Heating to Become a Greater Focus in Decarbonization Efforts

greentechmedia.com, June 5, 2020. Current conversations around the energy transition often focus on the power and transportation sectors. But decarbonization of other sectors, such as heat, is also critical to meeting national and regional climate targets. Heat makes up 35 percent of global energy consumption, and when it comes to space heating, direct combustion of fossil […]

Colorado Finds Sustainable Mutualism with Beer and Marijuana

This article was originally published on washingtonpost.com on Feb. 11, 2020. DENVER — The state of Colorado and three small businesses are trying a novel approach to reduce carbon emissions that sounds like something out of the fever dreams of Willie Nelson: using carbon dioxide produced from beer brewing to help marijuana plants grow. Denver […]

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. […]

Electrification Emission-Cutting Opportunity in Transportation

This article was originally written by Steve Nadel and published on aceee.org on Oct. 8, 2019. The transportation sector offers the greatest potential to slash greenhouse gas emissions through electrification— more even than buildings or industry, according to a recent ACEEE study and four other reports. Research increasingly cites the electrification of vehicles, buildings, and […]

The Kids Are Going on Strike – a Global Climate Strike

This article was written by Taylor Patterson, ERS What started out as one young girl standing up for what she believes in has turned into an international phenomenon that continues to grow exponentially in both support and participation by children and adults alike. You heard it right – on Friday, September 20, and Friday, September […]

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New York City Mayor Announces Buildings Must Increase Energy Efficiency

New York City Mandates Existing Buildings Must Increase Energy Efficiency Clean Technica, September 18, 2017 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced new mandates on building owners to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of existing buildings, in a move that will affect NYC’s 14,500 least-efficient buildings, which together produce 24% of the city’s […]

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Umass Partners With Eversource to Improve the University’s Energy Efficiency

UMass, Eversource sign energy efficiency partnership The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, September 5, 2017 The University of Massachusetts and Eversource have agreed on a partnership with hopes to increase the University’s energy efficiency. Eversource, an energy providing company that serves much of Western Massachusetts, will collaborate with UMass in major construction and renovation projects that hope […]