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Massachusetts pilot project offers gas utilities a possible path to survival

by Justin Gerdes, Greentech Media Highlights Realizing that Massachusetts will not meet its emissions reduction targets if the state continues to use natural gas, the Department of Public Utilities is investigating the future of natural gas companies at the request of State Attorney General Maura Healey Electrification of buildings, energy efficiency, and geothermal network applications … Read more

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Building decarbonization cuts pollution and boosts the economy. Here’s how state regulators can accelerate both.

Rooftop PV installation on the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe administration building

by Silvio Marcacci, Forbes Highlights Existing buildings and their components are difficult to replace and therefore are difficult to decarbonize Residential and commercial buildings in the United States account for 1 billion metric tons of emissions annually Electrification now reduces greenhouse gas emissions in 46 out of 48 states It is cost-effective to build out all-electric … Read more

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Nordic steel giant to use renewable hydrogen to produce fossil-free steel by 2026

Steel production factory by knollzw found on https://www.needpix.com/photo/1179741/industry-blast-furnaces-steel-production-industrial-heritage-heavy-industry-iron

by Michael Mazengarb, Renew Economy Highlights: Swedish Steel is working towards using renewable hydrogen to decarbonize their industrial steel process by 2026 A shift to renewable hydrogen could reduce Finland’s greenhouse gas emissions up to 7% and Sweden’s emissions up to 10% Steel manufacturing is one of the world’s largest consumers of fossil fuels, and … Read more

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Peace, social justice, and a new energy system

Destiny Rodriguez with Jim Grant from the Catholic Diocese of Fresno's Social Justice Channel.

During the holidays, the word “peace” is thrown around a lot. It’s usually used to describe a state of being that may feel elusive in a world being swallowed by climate change. For me, peace directly relates to working for social justice. This became especially clear to me in a recent interview with Jim Grant, … Read more

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Op-Ed: Young people are standing up for the climate. We must heed their call for rapid decarbonization.

People's Climate March in 2014 by South Bend Voice

By Efren Carrillo, Board President, and Ellie Cohen, CEO, The Climate Center Published in the North Bay Business Journal, October 7, 2019 Given the science and climate reality, we must do more. California must immediately begin enacting a suite of policies that put us solidly on the path to reversing the climate crisis by 2030. … Read more

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In major push for rapid decarbonization in California, The Climate Center hires new CEO

Ellie Cohen, former Point Blue CEO, will lead the Center’s collaborative efforts to address the climate emergency in California and beyond The rapid decarbonization campaign, focusing on sustainable mobility to healthy lands, expands upon the Center’s key role in growing Community Choice Energy, which now offers clean, non-fossil fuel electricity to 10 million people—one quarter … Read more

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In an extraordinary day, the Center shared a vision for safe, reliable, resilient, and carbon-free power

Clean Power Alliance Executive Director Ted Bardacke talks with LA Times reporter Sammy Roth about the latest in Community Choice developments at The Climate Center's annual Business of Local Energy Symposium.

In late June, 325 Community Choice operators and advocates, clean energy businesses, and elected officials from around the state converged on the Business of Local Energy Symposium hosted by The Climate Center (CCP) and our partners in Southern California to discuss best practices and what leadership in a dynamic environment of local clean energy means. … Read more