Due to their control of buildings, local governments are uniquely positioned to implement building decarbonization, said Panama Bartholomy, Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition, said on Dec. 11.
In the coming decades, all types of vehicles might make the switch to electric – from car sharing services to delivery trucks and school buses. Behind these decisions are fleet operators who are increasingly exploring and committing to vehicle electrification, ranging from light to heavy-duty
As your customers consider pursuing electric vehicles for their fleets, share these guides, which covers some of the key areas that electric utilities and their customers can work together on to streamline the fleet electrification process. Preparing to Plug in Your Fleet is applicable to any
Residential and commercial buildings account for 30% of energy consumed in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration. About half of this energy is consumed as electricity. These buildings contribute about 12% of the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases released into our
According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory , in 2018, the transportation sector accounted for nearly 30% of primary energy consumption. Electricity accounts for only one-tenth of 1% of the energy consumed in the transportation sector. Overall, transportation made up less than 1% of U.S.
Advances in electric technologies are creating new opportunities for beneficial electricity use. In a 2018 report ― New Sources of Utility Growth: Electrification Opportunities and Challenges ― Massachusetts-based The Brattle Group said that greater electrification could lead to “significant,
Well before electric utilities existed, and before the Industrial Revolution, mills found ways to harness the energy needed to produce an array of food and goods for public consumption. Fast forward to today, and many manufacturers continue to produce their own energy, including generating
We need a clean, reliable and affordable electric grid to achieve deep decarbonization goals, including electrification. With its carbon-free profile, premier reliability characteristics, and low cost, hydropower should be foundational for decarbonization. To achieve its potential contribution,
Q&A with Mark Duvall, director, energy utilization, Electric Power Research Institute Q. Your National Electrification Assessment laid out a picture of sweeping changes to the U.S. energy system, including updates to the grid infrastructure, shifts in generating fuels, substantial increase in load,