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Pittsburgh’s 2030 District includes 556 buildings that are greatly reducing energy usage. It’s healthier for all of us.

Next Pittsburgh Summary Pittsburgh’s buildings are not only getting more energy- and cost-efficient, they’re also getting healthier, which benefits us all. Since it launched in 2012, the Pittsburgh 2030 District has aimed “to commit commercial buildings in the central economic...

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In One Week, Both Sweden and Austria Celebrated the Closing of Their Last Coal Plants

Good News Summary Conservationists are celebrating yet another environmental milestone as the last polluting coal-fired power plants in Austria and Sweden closed their doors. Sweden’s original commitment to stop using coal was a target the country wanted to achieve by 2022,...

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NYSERDA Grants $1.65M to Cornell for Carbon Footprint, Energy Reductions

Cornell Chronicle Summary The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will give Cornell $1.65 million in incentives for energy studies and project work to develop a smaller carbon footprint, accelerating the university toward its goal of net-zero carbon for the...

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Comprehensive Senate Energy Bill Draws Industry, Bipartisan Support, But Lags on Tax Credits, Efficiency

Utility Dive Summary A comprehensive Senate energy package has a better chance than most energy bills of getting through Congress, according to some policy watchers. But opposition from groups opposed to its inclusion of fossil fuels and exclusion of tax credits for renewables and electric...

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DU’s Authentic and Innovative Approach to Carbon Neutrality

Summary The University of Denver will present an authentic & innovative approach, developed to meet emissions reduction goals and carbon neutrality by 2050. A revolving "Green Fund" is utilized for energy conservation projects, LEED building design, and to support campus wide renewable...


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Decarbonization Options for the Future

Summary Many universities and colleges have agreed to reduce their carbon footprint. While renewable sources of energy is growing they cannot be relied on as a 100% secure source of energy supply. Will look at examples of using renewable and low carbon fuels in addition to technologies to...