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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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Building Technology, HVAC

Heating to Become a Greater Focus in Decarbonization Efforts

26 Aug , 2020  

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 […]

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

Smith College Dedicates School Year to Climate Change

21 Nov , 2019  

This article was originally written by Taylor Patterson on Nov. 1, 2019. Smith College has dedicated the 2019–2020 school year to bringing awareness, understanding, and action to the global climate crisis through its Year on Climate Change. Smith, a women’s liberal arts college in western Massachusetts, has established a “Study Group on Climate Change” in […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

PepsiCo $1 billion Green Bond Funds Sustainability Goals

15 Oct , 2019  

This article was written by Elana Cole, ERS, on October 15, 2019. On October 7, PepsiCo priced their first green bond at roughly $1 billion. This green bond will fund a series of strategic sustainability initiatives to promote the company’s development goals to advance their 2025 Sustainability Agenda. Alongside this announcement, PepsiCo also named their […]

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Building Technology, Intelligent Efficiency

Electrified Homes of the Future

21 Aug , 2019  

This article was originally published on NEEP, 2019 States, cities, and utilities across the region have made aggressive commitments to deep carbon reductions. In our 2018 Strategic Electrification Action Plan, NEEP found that significantly decarbonizing buildings to the necessary levels will require energy efficiency, a number of distributed energy resources including distributed generation and energy storage, […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

The Butterfly Graph: The Northeast’s New Seasonal Load Shape

27 May , 2019  

buttefly graph

If we electrify vehicles and buildings, we use more electricity, which is hopefully renewable and close by (reduced transmission and distribution infrastructure). Currently, most utilities in the U.S. are summer peaking, but when we electrify buildings in heating climates, they will become winter peaking.

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

The Transition from HCFCs to Ammonia Refrigerants

23 May , 2017  

Energy Efficiency ammonia refrigerants

Will the heat pump market move towards natural refrigerants? Last week at the DeCarb Heat conference in Brussels, Belgium, Eric Delforge of Mayekawa Europe told this website that the transition from HCFCs to ammonia that has already taken place in the European industrial sector is also possible in the rest of the heat pump sector. […]

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