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Nine perspectives on progress
toward net zero CO2

These ecoPreserve team members confirm that global decarbonization goals are being advanced at home, in our communities, and especially in the organizations we serve! OBSERVING AN EV REVOLUTION As more charging stations become available and the technology continues to improve increasing range, folks will continue to hop on the train. Alberto Brioso Project Manager SHARING […]

Finding fast-chargers for 26.4 million EVs

In late 2021, 2.4 million Electric Vehicles (EVs) travelled U.S. streets and roadways. Many drew their power from chargers installed in home garages where they could recharge overnight. Those chargers, plus available public chargers, met “early adapter” needs to power a daily commute plus local errands. At vacation time, many EVs would remain garaged while […]

Green certification brings wellness beyond buildings

What is ‘green,’ and how is it measured? More than 160,000 projects have earned certifications for energy efficiency and environmental design. Those projects in 167 countries and territories achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards.[1] LEED is now the world’s most widely recognized green building rating system. Its metrics, developed 30 years ago […]

7 keys to unlock a winning grant proposal

The Federal Highway Administration recently published 34 pages of rules for projects funded under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. Effective March 30, 2023, the NEVI standards explain what grant proposals for EV charging facilities must include, and why. CHARGING STATION EQUIPMENT The grant proposal must show that the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment […]

Can tomorrow’s tech save this planet?

Here’s the challenge: The fragile ecosystem we live in has been thrown off balance by Greenhouse Gases (GhG). Carbon dioxide (CO2), which comprises 72% of GhG[1], is primarily the result of mining, drilling, and burning of coal and petroleum. Combustion and industrial emissions from fossil fuels send over 35 gigatons of CO2 into the atmosphere […]
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Three recent steps toward an EV infrastructure

The one million Electric Vehicles (EVs) on U.S. streets and highways aren’t causing traffic jams. They travel quietly while 275 million petrol-powered vehicles roar past, spewing CO2 into the atmosphere.[1] Fossil-fueled vehicles outnumber EVs,  275:1. That will soon change. An estimated 26.4 million EVs will be on the road by 2030.[2] Streets will be quieter, […]

A tale of two communities

A  STORM INTENSIFIES On the morning of September 23, Tropical Depression Nine (TD 9) formed south of the Dominican Republic. Its wind speed was 35 mph. The next day, as TD 9 crossed the central Caribbean, those wind speeds bumped up to 39 mph and became Tropical Storm Ian. Rapid intensification, fueled by the energy […]

Seven roads to climate-change readiness

This century’s rise in global average temperatures — about 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit — is small, but the human and economic impact is powerful. Looking ahead, the 50-year cost of unchecked climate change could exceed $175 trillion. PERILS REPORTED TODAY The reasons for climate change costs are no less varied than the regions where they occur. […]

Keeping lights on and costs controlled with Vehicle-to-Grid power

The storms, fires, droughts, and floods of climate change are turning off lights and jamming the wheels of progress. In 2022, we see this happen in more places, more often. Power failures have increased by 60 percent over the past seven years. Today’s greater uncertainty advances a business case for backup power. Where once that […]