Posts tagged with 'climate legislation'
TheCityFix Picks, February 10: Mexican Superhighway, Helmet Legislation, Public Transit Apps
TheCityFix Picks, February 10: Mexican Superhighway, Helmet Legislation, Public Transit Apps
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
California's Policy Model to Reduce Oil Use and Vehicle Emissions
California's Policy Model to Reduce Oil Use and Vehicle Emissions
Despite having continual governing issues, budget problems and high employment, California has been a leader in developing policy to address climate change. Dan Sperling, discussing California’s leadership in vehicle emissions standards at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace at an ...
Evaluating the Economic Impact of Transit-Oriented Development in California
Evaluating the Economic Impact of Transit-Oriented Development in California
Over the next two decades, California will need at least two million new homes to accommodate its growing population, according to a recent report about creating dense urban development. To make sure this growth is sustainable, California enacted Senate Bill ...
U.S. Senate Climate Hearings - Will Washington Champion Sustainable Transportation?
U.S. Senate Climate Hearings – Will Washington Champion Sustainable Transportation?
“the science is screaming at us to take action” ~Senator John Kerry Today is the second installment of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee‘s three-day legislative hearing on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (see archived ...
Major New Study: Sustainable Transportation Reduces Emissions While Saving Money
Major New Study: Sustainable Transportation Reduces Emissions While Saving Money
Image from Moving Cooler. If anyone’s not seen it yet, the new Moving Cooler report is destined to be a real landmark moment in United States sustainable transportation. It’s quite rare to see any sort of think tank or government ...
Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood gave a talk today at the Center for National Policy (great name for a think-tank, no?) about the economic impact of transportation. In other words, he spoke about how awesome the stimulus is. According to ...
New Report: Smart Growth Necessary for CO2 Reduction
New Report: Smart Growth Necessary for CO2 Reduction
It’s always good to have your argument laid out for you in a well-designed policy paper. The Center for Clean Air Policy’s new report, “Cost-Effective GHG Reductions through Smart Growth and Improved Transportation Choices,” does just that. It lays out ...
Call for Wholesale Reform, not Just Reauthorization, of Transportation Bill
Call for Wholesale Reform, not Just Reauthorization, of Transportation Bill
Photo by cindy47452. The National Transportation Policy Project of the Bipartisan Policy Center today released its final recommendations calling for comprehensive reform of the U.S. surface transportation bill, which expires at the end of September. The recommendations were gathered over ...
Game-Changers? "Complete Streets" and Fuel Efficiency Standards
Game-Changers? "Complete Streets" and Fuel Efficiency Standards
A pedestrian waits at 14th and U St. NW, Washington, D.C. Photo by M.V. Jantzen. Two stories you need to know about sustainable transportation in the United States this week: Vehicle Emission Rules to Tighten Washington Post May 19, 2009 ...
President Obama Serious About Vehicle Fuel Standards
President Obama Serious About Vehicle Fuel Standards
Great news from the White House: Fuel standards for vehicles will be tighten up soon, improving the outlook for states like California , which pushed for stricter limits without success during the last administration. This is good progress, but as ...
California Gets Tough on Global Warming
California Gets Tough on Global Warming
The California Air Resources Board voted unanimously yesterday to adopt “the most comprehensive roadmap to date to cut the amount of heat-trapping emissions in the United States.” (via Associated Press.) From an ARB press release: The Air Resources Board today ...
California to Developers: Build Near Transit
California to Developers: Build Near Transit
Suburban sprawls California style. Photo by pbo31. In September, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a piece of ground breaking legislation promoting transit oriented development in the state. The Bil, SB 375, focuses on reducing green house gas emissions ...
Not Everyone Can Have A Car if We Still Want A Planet — Unless We Change
Not Everyone Can Have A Car if We Still Want A Planet — Unless We Change
Flickr photo by katieandmichael Article originally published on HowYouCanSavetheWorld.com Much has been made of rising aspirations of the middle class in developing countries, with the implication that this must mean literally hundreds of millions of cars — and hundreds of ...
Is the Biofuels Honeymoon Finally Over?
Is the Biofuels Honeymoon Finally Over?
Photo by existentist. Today’s New York Times has a letter to the editor I wrote in response to the paper’s <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/15/business/worldbusiness/15food.html?ref=opinion”recent article on the links between biofuels and global food shortages. Entitled “Fuel Choices, Food Crises and Finger-Pointing”, the ...
Al Gore Says India Can Lead the Way on Climate Change
Al Gore Says India Can Lead the Way on Climate Change
Al Gore giving keynote speech at World Resources Institute’s 25th Anniversary Dinner. Photo by World Resources Institute on flickr. This month Al Gore addressed the gala dinner at the India Today Conclave, a three day conference on “Leadership for the ...
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