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Government Awards £40m for Seven District Heating Networks

Energy Live News Summary An investment of £40 million has been announced for seven district heating network projects, which will give thousands of homes access to low carbon heating. The heat networks, which provides heating in place of a traditional gas boiler, will be developed in...


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Net-Zero Target Called Most Aggressive in World

CommonWealth Summary Governor Charlie Baker's top energy aide said his proposal for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 puts Massachusetts among a very small group of states and countries attempting to limit the impact of climate change. Kathleen Theoharides, the governor’s secretary of...


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Microsoft Has Given Us a Glimpse of a carbon-negative future

Quartz at Work Summary “We don’t yet know which predictions about the climate will be most accurate, nor what effects we have failed to consider. But there is no denying the direction we are heading. Every government, company, and shareholder must confront climate change.” —BlackRock CEO...


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Landmark Agreement Launched to Create Exemplar New Town at Shawfair

Scottish Environment Protection Agency Summary The developers behind the new town of Shawfair have committed to a landmark Sustainable Growth Agreement (SGA) that will accelerate the delivery of a well-designed, sustainable community that promotes wellbeing and healthy lifestyles. The three...


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UC Davis Recognized as Top University in U.S., Third in World in GreenMetric Rankings

The Sacramento Bee Summary The University of California in Davis has been ranked No. 1 in the United States in the 10th annual GreenMetric rankings of worldwide universities conducted by Universitas Indonesia. UI ranked UC Davis third globally, behind only Wageningen University Research in...


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Masdar and EDF to Establish Energy Services Company

Energy Central Summary Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, and French low-carbon electricity leader, EDF, have signed an agreement to establish a 50:50 joint venture energy services company (Esco). At a special ceremony at the World Energy...


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Bipartisan Duo Proposes Constitutional Ban on Fossil Fuel Power Plants

Matt Friedman, Politico Pro Summary As environmentalists, utilities and business groups debate the future of energy production in New Jersey, a bipartisan duo of state senators wants to put a far-reaching decision directly to voters. On Tuesday, Senate Environment and Energy Committee...


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How Copenhagen Plans to reach carbon-neutral status in just six years

Fast Company Summary If you miss the metro as you walk up to a stop in central Copenhagen during rush hour, you won’t wait long for the next train: the automated system is designed to run every two minutes. It’s one way for the city to convince residents not to drive a car, and as the metro...