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Decarbonising construction: Plotting your path to net zero

PBC Today Summary We saw a flurry of government announcements in late 2020, including the ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution , closely followed by the publication of the long-awaited Energy White Paper and National Infrastructure Strategy , with much more promised for...


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Eighty percent clean electricity generates large benefits

The Hill Summary Congressional proposals for cutting carbon pollution from the electricity sector are flying around Capitol Hill this week. Bold progress on cleaning up the nation’s electricity grid is central to curbing global climate change. It would also have a dramatic, but often under...


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Biden: 'We have a deal' on infrastructure with bipartisan group of senators

CNN Summary President Joe Biden said Thursday he has agreed to a deal on infrastructure with a bipartisan group of senators after White House officials and the senators had a massive breakthrough the night before in their infrastructure negotiations. Both Republican and...


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Biden calls for $22 billion in cyber security funding

HITBSecNews Summary In the wake of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, the White House is calling for $22 billion in new cyber security spending to protect the nation’s vulnerable infrastructure. In a statement Tuesday, the Biden administration called for $20 billion in grants to...


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Universities look to EU’s €800B COVID-19 recovery fund to upgrade campuses

Science/Business Summary As of today, 22 EU member states have submitted national plans for their share of the EU’s pandemic recovery fund, with a number looking for money to modernise university campuses, reducing the energy footprint and cutting maintenance costs. The recovery fund...


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IDEA2021 Registration is Now Open!

This is an announcement we've been waiting to make for a long time. Registration for IDEA2021 is now open . By the time we convene in Austin, TX for IDEA2021 , September 27-29, it will have been more than 2 years since our last in-person Annual Conference. This will be a great...


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Watch: A conversation on the future of clean energy jobs

Axios Summary On Thursday, May 13, Axios co-founder Mike Allen , editor-in-chief Nick Johnston and managing editor for politics Margaret Talev unpacked how the American Jobs Plan could create green jobs and shift infrastructure to tackle climate change, with Energy Secretary ...


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President Biden Invites Johnson Controls CEO to Speak at Leaders Summit on Climate Change

PR Newswire Summary Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, today announced that its chairman and CEO George Oliver has been invited by U.S. President Joe Biden to participate in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate. The...


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Banking on ‘green’ for energy independence

Juneau Empire Summary With the aim of increasing the state’s energy independence, Gov. Mike Dunleavy introduced a bill last week that would create a so-called “green bank” to help fund sustainable energy projects in the state. Alaska has similar investment programs for other industries,...


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America’s clean energy transformation is an investment, not a gamble

Energy Storage News Summary With the United States’ planned investment of between US$2 trillion and US$4 trillion to achieve a net-zero emissions economy by FY2050, what role do clean energy companies play in reaching these goals? To reach a net-zero emissions economy, America requires...