Cross-Country Journey of Two Teslas Sets Milestone for Electric Vehicles
Tesla Motors sought to dispel EV leeriness this weekend by driving two Model S sedans from New York City to Los Angeles using only the company’s scattered supercharger stations along the way to power the vehicles. The result was an astounding 76-hour journey that put the feasibility of EVs on display for the entire world.
Broadway Expands Its Green Practices to Theaters Across the U.S.
Broadway theaters have replaced all their marquee and outside lighting with more than 10,000 energy-efficient bulbs, saving about 700 tons of carbon emissions per year. This new initiative could make theaters across the country greener, too.
2,000+ New Yorkers Rally Against Fracking at Gov. Cuomo’s State of State Address
The concerned residents pointed to a significant and rapidly growing body of science showing harms of fracking to public health and the environment, delivering a clear message that fracking is inherently dangerous and Gov. Cuomo must ban it statewide. Those at the rally—representing more than 100 organizations—also urged the Governor to be a leader in clean, renewable energy for New York and the nation …
EVs vs. Horse-Drawn Carriages in New York’s Central Park
There are about 220 horses working in New York City. Rather than continue what he believes to be inhumane treatment, the mayor wants them off the streets in favor of antique-replica EVs. Some say that’s the right move, others believe it will kill demand in an iconic industry.
“Governor Cuomo’s launch of a Green Bank places New York among the first few states in the country to pioneer a market-based approach to tackling climate change,” Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp said.
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