Originally posted by Louisiana Clean Fuels | March 3, 2021 | Original Article
On March 2, 2021, six utilities announced their participation in the Electric Highway Coalition, a group consisting of American Electric Power, Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Entergy Corporation, Southern Company, and the Tennessee Valley Authority with the intent to create seamless electric vehicle charging "from the Atlantic Coast through the Midwest and South, and into the Gulf Coast and Central Plains regions."
The plan involves these utilities working together to establish a DC Fast Charging network along major highways in their territories, which would allow EV drivers access to continuous fast charging throughout these states. With charging taking only 20-30 minutes, the hope is that this network will help to promote EV adoption for drivers concerned with vehicle range and travel possibilities.
Originally posted by Cision | September 24, 2020 | Original Article
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR), a national leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship, announced today it is accelerating its climate action goals with a commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The company also reaffirmed its continued commitments to grid reliability and affordability for customers.
"Entergy remains focused on helping our stakeholders achieve their most ambitious aspirations in a reliable, affordable and sustainable way through new technologies and innovative solutions. In 2001, we were the first utility in the nation to voluntarily limit carbon emissions and today's 2050 climate commitment is another major step forward in enabling customers to achieve their desired outcomes while consuming the least amount of resources," said Leo Denault, Entergy's chairman of the board and CEO. "As we deliver on our promises to customers, regulators and all key stakeholders, it's critical that we do so in a manner that promotes a cleaner, more sustainable future."
Gov. John Bel Edwards will address his new Climate Initiatives Task Force, which is supposed to come up with ways to reach a statewide “net zero” level of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, during its first meeting on Monday morning at the state Capitol.
The task force also will be briefed on the status of climate change by Virginia Burkett, chief scientist for climate and land use change at the U.S. Geological Survey. Burkett was appointed by Edwards as a non-voting scientific member.
In February, Edwards announced that he wanted to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% by 2025, a 40-50% reduction by 2030 and the net zero goal by 2050. In August, he issued an executive order setting up the 23-member task force, and ordered it to recommend strategies, policies and incentives by February 2022.
Using what could be the ultimate form of social distancing, the real estate company developing The Yards on the Anacostia River waterfront is helping families in Southeast D.C. who are struggling with food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic.
“In the early days of the pandemic, we sort of dreamed up this initiative,” said Sunil Seelamsetty, a vice president with the company Brookfield Properties.
Working with the company Optimus Ride, Brookfield put together an effort to use self-driving vehicles to deliver boxes of nutritious food and groceries to families in need.