The latest report released by SEIA/GTM, the Solar Market Insight Year in Review 2013, shows solar expanded rapidly last year to nearly 13 GW of installations in the U.S. – enough to power nearly 2.2 million homes.
The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience, or WAVE, concept truck is the latest in our fleet efficiency program. The one-of-a-kind prototype offers a whole package of firsts. The tractor has very advanced aerodynamics and is powered by a prototype advanced turbine-powered, range-extending series hybrid powertrain. The trailer is made almost exclusively with carbon fiber, saving around 4,000 pounds which can then be used to carry more freight.
Watch the newest contribution to EPA's 20th Anniversary of Environmental Justice Video Series, featuring Penny Newman of the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice. Mrs. Newman powerfully describes the environmental justice concerns that Inland Valley communities in Southern California face, which have some of the highest levels of air pollution in the U.S. today. She also talks about the ways that residents in these communities are organizing to fight back and make positive changes to protect the health of their families and neighbors.
“This video tells a story which we hold very dear to our hearts,” said John Lanier, foundation director. “As far as we are concerned, it is the story – Ray’s epiphany, Interface’s journey, and the Foundation’s beginning,” he said. “And if I had to use one word to describe this story, I could find no better word than ‘inspirational.’”