On Wednesday, Citizen’s Bank Park, home to the Phillies baseball team, will host a stop on a 2400-mile electric powered vehicle tour. Two employees of Sterling Planet, a renewable energy supplier, will be driving the Chevy Volt from Atlanta up the East Coast, and over to Detroit and Indiana using as much renewable energy as possible. The two will be charging up at Citizen’s Bank Park, where the “Phillies Red Goes Green” program recently announced the purchase of more than 22 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy credits from a new solar farm in Lancaster County.
One of the things holding back the development and purchase of electric and natural gas vehicles is the lack of infrastructure to fuel up. Pennsylvania is pushing efforts to get more fleets to convert to natural gas. And a GOP leader in the House recently chastised SEPTA for not planning to switch to natural gas vehicles, threatening to cut funding for Philadelphia’s mass transit system. So as the world keeps filing up with fossil fuels, Sterling Planet’s Alden Hathaway says he’s driving to promote new charging stations.