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10 US states count universities as their largest private employer

While Walmart is America’s biggest private employer in 22 states, employing some 1.5 million people in all 50 states (versus Amazon’s 500,000+ workers), 10 states count universities as their largest private employer. These are: University of Hawaii University of California University of New Mexico University of Nebraska University of Iowa University of Wisconsin University of Michigan University of[…]

2019 Climate change mitigation, energy mix and organic agriculture trends

The world needs to commit to a virtual target of 1.4C warming above pre-industrial levels to achieve a 2C goal. Concentrations of CO2 are now 46% greater than the levels in the atmosphere before the industrial revolution. According to UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world needs to spend US$2.4 trillion every year until 2035 to[…]

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New Jersey’s PSEG to develop a network of 50,000 EV charging stations

The Public Service Enterprise Group estimates that the 16,000 electric vehicles currently on New Jersey roads will climb to 275,000 or more by 2025. New Jersey currently has only about 200 charging stations, according to U.S. Department of Energy data. For comparison, Japan installed around 7,250 CHAdeMO DC fast chargers (40% of all in the world)[…]

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Electric vehicle adoption spurred by focusing on user experience. Plus EV infrastructure investments

A study cited by Partners in Project Green, an initiative of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, concluded there was a higher impact on EV adoption from EV infrastructure investments than vehicle purchase incentives and mathematical modelling has also predicted that installing charging stations is the more cost-effective incentive. Reducing friction[…]