Do You Know How Much You Pay to Charge Your Electric Car?

Milana Pakes, ERS Currently, they only make up a small percentage of the volume of cars sold globally, but by 2040 they are expected to account for 57% of annual car sales. With EVs and charging stations rapidly popping up all over the nation, it’s getting easier to make the switch from fossil-fuel-reliant to electric, […]

Smith College Dedicates School Year to Climate Change

This article was originally written by Taylor Patterson on Nov. 1, 2019. Smith College has dedicated the 2019–2020 school year to bringing awareness, understanding, and action to the global climate crisis through its Year on Climate Change. Smith, a women’s liberal arts college in western Massachusetts, has established a “Study Group on Climate Change” in […]

Student Gives Exclusive Look from Inside Global Climate Strikes

This article was written by Ethan Gasse for Zondits. The Global Climate Strikes have caught international attention from politicians, media outlets, and citizens alike. Two consecutive strikes, held on the 20th and 27th of September, featured events in reportedly 185 countries in 6,383 cities. These numbers are reported by Greta Thunberg, the 16-year old Swede […]

Two National Grid Projects Steal Spotlight on the Big Stage

This article was originally published on csrwire.com on Nov. 8, 2019. Their work is paving the way for the global transition to a clean, resilient, and reliable grid. – Janice Lin, Energy Storage North America Conference Chair National Grid today announced that two of its energy storage projects have been recognized as Energy Storage North […]

Microgrids Keeping Airlines Ready for Takeoff

This article was originally published on cnbc.com on Nov. 3, 2019. Should airports go off the grid? Pittsburgh International Airport — and others — think so. Remember that 11-hour power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in December 2017 that canceled hundreds of flights, stranded thousands of passengers and cost Delta Airlines alone an estimated $50 million […]

PepsiCo $1 billion Green Bond Funds Sustainability Goals

This article was written by Elana Cole, ERS, on October 15, 2019. On October 7, PepsiCo priced their first green bond at roughly $1 billion. This green bond will fund a series of strategic sustainability initiatives to promote the company’s development goals to advance their 2025 Sustainability Agenda. Alongside this announcement, PepsiCo also named their […]

DERs Boost Grid Efficiency

This article was originally published on utilitydive.com on 9/23/19. The power system’s growing need for flexible load and customers’ rising demand for backup power are driving new partnerships between utilities and providers of customer-sited resources across the Northeast. Vermont’s Green Mountain Power (GMP) is leading this transition toward distributed energy resources (DER) as grid assets. But others are […]

The Kids Are Going on Strike – a Global Climate Strike

This article was written by Taylor Patterson, ERS What started out as one young girl standing up for what she believes in has turned into an international phenomenon that continues to grow exponentially in both support and participation by children and adults alike. You heard it right – on Friday, September 20, and Friday, September […]