The Cargo Bike – For Business and Car Replacement

Positive Future #440 (Feature photo – Electric Cargo Bike – CCA SA 2.5 Generic) In today’s economic environment, small business ideas and ideas to save money can make a big different in a household’s financial bottom line. The electric cargo bike is seeing a huge transformation from early pedal-only models to metro-freight service, food vending…

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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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