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More Lanes Do Not Mean Less Traffic

In Austin, Texas, a battle is underway to reverse the ills of a highway that is increasingly perceived as a racial and environmental scar on the city. Running through the heart of the city, I-35 evolved over the decades from a modest boulevard to an elevated, double-decker highway that…


Our Driving Habits Must Be Part of the Climate Conversation

As the United States grapples with meaningful action on climate change, much emphasis has been placed on the transportation sector, and with good reason. Transportation accounts for 29 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, the most of any sector. A majority of these emissions, unsurprisingly, come from passenger vehicles.

Banding Together: How Aggregation Helps Cities Buy Renewables at Scale

In March 2021, 24 local governments in Maryland joined together on a plan to purchase enough renewable energy to power more than 246,000 homes a year. They did this by issuing a joint request for proposal (RFP) through the Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee (BRCPC) to seek a supply…

Getting More Solar on Rooftops Across the Country

To meet the US goal of decarbonizing the power sector by 2035, we need to rapidly green the grid. A large part of that means installing more solar PV systems on rooftops across the country. Unfortunately, we are still in the dark ages when it comes to the permitting process…