Data Holds the Key to a Lower Cost Energy Transition Across the Freight Sector
One of the most transformative roles freight data can play is to accelerate the sector’s energy transition. By bringing digital technologies to scale and leveraging digitalization, we can bridge the efficiency gaps in supply chains and optimize freight movement while achieving broader sustainability goals.
Rural EV Charging: Road Trip Reflections
With the heightened focus on rural EV charging networks following the announcement of the $2.5 billion Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) grant program, we would like to share this timely piece written by EC Director of Technical Services Matt Stephens-Rich about a road trip in his 2015 Nissan Leaf, and the lessons he learned about the state of rural EV charging in the United States.
How the EPA Can Future-Proof Innovation for School Bus Electrification
One fleet segment in particular is poised to take off in the next few years thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act: electric school buses. If executed effectively, the Environmental Protection Agency’s $5 billion Clean School Bus (CSB) Program and $1 billion Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle Program will help electrify tens of thousands of the nation’s 480,000 school buses which carry over 26 million kids to and from their local school each week day.
IEA Sees Renewables Overtaking Fossil Fuels and Nuclear by 2026
A record volume of renewable energy is expected to come online in 2021, with 290 gigawatts of new capacity. That surpasses 2020’s record, when renewables accounted for all of the new electricity capacity installed worldwide.
IPCC: Climate Disasters Will Get Worse Unless Emissions Are Cut
The bombshell IPCC report urges swift, far-reaching changes to the world's energy supply as a matter of urgency.
Heat Dome Wreaks Havoc, Previews Future of Climate Disaster
The heatwave in the Pacific Northwest stretched power grids, squeezed energy supplies, melted infrastructure—and illustrated how far behind the U.S. is in preparing for the effects of the climate crisis.
IEA: Global Clean Energy Investment is Too Low
Clean energy spending must rise from $150 billion in 2020 to $1 trillion annually by 2030 for emerging economies to reach net-zero emissions by mid-century.
Disorderly Transition Likely With G20 Behind on Climate Commitments
The world's major economies will need to yank the handbrake on emissions if they are to meet their climate goals, a new report warns.
Rapid Renewable Energy Growth is the “New Normal”
The International Energy Agency believes the explosive growth in renewables, with installations soaring in 2020, is here to stay.
Carbon Capture: The Silver Bullet?
As governments announce more ambitious climate goals, interest in carbon capture and storage measures has increased. But how viable is the technology?