When he nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as EPA director, former Texas Governor Rick Perry as Energy Secretary and Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, many perceive Donald Trump put down his marker for fossil fuels and against renewables.
There’s another low-carbon fuel that, while it continues to fly — or drive — under the radar, could have big cost and emissions benefits for corporate and municipal fleets. Renewable natural gas has the potential to reduce the US heavy transport sector’s reliance on diesel and gasoline. And it’s compatible with engines that run on natural gas.
The use of renewable natural gas (RNG) is seeing a dramatic uptick by businesses and municipalities throughout the U.S. RNG is made by breaking down organic material found in wastewater, agricultural waste, decomposing food and yard waste to produce biogas.
Leaders in the field of ultra-low carbon renewable natural gas (RNG) gathered at a recent awards event hosted by the sustainable energy nonprofit Energy Vision, which promotes renewable, low-carbon energy and transportation solutions, to recognize that RNG production and use for transport, electricity generation and heating is scaling up across the U.S.
Leaders in the field of ultra-low carbon renewable natural gas (RNG) gathered at an October 13 awards event hosted by the sustainable energy non-profit Energy Vision, which promotes renewable, low-carbon energy and transportation solutions. The event marked Energy Vision’s 10th anniversary.
In Sacramento, farm-to-table is a nice start, but it doesn’t stop there. Once the food’s consumed, it’s then turned into fuel.
Raw sewage rarely draws a crowd, but former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter joined city leaders from across the state in Denver to learn more about turning human waste into natural gas.
Energy Vision’s Joanna Underwood featured on PBS NewsHour on March 28, 2016 discussing the important climate strategy of turning methane emissions into a source of renewable energy and fuel.
SoCal Gas finally has succeeded in stopping the leak with a temporary cap, and expects to have a permanent cap in place in the next few days. But we still have bigger and more persistent methane leakage problems than Porter Ranch to solve.
EV, which researches and promotes technologies and strategies for a sustainable, low-carbon energy and transportation future, has a new leader. As of January 2016, Matt Tomich is the organization’s president.
Energy Vision – an NGO that promotes sustainable transportation practices – has identified 8,000 large farms and dairies, 17,000 wastewater facilities, and 1,750 landfills as candidates for RNG production.
If all the organic waste in the country were gathered, current technologies could produce enough natural gas to replace about half of the diesel fuel used in U.S. transportation, says Energy Vision’s Underwood.
Clean Fuels Ohio and Energy Vision recently hosted a conference focused on the production, utilization and development strategies for renewable natural gas (RNG) as a transportation fuel. The event took place on Dec. 2 at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.
In this Inside Energy audio story — Making Energy From Waste: The Other Natural Gas — EV President Joanna Underwood applauds the Grand Junction project as a common sense way to both save money and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
The sustainable energy NGO Energy Vision presented its leadership awards last night to leading companies developing new markets for renewable natural gas (RNG). The winners are UPS, Newlight Technologies, American Organic Energy, MOVE Systems and American Organic Energy.
By NGT Staff November 10, 2015 Energy Vision, a sustainable energy non-governmental organization, recently presented leadership awards to companies developing new markets for renewable natural gas (RNG). The winners are UPS, Newlight Technologies, American Organic Energy, MOVE Systems and American Organic Energy. According to Energy Vision, RNG is made from biogases generated as wastewater, agricultural […]
NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2015 The sustainable energy NGO Energy Vision presented its leadership awards last night to leading companies developing new markets for renewable natural gas (RNG). The winners are UPS, Newlight Technologies, American Organic Energy, MOVE Systems and American Organic Energy. A powerful decarbonization and climate protection strategy, RNG is made from biogases generated […]
On 5 November, Energy Vision, the sustainable energy organisation, presented its leadership awards to leading companies developing new markets for renewable natural gas (RNG).
The NGV Achievement Awards recognize recipients for “outstanding leadership, vision and innovation” in advancing natural gas as a transportation fuel.
Landfills and sewage treatment plants are an overlooked source of clean energy – but a boom in bio-methane might be coming.
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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 […]
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?
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 […]
In an intriguing deal with the city of New York, the company MOVE Systems will provide environmentally friendly food carts to vendors, rent free. SARAH GOODYEAR; May 12, 2015 The humble food cart is a fixture on the streets of New York, and in recent years the offerings available have gone a long way beyond […]
In New York, the epicenter of the food truck boom, city officials are starting to tackle the issue.
By Joanna Underwood and Matthew Tomich Communities across the U.S. own abundant “raw materials” for making a homegrown transportation fuel supply while virtually eliminating their contribution to climate changing greenhouse gases in a key vehicle sector. These largely overlooked raw materials are organic wastes — some 78 million tons a year of them nationwide — […]