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Cornell Campus Sustainability Office Boasts One-Third Reduction in Emissions From 2008

The Cornell Daily Sun Summary The Campus Sustainability Office is showcasing Cornell’s one-third reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2008 and other marks of progress with this year’s annual report , made more interactive than ever with an elaborate design full of links, images and...

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Clean Air For All – What are the main sources of air pollutants?

Balkan Green Energy News Summary There is no doubt that the main sources of air pollution are the same all over the world – the energy sector, commercial, institutional and household heating, transportation, industry, agriculture, and waste management. However, in countries which have...

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City of Tartu seeking to reduce CO2 emissions by 40 percent by 2030

ERR Summary The Tartu city government has sent a draft energy and climate plan of the City of Tartu, which sets an intermediate goal to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 40 percent by 2030 compared to 2010, to the council for discussion and public display. The climate plan...

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Iowa State University eyes $14 million to replace coal boilers with natural gas

The Gazette Summary Iowa State University wants to spend $12 million to $14 million to replace its two remaining coal-fired boilers with natural gas-fired boilers — effectively ending the campus’ use of coal. Although Iowa State plans to pay for the project — scheduled for Board of Regents...

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Make use of Ireland’s natural advantage’ for bioenergy

Agriland Summary The next government has been called on to make use of Ireland’s “considerable natural advantage” for growing bioenergy fuel crops to meet its 2030 emissions targets and get up to speed on renewable energy. The Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) in recent weeks has...

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Germany's Merkel wants green recovery from coronavirus crisis

Reuters Summary Governments should focus on climate protection when considering fiscal stimulus packages to support an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday. Her comments are the clearest sign yet that Merkel wants to combine the...

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CaGBC and RAIC share building code recommendations

HPAC Summary In early April the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) sent a joint letter to National Research Council (NRC) and other federal government ministers to share industry feedback on the overarching approach and omissions of...

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Prospect Park's Towerside Could Set an Example with Greener Heating

Minnesota Daily Summary Towerside Innovation District in Prospect Park is aiming to live up to its name as it begins to incorporate greener temperature control in its new developments. As Minneapolis officials look to implement more alternative energy sources, Towerside’s Malcolm Yards...

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Leveraging Geothermal Energy to Reduce GHG Emissions and Connect with Students

Summary Durham College’s Simcoe Geothermal Project, featuring a borehole field comprised of 150 wells for an Underground Thermal Energy Storage (UTES) system, was developed to achieve the primary objectives of GHG reduction and connection to student learning. This presentation will review key...


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The Road to Absolute Zero

Summary When most institutions think about the broad topic of renewable campus energy, geo-exchange technologies are not the first that come to mind. The focus has been on solar and wind, especially large-scale off-campus generation; batteries thermal storage for hot or cold water; and co...