Climate Clips: Auto Dealer Sees Clean Cars as Great First Step for Electric Vehicles in Virginia

In an interview, the President and CEO of Carter Myers Automotive in Charlottesville, Virginia, talks about the opportunities and challenges for auto dealers as the state looks to speed its transition to electric vehicles.

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Daunting but Confident: Dominion Energy Takes on What Will be the Country’s Largest Offshore Wind Project
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Dominion Energy Virginia President Ed Baine says the Coastal Offshore Wind project paves the way for a clean energy future for Virginia.

The Pandemic Changed the Workday, But Will Transit Riders Return?
The Washington Post
Public transit demand during the pandemic has shifted to neighborhoods with high numbers of Black, Hispanic and lower-income workers flattening peak travel periods and forcing transit agencies to respond to new patterns before more workers return to offices this fall…

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Advances Mean All New U.S. Vehicles Can Be Electric By 2035, Study Finds
The Guardian
Advances in the technology and cost of batteries should allow all new U.S. cars and trucks sold to be powered by electricity by 2035, saving trillions of dollars and mitigating the climate crisis.

An Unusual Coalition of Environmental and Industry Groups is Calling on the EPA to Quickly Phase Out Super-Polluting Refrigerants
Inside Climate News
U.S. manufacturers and environmental organizations call on the federal government to phase out climate super-polluting chemicals and aerosols used in appliances and foam insulation.

Equity and Sustainability Will Be the Focus of a Revamped USDOT Grant Program
Greater Greater Washington
The USDOT is re-branding its discretionary grant program to prioritize projects that can demonstrate improvements to racial equity, prioritize climate change, and create jobs.

Inside Clean Energy: The Rooftop Solar Income Gap is (Slowly) Shrinking
Inside Climate News
Research shows that falling costs are helping to make solar accessible to people with lower incomes.

Politicians Are Considering Paying Farmers to Store Carbon. But Some Environmental and Agriculture Groups Say It’s Greenwashing
Inside Climate News
In a letter to Congress, the groups ask lawmakers to vote against a proposal that would offer farms credits for conserving carbon or reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.