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Net Neutrality Is Really A Debate Over Monopoly Power

“They do not want their providers engaging in blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization. And if they have problems they expect the Nation’s expert authority on communications to be able to respond,”

CBS Sunday Morning – California Forever – The plan for a new California city – Starting a conversation about eastern Solano County

A group backed by some of California’s richest has purchased some 60,000 acres of farmland in Northern California, as part of an ambitious plan to build a brand-new, walkable city in the nation’s most car-centric state, for as many as 400,000 residents.

Montana Department of Commerce Announces International Tourism Marketing Strategy Development Initiative

Over the next 12 months, Commerce will collaborate with its marketing agencies of record (AORs) to understand the desired outcomes from Montana’s economic development and tourism industry leaders. Previously focused on trade tourism and seven specific international markets, Commerce will now explore new options, including new markets, direct-to-consumer tactics, rich media marketing campaigns and exclusive Montana-based summits and press tours.

Sweden’s Electric Charging Road: A Pioneering Effort to Decarbonize Transportation

The electric charging road will use inductive charging technology. This technology involves embedding coils in the road surface, and then installing a receiver coil in the bottom of the electric vehicle. As the vehicle drives over the coils, an electric current is generated in the receiver coil, which is then used to charge the vehicle’s battery.

Single-seater electric micro-car takes aim at big city congestion

Big and burly SUVs often have only one occupant so why not just develop a “small, zero-emission vehicle tailor-made for city commuting”?

The biggest culture shocks for Americans in France

“In America we tend to have the mentality that we live to work, everything in your life is centred around working and advancing your career. In France it’s the opposite: you work to live, so you go to your job but only so you can fully enjoy the time that is not spent at work.”

Feds to end coal leasing in Powder River Basin, nation’s largest source of coal

Though the Powder River Basin coal industry has been in decline since 2008, the BLM’s decision — even if it is defeated by legal challenges — sends a strong signal to the industry, as well as Wyoming and Montana leaders, that mining in the region will come to an end, said Shannon Anderson, attorney for the Sheridan-based landowner advocacy group Powder River Basin Resource Council.

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $71M Investment to Advance American Solar Manufacturing and Development

18 Projects in 10 States Will Supercharge the U.S. Clean Energy Supply Chain and Open New Markets for Solar Technologies

Buttigieg, Pelosi, Other Leaders Headline U.S. High-Speed Rail Conference

Conference speakers asserted that America is entering a new era of progress on high-speed rail, following unprecedented investments by the Biden Administration; Brightline West breaking ground on a bullet train from Las Vegas to Southern California last month; major new labor agreements; and federal designation of seven high-speed rail corridors around the country (including Dallas to Houston and Portland-Seattle-Vancouver, BC.)

Friday Transportation and Energy Headlines from Streetsblog USA

The EPA is offering $1 billion in grants to purchase zero-emissions heavy-duty vehicles, including transit buses.