Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is redoubling his administration’s efforts to cut state government’s carbon footprint. The Democratic governor signed an executive order late last year directing state agencies to reduce fleet fossil fuel consumption, building energy use per square foot, and total greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent in the next decade.
As part of the Chicago’s ambitious plan to modernize its transit fleet, the city is now accepting proposals for as many as 45 new electric buses, along with the design and construction of charging systems to be installed along the routes.
Valerie Brader, whom Snyder appointed to lead the Michigan Agency for Energy when it was created in 2015, has been at the forefront of Michigan energy issues.
At the Indianapolis International Airport, officials say a fleet of electric airport shuttles will be the nation’s largest — at nine — once three new shuttles arrive next year.
A new study argues that utilities should be more aggressive in adopting electric vehicle infrastructure, and that they would be justified in passing along the cost to ratepayers.
Michigan’s automakers, regulators and electric utilities are beginning to take steps in the right direction, but much more must be done to unlock the immense potential of the electric vehicle market today.
Clean energy advocates say the automotive capital of the world could be doing more to support the growth of electric and alternative fuel vehicles.
Electric utilities aren’t traditionally seen as players in school transportation, but several across the Midwest are backing the push to use Volkswagen settlement funds for electric school buses.
The first electric school bus in the Midwest will begin transporting students in a suburban Minneapolis-St. Paul school district this fall.
Michigan is in line to receive $60.3 million for an “environmental mitigation trust,” which is meant to offset the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from vehicles involved with the case.