electric vehicles

An electric vehicle charges at a public charging station in Chicago. How much of the electricity is produced by renewable sources depends on the utility company providing it. (Brady Jones/MEDILL)

Northwestern University
Driving an electric vehicle plays a critical role in reducing CO2 emissions, but the impact of this reduction is diminished if the electricity comes from fossil fuels. Brady Jones of Medill reports.
The George Washington University
This podcast explores the carbon control challenge in Costa Rica, and how one community organizer is working to help change the way her country moves.
Mendenhall Glacier

The Mendenhall Glacier, a Juneau landmark, is both a major tourist attraction and a reminder of rapid regional climate change. (Megan Behnke/Florida State University)

Florida State University
My dad hates making phone calls, but that has not stopped him from calling for 80% renewable energy for Alaska's Capital City.
Planet Forward, The George Washington University
The Council on Environmental Quality hosted GreenGov, a symposium at GW's Jack Morton Auditorium on June 10, to discuss federal sustainability.
Planet Forward
Lack of charging infrastructure has always been one of the big problems with electric vehicles, but a new patnership between Chargepoint and Cadillac may help change that.
In this wintertime video my custom electric bike operates on just 3 volts or sub-15 watts of Solar Power, the lightweight hand made solar panel is rated for approximately 24 watts in optimal conditions. Monocrystalline silicon solar cells are used... Read More
The George Wasington University
Jorge Gadala-Maria reports on Germany's Schaufenster e-Mobility Project. Over three years, the initiative, which roughly translates to "window shopping e-mobility," will pump 180 million euros into Germany's electric vehicle industry. Transcript:... Read More
It's not all about electric vehicles, you know. Even as more and more automakers roll out hybrids and electric models, there are other innovations that can improve efficiency and change the way we use our vehicles for better. This week, we're... Read More
Planet Forward
Tesla Roasters might remain the sexiest EVs on the road, but what are Planet Forward members excited about? We list our top 5 ideas in electric cars.
London Mayor Boris Johnson is "totally committed" to bringing 100,000 electric vehicles to London, his environment advisor, Kulveer Ranger, said. Charging networks are a key component of this effort, and the city is looking to add 1,300 charging... Read More

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