Learn how high vehicle electrification may increase electricity demand in your county. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will share new state- and county- level scenarios of vehicle adoption, vehicle fuel (and electricity) consumption, and vehicle miles traveled by fuel type under reference and high -electrification scenarios through 2050 hosted on SLOPE. The transportation data… Read More.
As our environment continues to warm up and climate zones shift and change, the western regions of our country become more susceptible to wildfires. In recent years, wildfires have taken out entire communities in California, Oregon, and Washington. Wildfires are started by many means, but one cause of several large-scale fires is downed power lines. … Read More.
Managing transportation demand can help alleviate traffic congestion, improve air quality, and even save money. In this episode of On the Go, experts from the Triangle Clean Cities Coalition in North Carolina discuss their experiences with transportation demand management and how it has helped them address population growth and reduce vehicle pollution. Tune in to… Read More.
What’s stopping you from purchasing an electric vehicle (EV)? In April, President Biden announced a new target for the United States to reduce greenhouse pollutants to half of what they were in 2005 by the year 2030. This new target expands on goals already in place under the Clean Air Act and various state-level mandates. … Read More.
Transportation energy is a significant household cost. Household vehicle fuel consumption, one part of transportation energy costs, varies geographically, and lower-income households generally face higher energy cost burdens. Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory conducted a study that provides a finer understanding of the geographical variation in household transportation energy burden by connecting vehicles miles traveled,… Read More.