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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

‘Take the Long Way Home’ EV Ad Steals Spotlight

1 Apr , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 4/1/2022 Electric vehicle start-up Stidnoz has hired the PR firm Norbera, Dwaas, Bolond, and Amadan to produce their “Take the Long Way Home” advertising campaign. The ad agency is well known for its television ads for a popular dishwashing detergent that urges viewers to run their electric dishwashers every day even […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

New Electric Car Travels 1,000 Miles on a Single Charge

1 Apr , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 4/1/2022 When Zondits saw the announcement of an EV that could go 1,000 miles between charges, we imagined a small, low-power car suitable for city environments. We were wrong. Its actually a big, black (other colors to be introduced for model year 2024) Cadillac with an engine more powerful than most […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

“Don’t Say Solar” Bill to be Debated

1 Apr , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 4/1/2022 The West Virginia Assembly is on course to debate an education bill that is being dubbed “Don’t Say Solar” by both opponents and endorsers of the landmark legislation. The bill, officially titled LD-F-001-ED, An Act to Protect our Children from Environmental Extremism (PCEE), was introduced in Mid-March by Representative Bernie […]

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Codes & Standards, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Update: Supreme Court Engages in EPA Greenhouse Gas Case 

22 Mar , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 3/22/22. This past Fall, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear a case challenging the authority of the EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The case was initiated by the State of West Virginia and members of the coal industry and follows the controversy over the “Clean Power […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Programs & Policy

USPS Misses the Mark with Fleet Vehicle Replacement Contract

14 Mar , 2022  

Taylor Patterson, Zondits staff, 3/14/2022. USPS is fronting recent headlines after announcing its plans to replace outdated fleet vehicles. The Postmaster general signed off on a plan which only calls for 10% of fleet vehicles to be replaced with electric equivalents, leaving 90% to be switched out for other ICE trucks and vehicles. Pushed to […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

PR Firms Have a PR Problem… with Climate Change

18 Feb , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 2/18/2022 The business news outlet CNBC is reporting that PR firms are being pressured to change their strategies regarding climate change and their efforts in support of the fossil fuel industry. An article published on CNBC.com this February makes the case that although PR firms prefer to remain in the background, […]

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Climate Change, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

COP26 Agreements Include Limited Progress

9 Feb , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits Staff, 2/9/2022. In late 2021, 197 nations met to discuss climate change issues, assess progress, and set international goals. Commonly known as COP26, the 2021 Conference of Parties has been viewed as a qualified success by many, but also as an event that focused attention on the enormity of the challenges ahead. […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Launches New Grid Initiative

7 Feb , 2022  

Mark D’Antonio, Zondits staff, 2/7/22. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed in 2021 authorizes substantial funding for transmission line improvements to facilitate the clean energy transition in the U.S. Enabled by this law, the Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a new initiative called Building a Better Grid that commences a process to assess and upgrade […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage, Industrial Technology, Motors & Drives

Portable Power or Super Power?

28 Jan , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits Staff, 1/28/2022. Gasoline and, more recently, propane-powered generators have been a mainstay for remote construction, emergency power during outages, and recreational camping. But just as with mowers and snow blowers, a cleaner option is now on the market. Electric rechargeable power banks are marketed in a large variety of sizes from units […]

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Industrial Technology, Motors & Drives

Clearing the Way for Electric Snow Blowers

21 Jan , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 1/21/2022. The market for new snow blowers in the United States and Canada is projected to grow to $865 million in annual sales by the year 2026 according to market research firm Arizton. Clean power advocates would like to see a major share of the snow blower market transition from gasoline […]

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