Waste-to-Energy Plant Inspires Innovative Efficiency

Taylor Patterson, 2/3/2021. The clean energy and technology industry thrives on innovation to provide sustainable solutions to some of the world’s biggest efficiency problems. Amager Bakke, a waste-to-energy plant operating in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the epitome of this outside-the-box thinking. Construction of this 4.4-million-square-foot facility began back in 2013 and was completed in 2017, replacing […]

G.M. Sets Exclusive Goals for EV Transition Come 2035

nytimes.com, 2/1/21. The move, one of the most ambitious in the auto industry, is a piece of a broader plan by the company to become carbon neutral by 2040. The days of the internal combustion engine are numbered. General Motors said Thursday that it would phase out petroleum-powered cars and trucks and sell only vehicles […]

Biden-Harris Administration to Set New Focus on Clean Energy

Gita Subramony, ERS After living through 4 years of climate denialism and anti-science rhetoric, the Biden-Harris administration represents a shift in the right direction for the U.S. to address the climate crisis; however, the policies this administration enacts will have to make up for lost time. The outgoing Trump administration withdrew from the Paris climate […]

Small Municipalities Take Big Strides Towards Clean Energy

aceee.org, 1/14/21. An analysis of clean energy efforts by 30 small cities finds several leaders taking significant steps to cut energy waste and embrace clean energy—pointing the way for other small municipalities across the country to do the same. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) examined the cities’ efforts to make homes and […]

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 […]

Did You Make the Most Important List of 2020?

Taylor Patterson, ERS Santa Claus, like many of us, has faced unprecedented challenges this year because of  the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic has had tremendous impacts on all aspects of life: School, work, social life, the economy, and the environment. It has shined a light on pressing issues, like human impacts on the environment and […]

Freight Electrification to Get Wheels in Motion for Big Transition

act-news.com, 12/14/20. The freight sector presents a unique opportunity to realize the widespread advantages of transportation electrification and reap a host of national security, economic, emissions reduction, and public health benefits. But doing so will require a collaborative effort across manufacturers; utilities; federal, state and local policymakers; the trucking and goods delivery industries; and the […]

St. Paul Impresses as ACEEE’s Most Improved City for 2020

Taylor Patterson, ERS The 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard, developed by ACEEE, recognizes energy efficiency achievements of cities across the United States each year. Not only does the Scorecard rank the most efficient cities nationwide, it also recognizes the most improved cities, the ones that have made the most significant strides toward greater efficiency standards […]