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Nov 23 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Energy Vision – New York City

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Energy Vision

Organization: Energy Vision

 Location: New York City, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Danielle Bisset, 2014

Description: Energy Vision’s Top Priority is weaning the 10 million buses and trucks on U.S. roadways from polluting diesel fuel. It was recently labeled carcinogenic by the World Health Organization.  Buses and trucks make up just 4% of U.S. vehicles, but consume 23% of our road fuel. They no longer need to use diesel, but can shift to cleaner natural gas or, even better, renewable natural gas made from waste.

Energy Vision’s Strategy:

  • To educate government and business leaders, students, and a broader citizenry in the US about the risks of our heavy reliance on petroleum-based fuels.
  • To analyze and report on the domestic alternative fuels, such as the best option to date, renewable natural gas, that can best reduce air pollution, cut greenhouse gases, and replace use of oil.
  • To work with municipal and state governments, businesses, vehicle fleet operators, communities and universities in designing programs moving toward a long term sustainable hydrogen future.

Getting on the Path to Sustainable Fuels

Clean alternative fuels are available that can free us from oil dependency and put us on the path to sustainable fuels. The challenge is to act now. Energy Vision particularly focuses on identifying and promoting the fuel and technology alternatives that offer the greatest near and long term benefits:

  • Minimal vehicle emissions, greenhouse gas reductions and greater energy security today
  • The technology learning curves that will facilitate a longer term transition to the era of secure as well as pollution and carbon-free fuels.
  •  The end goal of this transition, according to more and more world authorities, is hydrogen fuel cell powered transportation –with hydrogen made first from natural gas, then from water using renewable energy.
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