We need not give up hope for U.S. climate action, because American grassroots groups, environmental organizations, municipalities, individual states and business leaders can carry the ball. With or without a treaty or federal mandate, they can get the U.S. to the Paris goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80 percent below 2005 levels by 2050.
The recent milestone marches in Washington DC, New York and in cities across the country expressed the anxieties of millions about what the Trump Administration might do. Will it quash environmental regulation? Support unconstrained oil and gas drilling? Withdraw from global climate change initiatives?
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.
Halving emissions in less than a decade requires immediate, concerted action. But the Department of Sanitation — the city agency with the highest vehicle fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions — plans to buy 340 new refuse trucks this year, with at least 300 powered by diesel engines. That would lock in high diesel emissions for the seven-year service life of these trucks — and put the 2025 emissions goal out of reach.
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.
The Power of Waste Workshop, co-hosted by Energy Vision and the Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition at Daniels Fund – 101 Monroe Street, Denver, CO, introduced renewable natural gas (RNG) as a new frontier for transportation. Colorado is poised to take the lead toward a cleaner, economical, and locally-sourced energy future.
Energy Vision’s Matt Tomich and Joanna Underwood toured the Heartland Biogas facility, a mere 40 minutes from downtown Denver. The project, developed by AgEnergy USA and operated by EDF Renewables and A1 Organics, sits on a 100-acre site and is the largest digester project of its kind in the world!
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 – 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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
While the full Energy Vision report, Organic Waste: A New Frontier in Recycling & Clean Fuels, will be released in August, excerpts will be available to attendees of a June 17th workshop in Springfield, VA.