Darren Dageforde, executive director of utilities and energy utilization for UNMC, said the med center has already made great strides in reducing its energy use and increasing efficiency. “Having a renewable energy source on campus demonstrates our commitment to being carbon neutral by 2030 and parallels our mission to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities.” This solar installation is expected to be the largest rooftop system in Nebraska, said Jared Friesen of Morrissey Engineering, which designed the project. Read morehere.
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Jared Friesen is immediate Past President of Nebraskans for Solar. Our nonprofit has the governing structure of President, President-Elect, and Past President.
OPPD NEWS RELEASE OPPD To Consider Updating Plant Decommissioning Method
Due to the great strides made by Omaha Public Power District employees in the decommissioning of Fort Calhoun Station (FCS), the utility will consider a timely, more economical approach. In a presentation shared with the OPPD Board of Directors during their committee meetings Tuesday, the district’s senior management team provided the option of shifting from the SAFSTOR (safe storage) decommissioning method to DECON (decontamination) . . . DECON has the potential to save the utility up to an estimated $200 million, due to reduced building maintenance and upkeep.
ChargePoint News Release: Electric Vehicles Drive a Sustainable Future
“Our commitment to deploy 2.5 million charging spots by 2025 comes as the company embarks on the most significant period of growth in our history and in the midst of a revolution in transportation.” – Pasquale Romano, President and CEO of ChargePoint
Learn about ChargePoint and other EV chargers from the owners of electric vehicles, as well as experts in the field, this Sunday at the following event: National Drive Electric Week – Lincoln
MORE GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT NEWS
Over 3.5 million new chargers set to electrify the world, installed by 2025, The Climate Group ChargePoint, one of the world leaders in charging infrastructure and technology, already has more than 50,000 places to charge on its network globally. Today they have committed to a major acceleration and will deliver 2.5 million places to charge by 2025. In addition to this, EVBox has committed to 1 million new chargers on the road by 2025 which will be a mix of fast and regular charging. This indicates not just growth for them as a business but confirms the confidence in the market that the growth of ZEVs is moving at the fastest speed yet.
Global Climate Action Summit puts stress on action, CBS News A survey from HSBC released Wednesday showed 61 percent of investors and 48 percent of issuers have an environment, social and governance (known as ESG) strategy in place. Why? It helps profit. Environmental concerns came in second as a motivator. [Founded in 1865, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations serving more than 38 million customers worldwide].
The new 820 kW solar array was financed through a third-party solar power purchase agreement with a local Iowa corporation, Oneota Solar, LLC. The project is an example of an innovative and forward-thinking partnership that will benefit the local economy and the college. Under the terms of the agreement, Luther will pay a fixed price per kilowatt-hour for 10 years, and then will purchase the facility from Oneota Solar, LLC, and operate the arrays for the long term. Luther expects to save at least $1 million in electricity costs over the 20-year life of the system. This solar energy project is part of Luther’s aggressive goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. Read more here.