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2050 Too Far Off? How Facilities Can Achieve Net Zero Carbon Today

Utility Dive Summary The following is a contributed article by Tim Lukes, co-CEO and founder of Unison Energy. The consensus among scientists is that global society needs to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 in order to stay below the critical 1.5°C global warming threshold....


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Unanimous backing for bid to cut red tape over ‘west end’ hot water and heating hubs

East Devon News Summary Proposals to cut red tape and speed up plans for ‘district heating networks’ in the west end of East Devon have been unanimously backed. Development Management Committee chiefs this week approved a Local Development Order (LDO) for such schemes – seen as being...


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Select Committee Democrats Release 'Solving The Climate Crisis', A Congressional Roadmap For Ambitious Climate Action

House Select Committee on Climate Crisis Summary Plan Would Put Americans Back To Work, Save Lives, And Help the United States Reach Net Zero By 2050. On Tuesday, June 30, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chair Kathy Castor (D-FL), members of the House Select Committee on the Climate...


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Amid the Pandemic, How Can Businesses Not Lose Sight of Climate Change?

Eco-Business Summary During the coronavirus crisis, corporates face a tough decision: Amid squeezed profits, should they keep pursuing efforts to shrink their climate impacts, or put decarbonisation strategies on the back burner? While it may be tempting to allow climate change to slip off...


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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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Scotland: City Launches Sewage Heat Recovery Project In Quest For Carbon Neutrality

aquaNOW.info Summary A new $7.3 Million USD district heating project in Stirling, Scotland, will provide low-cost, low-carbon heat from the city’s sewage. The project will save about 381 tons of carbon each year or about the equivalent of driving a car 1.5 million miles, and is part of...


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Can Europe Wean Itself From Fossil Fuels? Its Leaders Are About to Decide.

The New York Times Summary The countries of Europe, which together represent the world’s third-largest industrial emitter, are set to decide on Thursday whether they can leap to a future largely free of fossil fuels within the next 30 years. Leaders from all 28 countries of the European...


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Policy Best Practices Cambridge Getting to Net Zero Task Force

Summary The purpose of this best practices review is to highlight initiatives from a number of leading jurisdictions, to generate ideas and stimulate discussion as to what suite of strategies would best support Cambridge’s net zero emissions objective. This report identifies a variety of...

Policy Best Practices Cambridge Getting to Net Zero Task Force_Integral Group.pdf


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From net zero energy buildings to autonomous city districts: A necessary step towards the green built envrionment

Marc Frère, Open Access Government Summary Professor Marc Frère of the University of Mons Research Institute for Energy looks at the arguments for creating low energy demand buildings. In Europe, the building sector is a major contributor to energy consumption and, hence, is responsible...


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Weinberger appoints Darren Springer as GM of Burlington Electric

Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine Summary Mayor Miro Weinberger announced the appointment of Darren Springer as General Manager of the Burlington Electric Department at a press conference Tuesday morning at BED. Springer brings extensive experience in the energy field to the...