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March 29, 2021

Federal Government must standardize DC Fast Charging

An announcement from EV startup Rivian that they are planning a proprietary network of fast chargers for their vehicles only is telling of the need for the US government to step in to regulate the advancing industry. Charging needs to be universal, much like filling with gasoine, where any car can go to any station. There ia also a great need for much improved reliablity in charging, but I expect competition will drive that once chargers become ubiquitous.

 

Worldwide   2021

Gasoline Vehicle Phaseout Advances Around the World

Coltura.org has published an article detailing the long list of nations that are phasing out gasoline vehicles. The European Union and many other nations have announced plans to phase out fossil fuel car sales by 2035. The list includes Austria, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Nethelands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, along with several large cities, states and provinces.

 

Petaluma, California   March 2, 2021

Bay Area city becomes first municipality in the US to ban new gas stations

By a unanimous vote of its city council Petaluma has become the first municipality in the country to ban the construction of new gasoline stations. The city is targeting zero emissions by 2030.

California city just voted to ban new gas stations as the state eyes an all-electric future

 

Washington, DC   February 2, 2021

Automakers Drop Efforts to Derail California Climate Rules

Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and several other major automakers said Tuesday they would no longer try to block California from setting its own strict fuel-economy standards, signaling that the auto industry is ready to work with President Biden on his largest effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This comes after General Motors dropped its support for the Trump-era effort just weeks after the presidential election.

 

Sacrmento, California   September 23, 2020

California Governor Signs Order Banning Sales Of New Gasoline Cars By 2035

Governor Newsom Announces California Will Phase Out Gasoline-Powered Cars with the most aggressive clean-car policy in the United States.

 

Sonoma County, California

Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations (CONGAS) in Sonoma County

The Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations (CONGAS), a group whose mission is to stop the construction of new gas stations in Sonoma County and its nine cities. Con-gas.org

 

Moss Landing, Monterey County, California

Moss Landing battery storage project set for review by Monterey County Planning Commissiong

On Wednesday, 2/26/20 the commission is scheduled to consider the Elkhorn Battery Storage Facility project proposed for Moss Landing as part of what is being called the largest energy storage project in the world.

City of Petaluma, Sonoma County, California
Petaluma freezes new gas station development. June 7, 2019

   

       

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