As our environment continues to warm up and climate zones shift and change, the western regions of our country become more susceptible to wildfires. In recent years, wildfires have taken out entire communities in California, Oregon, and Washington. Wildfires are started by many means, but one cause of several large-scale fires is downed power lines. … Read More.
What’s stopping you from purchasing an electric vehicle (EV)? In April, President Biden announced a new target for the United States to reduce greenhouse pollutants to half of what they were in 2005 by the year 2030. This new target expands on goals already in place under the Clean Air Act and various state-level mandates. … Read More.
Transportation energy is a significant household cost. Household vehicle fuel consumption, one part of transportation energy costs, varies geographically, and lower-income households generally face higher energy cost burdens. Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory conducted a study that provides a finer understanding of the geographical variation in household transportation energy burden by connecting vehicles miles traveled,… Read More.
Farmers are fulfilling an important role in protecting our environment. It’s been commonly known that waste products from farming such as manure and decomposing crops are used to produce renewable natural gas. This production process not only prevents waste products from seeping into the water system and emitting methane fumes into the atmosphere, but it… Read More.
Our energy future looks very promising, thanks to the abundance of alternative energy solutions on our horizon. Commercial businesses and consumers can now choose between electricity, compressed natural gas, and hydrogen fuel to power their fleets and personal vehicles for transportation alone. One of these, compressed natural gas (CNG), has been powering commercial vehicles such… Read More.