Weekend Reads: - Smart Energy Decisions

Distributed Energy Resources, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions  -  April 20, 2024

Weekend Reads: Amazon Dominates Private EV Charging; Greener Wastewater Could Save Billions

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:

How cities are building out public EV charging infrastructure (Utility Dive)  As more electric vehicles hit the road, municipalities and property owners are working with contractors to deploy public charging infrastructure.

How Amazon became the largest private EV charging operator in the US (Bloomberg)  In a little more than two years, Amazon has installed more than 17,000 chargers at about 120 warehouses around the U.S., making the retail giant the largest operator of private electrical vehicle charging infrastructure in the country.

For data centers, sustainability matters more than ever in the age of AI (Forbes)  For data center providers — which provide the digital backbone for AI and the rest of today’s economy — it’s an exciting time. But let’s not kid ourselves. AI chips come with a big environmental price tag, thanks to their prodigious thirst for power and water.

Switching to greener wastewater treatment could save billions: study (The Hill)  Switching to greener wastewater treatment approaches could slash carbon emissions and save the country $15.6 billion, a new study has found.

New ways to find EV charging stations on Google Maps (Google Blog)  Electric vehicle ownership is on the rise, which means more people are looking for ways to charge their car — whether they’re on the go or planning their drive. To help EV owners access more helpful information about charging stations, Google is rolling out new features for Google Maps and Search.

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