Shorepower – Plug In and Save

Sustainable Business Oregon – January 2010

Ben Vitale, president of The Climate Trust, wrote an article about climate change that appeared in Sustainable Business Oregon.

Shorepower Technologies installed electric pedestals at six truck stops in Oregon and Washington that allow truckers to power their appliances and heat and cool their cabs using grid electricity instead of idling their diesel engines. The Climate Trust’s carbon finance was essential for installation of the new technology, which reduces carbon emissions, lowers truckers’ fuel costs, generates new revenue for participating truck stop owners, and reduces air and noise pollution. This pilot project was just awarded $22.2 million in federal stimulus money to expand to 50 locations nationwide, in the hopes that it will revolutionize the transportation sector, which generates nearly one-third of U.S. emissions.”