More Accurate Climate Change Model Reveals Bleak Outlook for Electricity, Water Use

A hot shower is the perfect place to consider the impact of climate change on the water-electricity nexus, since you need water and electricity to heat it. Research published in the journal Climate Change on Thursday models the relationship between power and water utilities in the U.S. Midwest, as global climate changes.

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Planners Envision an Electric Highway Future

The U.S. interstate highway system covers 800,000 acres which are “doing nothing but holding up concrete,” an electric-vehicle advocate said at a “Transportation Revolution” symposium Tuesday, envisioning highways lined with solar panels delivering power directly to autonomous semitrucks.

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Slew of New Laws Take Effect Nationwide on New Year’s Day

The new year will bring new fees for some owners of electric vehicles, as an increasing number of states seek to plug in to fresh revenue sources to offset forgone gas taxes. In Hawaii, the charge will be $50. In Kansas, $100. In Alabama and Ohio, $200.

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