October 29, 2019, /3BL Media/ - General Motors, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler announced last night that they, together with the Association of Global Automakers, would side with President Trump in his effort to remove the authority of California and other states to set clean vehicle standards, an effort Ceres’ Senior Director of Transportation Carol Lee Rawn says “will subject much of the U.S. auto sector to years of regulatory risk and uncertainty, undermines future global competitiveness, and deprives Americans of cleaner and more affordable cars.”
Energy Company Plans to Reduce Emission Intensity from Oil and Natural Gas Production
SAN RAMON, Calif., October 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) has established new goals to reduce net greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity from upstream oil and natural gas. Emission intensity is the emission rate of greenhouse gas per unit of energy produced. The company intends to lower upstream oil net GHG emission intensity by 5 - 10 percent and upstream natural gas net GHG emission intensity by 2 - 5 percent from 2016 to 2023. The timing is aligned with stocktake milestones set in the Paris Agreement on climate change.
With generator, makes the island more resilient, defers need for new transmission
WALTHAM, Mass., October 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid today unveiled one of the largest battery energy storage resources in the Northeast United States. Built on the island of Nantucket, in Massachusetts, the facility will ensure electric reliability for customers during peak summer months and defer the need for construction of an additional underwater supply cable to the island.
A statement from Dean Seavers, President, National Grid, US
October 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ - “National Grid is committed to achieving deep decarbonization across the Northeast. The transportation sector, which is currently the largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is poised for meaningful and necessary reductions.
As more U.S. states offer incentives for renewable energy investment and costs for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels continue to decrease, it seems utility-scale battery energy storage is positioned to take charge of the next renewables revolution.
What is the American dollar based on? It was based on the gold standard until 1971 when it transitioned to a floating monetary system. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio believes US currency now rests unofficially on the price of oil. What will a successful Green New Deal will look like if the underlying currency upon which the US economy rests is based on fossil fuels? We speak to James Quilligan, the Managing Director of Economic Democracy Advocates and longtime policy analyst in the international development space.
Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island top list in 2019 ACEEE rankings
WALTHAM, MA October 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, and National Grid’s service area in three states — M.A., R.I., and N.Y.— all ranked among the top five states in energy efficiency. Massachusetts ranked number one for the ninth year in a row, with R.I. ranked third, and N.Y. moving from sixth in 2018 to fifth this year.
With an increase in interest among its customers, SCE is rolling out a new induction equipment lending program.
by Caroline Aoyagi-Stom
Regulars at Pepe’s quick service Mexican restaurant in Downey have long enjoyed the popular establishment’s beans and cheese burritos and shredded beef tacos. Now customers may soon enjoy these same dishes prepared on the latest energy-efficient induction equipment.