Updated: Sep 2

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Antoine M. Thompson, Executive Director of Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, released the following piece on the importance of electrifying school bus fleets:


Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition



A child rides a bus to school every day—the traditionally big yellow one that runs on diesel gas. Day in and day out, children are exposed to the fumes emitted by the bus, breathing carbon dioxide like its fresh air on what should be an otherwise safe journey to school.




U.S. says it will cut costs for

clean energy projects on public lands


The Biden administration on Tuesday said it would substantially reduce the cost of building wind and solar energy projects on federal lands to help spur renewable energy development and address climate change.


 

Texas power use hits monthly record again

with many more to come

Overhead power lines are seen during record-breaking temperatures in Houston,

Texas, U.S., February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif//File Photo


Power demand in Texas reached the highest level ever recorded in the month of May on Tuesday and will likely break the record for June on Wednesday as economic growth boosts overall usage and hot weather causes homes and businesses to crank up their air conditioners.


 

SolarPower Europe and Intersolar Europe

take their partnership to the next level



 

A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR SOLAR ENERGY:

AN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCE



Solar energy is the light and the heat from the sun.

It is free and its supplies are unlimited.

 

Can the Power Grid Handle the Growth

in Electric Vehicles in the DMV?


Energy One Solutions International is proud to be working closely with the Greater Washington Region Clean City Coalition, promoting clean and renewable energy.


The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition is one of nearly 80 coalitions in the US that fosters economic, environmental, and energy security by working locally to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels, energy efficient mobility systems, and other fuel-saving technologies and practices.

 

EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency;

Clean School Bus Program Funding

With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, EPA’s new Clean School Bus Program provides $5 billion over the next five years (FY 2022-2026) to replace existing school buses with zero-emission and low-emission models. EPA is offering $500 million through the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates for zero-emission and low-emission school bus rebates as the first funding opportunity. EPA will continue to update this page with additional Clean School Bus Program funding information and educational resources.


 

International Energy Agency Report

Solar PV capacity expansion continued to accelerate in the United States, the European Union and Latin America in 2020.


Solar PV capacity in the United States increased 45% in 2020 to reach 19 GW, breaking the 15 GW record of 2015. The main impetus for this acceleration was the planned phaseout of the production tax credit, although in the end the incentive was extended for another year and will continue to propel capacity deployment. Higher corporate demand through power purchase agreements, driven by declining costs and continued growth in residential and commercial markets, will also help increase PV deployment.


Onshore wind capacity additions in 2020 almost tripled in China and doubled in the United States

Developers in the United States rushed to complete their projects before the expiration of the production tax credit, which led to a record onshore wind deployment of almost 17 GW, nearly twice as much as in 2019. Although the tax credit scheme was extended for another year in December 2020, it is expected that capacity addition growth will be slower in upcoming years, as the number of projects eligible for full tax credits will be limited.


 

Smart Transportation Market Expected To Witness a Sustainable Growth Over 2031


According to the report, the global smart transportation market was valued at US$ 47.91 Bn in 2020, expanding at a CAGR of 21.3% during the forecast period. Smart transportation integrates different technological features and applications for providing real-time information to improve, innovate and manage transportation systems. These technological features are adopted in all the transportation services including roadways, railways, airways, and maritime to improve performance in the transportation systems.