Carbon-Free Energy to Power Google by 2030

greentechmedia.com, 9/30/2020 Google on Monday pledged that by 2030 it will run its entire business on carbon-free energy — every hour of every day of the year. The promise commits the tech giant to an even more aggressive program of sourcing clean energy and enabling the infrastructure to make it available even when the sun isn’t shining and the […]

Breaking Even: Colorado College Becomes Carbon Neutral

This article was originally published on coloradocollege.edu Colorado College has achieved carbon neutrality, a goal it set in 2009 when it committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2020. After a decade of work, the ambitious target has been met — even as the college increased its building footprint by more than 10% during that time. […]

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Ask the Expert: What’s the Difference Between Net-Zero and Carbon-Neutral?

Ask the Expert: What’s the difference between “net-zero” and “carbon-neutral” in relation to buildings and efficiency? Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits There are many different but nearly synonymous terms for buildings, campuses, and communities going in the general direction of net zero. Per the Department of Energy, the best term is a zero energy building (ZEB). This is […]

California’s Road to a Carbon Neutral Economy

Dreamers of the Golden Dream: Does California Have a Blueprint to Fix Global Warming? Mother Jones, March/April. Image credit: werner22brigitte [bctt tweet=”California can claim first place in just about every #renewable #energy category.”] Today, California can claim first place in just about every renewable-energy category: It is home to the nation’s largest wind farm and the […]

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Palo Alto Officially Declares Its Electric Portfolio “Carbon Neutral”

Palo Alto looks to get people to switch off natural gas Palo Alto Online, July 30, 2015. Image credit: PublicDomainPictures Now comes the next challenge: How to get residents to switch off natural gas and plug into clean electricity? The effort, commonly known as “fuel switching,” was sparked by both the city’s switch to a “carbon-neutral” […]

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White House Categorically Rejects Biomass Fuels as Carbon Neutral

White House rejects biomass as carbon neutral Utility Dive, July 2, 2015. Image credit: markusspiske Dive Brief: The White House has issued a policy statement declaring its strong opposition to a House measure it believes would undermine President Obama’s ability to put environmental reforms in place, and specifically rejecting calls to declare biomass fuels as “carbon […]