BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Navigant Research’s Electric Vehicle Geographical Forecast, analyzes the North American market for light duty plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), including detailed geographic forecasts of PEV sales by U.S. state, metropolitan statistical area (MSA), Canadian province, Canadian city, and selected U.S. utility service area. With more than 133,000 PEVs sold in 2014, North America is currently the world’s strongest market for these vehicles.
  • The City of Maplewood, Missouri’s City Council has announced a proclamation to launch the EPA Green Power Community Challenge through 2015. Becoming an EPA Green Power Community will reduce the city’s carbon footprint by 6,089,716 pounds of CO2 each year. This is the same as taking 582 cars off the road each year. Maplewood’s Challenge represents a joint effort with Ameren Missouri Pure Power and St. Louis-based Microgrid Energy to encourage local businesses and homeowners to make a commitment to green power through either the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), or the installation of solar power.
  • SunEdison, Inc. has announced the completion and interconnection of the South Milford solar facility in Milford, Utah. The 3.8 MW DC facility is now the largest operating solar power plant in Utah. TerraForm Power acquired the solar power plant from its Call Right Projects List. PacifiCorp will purchase the electricity via a SunEdison 20-year power purchase agreement, which enables customers to lock-in low priced electricity at long term predictable prices.
  • amp Trillium has announced it has opened two new CNG stations for commercial trucks traveling through Texas. Located off I-20 in Brock and I-10 in Kerrville, the public-access stations service all CNG vehicles and enable three Class-8 trucks to fuel simultaneously at 10-12 diesel gallon equivalents per minute.
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