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Dec 19 2022
Electric school buses are practically free now
Federal and state governments are practically giving away electric school buses, and if your local district doesn't have its hand up yet, it should. The math is a no-brainer.
Why it matters: Exhaust from diesel school buses makes kids sick and curbs cognitive development. Plus, diesel buses emit greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
Electric school buses are aAxios
Dec 15 2022
Electric vehicles confront the leap to the mass market
The past year was sobering for investors who poured money into Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and rival electric vehicle startups that hoped to emulate Tesla CEO Elon Musk's success.
As interest rates rose and financial markets gyrated, shares in many EV startups deflated. Rivian Automotive Inc (RIVN.O), which had a higher market value than Ford Motor Co (F.N) shortly after it went public in 2021,Reuters
Mar 03 2023
Bill to prevent many electric car dealerships opening in Mississippi heads to governor's desk
• The Mississippi Senate passed a bill that could prevent electric car companies from opening dealerships in the state. • Supporters of the bill say the legislation would preserve more than 50 years of precedent. Opponents say it is "protectionism," – with the legislature interfering in the free market to lessen the impacts of an emerging industry on existing businesses. • The bill now headsUSA TODAY
Feb 28 2023
Nearly 2,500 households without electricity in Lapeer County this morning - The County Press
LAPEER COUNTY — Nearly 2,500 Lapeer County residents are without electricity this morning following a night of light drizzle that coated tree limbs and electric lines, causing branches to fall across power lines. There are pockets of outages across the county, primarily in central and northern sections including about 670 households in Deerfield and Mayfield townships. Many of those DTE EnergyLapeer County Press
Feb 17 2023
JFK Airport terminal closed for 2nd day after electrical fire
A headache-inducing closure caused by an electrical panel failure at JFK Airport in Queens continued into its second day on Friday, officials said, freezing flights into and out of a terminal that serves international travel. New York’s largest airport said in a statement that the air traffic closure in Terminal 1 would last at least through Friday, but promised that officials were working toNew York Daily News
Feb 16 2023
Battery Fire Preceded Ford’s Pause of Electric F-150 Production, Shipping
The Ford Motor Company moved to pause production and shipments of its electric Lightning F-150 truck model soon after a battery fire erupted at one of the company’s facilities in Dearborn, Michigan. The Detroit Free Press reported on February 15 that a battery fire had occurred in a vehicle holding lot, resulting in damage to two vehicles as well as a visit from the Dearborn Fire Department.Breitbart News
Apr 06 2023
Wind and solar power generators wait in yearslong lines to put clean electricity on the grid, then face huge interconnection fees they can’t afford
Wind and solar power generators wait in yearslong bureaucratic lines to connect to the power grid, only to be faced with fees they can’t afford, forcing them to scramble for more money or pull out of projects completely.
This application process, called the interconnection queue, is delaying the distribution of clean power and hampering the U.S. in reaching its climate goals.CNBC
Feb 16 2023
Tesla opening up its chargers could spur electric car adoption
Tesla's agreement to open part of its proprietary car-charging network to drivers of other brands should make it far easier for electric vehicle (EV) owners to charge away from home, potentially accelerating adoption. Why it matters: The Biden administration's clean energy agenda includes a shift away from gasoline-powered cars and a new domestic supply chain for electric cars. But manyAxios
Feb 12 2023
Virginia men arrested for allegedly burglarizing electrical storage yard near substation
Two men were arrested near a Virginia substation for what authorities described as a burglary. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the 26000 block of Auburn Farm Road in Aldie, Virginia, at approximately 12:38 a.m. Saturday to a report of "two males cutting a fence" in an area of Dominion Energy property that is leased to another entity. The sheriff’s office did notFox News (Online News)
Mar 02 2023
Mississippi bill restricting electric car dealerships could close state's only Tesla store
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves will decide the fate of a bill passed in the state legislature Thursday aimed at restricting electric car manufacturers from opening new brick-and-mortar dealerships unless they comply with the same laws followed by traditional carmakers. Introduced in the House in January by Rep. Tray Lamar, a Republican from Senatobia, the HB 401 now awaits a decision from theFox Business