President Barack Obama vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline earlier this week, but that doesn’t mean the debate over the 1,179-mile oil pipeline has ended. The next move for the president is to finally decide whether or not KXL is in the country’s national interest, and then make his final decision. His veto, he explained, stalls […]

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To stimulate the electrified vehicle market, the White House has developed a mixture of rebates and subsidies. But this may not be the most effective tactic, according to a pair of business management professors. Anton Ovchinnikov, associate professor at the Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and Gal Raz, associate professor at the […]

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Texas lawmakers are debating a set of bills that would allow Tesla to sell its electric vehicles directly to Texans. The proposal has been sent to state legislators under two different bills. Reps. Eddie Rodriguez, Jodie Laubenberg, Rod Simmons and Tan Parker co-authored House Bill 1653. Sen. Kelly Hancock sponsored a second and identical proposition, […]

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Connecticut legislators are considering a bill that would let manufacturers, like Tesla, sell vehicles directly to the public. Sponsored by Senator Art Linares (R), a public hearing on State Bill 198 was held by the Connecticut General Assembly’s Transportation Committee last week. “Granting Tesla a corporate loophole is a risky business and will circumvent longstanding […]

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Arizona is one of four states that currently bans Tesla sales, but some legislators are hoping to change that. Yesterday, Arizona’s House Commerce Committee voted in favor House Bill (HB) 2216, allowing it to advance to the next stage of approval. If it passes, the law will allow a manufacturer, such as Tesla, to sell […]

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California is offering $1.3 million in grants to fund regional efforts that support plug-in electric (PEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The funding is part of the California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP). Under Program Opportunity Notice PON-14-607, the grant emphasizes infrastructure development for PHEV and FCEV. Regions […]

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Burlington, Vt., has announced that 100-percent of its electricity is now coming from renewable sources. The city said most of the electricity is generated by hydropower, tapping from a local river as well as a dam in Maine. More than a third of the power comes from a biomass facility, which burns scrap wood to […]

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As part of the Obama administration’s proposed budget, the White House is revisiting and expanding upon the notion of changing a consumer tax credit to point-of-sale rebate for qualifying alternative-energy vehicle purchases. The proposal would include not just plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars, but will ask for consideration for other advanced-tech cars, including natural gas […]

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With the development of near-noiseless electrified vehicles, lawmakers have called for pedestrian alert systems, but a federal rule that was supposed to take effect in 2018 will be delayed. For drivers behind the wheel of a hybrid or electric car, the quiet motor is peaceful. But proponents of the law say it has proven dangerous […]

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Tesla may be barred from sales activity in Texas, but it wants to build a new store in San Antonio, and has just received approval from the city’s planning commission. The request now moves to the city council which will decide if it should rezone the land for Tesla’s proposed store. Tesla isn’t applying for […]

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