Climate Clips: COG unveils Electric Vehicle Deployment Clearinghouse

A new information hub is now available to assist and guide localities across metropolitan Washington as area leaders work to implement policies and actions to increase the adoption of electric vehicles in the region.

See the full story at the COG Newsroom.

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Is a Deal in Western Md. to Help Utility Customers and Accelerate the Shutdown of a Coal Plant Too Good to Be True?
Maryland Matters
The Maryland Public Service Commission took a vote recently that could save electric ratepayers millions of dollars and accelerate the closing of one of the state’s last remaining coal plants.

GETTING THERE: State EV Charging Plan Advancing
The Free Lance-Star
State transportation planners continue plotting out Virginia’s electric vehicle infrastructure, with the Virginia Department of Transportation recently giving an update.

Is D.C. Still In A Drought? Yes And No
In the D.C. area, there’s a drought plan that has been in place since 2000, when the last major drought occurred. Since then, it’s never been fully activated, says Steve Bieber, water resources program director at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Youngkin Completes Review of New Regs to Pull Virginia Out of Carbon Market By Year’s End
Virginia Mercury
Virginia is closer to withdrawing from a regional carbon market at the end of the year following Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s completion of a review of new regulations aimed at removing the state from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

National and International News

EV Batteries Can Be Repurposed As Grid Storage to Reduce Battery Supply Chain Impacts: Report
Utility Dive
Repurposing old batteries from electric vehicles in alternative energy storage applications – like at fast-charging stations or rooftop and microgrid storage systems – is one of the ways to extend EV battery lifespans and electrify the transportation sector in a more sustainable manner, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council.

New York City Zero Waste Package, Including Mandatory Residential Organics Program, Becomes Law
Waste Dive
The city’s Department of Sanitation, which was already ramping up a voluntary curbside organics program, must now enforce participation in 2024 after Mayor Eric Adams allowed a bill to become law.

Electric Vehicle Skepticism From Auto Workers Puts Biden in a Tough Spot
Washington Post
As contract negotiations between big automakers and the United Auto Workers get underway this week, President Biden faces an awkward balancing act between high-profile priorities: Championing labor rights and advancing green-energy policy.

Climate Disasters Daily? Welcome to the ‘New Normal.’
New York Times
Catastrophic floods in the Hudson Valley. An unrelenting heat dome over Phoenix. Ocean temperatures hitting 90 degrees Fahrenheit off the coast of Miami. A surprising deluge in Vermont, and a rare tornado in Delaware.

Biggest Offshore Wind Farm in the US Gets the Go-Ahead
Canary Media
The Biden administration has approved what will be the nation’s largest offshore wind farm, a sprawling 98-turbine complex that is sure to boost a burgeoning energy sector widely seen as essential to reaching the nation’s climate goals.