This article was originally written by Steve Nadel and published on aceee.org on Oct. 8, 2019. The transportation sector offers the greatest potential to slash greenhouse gas emissions through electrification— more even than buildings or industry, according to a recent ACEEE study and four other reports. Research increasingly cites the electrification of vehicles, buildings, and […]
This article was written by Christy Lewis and Peter Bronksi and was published on watttime.org on September 17, 2019. It’s the 9th annual National Drive Electric Week (NDEW)! More than 300 events—mostly throughout the United States, but also in a growing number of locations around the world—will offer consumers a chance to learn about, test drive, and […]
The Carbon Footprint of the Internet CustomMade, April 13, 2015. Image credit: geralt With 2.5 billion people connected to the Internet worldwide, the Internet’s energy and carbon footprint are estimated to exceed air travel. From manufacturing and shipping of computers to data use—the Internet is less green than you’d think. Learn about how the Internet is […]
New York’s Five Cities Energy Plan to Reduce Costs, Consumption and Emissions Breaking Energy, February 19, 2015 At the New York Power Authority (NYPA), we firmly believe that when you know more about energy consumption, you can take real and meaningful steps to reduce it. Last year, NYPA embarked on an ambitious project to create […]
India Starts Building World’s Largest Solar Plant, Overtaking U.S. Think Progress, February 17, 2015 India is about to start construction on what will be the world’s largest solar plant. As part of a redoubled effort to ramp up renewable energy capacity to help meet the developing country’s fast-growing energy needs, the 750-megawatt solar plant in […]
Planes, trains, or automobiles: what’s the most climate-friendly way to travel? A new study by researchers from IIASA and CICERO brings better estimates of how much personal travel impacts the climate. The study calculates the climate impact for passenger trips of 500-1000 km — typical distances for business or holiday trips.
Energy-efficient industrial technologies address a key challenge of the 21st century: how can industries move towards cleaner, more sustainable practices while at the same time increase their competitiveness?