(3BL Media/Justmeans) - One of the top U.S. cell phone carriers is amping up its purchases of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). AT&T is halfway to its goal of deploying 15,000 AFVs over a 10 year period ending in 2018. Since the company began investing in AFVs, it has purchased 7,500 in 44 states. Part of the goal is to invest in 8,000 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles by 2014. The fleet already consists of 5,474 CNG vehicles. There are 1,996 hybrid electric vehicles, 27 extended range electric and three all-electric vehicles (EVs). The three deployed all EVs are a Smith Newton cargo truck in St. Louis, Missouri, and two Ford Transit...
Gina-Marie Cheeseman is a central California-based journalist who writes about sustainability, environmental issues, and healthy living. With a degree in journalism and a passion for social responsibility, she writes for a number of online publications. She believes that collaboration between the public and private sectors can help solve many problems facing the planet and its people. Mashable.com named Cheeseman as one of the “75 Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter.” Twitter: @gmcheeseman - See more at: http://www.justmeans.com/users/gina-marie-cheeseman#sthash.DhJ59PO9.dpuf
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Google is investing big time in renewable energy projects. The search engineâs latest investment is $103 million in a 265.7 megawatt (MW) solar project in Southern California, called Imperial Valley Solar 1 (IVS-1). The project is Googleâs 13th investment in renewable energy projects. The company has invested over $1 billion in renewable energy projects that will generate at least two gigawatts of power, enough to power 500,000 homes.
Silver Ridge Power LLC is developing the new solar facility. Silver Ridge is a joint venture between AES Corp., a utility owner, and Riverstone Holdings LLC, a private equity...