ATCO’s Proposed Edmonton Hydrogen Subdivision Would Pay 4-10 Times Current Cost For Heat

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 14 May 2024 16:35:23 +0000

Every time I publish an article or post something on LinkedIn pointing out the economic folly and inevitable cul-de-sac of hydrogen-for-energy, commenters drag out new examples of bad hydrogen schemes, whether as ideas they think are proving my point or examples that disprove my thesis. After publishing on Canada’s $25 … [continued]

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Americans Burn 50% Less Fossil Fuel in Their Homes Than They Did 50 Years Ago

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Fri, 10 May 2024 19:10:03 +0000

Americans burn much less fossil fuel in their homes on average and use much more electricity compared to half a century ago. This good news means that even though the “Electrify Everything” movement became a leading decarbonization strategy a decade or so ago, American homes had actually been steadily electrifying … [continued]

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Green Builder Sustainability Symposium Presentation — Slides & Transcript

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 06 May 2024 18:48:44 +0000

In mid-2023, Green Builder Media’s CEO Sara Gutterman reached out to me to see if I were interested in presenting at their annual Sustainability Symposium. It’s been running annually for close to a decade, and with COVID it transitioned to virtual and won’t be going back. That event occurred a … [continued]

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Updated Home Energy Efficiency Standards Could Affect 1 in 4 Homes

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Mon, 06 May 2024 03:33:42 +0000

Updated efficiency standards from HUD and USDA will lower bills and make homes safer. Here’s how. On April 25, the US Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Agriculture (USDA) announced final energy efficiency standards for new home construction. The refreshed standards will impact up to a quarter of … [continued]

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Impervious Surfaces Lose Appeal, Depaving Movement Gains Momentum

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Sun, 05 May 2024 13:16:37 +0000

Urban pavements, which help to maintain clean and secure streets, generate large amounts of runoff that aggravate flooding and degrade the quality of surface water. In the context of the ecological and climatic crisis, they also contribute to the creation of heat islands in cities, less water infiltration, less CO2 storage … [continued]

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ABB Opens New €20 Million Energy-Efficient Factory In Belgium

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Thu, 02 May 2024 13:37:26 +0000

New energy-efficient facility to meet accelerating demand for smart building components during energy transition Energy optimization, new equipment and a new photovoltaic plant expected to deliver annual operational energy savings of more than 9,400 MWh CO2e emissions reduction of more than 6,700 tons annually is anticipated due to solar panels, … [continued]

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Wind & Solar, But What Else? — India Edition Transcript

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2024 23:11:09 +0000

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. With the … [continued]

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Final Rule to Propel Federal Buildings Toward Zero Emissions

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2024 03:42:36 +0000

As Required by Congress, DOE Finalizes Standards That Decrease Emissions for New and Renovated Federal Buildings Across the Nation, Slashing Harmful Carbon Emissions by 2 Million Metric Tons WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that it has delivered on Congress’s mandate to cut emissions from new or … [continued]

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Hot Deal: Save Up To 32% On Smart Thermostats

Credit to Author: GearTechnica| Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2024 21:53:27 +0000

Two ENERGY Star-certified smart thermostats are on sale right now at up to 32% off, which helps make investing in a connected device that offers not just convenience and greater control over your heating and cooling, but also significant energy savings, even more affordable. And because there are also a … [continued]

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GM Energy Prepares To Bring V2H Technology To Homes In North America

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2024 15:11:30 +0000

General Motors will introduce V2H technology with its Silverado EV and expand it to all its upcoming electric vehicles.

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