Sourcing Renewables - May 21, 2021
The City of Milpitas announced May 20 that construction started on a broad Smart City energy and water savings program expected to reduce utility consumption by more than 4.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year and save more than $1.5 million for a lifetime savings of over $30 million.
Industrial - May 19, 2021 - By Arthur D. Little
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.
Energy Efficiency - May 18, 2021
The U.S. DOE's Better Buildings Initiative saved $13.5 billion in energy costs and more than 130 million metric tons of carbon emissions in the past year.
Sourcing Renewables - May 15, 2021
It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web.
Energy Efficiency - May 14, 2021
Intel increased its renewable energy use to 82% last year from 71% the year before and announced a list of other achievements and goals in its new Corporate Responsibility Report.
Energy Efficiency - May 13, 2021
The Connecticut Green Bank surpassed $200 million in clean energy investment in local businesses through the state's Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program.
GHG Emissions - May 12, 2021
Caterpillar, Inc. announced on May 11 new sustainability goals centered around climate, environment, and safety. Among the goals to achieve by 2030 in operations energy and emissions: a science-based Scope 1 and 2 goal to reduce absolute GHG emissions from its operations by 30% from 2018 to 2030.
GHG Emissions - May 7, 2021
In this episode of Smart Energy Decisions, host John Failla speaks with Adam Kramer, former Vice President of Strategy at Switch and current CEO of sustainability and energy start-up Ledger8760. They discuss Adam’s role in helping Switch achieve 100% renewable energy and his new position at Ledger8760. Listen as Adam addresses the need for accurate data in order to successfully set and achieve sustainability goals.
GHG Emissions - May 6, 2021
Georgetown University has announced that its 55 H Street Residence hall will be the first major construction project in Washington D.C. to use ECOpact low-carbon concrete. This concrete mix will decrease the hall’s embodied carbon by 40%, helping it to achieve its goal of surpassing LEED V4 Platinum status.
GHG Emissions - May 5, 2021
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. achieved a reduction in total energy consumption of 6% in 2020 vs. 2019 and a 25% reduction since 2017. These results, along with other energy and emissions-related successes, as well as long-term goals, were shared with the release of the company’s 2020 ESG Progress Report.