If the EV stories we’ve published in the past couple weeks aren’t enough for you (and you don’t already follow Gas2), here are a bunch of consumer-oriented EV stories for you from our wonderful sister site full of green gearheads (plus one from Green Car Congress and a couple from Autoblog Green):
Sydney Power Deal to Cut Peak Use by 35MW: “NSW transmission network operator TransGrid has announced a new initiative to try to reduce peak electricity demand in metropolitan Sydney over the summer months – a move it says could cut power consumption by the equivalent of switching off around 50,000 air conditioners. TransGrid managing director, Peter McIntyre, revealed late last week that the company had reached an agreement with global demand-side response services company, EnerNOC, to provide 35MW of demand response capacity for the Sydney metropolitan area, and to work with Sydney’s major energy users to shift their power usage out of peak times.”
Production Starts on GE’s High-Efficiency Topload Washing Machines, Creating 150 New U.S. Jobs: “GE’s Louisville, Ky. washing machine factory that has been spinning out topload washers since 1953 has added another cycle to its production—‘overdrive.’ The factory that now employs 928 will keep producing current models at a rapid pace, and has started production of the most energy-efficient, feature-rich, topload washing machine in its history, which added another 150 new U.S. jobs in the process.”
SCIenergy, Triple-Threat Efficiency Startup, Lands Big Clients: “SCIenergy is a building energy efficiency startup with a lot to prove. It’s raised about $50 million to date to tackle the building energy efficiency sector — first as San Francisco-based software provider Scientific Conservation, then as a software-plus-services company after its 2011 acquisition of Atlanta-based engineering firm Servidyne, and finally as a software, services and financing player with its March acquisition of Dallas-based Transcend Equity.”
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