Going beyond the clean energy PPA to decarbonize the grid

Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip By matching energy consumption with clean energy produced elsewhere on the grid, power purchase agreements have allowed corporations to take action to address the current and future risks posed by climate change. But, in some cases, there’s an opportunity to go beyond the PPA, and more effectively decarbonize the grid through hourly load […]

Wind industry demands action from world leaders ahead of COP26 climate summit

Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip More than 90 wind energy companies and associations from around the world called on leaders to take decisive action in pursuit of net-zero carbon emissions goals ahead of the COP26 United Nations climate summit next month. Vestas, Siemens-Gamesa, Goldwind, Enel, and EDP Renewables are among the signatories of a manifesto by the wind […]

DOE invests $61 million in ‘smart building’ energy efficiency projects

Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip The U.S. Dept. of Energy is backing 10 energy efficiency pilot projects that aim to transform thousands of homes and workplaces into resilient smart buildings. DOE is providing $61 million for the “Connected Communities” program, which will equip buildings with smart controls, sensors, and analytics to reduce energy use, costs, and emissions. “From […]

North Carolina proves climate action can be bipartisan

Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday signed into law a bipartisan mandate that will require the state to reduce carbon emissions by 70% by 2030 and reach carbon neutrality by 2050. House Bill 951: Energy Solutions for North Carolina directs the Utilities Commission to “take all reasonable steps” to achieve the emissions […]

Here’s how developing countries can do more on climate

Contributed by Hari Suthan Subramaniam, Chief Strategic Growth Officer, Opus One Solutions Our planet faces an unprecedented slate of climate risks, and world leaders are gathering at COP26 in Glasgow next month with a mandate to stave off disaster. But while this crisis requires a global effort, we too often focus on the efforts of […]

World Energy Outlook 2021: Transition to renewables not fast enough for net-zero targets

Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip The International Energy Agency called for “unmistakable” action by world leaders to reduce emissions ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Conference, warning that the global transition to renewable energy isn’t happening quickly enough to meet net-zero goals. The IEA has released its World Energy Outlook 2021 which details a global rebound in coal […]

Will New York City’s largest buildings meet emissions reduction limits by 2024?

Contributed by Saverio Grosso, Edison Energy New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act has been lauded as one of the most ambitious and innovative legislative initiatives by a major city to combat climate change.  Under the Act, passed in 2019, most buildings over 25,000 square feet—roughly 50,000 residential and commercial properties across the city—must meet new […]

Arizona nuclear to clean hydrogen project receives $20 million from Dept. of Energy

Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip An Arizona project will receive $20 million in funding from the U.S. Dept. of Energy to demonstrate technology that produces clean hydrogen energy from nuclear power, as part of the agency’s goal of reducing the cost of clean hydrogen production by 80%. The project at Palo Verde Nuclear Generation Station in Phoenix will […]

In Missouri, resource hubs aim to help building owners improve efficiency

By Karen Uhlenhuth, Energy News Network Nonprofit groups have established resource centers in St. Louis and the Kansas City metro to help building owners upgrade properties as advocates press cities to adopt more stringent energy efficiency standards. Energy efficiency advocates in Missouri’s two largest cities have launched new efforts to help building owners comply with […]