How A Small College Launched Divestment from Fossil Fuels

Amanda LewanEnergy

Originally Published by Yale 360 -Unity College in Maine was the first in the U.S. to divest all fossil fuel holdings from its endowment. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Unity president Stephen Mulkey talks about why he sees this groundbreaking move as an ethical decision and an extension of the college’s mission.

Eight U.S. States Unveil Ambitious ZEV Action Plan


Originally Published by ENS- An alliance of eight U.S. states Thursday announced a plan to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles on the road by the year 2025 and establish a fueling infrastructure to support this number of vehicles.

U.S. Department of Energy Wants to Get Into the Self-Driving Car Business

Amanda LewanEnergy, Technology

Originally Published by IEEE – Last Thursday, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz told the Detroit Newsthat in response to inquiries from companies doing autonomous vehicle research, the qualifications for getting a loan via the Department of Energy’sAdvanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program have been amended to include makers of driverless cars.

China’s Global Search for Energy

Amanda LewanEnergy

Originally Published by NYT – China has an insatiable appetite for energy and it has made deals with nations like Russia, Iraq, Nigeria, Ecuador and Venezuela to keep its people warm and the lights on.

Almost half of new electricity is now clean and green


Originally Published by New Scientist – That’s a lot of clean power. Almost half of new electricity generation is now renewable, and the costs of wind and solar power are falling sharply. It “should give governments confidence to forge a robust climate agreement” next year, says Achim Steiner, director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

A battery that 'breathes' could power next-gen electric vehicles

Amanda LewanEnergy, Uncategorized

Originally Published by Eureka Alert- Sales of electric vehicles nearly doubled in 2013, but most won’t take you farther than 100 miles on one charge. To boost their range toward a tantalizing 300 miles or more, researchers are reporting progress on a “breathing” battery that has the potential to one day replace the lithium-ion technology of today’s EVs. They presented their work at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.