What the Clean Energy for America Act Gets Right — And How It Can Improve

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 03:00:12 +0000

Originally published on the World Resources Institute. By John Feldmann, Devashree Saha, and Rajat Shrestha  Under the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan, tax credits for clean energy and technologies are expected to play an important role in achieving a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The Clean Energy for America Act, introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) in April […]

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All Hail The Mighty Heat Pump, Hero Of The American Jobs Plan

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 15:26:36 +0000

The American Jobs Act showers the heat pump with climate action love, as part of push for building electrification.

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Why Pump Energy Savings Should Matter to Utilities

Credit to Author: Matthew Derner| Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:30:50 +0000

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Utilities have a two-fold relationship with energy efficiency. On one side, public and private utilities gain from finding efficiencies in energy usage to reduce costs in their own operations—just like many other businesses. The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2002 Motor Market Assessment established that pumping systems offer the greatest optimization potential of all types of […]

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Why Pump Energy Savings Should Matter to Utilities

Credit to Author: Matthew Derner| Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:30:50 +0000

The post Why Pump Energy Savings Should Matter to Utilities appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Utilities have a two-fold relationship with energy efficiency. On one side, public and private utilities gain from finding efficiencies in energy usage to reduce costs in their own operations—just like many other businesses. The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2002 Motor Market Assessment established that pumping systems offer the greatest optimization potential of all types of […]

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Demand Flexibility Is Critical — Use It When We Have It

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 04:12:35 +0000

To stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis, we must urgently transition from polluting fossil fuels to emissions-free energy. The large-scale deployment of renewable energy to replace polluting power plants and rapid electrification of our buildings, vehicles and industries are necessary pillars to achieving this transition

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Combating Climate Change Through High-Performance Districts

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2020 04:57:41 +0000

If we are going to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5°C, we need to fix our buildings. They are the largest end-users of energy, generating nearly 40 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions. However, addressing energy efficiency and renewable energy one building at a time will not be enough. To make real change, we must also work at a district level

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Canada’s $170/Ton Carbon Price Makes Heat Pumps Financial Winners

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 23:15:40 +0000

Canada’s new $170 per ton carbon price will save commercial building owners who switch from natural gas to heat pumps up to $6,000 per year

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2020: Watt a Year for Building Electrification!

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Sat, 19 Dec 2020 21:29:01 +0000

While 2020 brought a host of challenges to the country, many states and cities still forged ahead with actions to address the climate impacts of a stubborn sector: buildings. Across the United States, local leaders are acknowledging the climate, economic, and health impacts of burning fossil fuels in buildings and accelerating the transition to modern, clean electric appliances

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Heat Pumps Are Amazing On Modern Grids, Not So Much In Coal Country

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 02:45:40 +0000

Electrifying everything at the same time as all electrical generation shifts to renewables are two of the key points in my Short List Of Climate Actions That Will Work. Heat pumps are only part of the answer, but at about 1% of Canada’s total GHG emissions reduction target, they are a surprisingly big one. Too bad about Alberta though

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