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How Renewable Energy Bolsters the Grid Against Blackouts

Fossil-fueled climate events stress the grid Climate change is fueling extreme heat, droughts, wildfires, and hurricanes, which are overtaxing America’s outdated power grid. In a May 2023 report, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), a regulating authority that monitors the …
Zero Emission Vehicles Climate Nexus

Electric Car and Truck Safety

Electric cars and trucks have higher safety ratings from major government agencies, reduced odds of injury in the case of an accident, lower personal injury claims, lower risk of rollover crashes, and reduced risk of fire in the case of …
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Where the Clean Energy Jobs Are: 2021

Over 3 million people worked in clean energy jobs according to the 2021 U.S. Energy & Employment Report, which uses data from 2020.

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Electric Car and Truck Charging, Explained

What are some charging and equity considerations? Low-income communities and communities of color disproportionately feel the impacts of vehicle pollution and can benefit the most from the clean air and cost-saving benefits of electric cars and trucks. Yet, as more …

Electric Cars and the Power Grid

Electric car (EV) sales are predicted to surge in 2021 as China and the European Union tighten emissions standards and calls for all-electric auto markets emerge in the U.S. In September 2020, California announced plans to phase out the sale …