A fair labor agreement needs to protect against layoffs, provide resources for training workers on the use of new technologies, and include some form of profit-sharing.
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The transition to environmental sustainability in America requires rapid, widespread adoption of electric vehicles. Regulation driving technological innovation may help expedite this process.
The technology of electric vehicles is poised to displace the internal combustion engine, but it will take time to transition away from a century’s worth of infrastructure and investment.
The clean energy transition depends heavily on lithium, but mining this element is not “clean.” We must not fall into the same traps from which we are trying to free ourselves.
Domestic supply requirements in the landmark climate bill could make it more difficult to obtain the critical minerals needed for energy transition, and may disqualify many leading brands of electric vehicles from tax credits.
Ensuring equal access to smart charging stations can help tackle transit deserts, local air pollution, and climate resilience in underserved neighborhoods
The electric vehicle is one element of a system that will some day be less destructive to the environment than today’s system. California will get there first and will need to teach the world how to get the job done.
As the nation moves toward decarbonization, it will be challenging to produce enough renewable energy to meet the increased demand for electricity. What’s standing in the way?
Better renewable energy technology will make greenwashing an idiotic strategy, and audited disclosure rules would make carbon-related greenwashing illegal.