Energy Efficiency

Regulation  -  January 27, 2021

Biden signs executive actions on climate change

President Biden signed a series of executive orders on January 27 to establish climate change as a foreign policy and national security priority and to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies in favor of clean energy technologies.
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 25, 2021 - By Tanya March, Envizi

Tackle energy efficiency projects with no upfront costs

Following up on Envizi's webinar, "Optimizing the Low Carbon Pathway," this column from Tanya March, SVP North America, continues the discussion with key considerations to understand creative financing options in order to make best practices a reality.
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 22, 2021

Miller County, Arkansas increases energy efficiency in government buildings

Miller County, Arkansas is almost done with making its five main government office buildings more energy-efficient through measures like heating, lighting, cooling and other improvements.
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Regulation  -  January 20, 2021

President Biden rejoins Paris Agreement

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden fulfilled his promise to rejoin the Paris Agreement on his first day in office. One of 15 executive actions signed from the Oval Office on January 20, the action signals a major policy reversal following four years during which the Trump administration rejected climate science and rolled back environmental regulation to maximize fossil fuel development.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 20, 2021 - By Ceres

Veto of landmark climate bill is a missed opportunity for Massachusetts

The decision by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to veto landmark climate legislation is extremely disappointing and a step in the wrong direction for Massachusetts’ ability to mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis, according to this column from Ceres. The organization is calling on state legislators to reintroduce this legislation immediately, noting that the Commonwealth cannot afford to delay the transition to a net-zero emissions future that is already underway.
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GHG Emissions  -  January 20, 2021

Kansas City Southern commits to science-based emissions reduction target

Kansas City Southern, a transportation holding company, announced on Jan. 19 that it has submitted a commitment letter to the science-based targets initiative (SBTi) pledging to establish greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 18, 2021

U.S. Air Force begins construction on ESPC

The United States Air Force announced on Jan. 14 that it began construction on an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) including a combined heat and power plant with microgrid controls to improve energy resilience and enhance mission readiness at its Yokota Air Base outside of Tokyo, Japan.
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 15, 2021 - By Better Buildings, U.S. Department of Energy

Repurposing the Western Maryland Railway Station

The Western Maryland Railway Station in Cumberland, Maryland, built in 1913, went through various transformations before its current use for offices, a museum, and retail shops. This column from Better Buildings shows how a comprehensive building upgrade resulted in a 21 percent annual energy savings.
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GHG Emissions  -  January 15, 2021

Uber announces new initiatives to increase clean mobility

Uber announced on Jan. 12 that it is expanding on four key initiatives announced in September 2020 in order to more aggressively tackle climate change.
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 13, 2021

Amgen to achieve carbon neutrality by 2027

Amgen, a manufacturer of human therapeutics, announced on Jan. 11 the launch of a new seven-year environmental sustainability plan, which includes a commitment to achieve carbon neutrality while also reducing water use by 40% and waste disposed of by 75%
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