San Francisco Seeks 100% Electric Bus Fleet by 2035

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SF Muni) Board of Directors passed a resolution to begin procuring zero emission battery buses to replace electric hybrid vehicles by 2025, with a goal of achieving a 100 percent electric bus fleet by 2035. The resolution allows SF Muni to catch …

Water Shortages to Be Key Environmental Challenge of the Century, Nasa Warns

Water shortages are likely to be the key environmental challenge of this century, scientists from Nasa have warned, as new data has revealed a drying-out of swaths of the globe between the tropics and the high latitudes, with 19 hotspots where water depletion has been dramatic. Areas in northern and …

California Poised to Be First State to Require Solar Panels on New Homes

California is set to require solar panels on new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020, the first such mandate in the country and the state’s latest step to curb greenhouse gas emissions. “Adoption of these standards represents a quantum leap in statewide building standards,” said Robert Raymer, technical …

11 US States To Challenge EPA Rollback Of 2025 Fuel-Efficiency Standards

The US EPA is pursuing a rollback of earlier plans (implemented under Obama’s presidency) to raise the new-vehicle fuel-efficiency standard to nearly 50 miles per gallon by 2025 (that would be a fleet-level requirement, not model level). In response to that, 11 US states have now revealed an intention to …

Sunnova Introduces Solar-Plus-Storage Offering “SunSafe”

Houston-based solar power company Sunnova has this week expanded its offerings to bring it into the solar-plus-storage market alongside its bigger-name competition Tesla and Sunrun with the introduction of its Sunnova SunSafe solar and home battery storage service. As the residential solar market continues to expand, so too does the …

Schwarzenegger to Sue Big Oil for ‘First Degree Murder’

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s next mission: taking oil companies to court “for knowingly killing people all over the world.” The actor and former governor of California said in a Politico-sponsored podcast at the SXSW festival in Austin that he is in talks with law firms about possibly suing global oil companies “for …