New Flyer of America – More Electric Buses

Positive Future #439 (Feature photo – New Flyer Xcelsior Electric Bus – Steve Morgan CCA SA 4.0 International) New Flyer of America just delivered the first of five electric buses to TriMet – the Portland, Oregon bus system. This came just before Bernie Sanders (2020 presidential hopeful) went public about moving totally away from fossil…

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Should Farmers Pursue Solar Farming?

Positive Future #437 (Feature photo – Small Solar Farm – CCA SA 4.0 International Generic) CleanTechnica journalist Tina Casey covers a story from Michigan where legislators are considering allowing solar panels on farmland. This makes sense for rural electric cooperatives and maybe even the farmers. You can read the full story here: https://cleantechnica.com/2019/04/15/rural-electric-co-ops-dive-into-gas-killing-solar-panels-farmland-fray/

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Washington State – Taking a Lead in the Transition to Renewable Energy

Positive Future #435 (Feature photo – Washington State Capitol – By User:Cacophony – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1055907) Happening more frequently, cities, counties and states are taking matters into their own hands. Natural Resources Defense Council expert Noah Long reveals how Washington State has 5 bills in the works that are related to clean…

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Rivian Electric Pickup – Getting the Eye From World’s Largest Corporations

Positive Future #432 (Feature photo – Rivian Truck – CCA SA 4.0 International Generic) The video clip below pretty much sums up the company. Spending 10 years in research and development, some large companies think its vehicles have merit. Leading the charge, Amazon was behind a recent $700 million investment into Rivian. Speculation is that…

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First Court Victory for the Homeless

Positive Future #431 (Feature photo – Downtown Boise – CCA SA 4.0 International)   Curbed journalist Patrick Sisson brings insights to an unprecedented court decision relating to homeless people. The court decisions says if a homeless person is turned away from a shelter, the city cannot arrest or punish people for sleeping on public property. Homelessness…

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Target Raises Minimum Wage to $13 – Goal is To Get To $15 Soon

Positive Future #430 (Feature photo – Target Retail Store – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) There is a connection between wage increases and solving hunger in America. Target, with over 1,800 stores and over 300,000 employees is the 8th largest U.S. retailer. With almost 50 million Americans food insecure, every dollar helps. For full time employees,…

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The Emerging Tide of Electric Buses

Positive Future #429 (Feature photo – BYD Electric Bus – By 写意人生 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18318429) Dozens of nations have set or are contemplating an end to the sale of new fossil-fuel vehicles in their countries. Within the context of this changing political and regulatory environment, the infiltration of electric buses into…

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