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Sustainable city: CHICAGO

Chicago might not be widely known as a green city, however, the city has a Sustainable Action Agenda, a vast network of sustainable mass public transit options, a high share of energy efficient buildings, and is home to a host of other green city initiatives. CHICAGO IS - A Sustainable City - Mass Transit & […]

Austin, Texas: a sustainable city

Eco-friendly Capital | Austin is emerging as a leader in renewable energy, community solar, and LEED building efficiency technologies. Austin's local sustainability organizations work to improve the city's carbon footprint and to make strides toward a renewable energy based local economy. Austin has made continuous efforts in environmental justice through non-profit organizations, sustainability groups, and local government.

The future generation of batteries

electric car Advanced li-ion batteries |  Next-generation lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries are being developed, and varieties are already currently in the marketplace. These next-gen li-ion batteries have 2-7X the efficiency of current batteries, often while reducing costs. New varieties of advanced li-ion batteries maintain a stable capacity for 20+ years. Next-gen li-ion batteries can charge in minutes, are […]

Clean Hydrogen Power

Hydrogen and the Clean Energy Transition |  Hydrogen created with clean energy is one of the most promising emerging energy technological developments to fill the rising global demand for clean low-carbon and emission-free energy sources. The recent global societal shift towards environmental sustainability, and the global imperative for climate action, have significantly altered energy consumption […]

Plan for Smart Meter Deployment in all 50 States

smart meters Modern SMART Meters |  Many buildings in America today still rely on inefficient energy infrastructure, such as older models of energy meters, instead of modern, cost-effective, energy efficiency technology such as smart meters.[1] Smart meters are energy meters with digital, high-speed, real-time, two-way communication, and data storage functions. Since 2013, the number of smart meters […]

Economy vs. the Environment

Economic growth does not have to come at the expense of the environment. Sustainable technologies (such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable mass transit, electric vehicles) are also extremely beneficial to the economy. For example, the renewable energy industry employs over 500,000 people in the United States. The coal industry is responsible for under 90,000 […]

Smart City Energy Infrastructure

Updating Infrastructure for Developing Renewable Energy in Cities |  People-centered smart cities are cropping up worldwide. They only account for 2% of the world's landmass but are home to most of its population, energy use, and economic activity.  Cities are adopting modern clean energy technologies to become smarter, and one crucial aspect is renewable energy. […]

The Role of E-mobility Trends in Decarbonizing Transport

Decarbonizing the Transportation Sector with E-mobility | It's no secret that transportation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, transportation accounted for 27% of all U.S. emissions in 2020. The good news is that there are a number of trends that are helping to decarbonize the transportation sector. One of the most promising is the rise of electric vehicles and other e-mobility options, like electric bikes and scooters. [Please click the thumbnail image to read more...]

Improving energy efficiency

green arrow Energy Efficiency Foundations for Green Building: Energy Star, LED and CFL Lights, LEED technologies When it comes to saving on your electricity bill, improving the energy efficiency in your home or building is certainly the way to do it. There are a few ways of achieving this through the various kinds of Energy Star major home appliances and Energy Star […]

California – Current Progress of a Climate Champion

Learning From California's Struggle to Balance Decarbonization With Energy Resilience |  Since California passed the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, marking its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), the state has continued to align itself with ongoing climate change initiatives and policies. After the first decade of the initial policy's implementation, California boosted […]