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Decarbonization, Programs & Policy

“Convince Me” series: a Decarbonization Challenge, Article 1

23 Nov , 2021  

Nick Brod, dnv.com, 11/23/21. Kicking off the energy transition “convince me” series, Nick Brod shares progress around decarbonization and introduces three clean energy challenges we must solve. Like many of you, clean energy and the energy transition are top-of-mind for me, which means I spend a lot of time exploring ideas with my colleagues and […]

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Decarbonization, Programs & Policy

“Convince Me” series: a spotlight on decarbonization, article 3

21 Oct , 2021  

DNV.com, 10/21/21. To advance decarbonization and the energy transition, the traditional utility business model must evolve to prioritize electrification. Find out how. Climate change takes center stage as one of the most urgent issues facing the world. And as Nick Brod stresses in his Energy transition “convince me” series kickoff article, utilities play a leading […]

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Decarbonization, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

“Convince Me” series: a spotlight on decarbonization, article 2

12 Oct , 2021  

DNV, 10/12/21 Energy regulations hold the key to utility-sector electrification. Find out what needs to change to accelerate the energy transition. In a market-driven economy, the utility sector plays a unique role. Rather than being shaped by competition and innovation, state and federal policies and regulations define how utilities operate. This structure impacts consumer rates, […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Transit System Bridges Nature’s Playground to the Public

2 Aug , 2021  

yes! Solutions Journalism, 8/2/21. On a recent spring morning, Kamal Adhikari hopped in his Chrysler 200S and made the 30-minute drive from his home in a Seattle suburb to the Poo Poo Point Trailhead in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. When he arrived at 10 a.m. the trailhead parking lot was full. He ended […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy, Renewables

EV and EV Infrastructure Have Promising Future Under Biden

20 Apr , 2021  

dnv.com, 4/20/22. President Biden announced the most extensive plan this nation has ever seen for the electric vehicle (EV) industry. He kept his campaign promise to invest in a more sustainable future by proposing the investment of over $174 billion in the EV market. That budget will be responsible for building out a new network of 500,000 EV […]

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Building Technology, Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy, Whole Building

ICC in a Pickle After Developers Argue City Voting Rights

30 Mar , 2021  

huffpost.com, 3/30/21. Kim Havey had a problem. Minneapolis was generating more and more of its electricity from renewables, dropping climate-warming pollution from power to record lows. But emissions from natural gas, which is used to heat buildings and stovetops, were climbing ― overtaking power plants as the city’s top source of carbon pollution in 2017.  […]

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Codes & Standards, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

MA Residents: Advocate for Net Zero Stretch Codes Now!

4 Feb , 2021  

Built Environment Plus, 2/4/21. We are calling on the Massachusetts building community to advocate for a Net Zero Stretch Code within the Climate Roadmap Bill now in the Legislature.  We need you to call your Senator and Representatives where you live and work, and tell them that based on your building industry expertise that you support […]

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Law & Policy, Markets & Business, Programs & Policy

Biden-Harris Administration to Set New Focus on Clean Energy

21 Jan , 2021  

Gita Subramony, ERS After living through 4 years of climate denialism and anti-science rhetoric, the Biden-Harris administration represents a shift in the right direction for the U.S. to address the climate crisis; however, the policies this administration enacts will have to make up for lost time. The outgoing Trump administration withdrew from the Paris climate […]

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Building Technology, Programs & Policy, Whole Building

New Buildings Face Drastic Changes with Boston Zoning Plans

18 Jan , 2021  

energynews.us, 1/18/2021. The initiative is among the most aggressive of existing or proposed strategies to cut energy consumption in buildings, which are responsible for 70% of the city’s carbon output. The city of Boston is laying plans to require newly constructed large buildings to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, a move supporters hope will help […]

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Law & Policy, Markets & Business, Programs & Policy

Small Municipalities Take Big Strides Towards Clean Energy

14 Jan , 2021  

aceee.org, 1/14/21. An analysis of clean energy efforts by 30 small cities finds several leaders taking significant steps to cut energy waste and embrace clean energy—pointing the way for other small municipalities across the country to do the same. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) examined the cities’ efforts to make homes and […]

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