Landfills and sewage treatment plants are an overlooked source of clean energy – but a boom in bio-methane might be coming.
EV President Joanna Underwood’s opinion piece published in the New York Times on August 9th, 2015.
EV Board Member Mustapha Tlili’s opinion piece published in the New York Times on August 3rd, 2015.
By Jonathan Barnes | June 15, 2015 New Yorkers are learning about organic waste’s benefits, including its ability to create renewable natural gas. Recently the Urban Future Lab in Brooklyn hosted Energy Vision, a non-government organization which led a panel on “The Power of Waste: Extracting the Greatest Value from NYC’s Organics.” Waste and gas […]
Matt Tomich | June 12, 2015 At Brooklyn’s Urban Future Lab last month, the clean energy NGO Energy Vision held a public panel on “The Power of Waste: Extracting the Greatest Value from NYC’s Organics,” with New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, and waste and gas industry leaders. It was a […]
Our favorite picks for the week of June 8th Take a break from whatever you’re doing and check out our picks for this week’s best news stories, articles, and videos! 1) G7 leaders agree to phase out fossil fuel use by the end of the century. The G7 leading industrial nations have agreed to cut greenhouse […]
With more and more Americans turning to food trucks for sustenance, emissions from these gas guzzlers is growing concern.
So the question is, how can we keep and expand our well-loved food trucks, but limit their environmental impact?
Methane is the main component of natural gas. It was simply being burned at most of the treatment plants, including the city’s largest, Newtown Creek in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
By Adele Peters | May 26, 2015 Waiting in line for a giant pretzel or falafel at a New York City food cart usually involves listening to the roar of a generator, smelling a whiff of diesel or gas, or—for the more neurotic among us—idly wondering if the propane tanks near the hot grill might […]
By Margaret Rhodes | May 20, 2015 There are 5,000 licensed food carts in New York, and they’re as much of an urban icon as the MTA’s subway signage or the Chrysler building. Too bad they’re killing the planet. It’s not the food—the grub is OK, if not exactly slimming; it’s the gas generators powering […]
In a pilot program, some 500 eco-friendly food carts will be provided to New York City street vendors. The initiative reflects how restaurants and food companies are responding to consumer demand for sustainable, higher quality options. By Jessica Mendoza, Staff Writer MAY 13, 2015 The future of the food truck business may be starting in […]