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Annual Wallingford Bike Safety Day: Rides Again On Saturday, May 13th, 2017

On Saturday, May 13th, from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, The Wallingford Community Bike Safety Day, will host it’s 19th annual event, at the Wallingford Elementary School. This fun, interactive and collaboratively sponsored event always has something for all ages; from free helmet fitting to an obstacle course, and from bike safety inspections to 911 […]

Vehicle standards are energy efficiency at its best – and too valuable to roll back

by Steven Nadel, Executive Director The Trump administration is reportedly launching a rollback of vehicle efficiency standards that greatly benefit the US economy. These standards save consumers money, create jobs, help reduce US reliance on foreign oil, and lower carbon emissions. The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas emissions standards adopted since […]

Detroit’s Death Wish Comes Roaring Back

From: TAKING THE INITIATIVE: Carl Pope’s Blog, March 6, 2017 Washington, DC

The oil industry, and its “deep state” allies in the Trump Administration, have lured US auto companies into a potentially fatal political trap, chumming Detroit by tapping into the deeply embedded penchant of the Big Three for chasing short-term market trends at […]

Our Planetary Garage

Air pollution is killing too many people

By John Bos

There is a Sanskrit proverb that observes, “For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.”

Breathing is the only autonomous system of the body that we can also control. This means that although the body governs our […]

Electric Bus Trials in Vermont and New Hampshire

Advance Transit hopes to have their new electric bus out on Tuesday, Feb. 21st. Initially it will be working one of the hospital shuttles. Photo: Courtesy of Advance Transit

By George Harvey

In the December, 2014 Green Energy Times article, “Proterra’s All Electric Bus” (, we noted that the city of Worcester, […]

Affordable Electric Cars

Consider Used Options!

By David Roberts

Plug-in electric cars are often praised for their low cost of ownership. Electricity costs less than gasoline to run on, vehicle reliability is good, and competitive prices offer smart consumers a compelling value. An added bonus is these cars have a much smaller environmental footprint over their lives compared […]

China is Building Electric Buses

In early February, we got data on electric and hybrid-electric bus sales from China. Chinese sales of e-buses were about 115,700 for the year, bringing the number of e-buses in use, worldwide, to about 173,000.

Last year, the Chinese multiplied the number of e-buses in the world by three. This required a lot […]

The Road to Clean Air and the External Costs of Fossil Fuels

Every car contributes to a global problem. Census Bureau photo, public domain.

By George Harvey

The American Lung Association in California (ALAC) has put a number on the external costs of the use of fossil fuels for transportation in their state. Their report, The Road to Clean Air, also provides comparable numbers […]

Alternative Fuel Corridors Include I-89 and I-91 in VT

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently announced 55 routes, including I-91 and I-89, that will serve as the basis for a national network of “alternative fuel” corridors spanning 35 states. Though the network is nearly 85,000 miles long, more miles will be added in the future to accommodate electric, hydrogen, propane, […]

Electric Vehicle Usage Advances in New England

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Vermont Clean Cities Joins the Team

Plug In America was awarded $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy, in November 2016 to invest in the promotion and adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in the Northeastern states including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Vermont.