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Boosting EV market share to 67% of US car sales is a huge leap – but automakers can meet EPA’s tough new standards

One big question keeps surfacing after the Biden administration announced plans to raise auto standards so sharply they would likely boost electric vehicle production to 67% of all new passenger vehicle sales in under a decade: Can automakers pull that off? Alan Jenn, University of California, Davis The Conversation The proposal would require a huge […]

April 15th

EVs – Biden’s new clean car rule leaves climate deniers’ grinding their gears

On Thursday, we talked about how the “major questions doctrine” is being used to justify opposition to climate policies like the Biden administration’s fuel efficiency standards that will speed up the transition to the cleaner vehicles that the climate needs. By Climate Denier Roundup Biden is simply telling car manufacturers to make their products more efficient so their […]

EVs – Biden-Harris Administration proposes strongest-ever pollution standards for cars and trucks to accelerate transition to a clean-transportation future

Building on rapid advancements and investments in clean vehicle manufacturing, including investments in domestic manufacturing in the Inflation Reduction Act, EPA’s proposed standards would deliver on President Biden’s agenda to tackle the climate crisis By EPA Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new proposed federal vehicle emissions standards that will accelerate the ongoing […]

April 12th

Earth Matters – Tesla fires union organizers at Buffalo plant

On Wednesday, Laura Clawson reported on workers’ efforts to organize a union at Tesla’s Buffalo, N.Y., facility. Today, CNBC reports that 30 of them have been fired. By Meteor Blades In a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, Workers United said Tesla fired more than 30 workers from its Autopilot unit at a Buffalo plant as a retaliatory […]

February 17th

Oxford launches sustainable traffic control plan to limit cars, and the conspiracy-theory trolls attack!

If you’ve ever doubted the real-life harms that climate disinformation and conspiracy theories can create, just take a look at what happened last month in Oxford, UK, where proposed city and county council policies ignited global conspiracies leading to local harassment. By Climate Denier Roundup A firestorm of disinformation starting in late November had the […]

February 3rd

Truth Sandwiches: Banning EVs in Wyoming

This has been reported, but we are learning more. The Hill: Wyoming lawmakers propose ban on electric vehicle sales: “A group of GOP Wyoming state lawmakers want to end electric vehicle sales there by 2035, saying the move will help safeguard the oil and gas industries.” By Mokurai  No mention of coal, though. The legislation said […]

January 28th

Shopping for an EV? Here’s how to tell which one is right for you!

With the price of gasoline being projected to rise again, and consumers worrying about the legacy of fossil fuel emissions, now is the perfect time to shift toward hybrid and battery-powered electric vehicles. Gaoliang Fang, McMaster University The Conversation But making an informed choice can be daunting. There are many different new forms of propulsion […]

January 10th

The GOP war on EVs: Koch vassal John Stossel promotes Koch Network disinformation

Regular readers of the denier roundup know this already, but former journalist John Stossels is now a leading disinformation producer, regularly featuring fake experts who just-so-happen to be, like Stossel, all Koch’d up. By Climate Denier Roundup But today’s COP, Look, Listen provides some new information on Stossel’s conflicts of interest and his latest high-traction disinformation video, which […]

November 22nd

EV transition needs to accelerate – we can’t live with another 400 million gas-powered cars

The world’s automakers are on track to sell roughly 400 million more gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles than would align with the Paris climate agreement’s objective of limiting global heating to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels, according to a report published Thursday by Greenpeace Germany. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams The paper—entitled The Internal Combustion Engine Bubble—argues that “current […]

November 13th