Aug 11, 2018
Electric cars are next target in Trump's war on environment
Hidden in the Trump's proposed rollback of auto mileage and emissions standards is an end run to thwart to California's electric vehicle requirements.
In early March, the Washington state legislature passed a community solar incentives bill meant to help meet renewable energy goals and increase low-income communities' access to solar technology.
Electric car charging area. By the end of 2020, global electric vehicles sales are expected to contract to 43 percent of 2019 levels. (Credit: Christchurch City Libraries/flickr)
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and at a solar installation in Paris in 2015. (Credit: Governor Jay & First Lady Trudi Inslee)
Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unpaid bills and energy shutoffs in many vulnerable US households. Indiana University researchers warn we need to act now to avoid yet another health emergency.
The unscientific re-opening of the US is a blatant attempt to bolster the stock market in the short run rather than protect the long-term health of both our citizenry and economy.