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How Electrified, Equitable Mobility Can Transform US Cities

By Phil Jonat via GreenBiz
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The transportation sector drives nearly a quarter of carbon emissions globally, so there is a clear need to decarbonize transportation. Electric vehicles (EVs) are a leading choice. While next-generation electric cars and long-haul trucks have generated considerable fanfare, electric transit buses far outnumber electric trucks and are a largely overlooked — but more accessible — option. 

Google and Engie Strike New Renewable Energy Deal

by Dulce Flores
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Google has signed a new 140MW renewable energy supply contract with French utility firm Engie, the tech company has announced. 

The three-year agreement means Engie will provide Google with renewable electricity from solar and wind sources in Germany, via an energy portfolio. 

An Acquisition Charged Up to Accelerate More EV Fleets

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ChargePoint, the electric vehicle (EV) charging network has acquired ViriCiti, a provider of electrification solutions for eBus and commercial fleets, the company has announced. 

Tunnels: Sustainable Solutions for Major Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

As public demands for sustainable infrastructure grows, urban leaders are taking a closer look at the economic, environmental and social benefits of underground tunnels.
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The advantages of constructing water and wastewater infrastructure underground to serve cities have often been overlooked in favor of surface construction methods.

But that trend is shifting as the environmental, social and long-term economic benefits of constructing large-diameter underground tunnels are far greater compared with traditional cheaper surface conveyance methods, particularly in urban communities.

Arup/WSP Joint Venture to Provide Planning and Engineering Services for BART Link21 Program

Summary: 

Multi-project initiative will transform Northern California’s 21-county passenger rail network into a better-connected system that is fast, safe, efficient, equitable and reliable.

Press Release

Multi-project initiative will transform Northern California’s 21-county passenger rail network into a better-connected system that is fast, safe, efficient, equitable and reliable.

Building Better EV Batteries

By Hwee Yng Yeo
Blog

The modern alchemist’s quest for longer battery life is more challenging than ever. Good battery design for the e-mobility industry is akin to concocting a powerful potion, with the right balance of chemicals to handle different applications and challenging environments. The battery also needs to pack a punch to provide extra mileage on the road.

Alliant Energy Crews Continue to Assist With Power Restoration in Louisiana

by Andrew Pearce
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NEW ORLEANS, Iowa (KWWL) -- After arriving in Louisiana last week, Alliant Energy crews have helped restore power to thousands in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

Alliant Energy posted on Facebook that their crews joined over 27,000 workers from 41 states.

IVECO BUS Wins Major Order to Supply Electric Buses to the City of Paris, France

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The Parisian transport authority, Île-de-France Mobilités and the city’s transport operator, RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) have awarded a major European tender to IVECO BUS for the supply of its 12-meter full electric buses.

What if Buildings Were Designed Not Just to Shelter Us, but to Inspire Us?

Inspiring the “futurescape” with 50 years of Dow technology
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Across the globe, people are demanding safer, more sustainable and more aesthetically pleasing structures in which to work, live, shop, travel and play.

Top 5 Reasons Hydrogen Has a Place in the Future of Rail

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Cummins Inc. is the only company in the world powering hydrogen trains in commercial operation. In 2016, Cummins partnered with Alstom, a French railway equipment manufacturer, to engineer, supply, and integrate the hydrogen fuel cell solution in its Coradia iLint trains. The trains entered commercial service in 2018 and can carry up to 150 seated passengers and 150 standing passengers.

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