A Progress Report on the Inflation Reduction Act Shows Electric Vehicle Adoption Is Going Well. Renewable Energy Deployment, Not So Much

Energy researchers and modelers projected expected greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions associated with the Inflation Reduction Act when it was passed into law in 2022. They predicted by 2030 there would be 37-42% reduction from 2005 GHG levels. 18 months after the law’s passage, some of the same researchers issued an updated report on progress in the transportation and electric power sectors to see if their projections are still on track.

CEC Approves $95 Million Plan for Critical Clean Transportation Investments

The California Energy Commission (CEC) today approved a $95 million plan for critical clean transportation investments to expedite the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and help the state reach its climate, air quality, and other goals. The plan also focuses on closing an anticipated gap in charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, and increasing program benefits to disadvantaged communities.

The plan calls for: