Climate Clips: First Electric Buses At Falls Church City Public Schools Introduced

The first electric school buses are being added to the transportation fleet at Falls Church City Public Schools, marking some of the first electric buses being rolled out in Virginia this year.

See the full story at Patch for Falls Church.

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Marylanders Overpaid $1 Billion in Excessive Utility Bills. Some Lawmakers and Advocates Are Demanding Answers
Inside Climate News
The Maryland Public Service Commission is investigating a number of retail energy suppliers following a record-high number of consumer complaints about questionable supplier practices, forcing the commission to take action.

Gov. Moore Recommits Maryland to California’s Vehicle Emissions Reduction Goals
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore is working on accelerating the state’s commitment to improving air quality and combating the effects of climate change by returning the state’s timeline to its initial, “more aggressive,” clean energy plan, which is in line with California’s.

Partnership Forms to Lead Climate Resilience Program in Virginia
The Bay Journal
A Virginia university and an environmental nonprofit announced they are stepping up their efforts to help communities prepare for climate change.

What This Year’s Big Electric Utility Bill Does
Virginia Mercury
A staple of the Virginia General Assembly throughout the years has been lawmakers’ interest in tweaking energy regulation laws.

National and International News

EPA Issues Final Rule Cutting Interstate Smog
The Hill
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday morning announced finalized new rules on interstate air pollution, regulating downwind interstate pollution.

Chart: Clean Energy to Make Up 84% of New US Power Capacity in 2023
Canary Media
Solar, wind, nuclear and grid batteries will account for nearly all power plant construction, with batteries beating gas for the first time.

These Small- and Medium-Sized States Punch Above Their Weight in Renewable Energy Generation
Inside Climate News
It’s not surprising that gigantic states like Texas and California are heavy hitters in generating some of the most electricity from wind and solar.

Biden ‘EV Revolution’ Delayed as Utilities, Carmakers Await Critical IRS Guidance on Inflation Reduction Act
Utility Dive
Labor, equity, and domestic content rules in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act must not make it too complicated for electric vehicle buyers or force cumbersome sourcing changes on carmakers, stakeholders said.

US Utility Firms Spent Big Preparing Power Grid For Storms – and Still Failed
The Guardian
The warnings to residents in the south-east US came right before Christmas: delay washing clothes or running the dishwasher, and curb hot water use until the bitterly cold temperatures eased up.