- “USPS Fulfills Top Biden Climate Goal With Deployment Of 66,000 Electric Delivery Trucks” • The US Postal Service has announced it plans to deploy at least 66,000 electric delivery trucks by 2028, meeting a key goal for the Biden administration’s climate agenda. By 2026, the USPS plans to buy zero-emissions delivery trucks almost exclusively. [CNN]
- “It’s For Real: Wireless EV Charging For Germany’s Famous Autobahn” • Germany’s Autobahn public roadway system is to get its first wireless EV charging system. The first vehicle to use the system will be an electric bus ferrying passengers into the city of Balingen, in the southwest of Germany. The system is to reduce the need for large batteries. [CleanTechnica]
- “EPA Finalizes Tougher Pollution Standards For Large Vehicles Like Trucks And Buses” • The Biden administration finalized tougher pollution standards for large trucks, delivery vans and buses starting with model year 2027. It will cut down on the smog from heavy-duty trucks by requiring them to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides by nearly 50% by 2045. [CNN]
- “Crunch Time For Colorado River As Federal Government Ponders Mandatory Cuts” • According to the Washington Post, state and federal authorities say that years of overconsumption of water are colliding with the stark realities of climate change. They may create a “complete doomsday scenario” for the Colorado River. [CleanTechnica]
- “Putting The RICO In Puerto Rico” • Sixteen communities in Puerto Rico filed a lawsuit against ExxonMobil, Shell, Conoco, Chevron, Occidental, and other oil and coal companies. It claims, among other things, that they are no different than mobsters, so they are subject to the provisions of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. [CleanTechnica]
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