Are Uber and Lyft Bad for Energy and Climate?

By [email protected] Uber and Lyft are now public — and now under more investor pressure to expand quickly. What does that mean for energy use and carbon emissions as more cars hit the roads?

Multiple new studies show that these transportation networking companies are causing more traffic and pulling people away from public transit. Meanwhile, cities and states are trying to clean up those fleets by promoting electrification.

Will we be able to clean up ride-hailing fleets fast enough? And how will we do it?

This week, in honor of the Uber and Lyft IPOs, we are looking at the negative and positive consequences of

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