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At Jerry Brown's climate summit, one deadline will overshadow all the others

Published: 
Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:17pm

The political leaders coming from around the world for Gov. Jerry Brown’s climate action summit this week will grapple with a lot of urgent deadlines to drive down emissions, but one date is especially exasperating.

It is 2035 — the year advocates aim to kill off production of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles.

Keeping global warming to levels society can tolerate could hinge on meeting that target. But even clean-tech-nology capital California has no clear path for getting there.

The question of whether drivers should be gently persuaded or forced out of their internal combustion engine cars and trucks over the next 17 years will weigh heavily on the landmark summit, which runs from Wednesday through Friday in San Francisco.

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L.A., Long Beach ports adopt plan to slash air pollution and go zero-emissions

Published: 
Thu, 11/02/2017 (All day)

The nation’s largest port complex approved a plan Thursday to slash air pollution by encouraging the phase-out of diesel trucks in favor of natural gas and, ultimately, zero-emissions trucks and cargo-handling equipment over the next two decades.

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State regulators approve $200 million VW clean-car investment

Published: 
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 11:52am

The California Air Resources Board approved the first phase of Volkswagen’s plan to invest $800 million to support zero-emission vehicle use in the state over 10 years.

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Plan calls for L.A., Long Beach ports to go to zero-emissions technology; cost could hit $14 billion

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Wed, 07/19/2017 - 7:31pm

The nation’s largest port complex will seek to slash air pollution and health risks to Southern Californians by replacing diesel trucks and cargo equipment with zero-emissions technology over the next two decades, according to a plan released Wednesday.