The fine print of your monthly energy bills likely contains lots of small surcharges and extra fees from your utility. But there’s one they don’t list that should anger anyone who is a fan of clean air, a stable climate and a healthy democracy. Just about every gas utility in the country is a member of the American Gas Association, and most use money from their customers’ bills to pay their membership fees. That means that approximately 70 million people may be paying for the AGA’s army of lobbyists and misleading advertising every month, without ever knowing it. That’s unacceptable at a time when the price of “natural” gas has nearly tripled and 1 in 5 Americans are struggling to pay their high energy bills.
Phoenix City Council unanimously passed on Wednesday a plan to put as many as 280,000 more electric vehicles on the road by 2030 and position Phoenix as a leader in EV adoption. The Transportation Electrification Plan’s EV Roadmap informs on accelerating the transition to EVs with three main focuses: prioritizing equity in communities impacted by poor air quality, accelerating public adoption through education and leading by example through Phoenix electrifying its own fleets.
KORE Power, Inc., a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of lithium-ion battery cells, acquired a 4.22 percent stake in ZEVx, an innovative startup dedicated to eliminating barriers to electric vehicle adoption with affordable EV conversion kits and a focus on fleet electrification. Earlier this year, KORE announced a supply agreement with ZEVx to provide KORE battery modules for ZEVx’s electric powertrain kits through 2030.
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Solar Power Portal Battery cell manufacturer KORE Power is to provide the batteries for a 10MW/20MWh battery storage project under development between ABB and energy supplier Ecotricity. The battery energy storage system (BESS) will be installed at Ecotricity’s existing 6.9MW wind farm in Gloucestershire in 2023, with KORE to supply its Mark 1 energy storage […]
Electrek As a zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV), Nikola Corporation’s Tre BEV truck has qualified for yet another state incentive program for fleet customers. The American automaker announced that the battery electric Nikola Tre is eligible for the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYTVIP). Under the statewide program, the Nikola Tre BEV can now qualify for an incentive up to […]
Phoenix Business Journal Lucid Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LCID) has signed a lease for more than 116,000 square feet of industrial space in Tempe. Cushman & Wakefield’s Phil Haenel, Mike Haenel and Andy Markham represented the landlord, TA Realty, as the three looked to backfill the entire space for one tenant at 525 W. 21st St. Phil Haenel confirmed that a lease was […]
BIRD Energy announced its next funding cycle for U.S.-Israel joint project proposals with a focus on Renewable Energy, Efficiency, and technologies that reduce carbon emissions. To be considered, a project proposal must include joint R&D cooperation between two companies or between a company and a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel). […]
12 News It’s no surprise that climate-related legislation isn’t a priority at the Arizona State Legislature. The GOP-led body has historically favored a limited approach to environmental regulations and even went out of its way in 2015 to pass a law preventing cities from passing their own plastic bag bans. Out of 275 bills passed during […]