climate change

 
Number of electric cars California needs to cut 2030 emissions unclear: 4 million or 7 million?

Number of electric cars California needs to cut 2030 emissions unclear: 4 million or 7 million?

One of California's largest electricity producers recently published a white paper that analyzed how the state will achieve its 2030 greenhouse-gas targets—and it called into question targets set forth by California regulators. Specifically, Southern California Edison (SCE) said the targeted... read more

January 19, 2018 by -
 
Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

Half of all new cars sold in Norway last year are electric or hybrid, as diesel ebbs fast

Norway was one of the earliest nations to set a coherent and broad-based national plan to cut its carbon emissions, and then stick to it. For road transport, it plans to... read more January 8, 2018 by


 
Self-dimming streetlights in Hole, Norway

How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

As children, we're all taught to turn off the lights behind us as we leave an empty room. But it seems Norwegians have taken that lesson one step further. Along a 5.5-mile... read more January 7, 2018 by


 
Flooded car in parking lot. Photo via Flickr user waitscm/CC2.0

Are you optimistic about efforts to address climate change? Take our Twitter poll

Ten years ago, energy security may have been as much a driving force behind electric cars for U.S. policymakers as climate change. Now, with continuous growth in domestic oil... read more January 5, 2018 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

California bill to ban new fossil-fueled car sales by 2040 introduced

A California lawmaker has submitted a bill that will ban the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles in the state starting in 2040. Assemblymember Phil Ting, a Democrat... read more January 5, 2018 by


 
2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabriolet, First Drive

Is 'Drawdown' the climate-change action map the world needs?

We often speak of methods and technologies we can employ as a society to curb climate change, either by reducing carbon emissions or through other means. But less frequently... read more January 4, 2018 by


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

What topic should we have covered less in 2017? Twitter poll results

Over the nine years this site has published daily news about green cars, the focus of our coverage has shifted significantly. In February 2009, when we started daily... read more January 4, 2018 by


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Fossil fuels only part of human carbon emissions; land use, deforestation matter too

In discussions of climate change, much of the focus has been on the combustion of fossil fuels: coal, oil and its gasoline and diesel-fuel derivatives, and natural gas... read more January 3, 2018 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

2017's most important green car story: internal-combustion engine ban in China

The most important green-car story of 2017 came on September 10, in a report by the Associated Press that covered articles in two Chinese state media outlets on a statement... read more December 31, 2017 by


 
Flooded car in parking lot. Photo via Flickr user waitscm/CC2.0

Trump Administration on climate change: denial, confrontation, some cooperation

Just one year into the Trump administration, numerous high-level government officials have denied, downplayed, and eliminated government mentions of climate change and its... read more December 29, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

What topic should we have covered less in 2017? Take our Twitter poll

No single definition exists for the idea of "green car," and very few shoppers set out to go buy a green car. Instead, car buyers look for vehicles that meet their... read more December 27, 2017 by


 
Coal power plant in China

China's aggressive plan to counter climate change leaves US government in the dust

As the Trump administration abandons numerous U.S. efforts to rein in emissions of the climate-change gas carbon dioxide over time, another large polluter is pushing ahead... read more December 22, 2017 by


 
Flooded car in parking lot. Photo via Flickr user waitscm/CC2.0

Most-accurate climate-change models suggest worst effects on global weather

The denial of accepted climate science by the Trump Administration has now put the U.S. at odds with essentially every other nation in the world. Meanwhile, the news on the... read more December 20, 2017 by


 
Coal-fired Nanticoke Generating Station, Ontario, Canada, now being converted to 44-MW solar farm

World Bank will stop funding oil, gas exploration in 2019

It's not just the world automotive industry that's grappling with rapid changes brought about by the need to reduce the effects of climate change. The world's fossil-fuel... read more December 19, 2017 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Global carbon emissions to rise after staying flat for three years: report

Here’s some not-good news: After three years of minimal growth, global emissions of carbon dioxide are on the rise. So much so that we’re looking at new record... read more December 7, 2017 by


 
Donald Trump

Effect of Trump's attempts to end U.S. climate-change efforts: Twitter poll results

By now it's clear that the Trump Administration is doing everything it can to end U.S. government efforts to address climate change. Climate-science deniers sit in powerful... read more November 24, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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