As cities around the country look for ways to cut emissions from the transportation sector, a small organization in Traverse City, Michigan could provide inspiration.
A $3.8 million federal grant will provide funds to add compressed natural gas fueling pumps at truck stops along Interstate 70 in central and western Kansas, a stretch advocates say is currently lacking.
Passenger safety and convenience has until now been the primary driver behind advances in autonomous vehicle technology. Now the federal government is hoping to leverage that work into making those vehicles more fuel efficient.
A recent analysis of the 2022-2025 national fuel-economy standards has us shaking our heads.
While efforts to cut carbon emissions in Ohio have largely focused on phasing out coal-fired power plants, advocates say the state’s transportation sector shouldn’t be overlooked.
As a result of a legal settlement reached last week, Ameren Missouri will provide between $1 million and $2 million towards the electrification of buses in the St. Louis area. Some of the settlement funds may also go towards a community solar project that Ameren is considering developing. On Thursday, Ameren agreed to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the Sierra Club in January, 2014, which alleged that the particulate emissions from several of Ameren’s coal-fired power plants were in violation of federal and state clean-air rules. The Sierra Club is a member of RE-AMP, which publishes Midwest Energy News.
Suburban communities across the country are creating public-private partnerships to encourage developers to build dense walkable development near transit hubs.
In states across the Midwest, advocates are challenging transportation administrators and elected officials over what they see as an ongoing, unnecessary build-out of highway infrastructure rooted in 20th-century planning.
Despite its automotive legacy, Michigan is behind its Midwestern neighbor states in establishing a better market for electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles.
The Department of Energy loan program that helped develop Ford’s EcoBoost engine is now poised to distribute $16 billion in funds targeted toward automotive suppliers.