This workshop explored the potential of electrification in reducing oil consumption and emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants in trucks. Given the larger size and greater distances traveled by medium- and heavy-duty trucks versus passenger vehicles, and the higher cost and weight of the batteries than of conventional engines, it will likely be more challenging to electrify large trucks than light-duty vehicles.
"The distributed renewable energy sector has emerged as a significant employer in emerging markets. Although nascent and just beginning to scale, it has already grown a workforce comparative to traditional utility-scale power sectors, and is expected to more than double by 2022–23, according to our early estimates."
Brandon Cheshire is board president of the Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association and founder of SunHarvest Solar, as well as a licensed electrician. In this interview, Cheshire lays out a solar industry perspective on how to advance clean energy in the state.
States will be given flexibility to determine their power generation supply and fossil fuels will remain "a key part of the energy mix," Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said at a press conference unveiling a replacement for the Clean Power Plan.
On June 12, Target Corporation said it was increasing its renewable energy goals by committing to source 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The goal applies to all of Target’s domestic operations.
A study examining the impact on property values where commercial wind farms have gone up in Kansas found no statistically significant changes in aggregate rural home values in a county within the three years of a wind development.
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that a decision made by the Florida Public Service Commission to approve a base rate adjustment requested by Florida Power and Light to recover costs for the construction of eight solar energy projects was appropriate and proper.