In a recent OpEd featured in USAToday.com, General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra calls for a National Zero Emission Vehicle (NZEV) program that would accelerate the development and customer acceptance of electric vehicles and establish the U.S. as a technology leader.
By Murray Rosenblith, co-Manager, New Alternatives Fund
A recent article in Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that two-thirds of the world’s power will be generated by renewable resources by the year 2050. This projection is based on the continuing growth of new renewable power generation projects, primarily wind and solar, over the next thirty-plus years. Conditions have certainly changed since New Alternatives Fund entered the investment world in September 1982.
By Maxwell Roe Business Development, Clean Power USA
Over the last several years, I have realized that there has been a compelling shift in the minds of investors in our business.
Historically, most investors wanted to know the numbers. What would be the return on their investment and how soon would it happen? But more and more, I meet people who are asking about impact, not just dollars.
The momentum of that sea change hit home this spring when we met new investors, a couple. They were mission-driven. They wanted their money to have a measurable impact on the world.
Employees at General Motors' Orion Assembly plant recently held a homecoming ceremony for a very special Chevrolet Bolt EV. Pun intended, this locally-built EV was charged with traveling cross-country as part of the New American Road Trip, an 11-day, nearly 4,000-mile journey from the San Francisco Global Climate Action Summit to New York’s annual Climate Week.
Business Commits to New Charging Infrastructure and Leads on Research
WALTHAM, MA, September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – National Grid has set a new goal for electric vehicle (EV) public charging infrastructure as a meaningful step toward reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector. Additionally, Dean Seavers, President of National Grid, US, as co-chair of the Alliance to Save Energy’s 50x50 Commission on U.S. Transportation Sector Efficiency, led a diverse coalition of prominent auto, utility, labor, and environment leaders in unveiling a report charting a path to cut transportation energy use in half by 2050.
In 2017, General Motors announced plans to reveal 20 new all-electric vehicles by 2023, a key element of our vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.
We know it’s an ambitious goal, and we’re helping to put the foundation in place to ensure the EV market thrives. This means working to shape industry standards and policies that will propel EV technology, supporting sustained investment in charging infrastructure and partnering with state and local stakeholders to implement EV education programs.
In a recent LinkedIn post, General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mary Barra, outlined our progress toward an all-electric future.
Along with our efforts to support industry standards and policies that will bolster EV development, partnering with utilities, states and others to build a robust infrastructure and helping to increase consumer awareness, we’re moving forward on bringing more electric vehicles to market.