March 16, 2017 Categories: California Climate Change Low-Carbon Fuel Uncategorized

When they go low, we start below sea level and go high!

Every once in awhile at NextGen America, we leave our wonk desks and hit the road for climate action. At the start of March, a few of us…

by Frances Sawyer

December 12, 2016 Categories: California Climate Change Low-Carbon Fuel

Canada Leads on Clean Fuels Policy

by Colin Murphy

Donald Trump’s election has called into question U.S. leadership on climate change.  President Obama capped his second term in office with several ambitious and effective policies to reduce…

November 02, 2016 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change Fossil Fuels Low-Carbon Fuel

How Electric School Buses Can Drive to a Cleaner, Safer Future

by Aaron Burgess

The yellow school bus is an ubiquitous sight across America. Nearly 500,000 of these predominantly diesel-powered vehicles shuttle kids to and from school 180 days of the year.

October 20, 2016 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change Fossil Fuels Low-Carbon Fuel

10 Years of California’s AB 32 Climate Law: Lower Carbon, Higher Growth

by Colin Murphy

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s term as Governor of California was certainly memorable, not just for the blunt bravado of his speeches, but also for a keen understanding that climate change…

October 04, 2016 Categories: California Clean Energy

A Climate-Smart Infrastructure Upgrade for America

by Dan Lashof

Against all odds, the hot topic in Washington, DC this Fall is…infrastructure. That’s because there is a growing consensus that, as a…

September 01, 2016 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change

Lessons in Climate Politics From California’s Big Win on SB 32 and AB 197

by Colin Murphy

It’s not every day when politics pleasantly surprises you. California’s Legislature has been locked in a struggle over the future of the state’s climate policy for the last…

July 25, 2016 Categories: California Fossil Fuels Low-Carbon Fuel

Consumers Win From California’s Clean Transportation

by Colin Murphy

If you read this blog regularly[1], you have probably noticed that the phrase “California has been a global leader in climate policy” appears rather frequently. The repetition of…

April 25, 2016 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change Low-Carbon Fuel

Ducking solar integration challenges with workplace charging

by Aaron Burgess

It would have been hard to miss the hype around the unveiling of the Tesla Model 3. Not that we wanted to miss it – finally, consumers will…

February 26, 2016 Categories: California Fossil Fuels Low-Carbon Fuel

An Increasingly-Less-Necessary-Evil: Halving Oil Consumption Is Within Our Reach

by Colin Murphy

When California Governor Jerry Brown called for a 50% reduction in petroleum consumption by 2030 during his 2015 inaugural address, it sounded like an audacious target. Petroleum exerts a near-complete…

January 08, 2016 Categories: California Climate Change EPA Rule

An Invisible Climate Disaster

by Aaron Burgess

“One of the biggest environmental disasters in US history…;” “Terrifyingly bad…over 2,100 families have been placed in temporary housing…” Wait, what happened? Since October 23rd, a ruptured natural…