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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...

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London mayoral race 2021: Sadiq Khan pledges '170,000 green jobs', including 1700 in district energy.

BBC News Summary Sadiq Khan has pledged to support more than 170,000 green jobs if re-elected as mayor. The Labour mayoral candidate wants to create jobs in flood risk areas of the capital and roles in electrifying London's bus fleet. Details of Mr Khan's manifesto include a pledge for a...

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'We can't delay': Biden proposes $2 trillion infrastructure, jobs plan

USA Today Summary President Joe Biden unveiled a $2 trillion plan Wednesday to rebuild the nation's aging infrastructure, support electric vehicles and clean energy and boost access to caregivers and their pay in a massive undertaking that would be the centerpiece of his economic...

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FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan

The White House Summary While the American Rescue Plan is changing the course of the pandemic and delivering relief for working families, this is no time to build back to the way things were. This is the moment to reimagine and rebuild a new economy. The American Jobs Plan is an investment...

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Biden’s Recovery Plan Bets Big on Clean Energy

New York Times Summary President Biden’s next big thing would fuse the rebuilding of America’s creaky infrastructure with record spending to fight climate change, a combination that, in scale and scope, represents a huge political shift, even for Democrats who have been in the climate...

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Loan Fund Launched For Nonprofits’ Green Building Upgrades

The NonProfitTimes Summary DC Green Bank, a Washington, D.C.-based program that promotes sustainable infrastructure, has launched a loan program that supports energy-saving work within the District. The new program, Navigator, provides pre-development loans for community-based nonprofit...

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IDEA to Champion District Energy Projects to Incoming Biden Administration and Congress as Critical Energy Infrastructure

Last week, IDEA reported on our efforts to create a database of current and upcoming district energy projects that we will deliver to the incoming Biden Administration and Congress. We believe district energy projects - your projects - need to be a critical part of the administration's...

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Minister Mckenna Unveils Set-Aside Infrastructure Funds for COVID-19 Response

Sussex Press Release Summary In an interview Tuesday, May 12 with the Canadian Press, Infrastructure and Communities Minister Catherine McKenna provided an update on her efforts to flow infrastructure funding to provinces and territories and revealed that the federal government will allocate...