The Dedication Ceremony of Kūpono Solar Marked by the Untying of a Maile Lei. (Photo: Business Wire)

Powering 10,000 Homes — Ameresco Celebrates the Commercial Operations of Kūpono Solar at Joint Base…

42 MW Solar Paired with 42 MW Battery Storage in ‘Ewa is Now Powering 10,000 Homes with Clean, Renewable Energy FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts & HONOLULU, Hawaii — Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE: AMRC), a leading cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, yesterday announced the commercial operations and dedication ceremony for … [continued]

Note: Includes both all-electric and plug-in hybrid registrations

4.3% of Light-Duty Vehicles in California Had a Plug in 2023

In 2023, California had the highest share of light-duty plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) registrations (i.e., number of vehicles on the road), representing 4.3% of all light-duty vehicle registrations in the state. The next highest was the District of Columbia (DC) with 3.5% followed by Hawaii at 2.8%. There were nine … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a beach with green sand.

Green Sharp Sand Beaches As A Carbon Drawdown Technology?

Carbon capture, direct air capture, and carbon direct removal are back in the hype cycle again, so yet again I’m looking at solutions that are technically interesting, if not remotely likely to scale. Under the microscope today is Vesta Earth, which is exploring olivine weathering as a beach sand supplementation … [continued]

Communities in Hawaii & Alaska Exchange Ideas to Engage Residents in Energy Transitions

When the third cohort of Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP) communities was announced in 2023, the inclusion of Molokai, Hawaii, caught the eye of Bri Gabel, a sustainability coordinator for the City and Borough of Sitka, Alaska. Sitka was also selected for ETIPP, and Gabel saw an opportunity to infuse some … [continued]