Daytona Speed Week Drives Toward 100% Renewable Energy

This blog was co-authored by SACE Florida Director Susan Glickman. Susan Glickman and I spent a day at Daytona International Speedway watching Leilani Munter race in the ARCA Racing Series. For those new to the car racing scene, ARCA is considered the “Farm Team” for NASCAR.  This week is ‘Speed Week’ in Daytona – the big [...]

Green Super Bowl XLVIII: Champions of Sustainability

Green Super Bowl XLVIII: Champions of Sustainability. According to Sustainable Business News, this game may be the most sustainable Super Bowl of all time.

2013: The Year in Review

Seasons greetings from all of us here at SACE!  Before we take some time to enjoy the holiday season, we wanted to pause and celebrate our accomplishments over the last year.  We couldn’t have done it without your support! It’s been a great year across the Southeast for much of our important work.  We’ve seen [...]

National Plug In Day A Success

This post is part of a blog series on electric vehicles. See more posts from the series here. SACE Clean Fuels Director, Anne Blair, contributed to this post. Last weekend was National Plug In Day. About 100 events throughout the U.S. (plus three in Canada and one in the Netherlands) took place to celebrate electric [...]

Drive an Electric Vehicle This Weekend for National Plug In Day

Want more first hand experience with an electric vehicle?  Well, this weekend is a great time to get behind the wheel and try one out for yourself during National Plug In Day.  Events are happening all around the region in Atlanta, Charlotte, Huntsville and multiple locations in Tennessee and Florida.  A full listing can be [...]

Are electric vehicles REAL cars?

This blog is part of a series on electric vehicles. Other blogs in this series include: “Ecotality Blinks Out, But EVs Still Going,” ” Electric Vehicle Range – Problem Solved,” and more yet to come. Anne Blair, our Clean Fuels Director, contributed to this post. Please follow her at the EV & Hybrid Technology conference [...]

Electric Vehicle Range – Problem Solved

This blog is part of a series on electric vehicles. Other blogs in this series include: “Ecotality Blinks Out, But EVs Still Going” and more yet to come. Please also help us spread the word about the benefits and future opportunities for electric vehicles on National Plug In Day, Sept. 28-29. Plug In 2013 Conference is also being held this [...]

Why the U.S. Power Grid’s Days are Numbered

This article was originally published by Bloomberg Businessweek on August 22, 2013,  and was authored by Chris Martin, Mark Chediak, and Ken Wells.  There are 3,200 utilities that make up the U.S. electrical grid, the largest machine in the world. These power companies sell $400 billion worth of electricity a year, mostly derived from burning fossil fuels in [...]

Ecotality Blinks Out, But EVs Still Growing

In recent news, electric vehicle charger developer and EV Project coordinator, Ecotality, announced that it is likely to file for bankruptcy. Ecotality has spearheaded some of the largest charging infrastructure installations in the U.S. over the past few years (see our blog here) with support from the Department of Energy (DOE). This news may raise [...]

Is the End of EV Range Anxiety in Sight? Nine Strategies To Put EV Owners At Ease

This blog by Laurie Guevara-Stone, a writer and editor at Rocky Mountain Institute, originally appeared on the RMI Outlet, here. In the early days of the automobile, travel required careful planning. There were no convenient places to fill up your car—gasoline had to be obtained at “bulk depots” located outside of the cities. In 1905 [...]