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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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Abu Dhabi issues first district cooling licence to Saadiyat Cooling

Gulf Business Summary The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) issued its first district cooling (DC) licence to the Saadiyat Cooling LLC (SCL), which serves Saadiyat Island, including Saadiyat Beach, and Saadiyat Cultural District. According to the DoE’s statement, reported by state news...


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Dubai's district cooling saves 650GWh of power in 2020

Trade Arabia Summary Nearly 650GWh of electricity savings has been recorded by the use of district cooling in Dubai in 2020, which is in excess of the annual savings target of 420GWh, participants heard at a meeting of the Association of District Cooling Operators Dubai. The third...


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Report: Crisis Hurt MN Clean-Energy Jobs, But Not Overall Growth

Public Service News Summary A new report shows continued growth for clean energy in Minnesota, despite the pandemic and other challenges. The 2021 Minnesota Energy Factsheet shows more than half the electricity generated in the state last year came from non-carbon sources, at 55%, an...


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Bucknell University’s new solar array receives approval

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary Bucknell University in Pennsylvania has partnered with Encore Renewable Energy of Burlington, Vermont, to install a 1.6 peak megawatt solar array on approximately seven acres of University-owned land. Encore will provide comprehensive project development,...


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U.Va. and William & Mary provides updates on their joint climate action plan

The Cavalier Daily Summary The University and the College of William & Mary shared progress, challenges and new initiatives for their joint 2030 Sustainability Plan in a webinar Wednesday afternoon. Sustainability Directors Andrea Trimble and Calandra Waters Lake — representing the...


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Microgrids Meeting Tomorrow w/Michigan Public Service Commission features IDEA Members

IDEA has been supporting the Michigan Public Service Commission as they explore potential for integration of new technologies and business models for energy. Many weeks ago, we circulated the request for information and expert insights among MRC members. Eaton Corporation immediately...


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Ambitious geothermal project to make Oberlin a national leader in clean energy

Oberlin Office of Communications Summary Oberlin College & Conservatory will take an important step toward carbon neutrality this summer as it launches a multi-year, campus-wide conversion to geothermal energy, positioning the institution as a national leader in clean energy. The $140...


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World’s largest wastewater energy transfer project to supply renewable energy to Toronto Western Hospital

Noventa Summary Today, Noventa Energy Partners ( Noventa ) has announced the delivery of the world’s largest raw wastewater energy transfer project at Toronto Western Hospital. The $38 million project, funded in part by the Government of Canada and financed by Vancity Community Investment...


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New York City’s Net-Zero Carbon Target for 2050 Is Achievable, Study Finds

NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability Summary New York City can achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 through a dramatic ramp-up of renewable energy, deep emissions cuts across its building and transportation sectors, and transitioning to low-carbon fuels, according to a joint study led by...