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2019 Zero Energy Buildings Count Nears 600

Article Source: Facility Executive Article Link: https://facilityexecutive.com/2019/05/2019-zero-energy-buildings-count-nears-600/ The official 2019 count is 580 certified, verified, and emerging projects, according to the newly released 2019 Getting to Zero Project List from the New Buildings Institute. Every year, New Buildings Institute (NBI) digs into its extensive Getting to Zero Buildings Database and analyzes the information collected from thousands of [...]

By |June 6th, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

Energy-intensive cannabis industry to boost demand on electric grid in Michigan

Article Source: Crain's Detroit Business Article Link: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/other-voices/energy-intensive-cannabis-industry-boost-demand-electric-grid-michigan Michigan has decriminalized the use of cannabis for medicinal and recreational purposes, establishing statutory and regulatory regimes for its growth, processing and distribution. Forbes estimates that Michigan represents a $1.4 billion to $1.7 billion market, which is just at its beginning stages. Growing and processing cannabis are energy intensive activities — [...]

By |May 30th, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

MAYOR GARCETTI LAUNCHES L.A.’S GREEN NEW DEAL

Article Source: Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Article Link: https://www.lamayor.org/mayor-garcetti-launches-la%E2%80%99s-green-new-deal LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today released Los Angeles’ Green New Deal, which sets aggressive goals for the city’s sustainable future, tackles the climate emergency with accelerated targets, strengthens the economy and middle class, and sets L.A. on course to be carbon neutral by 2050. [...]

By |May 23rd, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

NYC Mayor Takes Aim at Glass Towers as Energy Hogs

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report Article Link: https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2019-04-24/nyc-mayor-takes-aim-at-glass-towers-as-energy-hogs NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presides over a city that's known for its skyscrapers but he is no fan of the glass towers that have transformed the Manhattan skyline in recent decades. De Blasio, a Democrat who is hinting [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

Scientists at CERN hunt for greener gases for particle detectors

Article Source: Chemical & Engineering News Article Link: https://cen.acs.org/environment/greenhouse-gases/Scientists-CERN-hunt-greener-gases/97/i17 The Large Hadron Collider discovered the Higgs boson. Now the facility’s researchers are searching for more environmentally friendly gases to run its detectors. Scientists turned off the world’s largest particle accelerator in December. This planned, 3-year shutdown at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will let staff [...]

By |May 9th, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

Energy-Guzzling Hospitals Find Ways to Cut Consumption and Costs

Article Source: Greentech Media Article Link: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/energy-guzzling-hospitals-find-ways-to-cut-consumption-and-costs An innovative energy efficiency program run by New Jersey utility PSE&G enables hospitals to use interest-free, on-bill repayment to install energy-saving upgrades. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, hospitals are prodigious energy users. Hospitals are second only to food service buildings for energy use per [...]

By |April 25th, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

Fridges made from plastic crystals could help cut carbon emissions

Article Source: New Scientist Article Link: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2197805-fridges-made-from-plastic-crystals-could-help-cut-carbon-emissions/ A fridge that runs on plastic crystals could solve a big problem: our need to stay cool is warming the planet. Refrigeration equipment, air conditioners, and heat pumps are estimated to consume between 25 and 30 percent of the world’s electricity – and many rely on greenhouse gases to [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

New polymer mixture creates ultra-sensitive heat sensor

Article Source: Phys.org Article Link: https://phys.org/news/2019-04-polymer-mixture-ultra-sensitive-sensor.html Scientists at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics have developed an ultra-sensitive heat sensor that is flexible, transparent and printable. The results have the potential for a wide range of applications – from wound healing and electronic skin to smart buildings. The ultra-sensitive heat sensor is based on the fact [...]

By |April 11th, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

Investor initiative chooses ideas that will mobilize investment for sustainable cities, energy access, blue carbon, and sustainable agriculture

Article Source: Climate Finance Lab Article Link: https://www.climatefinancelab.org/news/lab-selection-2019/ LONDON – The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, an investor-led initiative that identifies, develops, and launches promising solutions to drive critical investment to action on climate change in developing countries, has selected its top six ideas for 2019. At a time when large-scale action on climate change is [...]

By |April 4th, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

Minnesota seeks 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050

Article Source: Associated Press Article Link: https://www.apnews.com/ad2ef91ba92c47fb84d073d7b880beea ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz set an ambitious goal Monday for Minnesota to get 100 percent of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050, though his plan was short on specifics of how to meet that target. Walz said his clean energy proposals would put Minnesota [...]

By |March 28th, 2019|Industry|0 Comments