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We've asked the NextEnergy team to share the industry-related news, stories and information that have grabbed their attention this month. We hope you find it useful!

Jim Saber, President & CEO

What he’s reading: Hydrogen Safety – An Opportunity for Investors
What makes it interesting: Interesting article on opportunities within the hydrogen economy.

David Jackson, Director, Business Development & Industry Partnerships

What he’s reading: Undaunted Courage
What makes it interesting: A History buff. I love the story and Stephen Ambrose is a great Author.

Eric McDonald, Director, Facilities & Infrastructure

What he’s reading: Collaborative to Expand Nationwide EV Charging Network
Media: T&D World
What makes it interesting: ChargePoint and the National Association of Truck Stop Operators will leverage $1 billion USD to install EVSEs at more than 4,000 travel plazas and truck stops over the next ten years.

Nathalie Osborn, Director, Smart Grid Initiatives

What she’s reading: Smart city implementation: Nine tips to get you started
Media: Plante Moran
What makes it interesting: Smart city solutions create benefit, yet aren’t always simple to implement. These nine tips hit the mark for what to consider as you get started and ensuring long term success. Have a smart city project you’re considering? Let us know about your community’s needs via “Join our Network” form.

Tim Slusser, Director, Smart Mobility Initiatives

What he’s reading: Airstream looks to electrification for its future campers
Media: CNET
What makes it interesting: Vehicle electrification has reached the recreational vehicle market. Manufacturers like Airstream are investigating ways to support towing of trailers by electric vehicles in order to extend range and create collaborative systems between the towing vehicle and the trailer.

Wayne Snyder, Director, Technology Development

What he’s reading: Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies – Automated Vehicles 4.0
Media: United States Department of Transportation
What makes it interesting: The latest in a series of reports from the US Department of Transportation, Automated Vehicles 4.0 demonstrates a clear opposition to the Federal Communications Commission proposed rule making to open up the 5.9 Ghz band to non-safety wireless applications such as WiFi. Interestingly, what USDOT used to call “5.9 Ghz band” they now call “Safety Band”. Will this new messaging sway rule makers enough to maintain dedicated spectrum for transportation safety applications?


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