Climate & Resilience: Page 2

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    Demand soars for EV charging at apartments

    Infrastructure options and cost incentives have become more complex as the electric vehicle revolution gears up.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • Dec. 13, 2022
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    DC revisiting 2032 zero waste target as it proposes new policies, plans curbside compost pilot

    Public works leaders hope that a forthcoming zero waste plan will accelerate efforts and help the District “leapfrog” over other cities. But the nation’s capital also has some unique demographic and infrastructure challenges.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    Interactive ​​​​​​​NYC tree map aims to help residents care for urban forest

    The new and improved resource adds park trees to previously tracked street trees in what NYC Parks describes as “the most comprehensive and up-to-date living tree map in the world.”

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    Lyft offers its ride-sharing drivers incentives to switch to EVs

    The program is the latest in a series of moves Lyft has taken to fulfill its pledge to transition entirely to electric vehicles by 2030.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    NYC apartment owners weigh the dangers of electric bikes, scooters

    Lithium-ion batteries used in mobility devices such as electric bikes and scooters have caused nearly 200 fires and six deaths in New York City this year.

    By Leslie Shaver • Dec. 9, 2022
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    Los Angeles and San Diego ban polystyrene foam, other plastic products, on same day

    The policies fit into broader state and local laws limiting plastic products, completing an effort in San Diego that a lawsuit previously blocked. Los Angeles will also look to limit waste at city facilities and events.

    By Cole Rosengren • Dec. 8, 2022
  • U.S. President Joe Biden stands on stage and speaks into a microphone at COP27 with the blue and white event logo and location on the screen behind him.
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    Biden administration releases federal building performance standard, plan to electrify federal buildings

    The new standard sets federal building electrification goals for 2030. The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking to require all new or renovated federally-owned buildings to be electrified.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    Sacramento, California, to add protected bike lanes

    Sacramento aims to boost transportation connections between neighborhoods and improve safety for cyclists, pedestrians and children at play.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    The states with the biggest influx of new renters

    Millions of people are eager to move. Here’s where they’re headed, according to a new analysis.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Dec. 7, 2022
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    3 technologies that could make EVs go farther

    Greater range could spur more EV adoption, with implications for charging infrastructure.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    Smart cities in 2022 - what you need to know

    Rail expansion, emerging technologies such as digital twins and air taxis and new approaches to transit and housing have driven the news this year. Catch up with highlights from Smart Cities Dive.

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    E-scooter parking ‘corrals’ are coming to this Florida city

    Pensacola, Florida, adopted the policy based on community feedback from the city’s micromobility pilot program, aiming to “reduce parking conflicts with pedestrians on sidewalks,” according to a city spokesperson.

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    DC-area county spurs electrification of future buildings

    Montgomery County, Maryland, is taking aim at its largest source of emissions. Its policy is the latest advancement for building decarbonization on the East Coast.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
  • Compost, recycling and garbage carts set outside of the home on the curb for residential garbage and recycling pickup.
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    A history of US cities adopting zero waste goals

    The concept has become a mainstream part of municipal waste planning, experts say, even as targets largely remain aspirational and some recent efforts have faced pandemic-related setbacks.

    By Cole Rosengren • Dec. 1, 2022
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    9 startups to join AWS’ Sustainable Cities Accelerator for Infrastructure

    Each accelerator participant aims to address infrastructure-related sustainability challenges by offering products and services targeting power, utility, transportation and other systems.

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    Five US cities target building energy use, emissions with fines

    New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Boston and St. Louis are poised to implement penalties to curb building-level greenhouse gas emissions or energy use.

    By Maura Webber Sadovi • Nov. 30, 2022
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    Building out nationwide EV charging is taking longer than consumers think, Fuels Institute says

    Permit approvals, government funding and knowing where to deploy charging stations are some of the many hurdles EV stakeholders face.

    By Brett Dworski • Nov. 23, 2022
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    NYC to expand bike lanes, public spaces in 2023

    The upgrades build on the city’s Open Streets program, which closes streets to vehicle traffic for use by pedestrians and cyclists, and its efforts to create the largest bike network in the U.S.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown, a gray-haired man wearing a dark suit and blue shirt, stands at a podium in a large garage in front of an electric bus, with others nearby.
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    Want to electrify your bus fleet? A new FTA-funded research center can help.

    Battery and hydrogen fuel-cell electric buses are “fundamentally different technologies” cities and transit agencies will have to learn, said a researcher from The Ohio State University's Center for Automotive Research.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Austin to double e-bike rebates in 2023

    The city increased the rebates to encourage more people, especially “historically underserved populations,” to buy and use e-bikes, a spokesperson for Austin’s publicly-owned utility said.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Tampa tries sidewalk solar panels as backup power for traffic lights

    The Florida city started using solar sidewalks for backup power after 2017’s Hurricane Irma created lengthy power outages at intersections. It assessed the technology's performance this fall during Hurricane Ian.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    California commits $2.6B to sustainable mobility, prioritizing low-income communities

    Calling the funds the "largest state investment yet" in sustainable transportation, the California Air Resource Board will direct the money to help low-income consumers buy EVs, among other programs.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    COP27: EV sales strong, but more needed to bring down transportation emissions

    A BloombergNEF report released at COP27 outlines trends for electric vehicles. Meanwhile, at the global climate summit, a coalition of 200 government and private-sector entities committed to accelerating EV adoption. 

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    The 10 most future-ready cities in North America: report

    Cities must invest more in digital and physical infrastructure to address today’s challenges but face several barriers, including a lack of public trust, a new report finds.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
  • Close-up of front hood of a gray car from the right side, with an electric vehicle charging cable plugged in to the front of the hood.
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    Electric vehicle sales rise as registrations jump 57% through September

    Consumers are shifting away from hybrid vehicles to plug-in EVs as manufacturers offer more models. 

    By Nov. 14, 2022