Climate Clips: D.C.’s e-bike voucher program launches next month

D.C.’s e-bike voucher program, meant to make it easier for residents to buy and maintain electric bikes, opens on Monday, April 1.

See the full story on Axios, D.C.

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Bills Could Expand Shared Solar Programs in Dominion, Appalachian Power Territories
Virginia Mercury
Two bills that would expand the public’s access to shared solar in Virginia are awaiting a signature from Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin.

Fires Blaze Across 7,500 Acres in Various Virginia Regions
Virginia Mercury
Over 100 fires blazed in several parts of the state, burning about 7,500 acres throughout parts of Central, Southwest and Northern Virginia.

Up to 58 GW Faces Retirement in PJM by 2030 Without Replacement Capacity in Sight: Market Monitor
Utility Dive
About 24 GW to 58 GW of thermal resources — or 12% to 30% of the PJM Interconnection’s installed capacity — are at risk of retiring by 2030 without a clear source of replacement generation, according to the grid operator’s market monitor.

Look for the Helpers: Virginia Climate Volunteers Connect With Service Providers on Weatherization Effort
Energy News Network
A climate action group had money for home energy retrofits, but it needed a way to find participants who could benefit most from its services. The solution: partnerships.

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Biden Seeks to Accelerate the EV Transition in Biggest Climate Move Yet
Washington Post
The Biden administration finalized the United States’ toughest limits on planet-warming emissions from passenger cars and light trucks Wednesday, in a controversial bid to accelerate the nation’s halting transition to electric vehicles.

How to Electrify Trucking in the US, One Step At a Time
Canary Media
The Biden administration wants to promote electric long-haul trucks by focusing heavy-duty charging investments on key hubs and highways. Here’s the plan.

It’s Official: US Air Quality Got Worse in 2023
For most of 2023, PM2.5 levels across the country averaged about 9.1 micrograms per cubic meter of air, with the worst air concentrated in large cities including Washington, D.C., and New York City.

Energy Agency Announces $6 Billion to Slash Emissions in Industrial Facilities
AP News
The Biden administration announced $6 billion in funding Monday for projects that will slash emissions from the industrial sector — the largest-ever U.S. investment to decarbonize domestic industry to fight climate change.

U.S. Fully Bans Asbestos, Which Kills 40,000 a Year
Washington Post
After three decades of attempts, the Environmental Protection Agency has banned the only form of asbestos still in use — part of a family of toxic minerals linked to lung cancer and other illnesses that cause about 40,000 U.S. deaths each year, the agency says.