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Electric heat pumps can slash heating emissions by more than half in California homes

“California aims to be carbon-neutral by 2045. Any path to get there will require decarbonizing the state’s buildings. According to a new Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study, published in the Electricity Journal, electric heat pumps should be part of any long-term building decarbonization strategy in California.” Click here to read more from Green Tech Media.
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When hospitals think green, they see green

“The health care sector — one of the nation’s largest industries — is responsible for nearly 10 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions — hundreds of millions of tons worth of carbon each year. Hospitals make up more than one-third of those emissions, according to a paper by researchers at Northeastern University and Yale. Increasingly,…
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Republican introduces ‘technology neutral’ tax credit bill to boost energy innovation, efficiency

“Rep. Tom Reed, R-NY, on Thursday, introduced the Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act, which he says will encourage the U.S. energy market to be “technology-diverse” and stop “picking winners and losers.” The bill includes an Emerging Energy Technology Electricity Production Credit and an Emerging Energy Technology Investment Credit.” Click here to read more from Utility DIve.
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More jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency

“In 2017, altogether 54 thousand full-time jobs in the Netherlands were associated with renewable energy and energy efficiency. This number was up from 35 thousand in 2008. Employment in these activities has increased continuously since 2008, with only a small dip in 2011. Employment in conventional energy grew steadily from 2008 to 2014 and subsequently…
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Willdan awarded new SoCalGas schools energy efficiency program

“Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN) announced today that it has been selected by Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to implement the utility’s new Schools Energy Efficiency Program (SEEP). This $2.7 million direct install program promotes natural gas savings by delivering no-cost energy-efficiency projects and education to participating public and private schools throughout SoCalGas’ service territory.…
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NYSERDA invests $19 million in energy-efficient farm operations

“The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) is making $19 million available for technologies that make farm operations in the state more energy efficient. These technologies include anaerobic digester systems that use waste materials as fuel for generating electricity. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s office said that the use of “clean energy technologies…
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High Efficiency Electric Heat Pumps Could Help CA Meet Ambitious Emissions Goals: NRDC

“Using high-efficiency electric heat pumps instead of gas for residential heating needs in California could cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in half or more, according to a new NRDC analysis published in the Electricity Journal. This makes heat pumps an important tool to help achieve California’s ambitious goals to cut GHG emissions 40% by 2030,…
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Smart cities and the energy revolution

“By 2050 it is estimated that 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. That equates to another 2.5bn people living in cities – in 2018 the world’s urban population was 4.2bn. In the face of such rapid growth, cities are using innovative technology to improve sustainability, to better manage transport and infrastructure,…
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