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Cut the cost of water waste

The costs of wasted water are easily overlooked. A single faucet that drips once per second will send over 2,000 gallons of water down the pipes within a year. The potential expense faced by office, commercial, and industrial facilities is significantly multiplied. Fortunately, planning and awareness will shut off the dollar drain. Water waste can […]

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 […]

Maritime industry responds to climate concerns

Each year, cruise and commercial ships release about 1 billion metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.[1] That equals the impact of 268 coal-fired power plants or 215 million gas-fueled automobiles.[2] The United Nations is responding to the problem. This November, it will issue a green shipping challenge at its Climate Change Conference, COP27. The […]

More communities commit to 100% renewable energy

Cities, counties, and states across the U.S. have set goals to end reliance on fossil fuels and instead to generate electricity from renewable sources. As of November 2021, Ready for 100% campaigns have launched int0 more than 180 cities, ten counties, and eight states nationwide.[1] Originally planned by the Sierra Club, Ready For 100 (RF100) […]

America’s road to an EV future

You may know that vikings sailed the ocean blue 471 years before Christopher Columbus reached the Bahamas. You may also have read that in 2021, a Scandinavian country is leading the technological journey away from fossil fuels, toward Electric Vehicles (EV). More than 89% of passenger vehicles registered in Norway last month were EV. Less than 4% were […]

Renewable energy brought down from the roof

Solar panels are most often seen on rooftops. That hasn’t changed. The difference today is the variety of materials and the variety of places where they can be installed. Tesla has been selling solar roof tiles since 2017. On homes, those tiles provide an attractive alternative to the common 60 or 72-cell solar panels while […]

Will rental car fleets be EV early adopters?

regular content CNBC ARTICLE The rental car industry represents 1.5 million to 2 million cars per year, a significant part of new sales. o Hertz orders 100,000 Tesla Model 3 vehicles The rental car industry’s major players have not made major commitments to electric vehicles as part of their fleets to date The Hertz deal […]