have a brighter future if charging stations owners can make revenue from their charging operation. And they might have a point.
So far Virginia is considering electric car tax and Washington State already has a $100 fee put into place. Now Texas has added itself to the mix. The state of Texas, like Virginia, has not changed its gas tax in about twenty years – the Texas gas tax sits at 38.4 cents per gallon.
With gas taxes bringing in less and less revenue, states like Massachusetts and Washington are considering a pay per mile tax. This idea of charging drivers a taxed based on how much they drive is even being bandied about Congress. Basically a pay per mile tax, or Vehicle Mile Tax, would charge American drivers per mile driven instead of charging the current 18.4 cent-per-gallon Federal gasoline tax they pay now.
Hertz is offing residents of New York City and surrounding boroughs the opportunity to rent electric vehicles (EVs) and asking residents where they would like to see these EVs located.
Volta Industries provides free electric vehicle (EV) charging stations thanks to support from local business. It’s a new business model that could reshape the way the EV charging industry works.
The 2012 Boston Green Fest was in full swing in the heart of the historic city and celebrating all things sustainable. Electric vehicles (EVs), hybrids, do it yourself projects and conversion/upgrade kits were all on display for the public. Along with the cars were vendors touting everything from home solar panels to energy efficient light bulbs. Musical acts and artistes from around the northeast region were part of the event showcasing their green works of art throughout the festival.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has conducted the largest ever examination of the America’s potential renewable energy capacity. The outcome – the DOE found that currently existing renewable energy technology would be able to supply up to 80% of America’s daily electricity use by the year 2050.
Over the last few weeks the United States has experienced record breaking heat waves. Drought has hit…
It’s not easy being green, or spending green in this economy either. The Obama administration invested $2.4 billion with the goal of getting 1 million electric vehicles (EVs) on America’s roads by 2015. Reports now show that only about 300,000 EVs will be buzzing on America’s roads by 2015.