Greener School Playgrounds Are An Overlooked Climate Solution

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2023 16:05:49 +0000

Across the country, cities are transforming asphalt schoolyards into spongy, shady community centers. The new schoolyard at PS 184M Shuang Wen, a grade school in Manhattan’s Chinatown, features new play equipment, a yoga circle, a stage and basketball and tennis courts. It also has a porous turf field that can capture an estimated 1.3 million […]

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With Concrete, Less Is More

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 21:48:31 +0000

Demand Changes Can Drive The Future Of Zero-Carbon Concrete As world leaders convene at the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in Davos to discuss global issues including climate change, they will spend the day surrounded by concrete. Houses, skyscrapers, roads, freeways, bridges, sidewalks, water systems, dams, and more rely on concrete for its unrivaled strength […]

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DOE & FEMA Release One-Year Progress Report on Joint Effort to Modernize Puerto Rico’s Grid With 100% Clean Energy

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2023 21:52:48 +0000

PR100 Update Provides Early Scenarios to Help Increase Renewable Energy Capabilities That Meet Electricity Demand, Improve Grid Reliability and Resilience, and Lower Energy Costs

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Why Electrifying Everything Is A Critical Pathway To Decarbonize The World & Our Lives

Credit to Author: Naomi Cole & Joe Wachunas| Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2023 08:00:25 +0000

A number of organizations have developed “pathways” or “pillars” for reaching net zero emissions globally by 2050. While there is some variation in terminology, there is remarkable consistency around the core strategies. The World Bank summarizes findings from International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) models with required action in four areas: 1. Decarbonize electricity production; […]

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The Magic of Heat Pumps: Transforming Homes & Combating Climate Change

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2023 02:40:44 +0000

DALL·E created image of a warm and comfortable home interior with a family in the style of impressionismHarvest Thermal is a company focused on electrifying home heating and hot water systems with its thermal storage heat pump technology. The system reduces homeowners’ energy costs and carbon emissions by shifting heat production to off-peak hours and optimizing energy use through stratified thermal storage and data-driven controls.

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The Living Vehicle Brings Sustainability & Luxury To The World Of Recreational Vehicles

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2023 17:30:23 +0000

The open road. Adventure. Nature. Exploration. We all want to live the fullest life and the beauty of humanity is that we each get to seek out our own path. Whether its living in a city, running a farm, or living life on the road, we’re free to explore and to do things our way. […]

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The Top 20 NREL Stories Of 2022

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2023 23:45:07 +0000

Throughout 2022, researchers, staff, and leadership at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) worked together with collaborators and partners to advance renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. As this busy year at NREL draws to a close, we look back at some of the laboratory’s most impactful accomplishments from 2022 […]

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Harvest Thermal Delivers CO2-Based Heat Pumps With Thermal Storage To Arbitrage Electricity Rates

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2023 19:05:04 +0000

Harvest Thermal uses CO2-based heat pumps from Sanden with hot water heat storage to time arbitrage electricity rates from solar peaks to evening comfort.

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Waste Heat From Data Centers Can Bolster District Heat Systems

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2022 22:05:06 +0000

data center waste heatGlobally, data centers are estimated to account for 1 to 2% of electricity usage. The percentage is higher in Europe, where data centers there consumed 104 TWh of electricity in 2020 — about 3% of all the electricity consumed within the EU. Those data centers create a lot of waste heat. Some of it could […]

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