America’s power sector has been largely unchanged for many decades, yet faces the potential for drastic transformation in the years to come as a result of technological innovations and a changing mindset among consumers towards energy consumption.
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The Federal Aviation Administration joined with a group of universities to run a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for alternate jet fuels and the environment.
FIFA is working to offset the carbon footprint of the 2014 World Cup and the 2013 Confederations Cup, which is projected to be just over 2.7 million tons carbon.
By Keith Patterson Renewable energy has seen significant growth over the past decade. While the most obvious projects use wind and solar to create usable power, some smaller-scale ideas have that same power coming from unexpected places. Here’s a look at what some green entrepreneurs were able to accomplish in the clean gadget industry. 1. … Continued
Mere weeks after securing a staggering $258 million in new funding from Google Ventures and TPG Capital, car-booking service Uber is already training its venture-infused guns on its closest competitor — Lyft. In response to Lyft’s launch in St. Paul, Phoenix and Indianapolis last week, Uber announced that it is offering free rides in these cities from Uberx — the lower-cost version of its premium booking service.
Nissan will launch the e-NV200 all-electric compact delivery van in 2014, which should get a boost from the growing U.S. EV charging network along with federal support for EV fleets.
The California Public Utilities Commission issued a proposed decision this week that will guide power companies towards an increased utilization of energy storage. The proposed framework lays out both a timeline and a set of goals that will, according to Energy Storage North America (ESNA), “jump start the market for energy storage solutions” in this … Continued
California’s electricity system has reached a transforming regulatory milestone. On September 3, Commissioner Carla Peterman of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) authored a proposed decision ordering a 1.325 GW utility energy storage procurement target for California’s electric grid by 2020, if viable and cost-effective.
Tesla Motors is on a roll. Just months after paying off its Department of Energy loan nine years ahead of schedule, the California electric carmaker has received a five-star safety rating in every subcategory from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), making it part of the one percent of all vehicles tested by the federal government to achieve a perfect score.
The latest example that more is not necessarily better came from CVS, where its absurdly long receipts generated a public outcry on social media. This episode, which seems to be over now, provided not just with an opportunity to make fun of CVS, but also some important lessons in innovation, sustainability and responsibility.
In a major victory for opponents of the export proposals, the scope of the environmental review will be broad, and not limited to the PNW region as pushed by coal industry proponents.