Friday Roundup

Posted by Shaina Kaye on September 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Are round-ups the best way to ease into a Friday?
 
We certainly think so! As part of a new series here at KSV we are kicking off our first-ever Friday roundup of articles from around the Internet that have recently inspired us, kick-started a conversation for us or otherwise got us thinking: 
 
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1. We've always known that energy storage could change the world, but others are starting to realize it now too. Fortune Magazine recently named Johnson Controls to its 2018 Change the World List. The company received the recognition for its role in helping University of Hawai’i Maui College move toward generating 100 percent renewable energy on site.
 

2. The clean energy workforce is breaking ground in job growth across the nation, according to a recent report from the NRDC. Industry professionals can (and should) work together to pave the way for increased opportunities to welcome a new generation of energy efficient and clean energy-focused employees into the fold.

3. The electric vehicle (EV) revolution shows no signs of slowing down. If anything, it's continuing to pick up speed. To prepare, EV charging providers such as ChargePoint and EVBox are working to bolster the number of charging stations available.

4. Access to energy efficiency should be an equal opportunity. In its new report, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) highlights programs across the country that have helped rural households, businesses, farmers and municipalities reduce their energy burden—their share of income spent on utility bills—and improve their homes and buildings. The report identifies roadblocks, pain points and opportunities, and is well worth the read.

5. With all the hurricane talk over the past few weeks, one word kept popping up: resiliency. We talked about it last week, and with more hurricanes still to come, there's bound to be more discussion about how communities can proactively ensure resiliency in the wake of natural disasters. A hopeful starting point? Although renewables make up only a fraction of the electricity produced in the Carolinas, it appears that solar passed the Hurricane Florence resiliency test with flying colors.  

Drop us a line and let us know what is inspiring you this week!

Topics: utilities, utility communications, future of energy, ACEEE, energy efficiency, renewable energy, microgrid, grid infrastructure, infrastructure improvement, round up

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