March 27, 2017 Categories: Clean Energy Fossil Fuels Low-Carbon Fuel

Making America Fuelish Again

When a climate denier becomes President and decides to fill his administration with fossil fuel industry BFFs — such as the CEO of the world’s largest private oil company and…

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

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

by Frances Sawyer

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…

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…

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…

October 07, 2015 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change Low-Carbon Fuel

Clean Transportation’s Hidden Win in SB 350

by Colin Murphy

  Sustainable transportation advocates have been locked in a pitched battle over the future of California’s mobility for the last several months. The Governor just signed SB 350 (De…

August 06, 2015 Categories: Clean Energy Climate Change EPA Rule Low-Carbon Fuel

The Clean Power Plan Will Benefit Transportation, Too.

by Colin Murphy

It’s Not Just About the Power Plants. As climate advocates – and really, most of the nation– enjoy a well-deserved celebration after the announcement of the Clean Power Plan,…