By Gordon Feller, Transmission & Distribution World
A growing chorus of experts now believe that new grid infrastructure in North America must facilitate a
massive reduction of greenhouse gas emissions while, at the very same time, protecting the electrical
transmission system against natural and human made threats.
An ambitious project, The North American Supergrid (aka, NAS, or Supergrid), as proposed by the Washington DC-based nonprofit Climate Institute, aims to address this problem. Read more here.
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
Top Companies Embracing Clean Energy in 2019,
Business News Daily. The 2019 Q1 Carbon Clean list,
released by As You Sow, a nonprofit that promotes
environmental and social corporate responsibility,
showcases the world’s top-ranked “clean” companies based on their “total green energy revenue.”
- Previously Posted: Find more major nonprofits helping to build our nation’s energy transformation here.
- Ford buys wind by the truckload, reNews Biz
- Amazon Delivers Shipment Zero Vision, Waste 360
Shipment Zero is Amazon’s vision to make all Amazon shipments net zero carbon, with 50 percent of all shipments net zero by 2030.
- Sungrow surpasses 1 GW of U.S. inverter contracts for 2019, PV Magazine
The Chinese inverter maker expects to more than double its U.S. shipments this year – trade war be damned.
- APS Plans to Add Nearly 1GW of New Battery Storage and Solar Resources by 2025, Greentech Media
CORPORATE RENEWABLE ENERGY BUYERS’ ALLIANCES
RE100: To date, 165 RE100 companies have made a commitment to go 100% renewable. Read about the actions they are taking and why here.
Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) is a consortium dedicated to growing large buyers’ demand for renewable power and helping utilities and others to meet it.
RENEWABLE ENERGY AGGREGATION NEWS
RFP seeks renewable power from public entities in Texas,
By late April Texas Energy Aggregation (TEA) will be accepting proposals for wholesale renewable power to supply school districts, universities, state agencies and other public entities in the Lone Star State that want to get pooled access to low-cost green energy.
21 New York Universities Form Renewable Energy Purchasing Consortium, Clean Technica
21 public and private universities in the state of New York have banded together to create the New York Campuses’ Aggregate Renewable Energy Solutions consortium (NYCARES), which seeks to lower financial barriers to renewable energy procurement through combined purchases.
Siemens to Supply Motors for Eviation’s All-Electric Airplanes,
Greentech Media. Startup Eviation Aircraft and Siemens will jointly develop propulsion systems for the Alice, a nine-passenger electric commuter plane.
A Q&A With Rivian, the Amazon-Backed Electric Truck Startup, Greentech Media
‘Alexa, charge my electric vehicle’ now an option for some EV owners, American Public Power Association
STEM CAREERS / EDUCATION
- Girls in Engineering: Being Ourselves, American Public Power Association
- Young People Learn About Solar Energy, Gain Job Skills From GRID Alternatives, Youth Today
The nonprofit Grid Alternatives offers its Solar Futures K-8 Toolkit to anyone who wants to speak to a youth group or class about solar energy.