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Building Technology, Energy Storage, Intelligent Efficiency, Whole Building

Building Technology Couples with EVs to Power Denver Facility

29 Jan , 2021  

renewableenergyworld.com, 1/28/21. Today, The Alliance Center, a Denver-based organization, announced a partnership with Fermata Energy, a clean technology company based in Charlottesville, VA, to use the energy stored in an electric vehicle (a Nissan LEAF) and power its six-story, 40,000-square-foot office building originally constructed as a warehouse in 1908 (1536 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202).  This new […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Markets & Business, Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

California Set to Phase Out All New Non-EV Car Sales

25 Sep , 2020  

washingtonpost.com, 9/25/20. California, the world’s fifth-largest economy and the state that created U.S. car culture, will stop selling gasoline-powered automobiles within 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced Wednesday. Facing a record-breaking wildfire season as well as years of heat waves and droughts exacerbated by climate change, the Golden State is seeking to accelerate the […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Grant Awarded by Shell

14 Sep , 2020  

transportdive.com, 9/14/20. Dive Brief: The California Energy Commission has awarded almost $116 million to expand hydrogen refueling systems in the state. Among the proposed recipients was Shell’s Equilon Enterprises, also known as Shell Hydrogen, which could get nearly $41 million.  Shell Hydrogen is proposing to add fueling at 48 existing Shell retail stations and to upgrade […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Preparing for the Fast-Approaching Takeover of EVs

29 Jul , 2020  

Originally published on pnnl.gov, July 29, 2020. RICHLAND, Wash.—Electric vehicles are coming—en masse. How can local utilities, grid planners and cities prepare? That’s the key question addressed with a new study led by researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office. “While […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Uncategorized

EVs 102: What You Need to Know

11 Dec , 2019  

Taylor Patterson, ERS Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles As with any technology, electric vehicles (EVs) have their own list of advantages and drawbacks. Pros: Cons: – Elimination of tailpipe emissions– Minimal operational costs– Lower maintenance costs– Convenient at-home charging– Unique driving experience – Range anxiety– Recharge time– Accessibility of charging station– Higher upfront cost […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Uncategorized

EVs 101: What You Need to Know

9 Dec , 2019  

Taylor Patterson, ERS Welcome to the world of electric vehicles (EVs) – where cars use electricity and battery storage to get around, replacing gasoline and reducing air pollution in an effort to minimize the human population’s carbon footprint! EVs are a booming trend in the auto industry, particularly as consumers look to make more environmentally […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

EVs: Cleaner Than Gasoline-Powered Cars and Zero Emissions

3 May , 2017  

Electric Vehicles Good for the Environment & Save You Money Clean Technica, April 18, 2017 Electric cars themselves produce zero emissions when driven, but even if you factor in the emissions from electricity produced in your region that is utilized to power your electric car, it’s extremely likely your electric car is cleaner than a […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Transforming Transportation

21 Apr , 2016  

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits. April 21, 2016. Image credit: Unsplash According to the ACEEE, the transportation sector is responsible for 28% of all end-use energy in the USA, and according to the EPA it is also responsible for 26% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (the second-largest contributor to GHG emissions behind electricity generation). Automobile […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

EVs are Learning How to Beat Conventional Autos with Sales Schemes

4 Apr , 2016  

evs electric vehicles

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits April 4, 2016. Image credit: Ben_Kerckx The deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) has begun, albeit slowly. EV sales are barely past the 1% of market share milestone, and 40% of those vehicles have been sold in California – progress elsewhere is even slower. But there is reason to be positive, because […]

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