Our next #SolarChat, to be held on Wednesday January 29th, from 2-3 p.m. ET, will focus on Solar and Electric Vehicles: The Intersection, Reality, Challenges and Promise.
Is solar power and EVs truly a match made in heaven? How are companies partnering up, what are the latest trends, and where do the challenges lie?
Join our think-tank of top solar and automotive experts as we discuss the next frontier. Our co-host for this conversation will be Zachary Shahan (@zshahan3), director of CleanTechnica and founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. We will be joined by Mike Tinskey, Director of Global Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure at Ford (@Ford); Ryan Harty, Manager of Environmental Business Development at American Honda Motor Company, Inc. (@HondaInAmerica); John Linney, vice president of marketing for SolarCity (@SolarCity); Paul Scott, Driver’s Seat Contributor for Plug-In America (@sunpwrd); and journalist/blogger Michael Graham (@TreeHugger), editor of the Science & Technology and Cars & Transportation sections of TreeHugger.com, as well as the Discovery Green section on the Discovery Channel’s website.
In November 2011, EcoOutfitters launched #SolarChat, a bi-monthly discussion facilitated on Twitter that joins together solar and renewable industry experts and solar-curious consumers to discuss issues relevant to solar energy, solar PR, solar hot water, solar pool heating, etc. The goal of #SolarChat, which is held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 2-3:00 p.m. EST, is to make solar a reality for every home and business across America.
Since its inception, #SolarChat has connected hundreds of solar professionals, from solar PV manufacturers and solar installation company owners, to solar corporation CEOs, renewable energy association representatives, and other “green” leaders. We have developed into “the industry’s think tank,” engaging in robust, informative, and actionable topics such as solar industry growth, solar certifications, solar myths, net metering, solar and the media, solar financing, and more. View all recaps below.
Honda Environmental Leadership
Honda is a leader in the development of leading-edge technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.
In 2006, Honda became the first automaker to announce voluntary CO2 emissions reduction targets for its global fleet of automobile, power sports and power equipment products and its global network of manufacturing plants. In 2011, the company set a new CO2 emission reduction targets for 2020, including a 30 percent reduction in CO2 emissions from its products compared with 2000 levels.
The company leads all automakers with 12 LEED-Certified "Green Buildings" in North America, and last year announced that 10 of its 14 North American manufacturing facilities are zero-waste to landfill.