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Carbon Mitigation Taskforce presents plans for a more eco-friendly UMass

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian Summary The first of three interactive webinars was recently hosted by the Carbon Mitigation Task Force (CMTF), featuring a detailed presentation from the committee followed by a discussion that welcomed public input. An extensive passage on the University...

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Institute of Sustainable Finance Releases Blueprint for Canada's Low Carbon Transition

Institute of Sustainable Finance Summary On September 29, 2020, the Institute for Sustainable Finance launched landmark research to provide a concrete, data-driven capital blueprint for Canada’s low carbon transition. The Capital Mobilization Plan for a Canadian Low Carbon Economy ...

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Enwave Energy Corporation’s Leadership in Sustainability Reflected Through Release of Green Financing Framework and Inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance Report

Enwave Energy Corporation Summary Enwave Energy Corporation recently released its Green Financing Framework, and has published its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report. Both of these highlight the organization’s commitment to sustainability and to industry leadership...

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CaGBC and RAIC share building code recommendations

HPAC Summary In early April the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) sent a joint letter to National Research Council (NRC) and other federal government ministers to share industry feedback on the overarching approach and omissions of...

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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...

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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...

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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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"You're Not Trying Hard Enough" Greta Thunberg tells US Congress in Climate Change Warning

ITV News Summary Greta Thunberg has called on US lawmakers to “listen to the scientists” about climate change and “take action” at a Capitol Hill committee. "I know you're trying," she told Democratic senators at an invitation-only forum, "but just not hard enough. Sorry." ...