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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Formula E Join Forces With Green Sports Alliance

Formula E part of growing sustainability network

LONDON, UK (November 30) The FIA Formula E Championship has today announced its partnership with the Green Sports Alliance, a prestigious organisation dedicated to promoting sustainability in the sports industry.

The Green Sports Alliance is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the development of better practices and solutions to environmental challenges in the sports industry. Its initiative aspires towards global participation of environmental stewardship including focussing on reducing waste output, conserving energy and embracing renewable energy, and eliminating toxic chemicals.

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As the world’s first fully-electric racing series, Formula E represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a framework for research and development around the electric vehicle.

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said: “Formula E is proud of the collaborative nature in which leading world companies, both in and out of motor racing, have come together with a shared vision of promoting sustainability. We look forward to our shared co-operation with the Green Sports Alliance in the push to promote sustainable values.”

“Formula E is the only sport ever created specifically to advance an environmental mission, that is, getting car racing to shift away from its dependence on fossil fuels. In doing so, Formula E has captured the hearts and minds of environmentalists as well as racing fans throughout the world,” said Green Sports Alliance President Allen Hershkowitz. “I can think of no better alignment of purpose than the collaboration of Formula E and the Green Sports Alliance. We are delighted and honoured to have them as the newest member of our international sports greening coalition.”

Agag will join a panel of experts organised by Green Sports Alliance at COP21 in Paris in December to address representatives of European sports organisations, NGOs, government representatives and the public, to highlight the opportunities that sustainability in sports offers to the wider climate change effort. He will also be a keynote speaker at the annual Green Sports Alliance Summit in Houston, USA in June 2016.

For more information on Formula E visit www.fiaformulae.com

 

Former Vice President Al Gore, Green Sports Alliance President Dr. Allen Hershkowitz & Other Sustainability Leaders Unveil STAPLES Center & AEG’s Newest Sustainability Initiative Bloom Energy Fuel Cells

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AEG and STAPLES Center held a celebratory event marking the completion of its Bloom Energy fuel cell technology deployment today. Former Vice President Al Gore joined executives from AEG, Bloom Energy, Green Sports Alliance and the City of Los Angeles to “Flip the Switch” on the recently installed Bloom Energy fuel cells that will provide on-site generation to STAPLES Center. The 500 kW fuel cell project will generate power through a clean and efficient electrochemical process, providing approximately 25% of the power required by the sports and entertainment venue each year. The Bloom Energy Servers will also reduce STAPLES Center’s carbon emissions by 2.2 million pounds of carbon annually, a 39% reduction compared to electricity purchased from the local utility.

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The purchase of the new technology for the downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment arena furthers STAPLES Center’s reputation as “the most efficient arena in the world.” This project contributes to the sustainability goals created by AEG, owners of STAPLES Center, as part of the organization’s corporate environmental sustainability program, AEG 1EARTH, and the mission to reduce the company’s environmental impact and drive business value through sustainability for all company assets including more than 100 venues affiliated with its AEG Facilities division.

 

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Purdue University & Andretti Technologies Partner For High Performance Electric Vehicle Development & Educational Program

INDIANAPOLIS (NOVEMBER 5, 2015) – Andretti Technologies (ATEC), the advanced engineering arm of the Michael Andretti-led auto sport empire, has partnered with Purdue University to engineer the future of electric vehicle technology and innovation.
“We here at Andretti Technologies are very excited to be partnered with such a prestigious and respected University, leaders in the field of electrical machines and power electronics,” said Roger Griffiths, Director of Motorsport Development for Andretti Technologies. The knowledge and resources offered to us has already been extremely fruitful in the development of the new ATEC Formula E powertrain that will debut in Season 3 of the FIA Formula E Championship.”

The partnership focuses on using advanced technology to develop the next generation of high performance electric vehicles though access to the University’s state of the art engineering facilities along with the latest electrical understanding that Purdue can offer; this partnership also incorporates an educational internship program for Purdue University students within Andretti Technologies and the Andretti family of race teams.

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