Building & Transportation Electrification: Page 2


  • A map in the executive summary of the ATRI report provides a look at the percentage of each state's current electricity production BEVs would demand.
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    Electrifying trucking would require a major chunk of the US power grid, transportation institute says

    Shifting all vehicles to battery electric would demand more than 40% of the country’s electricity production, the American Transportation Research Institute said in a report.

    By Colin Campbell • Dec. 9, 2022
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    EV charging infrastructure requires local government collaboration to get federal funding: report

    The Electrification Coalition recommends a governmentwide approach to take advantage of $19 billion in federal funds for EV charging.

    By Dan Zukowski • Dec. 8, 2022
  • U.S. President Joe Biden stands on stage and speaks into a microphone at COP27 with the blue and white event logo and location on the screen behind him.
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    Biden administration releases federal building performance standard, plan to electrify federal buildings

    The new standard sets federal building electrification goals for 2030. The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking to require all new or renovated federally-owned buildings to be electrified.

    By Danielle McLean • Dec. 8, 2022
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    3 technologies that could make EVs go farther

    Greater range could spur more EV adoption, with implications for charging infrastructure.

    By Dan Zukowski • Dec. 6, 2022
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    California tops ACEEE’s energy efficiency scorecard as states shift focus to equity, decarbonization

    States falling behind in the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s annual rankings are not increasing their energy savings annually and do not have a strong focus on energy equity.

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    10 must-read utility sector stories from 2022

    Reliability, security and affordability concerns are rising in a U.S. power sector increasingly focused on decarbonization and electrification. Utility Dive has rounded up some of our top stories so far on these and other trends in 2022.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    DC-area county spurs electrification of future buildings

    Montgomery County, Maryland, is taking aim at its largest source of emissions. Its policy is the latest advancement for building decarbonization on the East Coast.

    By Maria Rachal • Dec. 2, 2022
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    Opinion

    Electrifying US long haul trucks will require 504 TWh a year. But that won’t be the hardest part.

    The energy needed to support electric semis is enormous, from a generation perspective. However, it is the transmission and distribution angle that makes this challenge truly daunting for utility planning and investment.

    By Will Sierzchula • Dec. 1, 2022
  • U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, earlier this month.
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    Biden backs shift to zero-emissions truck sales at COP27

    The nonbinding pledge targets the conversion of all new medium- and heavy-duty truck sales by 2040.

    By Colin Campbell • Nov. 30, 2022
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    New York and 4 other US cities target building energy use, emissions with fines, Moody’s reports

    San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Boston and St. Louis are also poised to implement penalties to curb building-level greenhouse gas emissions or energy use.

    By Maura Webber Sadovi • Nov. 30, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    High electricity rates impede crucial but costly technology investments to manage rising DER levels: utilities

    Utilities want distribution system technologies for more DER visibility and control. But advocates want a new national stakeholder dialogue about the timing of spending for DER integration.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown, a gray-haired man wearing a dark suit and blue shirt, stands at a podium in a large garage in front of an electric bus, with others nearby.
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    Want to electrify your bus fleet? A new FTA-funded research center can help.

    Battery and hydrogen fuel-cell electric buses are “fundamentally different technologies” cities and transit agencies will have to learn, said a researcher from The Ohio State University's Center for Automotive Research.

    By Dan Zukowski • Nov. 23, 2022
  • A dark blue electric bus showing a sign on the right side that reads "Nova Bus: Bring life to your city" is on a road under green trees.
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    Electric transit bus orders boom after Federal Transit Administration funds 1,100 buses

    Cities, states and transit agencies need to plan ahead to transition their fleets to electric buses as manufacturers struggle to keep up with orders.

    By Dan Zukowski • Nov. 22, 2022
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    California moves to accelerate fossil-free energy and vehicles to further cut climate gases and other pollution

    An updated greenhouse gas reduction plan from the state’s Air Resources Board incorporates new clean energy laws and directives and includes the potential use of carbon capture to curb emissions at fossil-fueled power plants.

    By Elizabeth McCarthy • Nov. 21, 2022
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    Opinion

    Second-life EV batteries can bolster the energy storage market — if major challenges can be overcome

    With 80% of a battery’s capacity left at the end of its useful life in a vehicle and current constraints on supply chains for new batteries, repurposing electric vehicle batteries seems like a no-brainer. 

    By Emily Goldfield • Nov. 21, 2022
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    Building out nationwide EV charging is taking longer than consumers think, Fuels Institute says

    Permit approvals, government funding and knowing where to deploy charging stations are some of the many hurdles EV stakeholders face.

    By Brett Dworski • Nov. 21, 2022
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    Pilot and Volvo to launch charging network for heavy-duty electric trucks

    The companies will select the Pilot locations to house the chargers based on driver needs, the number of electric trucks, public funding and more.

    By Brett Dworski • Nov. 18, 2022
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    US EV adoption likely to get 20% boost by 2030 from Inflation Reduction Act: BloombergNEF report

    A BloombergNEF report released at COP27 outlines trends for electric vehicles. Meanwhile, at the global climate summit, a coalition of 200 government and private sector entities committed to accelerating EV adoption. 

    By Dan Zukowski • Nov. 17, 2022
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    SDG&E partners with General Motors to study electric vehicle bidirectional charging potential

    The collaboration will focus on three bidirectional capabilities: the ability for vehicles to support home energy needs, send energy back to the grid or participate in a virtual power plant.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    US can reach 100% clean power by 2035, DOE finds, but tough reliability and land use questions lie ahead

    New aggressive planning is needed to identify the long-duration storage technologies and find the land to grow enough resources to reach the Biden administration’s net zero emissions goals, a DOE national lab reports.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
  • Close-up of front hood of a gray car from the right side, with an electric vehicle charging cable plugged in to the front of the hood.
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    Electric vehicle sales rise as registrations jump 57% through September

    Consumers are shifting away from hybrid vehicles to plug-in EVs as manufacturers offer more models. 

    By Dan Zukowski • Nov. 14, 2022
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    Georgia to get $850M EV battery parts plant

    Chemical manufacturer Solvay Specialty Polymers plans to build a plant in Augusta to manufacture binders and separator coatings for lithium-ion batteries.

    By Megan Ruggles • Nov. 10, 2022
  • Fermata Energy has partnered with the City of Boulder on a vehicle-to-grid charging project
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    Californians reject tax on millionaires intended to raise up to $4B a year for vehicle electrification

    Gov. Gavin Newsom, D, criticized the ballot measure as an attempt by Lyft to get its drivers’ EVs subsidized.

    By Elizabeth McCarthy • Nov. 9, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    Porn and Putin-focused hacks of charging stations drive new cybersecurity steps for an EV boom

    A broad utility-to-charger attack surface will require smarter protection strategies and tools for cyber threats as transportation electrification and vehicle-to-grid integration expand, analysts said.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Amazon rolls out Rivian EVs in new cities for holiday deliveries

    The company has more than 1,000 electric fleet vehicles making U.S. deliveries and plans to have thousands on the road by the end of this year.  

    By Max Garland • Nov. 8, 2022