Several major interstate highways in the Transportation and Climate Initiative region, including I-95, I-91 and I-87, were designated as “alternative-fuel corridors” by the U.S. Department of Transportation, recognizing the state support for electric vehicles (EV) in the region and setting the stage for the expansion of electric vehicle travel in the northeast and mid-Atlantic.
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Six northeast and mid-Atlantic jurisdictions recently announced they will work together to develop potential market-based policies to achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution from the transportation sector. Developing such policies will build on the momentum created by the participating states’ successful clean energy programs and will create positive economic benefits, in addition to reducing the emissions that cause climate change according to a new study released by the Georgetown Climate Center.
On July 15, Governor Jack A. Markell and the Delaware Division of Energy and Climate announced the Clean Transportation Incentive Programs (CTIP) intended to encourage wider use and adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and cleaner alternative fuel programs.
Five years ago, 11 northeast and mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia launched the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) to develop the clean energy economy and reduce energy use and emissions from the transportation sector. The initiative is facilitated by the Georgetown Climate Center and led by state transportation, environment, and energy officials in TCI jurisdictions, who gathered this week to celebrate the Initiative’s success during the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials conference in Wilmington, Delaware.
The report identifies options for states to fund plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) programs and highlights ways that states across the U.S. are supporting PEVs. PEVs have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance our nation’s energy security, and save drivers money over the lifetime of the vehicle.
The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) has committed to working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support workplace charging and grow the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market. By signing on as an Ambassador to the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge, TCI will support and promote the deployment of workplace charging infrastructure by providing resources to states and the over 100 organizations that have signed TCI’s Pledge to Support Electric Vehicles in the Northeast.
A report released by the Georgetown Climate Center captures best practices in state-sponsored plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) programs and lessons in PEV program development and implementation that may serve as models to other states.
Representatives from states that signed the zero emission vehicle memorandum of understanding (ZEV MOU) announced that over 250,000 plug-in electric vehicles have been sold nationwide. The ZEV MOU signatories (California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont) gathered at the California Air Resources Board meeting in Diamond Bar, California, to announce this milestone and reaffirm their commitment to putting 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road in their states by 2025. Six of the eight ZEV MOU states - CT, MD, MA, NY, RI, and VT - participate in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) and its Northeast Electric Vehicle Network.
Seven research papers examine 11 potential indicators that could help measure progress in promoting sustainable communities and demonstrate the benefits of such policies.
State transportation, energy, and environment officials from northeastern states gathered June 3-5, 2014, for the fifth annual Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) meeting to continue their efforts to reduce carbon pollution from the transportation sector while boosting the clean energy economy.
An analysis released by the Georgetown Climate Center presents an overview of what TCI jurisdictions are doing to achieve sustainable communities outcomes, how their legal frameworks govern land use and transportation policies, and notable programs or policies from a sustainable communities perspective.
The Transportation and Climate Initiative released a market overview and literature review today that provides an overview of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) deployment in the Northeast and Mid-Atla