UC Davis says ZEV registration fees aren't enough to fund road repairs.
California, 18 other states and D.C. are suing
California will lead the fight against greenhouse gases, Gov. Jerry Brown said as he scaled back his climate change proposal amid opposition from Big Oil.
A new proposal by California governor Jerry Brown could increase gas and diesel taxes in the state, as well as charge a fee to plug-in vehicle drivers.
California funds $1.6 million to Los Angeles for low-income plug-in vehicle carsharing program.
California has set the most aggressive renewable energy targets in North America. The end result could be more EVs and 50 percent clean energy in 15 years.
California's proposed high-speed rail may be a pipe dream, but at least the Golden State has picked up some velocity for other green transportation-related initiatives. One of them is SB 1275, which was proposed by California State Senenator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) as a way to help more moderate-income people buy electric vehicles. And the good news is that California Gov. Jerry
California Governor Jerry Brown is drafting behind President Barack Obama's drive for one million electric vehicles in the US. In his "State of the State" speech on January 22 in Sacramento, Brown made mention that, "We're on our way to a million electric vehicles."
As expected, the governor of California, Jerry Brown, has signed Assembly Bill 8 – the pro-electric-vehicle, pro-hydrogen-refueling-station bill – into law. That means the state of California will now spend Sebastian Blanco
Last week, California regulators approved a bill that will fund more fleet purchases of zero-emissions vehicles while setting up a network of hydrogen refueling stations throughout the most populous US state.
Take all of the registered motor vehicles in Oregon, move them one state south and turn them all into hybrids, plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles. That's pretty much what the California Governor Jerry Brown has in mind, and the state has taken 32 pages to lay that process out.
For Californians, the start of "winter" can't come soon enough.
In one California town, police have arrested a man who allegedy stole more than 1,100 gallons of gas from a nearby Shell station. In another city, several gas stations posted cardboard signs by their idle pumps. "Closed." Similar portraits of desperation emerged across the state Monday as Californians grappled with sky-high gas prices, gas shortages and r
California's target of getting at least one-third of its energy from renewable sources by the end of 2020 is simply too low for Governor Jerry Brown. Last week, the governor signed off on legislation requiring California's utilities to turn to renewable sources for 33 percent of their total electrical output by the end of 2020, but in a letter addressed to the state's Senate, Brown claims that California should set its renewable energy targets even higher. The governor wrote:
Motivated by Prop 23's defeat in November, Environment California is working on getting Governor Jerry Brown on board with a plan to reduce California's dependence on oil by getting one million clean vehicles on the Golden State's roads by 2022. Why one million? As Dan Jacobson, Environment California's legislative director, explains:
When I started posting here way back in 2006, one of the very first stories I wrote was about the state of California filing a lawsuit against six of the largest automakers over the damage caused by greenhouse gas emissions. The original premise was that the emissions from cars were a public nuisance that cost the state billions of dollars to deal with. Of course, the real root cause of the suit had