Underserved Communities

Driving Change: Designing and Financing Transportation Electrification Projects

Clean transportation demonstration projects are critical to advancing the market because they identify best practices, highlight areas of improvement and bring clean transportation options to communities and businesses. Among many other benefits, demonstration projects also support consumer education and outreach efforts, promote financial incentives and public charging infrastructure expansion. This month’s webinar by Forth [...]

By |2021-01-14T17:04:57-05:00February 9th, 2021|

Forth: Electrified Community Carsharing

The carsharing sector continues to expand and change, with new players entering the space, new technologies becoming available, and consumer preferences shifting. Several programs in progress in Denver, Los Angeles and other cities to demonstrate the benefits of electric transportation and bridge the gap to accessible, clean transportation.  In this webinar, Forth will highlight [...]

By |2021-01-07T16:50:22-05:00January 26th, 2021|

Three States and DC Move to Implement TCI Program

On December 21, 2020, members of the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Washington D.C. announced plans to be the first jurisdictions to begin administering the Transportation & Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P) that could bring $300 million of annual investment in clean transportation projects to communities throughout the region. [...]

By |2020-12-22T16:23:13-05:00December 22nd, 2020|

Utilities Investing $766 Million in Underserved Communities

Source: Mario Ortiz Across the board, 2020 was and continues to be a brutal year for people around the globe as humanity continues to grapple with the pandemic. While everyone has been challenged in some way, difficulties are not distributed evenly and the data shows underserved communities are being the brunt of the [...]

By |2020-12-22T11:34:33-05:00December 22nd, 2020|

Utilities Investing $766 Million in Underserved Communities

Electric utility investment in underserved communities has more than doubled since the end of 2019. This surge was driven by two major approvals in 2020, one for Southern California Edison and another spread across six of the seven investor-owned utilities in New York. The increasing allocation of investment to underserved communities signals a [...]

By |2020-12-21T14:29:01-05:00December 21st, 2020|

Southern California Edison Approved to Invest $436 Million Through Charge Ready 2 Program

On August 28, 2020, SCE was received an approval with modification for their Charge Ready 2 Program. The approval includes approvals for up $436 million in investment for EV initiatives. This investment could support up to 40,100 charging stations and includes investment in fleet advisory services for customers to transition fleet vehicles to EVs. [...]

By |2020-09-04T17:40:11-04:00September 4th, 2020|

California Adds $436 Million in Utility Investment in EV Charging

Source: EV Hub   Electric Utilities in the Golden State are lengthening their lead over the rest of the field with a new approval for Southern California Edison announced on August 27th. The $436 million approval for the utility’s Charge Ready 2 program brings California utility EV investment to a total of $1.5 billion in [...]

By |2020-08-31T14:52:27-04:00August 31st, 2020|

New York Utilities Get the Green Light to Invest $700 Million

Source: EV Hub   New York continues to show leadership in transportation electrification with a new order from the Public Service Commission issued on July 16th requiring six of the state’s largest utilities to invest in EV programs. The order approved more than $600 million for make-ready investment to support the expansion of the [...]

By |2020-08-03T16:57:22-04:00August 3rd, 2020|

Pandemic Exposes Transportation Inequalities

Source: Seattle Times   Transportation is one of the leading drivers of air pollution affecting human health in the United States and communities suffering from unhealthy levels of air pollution are particularly susceptible to COVID-19. Updated research from Harvard finds that an increase of one unit in fine particulate pollution is associated with an increase [...]

By |2020-07-10T11:53:57-04:00June 1st, 2020|

Utility Investment Outside CA Doubled in 2019

Source: EV Hub   Since the state's first approval in 2015, California has been the clear leader in utility investment for every year except in 2017 when the state accounted for only 13 percent of approved investment. As was the case then, utilities outside of California saw a surge in transportation electrification [...]

By |2020-02-18T22:17:53-05:00February 18th, 2020|
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