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Expanded NRG eVgo Network Takes Electric Vehicle Drivers Further Than Ever Before

eVgo fast charging allows electric vehicle drivers to charge their vehicles in the time it takes to visit a nearby retail establishment or restaurant. (Photo: Business Wire)NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., continues to make life easier for electric vehicle (EV) drivers on a national scale, with its ambitious expansion of the largest Fast Charger network in the nation. With NRG eVgo’s Fast Charger network, drivers have better access to more charging choices, enabling them to charge their EV models, from sleek sport cars to zippy sedans, three to six times faster than traditional chargers.

Stretching from California’s sunny coast to the busy roads of Washington, D.C. and beyond, NRG eVgo is in ten national markets and will be in more than 25 markets over the next two years. eVgo makes it easier than ever for EV drivers to access a network of reliable, user-friendly charging solutions located at homes, work and convenient retail locations. The eVgo network can charge all of the more than 300,000 EVs on the road from 13 auto manufacturers. The network includes powerful fast chargers that approach the speed of traditional gas pumps providing approximately 40 miles of range in just 15 minutes of charging. Drivers can easily locate charging station locations with an interactive map on the eVgo website and most active eVgo stations feature 24/7 customer service.

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Next-Gen Chevy Volt Offers More User-Friendly Charging

2015 Chevy VoltIf there’s one thing Chevrolet Volt owners love about their cars, it’s being able to recharge the battery easily. Evidence of that is a U.S. Department of Energy study that shows more than 80 percent of all trips by Volt owners did not use the range extender.

Chevrolet has made the charging system in the next-generation Volt even easier for customers to recharge the battery – and to check the charge status. The next-generation Volt debuts in January at the North American International Auto Show.

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New Report from SEEA Finds Stronger Commercial Energy Codes Have No Adverse Impact on Economy in the Southeast

The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance is pleased to announce the publication of its new report, Construction, Codes and Commerce: The Economic Impact of Energy Codes in the SoutheastRenovation outpaces new construction as commercial ‘starts’ continue to increase

The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance is pleased to announce the publication of its new report, Construction, Codes and Commerce: The Economic Impact of Energy Codes in the Southeast, which finds that commercial energy codes have no adverse economic impact in the Southeast. It also finds that even with the region-wide implementation of stronger energy codes from 2011 to 2013, permit numbers for commercial construction projects have continued to grow, largely surpassing pre-recession peaks, while renovations are outpacing new commercial construction throughout the Southeast.

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Leading NGOs Slam Greenwashing by Meat Industry, Demand Beefier Sustainability Standards

 

New Global Roundtable on Sustainable Beef Principles are "Toothless"

Key consumer, animal welfare, worker, public health and environmental groups representing millions of constituents issued a scathing rejection of the Global Roundtable on Sustainable Beef's new "sustainability" principles and criteria for beef production.

Led by industry giants like McDonald's, JBS and Elanco, the Global Roundtable is a multi-stakeholder initiative that has potential to shape how companies and producers in the U.S. and globally define sustainability in beef production.

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