Portable Power or Super Power?

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 … Read more

Electric Backhoe One Step Closer to Breaking Ground

Brian McCowan, dnv.com, 12/03/21. In January 2021, Zondits reported that John Deere and the electric and gas utility company National Grid were jointly testing a rechargeable all-electric powered backhoe at Massachusetts construction sites. Testing continued through the summer with the backhoe performing a variety of trenching, digging, and loading tasks. In late September, John Deere … Read more

E-powered Backhoe to be Tested on National Grid Project Sites

i-micronews.com, 1/11/21. John Deere, a manufacturer of construction equipment, and National Grid, an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people throughout the Northeast, will joint test an electric backhoe concept. The John Deere developed, battery-powered, electric vehicle design – referred to as E-Power – will target the ease of operation and … Read more

Wisconsin’s Energy Code Update Lags

Energy Efficiency-Wisconsin

“People building new buildings are missing the benefits of efficiency improvements that the rest of the country is taking advantage of,” said Reopelle, who heads the nonprofit environmental group Clean Wisconsin. “We’ve stopped improving our buildings in terms of health and safety and efficiency.”