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August 13, 2021 - By Pierre Delforge, NRDC

California Forging Ahead on Zero Emission Buildings

Hopeful climate news came from Sacramento, CA as the California Energy Commission (CEC) took a major stride toward zero-carbon emissions buildings in the 2022 update of the statewide building energy code. In this column from NRDC's Pierre Delforge, learn about the clean energy and energy efficiency improvements, opportunities to save money, and why California's building code matters.

GHG Emissions  -  July 30, 2021 - By Audi Banny, IMT

Decarbonizing New York’s Inefficient Buildings

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted every aspect of business and civic life in New York City, but it also offered a strange litmus test of building efficiency: what happens to energy use when offices are empty? This column from Audi Banny, Associate Director, Private Sector Engagement at IMT, explores the inefficiencies uncovered and how IMT partnered with leading New York organizations to dig deeper and find solutions.

Distributed Energy Resources  -  July 28, 2021 - By Danita Park, NRG

Becoming fluent in electric vehicle charging

While most of the 250 million registered vehicle owners have a mental framework based on the fossil refueling experience, nearly 2 million EV owners have learned a new language. In this column, Danita Park, Director, Commercial Development at NRG Energy, explains why becoming fluent in electric vehicle charging is not unlike learning a new way to speak and think.

July 16, 2021 - By Ashiss Kumar Dash, Infosys

How EVs will re-energize the energy sector

As countries around the world are actively working on reducing their carbon footprint and CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Climate Accord, electrification of transportation has risen as a key driver. In this column, Ashiss Kumar Dash warns that as governments and policymakers incentivize this transition for consumers, there are massive changes on the horizon that the energy industry needs to spot, analyze, and prepare for, to not be disrupted out of business.

Microgrids  -  June 7, 2021 - By Michael Robinson, PowerFlex

Microgrids: The Benefits of Your Own Private Island

In recent years, extreme weather events have resulted in power outages of increasing frequency, power, and duration across the country, driving up the cost of electricity and demonstrating the fragility of the utility grid. In this column from PowerFlex, Michael Robinson explains why microgrids are the ideal solution to create a sophisticated, resilient system that improves efficiencies, reduces fuel consumption, lowers GHG emissions, and saves money.

June 4, 2021 - By Anastasia Beckett, Metrus Energy

Funding Net-zero: Clarified and Simplified

The race to net zero is on with over 25% of S&P 500 companies making commitments to zero out their carbon emissions by 2050. In this column from Anastasia Beckett of Metrus Energy, learn how Sustainable Energy as a Service (SEaas) can simplify offerings, benefit customers, and accelerate the scale and scope of project implementation to meet those commitments.

May 26, 2021

Logitech Participates in LEAD on Climate 2021

The leaders at Logitech have joined CEOs and representatives from more than 80 companies to call for bold and urgent action on the climate crisis. In this column, Bracken Darrell, President and CEO, explains their reasons for joining and the significant steps the company has already taken to reduce its carbon footprint.

Energy Efficiency  -  May 24, 2021 - By Audi Banny, IMT

5 Lessons from the 2021 Green Lease Leaders

A key solution to reducing costs and emissions is green leasing, which is increasingly gaining traction in commercial real estate. In this column from Audi Banny of the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), learn how this year's class of Green Lease leaders is providing a blueprint for how to scale this approach, even in difficult times.

GHG Emissions  -  May 21, 2021 - By Pat Gelsinger, CEO, Intel Corporation

A Letter from Intel's CEO

With the release of a new Corporate Responsibility Report, Pat Gelsinger, Intel Corporation's CEO, discusses the company's progress against its 2030 RISE strategy and corporate responsibility goals, plans for the coming years, and the limitless opportunities made possible by the magic of technology.

Industrial  -  May 19, 2021 - By Arthur D. Little

With Sustainability Commitments on the Rise, Industrial Companies Must Think Outside the Box for Cost-Effective Solutions

It’s clear that an increasing number of industry leaders have taken the first steps toward carbon neutrality, while simultaneously optimizing their energy bill costs. Few, however, are well-advanced in their promises and actions.  This column from management consultancy Arthur D. Little explores hurdles and options industrial and large commercial companies should consider in order to achieve their ambitions.
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