Deloitte Study Finds Businesses are Fighting Climate Change

Deloitte Study Finds Businesses are Fighting Climate Change

  Spurred by consumer demand for eco-friendly practices, many businesses across the US are moving aggressively to reduce their carbon footprint, including a major embrace of renewable energy and alternative-fueled vehicles, according to Deloitte’s “Resources 2018 Study – Businesses Drive, Households Strive.” The survey shows … Read more…

DOE Commits $72 Million Toward New Concentrating Solar Power Technology

DOE Commits $72 Million Toward New Concentrating Solar Power Technology

  Today, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $72 million for new projects to advance high-temperature concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. These projects will extend previous research on high-temperature components, develop them into integrated assemblies, and test these components and systems through a wide range … Read more…

How the Frick Environmental Center Qualified for Elite LBC Certification

How the Frick Environmental Center Qualified for Elite LBC Certification

The Frick Environmental Center in Pittsburgh, PA, announced that, after more than a year of extensive testing and documentation, it has received the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Certification, one of just 21 buildings in the world to be certified by the LBC.

CA Building Code Requires Rooftop Solar for New Apartment Buildings

CA Building Code Requires Rooftop Solar for New Apartment Buildings

The California Energy Commission voted unanimously this week to update the state’s building code to require rooftop solar panels on all new apartment building and condo construction starting January 1, 2020.

Arizona Regulators Consider Requiring 80% Clean Energy by 2050

Arizona Regulators Consider Requiring 80% Clean Energy by 2050

Arizona regulators are considering an Arizona Corporation Commission plan that would require the state’s electricity generating portfolio to be made up of at least 80% clean energy sources by 2050.

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Installs 11,000-panel Solar Array to Cut Emissions

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Installs 11,000-panel Solar Array to Cut Emissions

  The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s (UMCES) Horn Point Laboratory has unveiled a 2 MW solar array, designed to offset the CO2 emissions from 2,850 pounds of coal burned. The university partnered with Standard Solar to install the 11,000-panel system that has … Read more…

South Australia Looking to Solar and Energy Storage to Achieve Zero Net Electricity Costs by 2020

South Australia Looking to Solar and Energy Storage to Achieve Zero Net Electricity Costs by 2020

  South Australia’s SA Water is looking to install 152 megawatts of solar PV generation and 35 megawatt hours of energy storage over the next two years, to realize its ambitious goal of achieving zero net electricity costs by 2020. A 2017 report from Infrastructure … Read more…

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