Press Coverage

August 30, 2018
by Laurel Rosenhall
CALMatters

As California lawmakers struggled this week to address an apparent new normal of epic wildfires, there was an inescapable subtext: Climate change is going to be staggeringly expensive, and virtually every Californian is going to have to pay for it.

In the final week of August—just before the Legislature agreed to spend $200 million on tree clearance and let utilities pass on to their customers the multi-billion-dollar costs of just one year’s fire damage—the state released a sobering report detailing the broader costs Californians face as the planet grows warmer.

February 14, 2018
by Lisa Cohn
Microgrid Knowledge

California is on track to meet or surpass Gov. Brown’s earlier goal of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) by 2025. But EV infrastructure challenges could prevent the state from meeting his latest goal of 5 million ZEVs by 2030, says a report prepared for the think tank Next 10.

Inadequate EV infrastructure could slow down adoption, says F. Noel Perry, founder of Next Ten, which provides information about issues that affect Californians.

“But by 2040, ZEVs could be as ubiquitous as smartphones,” he says.

February 4, 2018
by Steve Scuazillo
The Orange County Register

Buoyed by an exceptional sales year in 2017, the state’s electric vehicle market will continue to grow this year and will reach 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2025, an earlier target set by Gov. Jerry Brown.

January 30, 2018
by Ryan Beene, Jennifer A Dlouhy ,and John Lippert
Bloomberg

The Trump administration hopes to keep federal car-emissions standards aligned with California’s as U.S. and state officials conduct crucial talks on reviewing the rules, a top Environmental Protection Agency official said.

“The overarching goal of those conversations is to maintain or retain one national program,” Bill Wehrum, the assistant administrator of the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, which oversees vehicle tailpipe emissions, said in an interview. “Maintaining that status quo is important.”

January 30, 2018
by Paul A. Eisenstein
The Detroit Bureau

Despite a slow start, California should be able to hit its ambitious goal of putting 1.5 million zero-emissions vehicles, or ZEVs, on the road by 2025, according to a new study.

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