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The EPA Overturns a Key Trump Administration Ruling on Auto Emissions

13 Apr , 2022  

Nozzle fueling car

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 4/13/2022 The EPA is reinstating the right of the State of California to set automobile fuel efficiency and emissions at a stricter standard than current federal regulations. Sixteen other states: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington, […]

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Building Technology, Markets & Business

Greenhouse Cultivation Leaves Carbon Emission Impacts

23 Sep , 2020  

magazine.cannabisbusinesstimes.com, 9/23/2020. Authors’ Note:  This article is the third in a five-part series by Resource Innovation Institute (RII), a nonprofit that works to advance resource efficiency in cannabis cultivation. In Part I of the series (available at bit.ly/CBT_Resource_Guides), we introduced the “LED Lighting for Cannabis Cultivation and Controlled Environment Agriculture Best Practices Guide” and “HVAC for […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Student Gives Exclusive Look from Inside Global Climate Strikes

18 Nov , 2019  

This article was written by Ethan Gasse for Zondits. The Global Climate Strikes have caught international attention from politicians, media outlets, and citizens alike. Two consecutive strikes, held on the 20th and 27th of September, featured events in reportedly 185 countries in 6,383 cities. These numbers are reported by Greta Thunberg, the 16-year old Swede […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Ask the Expert: What is Strategic Electrification?

1 Feb , 2019  

New strategies continue to circulate in the energy industry and a term that keeps popping up is strategic electrification. We asked our expert: What is strategic electrification?

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Building Technology, Commercial Tenant, Efficiency in Action, Interviews, Markets & Business, Whole Building

A Zondits Interview: Swiss Re Leads the Way as Commercial Tenants Cut Carbon Emissions with NYSERDA

7 Sep , 2018  

This article was written for NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program (CTP), which offers financial assistance for energy studies in tenant spaces. For more information on the program visit the NYSERDA CTP website. Kelly O’Connell, ERS, for Zondits, August 28, 2018 Zondits recently sat down with John Clifford, Head of Corporate Real Estate & Services (CRES) Americas […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

The New Climate Deal Between the Mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris

8 Jun , 2017  

mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris

The Mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris: We Have Our Own Climate Deal Last week, President Donald Trump tried to pit our two cities against each other when he announced, in pulling out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” As the mayors of Pittsburgh […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Join with Zondits to Show Your Support for the Paris Agreement

7 Jun , 2017  

Paris Agreement Petition Letter

Gary Epstein, ERS, for Zondits Zondits is deeply disappointed with the president’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Agreement. This decision fails to recognize the leadership role that the US should be playing as the world community moves toward a carbon-neutral, clean energy future. But we in the energy efficiency and […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Moving Forward with Climate Change Action

5 Jun , 2017  

refrigerant Paris Agreement

Brian McCowan, ERS, for Zondits [bctt tweet=”Progress on #climatechange will not be slowed due to the president’s decision on the #ParisAgreement.” username=”ZonditsEE”] President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment. Reaching agreement in Paris required a massive international effort that resulted in nearly two […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Trump Announces the U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

1 Jun , 2017  

Paris-energy-law Paris Agreement

US cities, states and companies vow to honour Paris climate accord, even if Trump doesn’t New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday that his municipality would “take matters into our own hands, calling the threat to pull out of the historic climate accord “a dagger aimed at the heart of New York City.” […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

The Reversal of Obama’s Climate Change Initiatives

29 Mar , 2017  

coal-fired power plants Clean Power Plant

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits This week, President Trump fulfilled a campaign promise by signing an executive order instructing the EPA to reverse the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP). The Trump administration believes that the CPP, which aimed to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, negatively impacts the growth of the coal industry. However, […]

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