Carbon-Free Energy to Power Google by 2030

greentechmedia.com, 9/30/2020 Google on Monday pledged that by 2030 it will run its entire business on carbon-free energy — every hour of every day of the year. The promise commits the tech giant to an even more aggressive program of sourcing clean energy and enabling the infrastructure to make it available even when the sun isn’t shining and the […]

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

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 […]

Greenhouse Cultivation Leaves Carbon Emission Impacts

magazine.cannabisbusinesstimes.com, 9/23/2020. Authors’ Note:  This article is the third in a five-part series by Resource Innovation Institute (RII), a nonprofit that works to advance resource efficiency in cannabis cultivation. In Part I of the series (available at bit.ly/CBT_Resource_Guides), we introduced the “LED Lighting for Cannabis Cultivation and Controlled Environment Agriculture Best Practices Guide” and “HVAC for […]

Sustainability Collides with Modern Entertainment on Netflix

Taylor Patterson, ERS Down to Earth, a new Netflix docu-series, follows actor Zac Efron around the world as he explores sustainable practices, resource conservation methods, and energy efficiency solutions. Zac’s quest to “gain new perspectives on old problems” follows him through eight episodes, each taking place in a different country and focusing on a unique […]

Transportation Sector Unveils Surprising Statistics

U.S. Energy Information Administration, Aug. 31, 2020. According to the latest data estimates in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) State Energy Data System (SEDS), people in geographically large states with small populations, such as Alaska, Wyoming, and North Dakota, used twice as much energy for transportation than the U.S. average on a per capita basis. States with […]

Energy Equity Interview: the Metro Atlanta Youth Energy Corps

Alex Schultz, ERS Zondits sat down with three members of the Metro Atlanta Youth Energy Corps – Zoie Moore, Gwyn Rush, and Jo Studdard – to learn more about how energy efficiency relates to racial and social justice. What is energy equity? Gwyn: The general definition for energy equity means a fair distribution of the […]

Preparing for the Fast-Approaching Takeover of EVs

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 […]

Hydrogen is Key Element in Bloom Energy’s New Market Launch

Originally published by greentechmedia.com, July 15, 2020 Shares of Bloom Energy surged nearly 40 percent on Wednesday, lifting the fuel cell maker above its initial public offering price for the first time since 2018, after the California-based company announced it would enter the commercial hydrogen market. Bloom’s core product is its Energy Server, which converts […]