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Behind-the-Meter Generation & Storage Offer Cost- & Energy-Efficient Route to Bus Electrification in New York,…

Electrification is vital to decarbonizing the transportation sector, which includes public transit fleets. Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles—including trucks and buses—are the second largest source of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions, and their zero-emission vehicle sales are expected to reach 30% by 2030 and 100% by 2040. Although adoption of electric buses … [continued]

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Governor Lamont Announces Phase 1 Conditional Awards for Electric Vehicle Charger Buildout in Connecticut

Funding for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program Provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act HARTFORD, Connecticut — Governor Ned Lamont today announced the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has selected nine applicants to build out electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Connecticut. The conditional awards totaling more than … [continued]

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Navigating the EV Transition: 4 Emerging Impacts on Auto Manufacturing Jobs

As momentum for electric vehicles accelerates in the U.S., a skilled and trained auto manufacturing workforce will be necessary for a successful transition. Policies like the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law have helped deliver more than $154 billion in investments into building electric vehicles and components. By 2035, EVs could … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated anoramic image of a concrete truck pouring US paper money into a construction site's foundation

Decarbonizing Cement & Concrete Is Noble, But Why Will Developers Pay For It?

During what has become concrete month, I’ve explored the full range of actual and purported solutions to the climate problem that is the cement, steel, and concrete used in construction. The industry’s emissions are high, with every ton of reinforced concrete having a carbon debt of 0.3-0.4 tons of carbon … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a building wrapped in carbon fiber

Steel Reinforcement Is The Invisible Miracle Of Concrete Construction, But Comes With A Carbon Price

Reinforced concrete was invented in the mid-19th century, a game-changer in the construction world. French gardener Joseph Monier is often credited with its creation. While experimenting with materials to build stronger garden pots and tubs, he had the idea to combine concrete with iron mesh in 1849. Monier patented his … [continued]

ChatGPT and DALL-E generated image of one of the deeply stupid gravity energy storage nonsense ideas.

Gravity Storage 101, Or Why Pumped Hydro Is The Only Remotely Real Gravity Storage

In my recent article celebrating the great month that pumped hydro had, between the Loch Ness Red John facility selling to Statkraft, the UK finally settling on cap and floor for the technology and China having 365 GW of power and 4 to 8 TWh of energy storage under construction, … [continued]

2,000 Quality Jobs: Accelera by Cummins, Daimler Truck & PACCAR Complete Battery Joint Venture To…

Accelera™ by Cummins, the zero-emissions business segment of Cummins Inc. [NYSE: CMI], Daimler Trucks & Buses US Holding LLC [a Daimler Truck Group Company; DAX: DTR0CK; “Daimler Truck”] and PACCAR [NASDAQ: PCAR] have selected Marshall County, Mississippi, as the future site of advanced battery cell manufacturing for their planned joint venture. The joint … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a cement mixing and bagging plant beside a smoking volcano

Fly Ash, Silica Fume, & Natural Pozzolans Are Terms To Know When Talking Green Cement

Every domain brings with it a wealth of new language. Being the domain junky that I am, my head is creaking at the seams with jargon and technical terms from a multitude of places. Cement and concrete are no different. Today’s exploration is of the interesting world of supplementary cementitious … [continued]

JLR retail master technician Chloe Taylor who works in a Sytner retailer in Northampton, UK.

JLR Rapidly Trains 20,000 Employees, Colleagues, & Partners in Electromobility to Provide Luxury Electric Cars

20,000 JLR partners and colleagues now trained in electrification and digital 95 per cent of global retail partner technician workforce now EV trained Training underway for 11,000 JLR manufacturing colleagues to build BEVs JLR opened an additional 950 electrification roles in FY24, growing the skills base As part of its … [continued]