Operating Netherlands’ largest e-bus fleet

Thu, 2016-12-08 12:46 — Doug Peeples As cities commit to becoming sustainable and livable smart cities, they quickly learn that transportation plays a major role in accomplishing that goal. Populations in many cities are growing and that means more cars and commercial vehicles. The result? More pollution, more traffic congestion and other related headaches — at a time when city …

Transparency in reporting is essential for energy companies but not happening yet

See InsideClimateNews.org for complete article on climate risk in business reporting, 9 Dec 2016 Among the issues being investigated by the attorney general of New York, Eric Schneiderman, in his continuing probe of Exxon, is whether the company has adequately disclosed to investors all that it knows about the risks it faces from climate change. In another development showing how …

Ohio Launching ‘Smart Mobility Corridor’ for Autonomous, Connected Vehicles

Cross-posted from AASHTO Journal 9 December 2016 Ohio Gov. John Kasich said the state is investing $15 million to install advanced highway technology along what it calls the “Smart Mobility Corridor,” a 35‑mile stretch of U.S. Route 33 in central Ohio that backers say will be a real-world proving ground for autonomous and connected vehicles. The announcement said the corridor …

Wind & solar go together, and adding wind to solar is still cheaper than storage

Adding wind can help cut battery costs, since the wind can (and often does) blow when the sun doesn’t shine. “If you’re in a location where the wind does blow, and especially where the wind complements solar, until the batteries get cheaper than the wind power itself, you’re going to be better off adding wind [than batteries],” Kurtz says.  A microgrid …