• E-scooter company Spin to test solar powered stations in Washington DC

      As dockless e-scooters’ popularity continues to grow in cities around the world, some of their downsides, as the cluttering sidewalks and store windows, have already become evident. Some companies like Spin and Charge think the solution might be solar powered charging docks. Spin will test this solution in Washington Dc and Ann Arbor this […]

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  • UN launches toolkit to green up universities

    Across the world, the office of the United Nations Environment is working with universities to set up national and regional Green University Networks to enable institutions to incorporate low carbon-climate resilience development strategies and sustainability in education, training, and campus operations. The office has produced the Greening Universities Toolkit V2.0 to inspire universities to design, […]

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  • Electric highway charges trucks in Germany

      This week Germany announced the opening of the first stretch of electric highway. The 10 km (6 miles) tract is located near South of Frankfurt on the A5 Autobahn and it will allow hybrid trucks to recharge as they drive through. The project has been designed by Siemens AG while Scania, Volkswagen’s truck division, […]

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  • Portland tests electric bus fleet 100% powered by wind

      The first all-electric public bus in the US launched last month in Portland (OR) and it will soon be joined by four more. The city public transit authority Trimet announced that the new electric fleet will be powered by wind energy through Portland General Electric’s Clean Wind program. The buses will all run on one […]

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  • Transit Authority of NYC looks to lease space to generate renewable energy

      The MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) of New York City announced that it will lease more than 10 million square feet of rooftop space at seven of its largest facilities to companies that will install solar panels. The project could generate over 100 megawatts of renewable energy, which is enough to power 18,000 households in New […]

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  • Asia’s first green-roofed bus initiative

      We’ve all heard of green-roofed buildings, but soon Singapore will take it a step further with green-roofed buses. Instead of conventional soil, plants are secured on a lightweight mat used for sky rise greenery for a soilless roof system. The aim of the three-month “Garden on the Move” study is to confirm that green […]

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  • Are autonomous electric shuttles the next urban transit solution?

    Forget about electric scooters, electric shuttles might be the next frontier of urban transit for the last-mile mobility. In just the last two years, a movement toward driverless, electric shuttle services in America’s cities has been quietly making inroads. In Detroit, Las Vegas, Columbus, even Lincoln, Nebraska, autonomous mini-buses have completed successful shuttle trials or are […]

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  • Chicago to expand Smart Lightning Program with 40k LED streetlights

      Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the start of the next phase of Chicago’s streetlight modernization program, the Chicago Smart Lighting Program (CSLP), which includes the installation of an additional 40,000 new LED streetlights in neighborhoods across the City. Chicagoans will save an estimated $100 million over the next ten years thanks to the energy efficiency of […]

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  • Lyft partners with Trust for Public Land to fund new parks

    Last week, Lyft and the Trust for Public Land announced a partnership to create and protect parks. The partnership will prioritize park development in underserved communities that are “park-poor”. “Parks are really a key piece of creating a livable city, and we’re really excited about showcasing how access to parks can be a key piece of improving […]

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  • Electric utilities and public agencies can expedite the deployment of electric buses and trucks

    As electric buses and trucks become available agencies and municipalities need to devise strategies and incentives to work with electric utilities. For large cities, swapping diesel trucks and buses for electric models is a critical strategy for both reducing greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate climate change and reducing local air pollution to improve public health. An article by […]

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