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Read How Tech is Working Toward a Sustainable Tomorrow

Addressing climate change is one of the most critical global issues of our time. TechNet and our member companies are fostering and promoting innovation that tackles climate change while providing safeguards against inaction. TechNet member companies understand the dire situation and are committed to leading by example through efforts that drive a cleaner, brighter, and more energy efficient future.

Tech Works Toward A Sustainable Tomorrow

Amazon’s Custom Electric Delivery Vehicles Are Starting to Hit the Road (Amazon)

Just one year after announcing the purchase of 100,000 custom electric delivery vehicles as part of The Climate Pledge, Amazon has begun testing the new vans on delivery routes.

Honeywell Project Will Save Florida College 6.6 Million Gallons of Water Annually (Honeywell)

When the project is complete, Indian River State College will use 6.6 million fewer gallons of water a year, equivalent to 10 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

GM Hopes to Eliminate Gas Vehicles, Have All-Electric Portfolio by 2040 (GM)

General Motors aspires to have all of its global new light-duty vehicles, including full-size pickups and SUVs, be zero emission by 2035. It also targets 2040 for its global products and plants to be carbon neutral.

Bloom Energy Charts a Future in Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Electrolysis, and Carbon Capture (Bloom Energy)

Bloom Energy CEO KR Sridhar highlighted Bloom’s next steps in its technology roadmap for 2021. Those include plans to commercially deploy fuel cells capable of running on biogas.

Cleaner Data Centers, Batteries Included (Google)

Google's new battery project will help it operate more cleanly when the power grid goes down, and help the grid itself move towards a carbon-free future.

A Planet-Sized Plan (Apple)

Developing Energy-Efficient Machine Learning (Accenture)

The Inclusive Future Starts With a Liveable Planet (Cisco)

Cruise Electric Vehicles and GM Team up With Microsoft to Commercialize Self-Driving Vehicles (Cruise, GM)

What's New in Tech

10 Million Rides to Move Us Toward Recovery (Uber)

Uber is committing another 10 million free or discounted rides to help make sure that transportation is not a barrier to getting the vaccine. It is beginning this effort in partnership with the National Urban League, the Morehouse School of Medicine, and the National Action Network, organizations with deep ties to the communities of color that have been disproportionately hurt by the pandemic — with more partnerships to come soon. Read more here.

What We're Saying

· TechNet Calls on the White House to Ensure Semiconductor Production Benefits All Industries

· TechNet Applauds the Release of the U.S. Citizenship Act

· TechNet Joins Other Leading Groups in White House Letter Supporting CHIPS Funding

· TechNet Announces Two New Autonomous Vehicle Companies as Members

Before You Start Your Weekend

Illustrator and designer Sophia Yeshi discusses the inspiration behind her bold artwork, the importance of centering women of color, and how the internet allows her to connect her messages to a wider audience. (Comcast)

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