New models for the transition to electric vehicles

ICCT research and models + a model bill on combustion vehicle phase-out at the bottom… In China, ICCT research shows that cities have often leveraged their vehicle registration policies to encourage EVs and have used electrification programs focused on the local fleet, but Liuzhou’s success does not rely on that. There is no vehicle registration quota policy in Liuzhou and the majority …

Montana Gov-appointed Council Makes Recommendations for State to Address Climate Change

By Associated Press, Feb. 11, 2020 HELENA, MONT. (AP) — A council appointed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has released a list of draft recommendations for the state to address climate change, reduce greenhouse gases and take advantage of new technology and innovations that will come from the effort. The public has until March 31 to comment on the proposals announced Tuesday by the …

Utah air pollution and carbon reduction roadmap

A red state template for 100% renewables? Utah bill unites Rocky Mountain Power, cities and activists HB 411’s Rocky Mountain Power-communities partnership delivers customer choice “the Utah way” Herman K. Trabish, Smart Cities Dive and Utility Dive, March 17, 2020 Utah has done what some thought impossible — getting approval from an 80% Republican legislature to move more than one-third of …

While Xcel claims it will get to 80% renewable by 2030, it is asking the Colorado PUC to charge ratepayers for hundreds of millions of dollars on coal and gas plants–and to earn 10.35% return on the equity portion of those expenditures

This testimony submitted in Xcel’s current request to increase its rates in Colorado (Docket 19AL-0268E) provides important background information on Xcel with numerous references to source documents.  While Xcel has stated its intention to reduce its carbon, what it is actually doing is asking the Colorado PUC to charge its customers for hundreds of millions of dollars of expenditures on coal and …