- The city of Las Vegas is now home to the first self-driving, all-electric shuttle service on public roads in the US, according to recent reports. The new electric, autonomous shuttle service is the result of a collaboration between the shuttle manufacturer Navya, the fleet logistics provider Keolis, and the city of Las Vegas. [CleanTechnica]
- University of California, Davis has been named the world’s most sustainable university by the University of Indonesia’s annual GreenMetric ranking. The study assessed 516 colleges
and universities in 74 countries, taking a close look at green policies and practices as well as research and education on sustainability. [The Sacramento Press]
- Worldwide, commercial production of seaweed for food is a growing business. Now the US DOE is taking a different approach for the US to get in on the action, with a particular focus on converting seaweed to carbon-neutral biofuel and other high value products. Advantages include no use of land, fresh water, or fertilizer. [CleanTechnica]
- The Vermont Technology Council and the Burlington Electric Department announced the formation of an exploratory team to assess the potential for a Vermont energy startup accelerator – PowerUp Vermont – to help businesses focused on innovating in the power industry and driving the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. [vtdigger.org]
- Rick Perry, Trump’s pick to head the DOE, saw how energy development can be impacted by infrastructure when he was governor of Texas. Texas has a history of success producing energy. Infrastructure and markets have been keys to success, which made Texan the leader in wind energy. [The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists]
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