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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero

Princeton University Summary Ted Borer, director of the campus energy plant, discusses the University’s ambitious Sustainability Action Plan goals and strategies to achieve them. (Video by Jared Flesher) Watch the Full Video Here #News #MemberNews #EmissionsReduction ...


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Valmet to optimize Helsinki district heating

Power Engineering International Summary Valmet has been chosen to supply an optimization solution for Helen Ltd’s district heat production and network in Helsinki, Finland. The system will be geared to improve the energy efficiency of Helen’s district heating network, reduce emissions, as...


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Ottawa's environmental protection committee approves $57.2M wastewater treatment plant upgrade

Mike Vlasveld, Ottawa Matters Summary The City of Ottawa could save $80-million in utilities over the next 25 years while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, after $57.2-million in upgrades to its cogeneration system at the Robert O. Pickard Environmental Centre. The Standing Committee on...


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Notre Dame ceases to burn coal, a year ahead of schedule

Marissa Gebhard, Notre Dame News Summary Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced in the fall of 2015 the ambitious goal of discontinuing the use of coal by the end of 2020, and cutting the University’s carbon footprint in half by 2030. Both goals have been achieved...


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'Next five years are critical': Report urges government to beef up green heat plans

Catherine Early, Business Green Summary New green heat technologies, such as heat pumps, combined heat and power systems, district heating, hydrogen and biogas, coupled with smart controls and financial innovation, could revolutionise home heating and put the UK on track to meet its net zero...


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How cities are decarbonising

David Thorpe, The Fifth Estate Summary The figures come from a report by the Coalition for Urban Transitions entitled Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity: How national governments can secure economic prosperity and avert climate catastrophe by transforming cities which was released...


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Cities can fight climate change and improve lives by finding new ways to be cool

United Nations Environment Programme Summary Life has always been hotter in cities. Concrete soaking up and radiating sunlight, and the concentration of people, cars and machinery crank up the temperatures, making them on average 5–9°C warmer than rural areas. This has led to fast growth of...


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Carbon Emissions Are Already Falling in 30 Cities

Linda Poon, Citylab Summary Since nations signed on to the Paris Agreement four years ago, committing to collectively lower carbon emissions to below 2 degrees Celsius, progress across the globe has been uneven and, sometimes, even discouraging. But there is good news. Austin, Athens, Lisbon,...


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Mayors Announce Support For Global Green New Deal; Recognize Global Climate Emergency

C40 Cities Press Release Summary Newly elected C40 Chair, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, alongside the mayors of cities worldwide including Copenhagen, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney and Tokyo, today announced their support for a Global Green New Deal and recognized a global climate emergency...


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Decades-Old Technology Offers a Greener Way to Cool Buildings

Will Mathis, Bloomberg Summary Four decades after it supplied its last coal to the Netherlands, a shuttered mine near the German border is feeding low-emission air conditioning to homes nearby. The cooling system collects some of the millions of gallons of water held in flooded mine shafts...