New on the Blog
- The Climate in 2015: Record Extreme Weather and Historic Progress
- Nevada kneecaps solar. Nevadans are not amused.
- Boston is growing fast. So is ridership on the MBTA.
- In 2014, vehicle-miles traveled per capita remained below the 2004 peak.
- Those who care about cities, transportation and the environment should take a lesson from the past about how to shape the future.
- Season's greetings from all of us at Frontier Group! We look back at 2015, and forward to 2016.
- Congress gives a big boost to clean energy.
- Mobility on the Installment Plan: Cheap gas and cheap credit fuel the SUV sales boom. Also, the automobile credit market has loosened, creating the potential for a new credit bubble. Getting into an expensive car has never been cheaper, and yet leasing may be killing individual car ownership.
New Interactive Map: Global Warming Fuels Extreme Weather Across the U.S.
Ninety-six percent of Americans live in a county hit by at least one weather-related disaster in the last five years, according to an interactive map co-released with Environment America. Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts. (11/2015)
New Report: Turning to the Wind
American wind power is on the rise: The U.S. generated 26 times more electricity from wind power in 2014 than it did in 2001. Turning to the Wind documents wind power’s reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from energy, highlights the importance of maintaining wind energy momentum by renewing the federal Production Tax Credit and other incentives, and discusses the as-yet untapped potential of American offshore wind energy. (Photo: Anholt Offshore Wind Farm, Denmark; Siemens Press Picture) (December 2015)