Posts Categorized: Innovation and Systems
Optimized Charging for EVs (Part 2): Who GIVs a V2G?
by Susan Buchan
Electric vehicles and hydrogen-fueled vehicles continue gaining market share. Why should you care? With these increases, the opportunities and challenges of transportation electrification are real – and coming soon to a driveway near you! EVs are now expected to reach parity with internal combustion engine vehicles in 2022, due to steady declines in battery costs.
Emissions Optimized Charging for EVs (Part 1): Should “What” Matter More Than “When”?
by Susan Buchan
Are we on the verge of an EV “tipping point” similar to other technological advances that found rapid acceptance and integration into the marketplace? Projections show the rise of electric vehicle adoption in the US is positioned to continue and increase. Historical data show refrigerators, clothes dryers, color TV, personal computers, and smartphones all rose from early-adopter status to widespread diffusion and ownership in about ten years.* Read More
Smarter Energy Savings: Technology’s Expert Voices
by Carina Wallack
with Jessica Granderson, Greg Marsicek, Jamie Peters, and Kevin DeMaster
Do you think about renewables as the most innovative set of technologies for reducing emissions and meeting customer needs? If so, I want to challenge that perception: Energy efficiency should get more credit, and we’ve got the expert voices to prove it!
New efficient technologies provide less expensive — and more effective — solutions than you may realize. Efficiency reduces energy bills and improves air quality and comfort, while also enabling the success of renewable resources. To meet our nation’s climate goals, efficiency alone can contribute 50 percent of necessary emissions reductions by 2050, according to ACEEE. Read More
EVs Can Lead the Charge for Responsible Batteries
by Rachel Ehrman
When I walk in my neighborhood, I’m starting to notice electric vehicles (EVs) parked on the street and driving through town. When I turn on the television, car companies are starting to run ads for their EV models. It’s clear EVs are on the rise, and there’s no sign that their growth is slowing down anytime soon. Read More
Industrial Symbiosis: Taking Resource Efficiency to the Next Level
by Susan Buchan
You may remember the term symbiosis from eighth grade biology. It’s the concept of organisms sharing materials, energy, even their bodies – with other organisms for the benefit of both species. The idea of applying symbiosis to industrial producers was pioneered in Denmark almost 50 years ago in 1972, and came to fruition in 2015 with the establishment of the Kalundborg Symbiosis Industrial Park.
- Weatherization Without Walkaways: Change is Coming, But Needs a Push
- Women Leaders Aim for a More Representative Energy Efficiency Industry
- With Building Efficiency Retrofits, You Really Can Have It All
- Charging Forward: How to Scale EV Infrastructure in Massachusetts and Beyond
- Efficiency: Minimizing Total Costs of a Precious Resource