July 2020 Newsletter


ICAST Receives Grant from Wells Fargo for its New Mexico Work.

Wells Fargo continues to support ICAST for our work in New Mexico, including affordable housing, climate change, and workforce training initiatives. This funding will allow for us to serve 2,500 low-to-moderate income households across the state.

To read more about this grant, click here.

Germany Will Require All Petrol Stations to Provide Electric Car Charging.

Germany said it will oblige all petrol stations to offer electric car charging to help remove refueling concerns and boost consumer demand for the vehicles as part of its 130 billion euro ($146 billion) economic recovery plan.

The move could provide a significant boost to electric vehicle demand along with the broader stimulus plan which included taxes to penalise ownership of large polluting combustion-engined sports utility vehicles and a 6,000 euro subsidy towards the cost of an electric vehicle.

To read more, please click here


The Metro Condos: Working During the Pandemic

ICAST is currently performing energy upgrades to The Metro Condominiums, a midrise multifamily building in downtown Salt Lake City. Unlike most of our energy efficiency projects, this project focuses on common area lighting upgrades to the parking garage, exterior, hallway, and stairwells. ICAST was able to start this project in June, a time of uncertainty due to the pandemic, because it does not require entry into tenant homes.

For more project details, click here.


A Clean Electricity Future is Affordable and Attainable—it’s Time to Act.

For a decade or more, even as renewables have gained market share within the US power grid, accelerated progress toward a lower-carbon grid has been held up by two dominant–but outdated–narratives.

First, utilities and others have long argued that renewables, in particular wind and solar, are costly compared to fossil fuel resources, and if adopted at scale would lead to increased customer costs.

Second, grid operators have contended that wind and solar cannot contribute at scale to the reliable operation of the grid, due to their weather-dependent output.

For more information, please click here.

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