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Design courtesy of Syensqo

Georgia’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Surge Is A By-Product Of Federal Investments

New data released by Atlas Public Policy and the CHARGE coalition confirms that Georgia’s clean energy commitments toward personal transportation electrification now lead the nation. This shift to Georgia as a clean energy core region has been fueled in significant part by the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs … [continued]

New solar power window technology is finally edging into the commercial market, to transform buildings from energy-sucking structures into renewable energy generating stations. Image courtesy of Gensler.

Another Day, Another Win For Solar Power Windows, Another Headache For Fossil Fuels

New solar power window technology is finally edging into the commercial market, to transform buildings from energy-sucking structures into renewable energy generating stations.

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a big thumbs down over a pile of money

Breakthrough Energy Ventures Has Bad Investment Theses Therefore Bad Investments

Eight years ago, Bill Gates and group of his closest billionaire acquaintances launched an incredibly well funded venture capital group. Its noble mission was funding and supporting transformative technologies aimed at mitigating climate change. Many of its investments are sound and if commercialized, would assist, at least a bit. However, … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image illustrates the metaphorical concept of a heat pump's significant impact compared to building efficiency, depicted through the contrast in size between a large, advanced heat pump and smaller buildings.

With Commercial Partners, DOE’s Building Technologies Office Readies Two Lab-Developed Innovations for Market Introduction with…

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) released $1.7 million for two projects with funding from the recently announced FY24 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Core Laboratory Infrastructure for Market Readiness (CLIMR) Lab Call. This lab call invited proposals from national laboratories to advance energy technologies and strengthen existing … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a map of the USA with scales holding wind turbines on one side and oil and gas on the other

US Election 2024: Setting The Stage For Climate Policy And Promises

Four years ago, as the United States election cycle once again brought the presidency into contest in addition to the Senate and the House, CleanTechnica published a Presidential Climate Policy Report Card. It’s time again to contrast administrations. At the time, Trump’s and Pence’s climate legacy in office was clear, … [continued]

locPower installs heat pumps and other clean energy HVAC systems to reduce emissions. Photo from BlocPower

California: $20 Billion Potential Savings from Targeted Electrification

New analysis shows targeted electrification could save Californians more than $20 billion in gas pipeline costs by 2045 while tackling climate emissions. The transition from gas heating appliances to clean, efficient electric heat pumps is already underway in California — yet gas utilities continue to spend millions of dollars each year … [continued]

Slide from presenting on decarbonizing industry for ISGF seminar series by Michael Barnard, TFIE Strategy Inc

Fixing Industrial Process Emissions — India Utility Seminar Transcript & Slides

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. With the … [continued]

BioHome3D. Image courtesy of University of Maine

Abundant, Affordable, Climate-Friendly Homes: What Part 1 of the National Definition of a Zero Emissions…

This week, the US Department of Energy (DOE) finalized Part 1 of a national definition of a zero emissions building, focused on operational carbon emissions. The long-anticipated definition includes three key criteria: energy efficiency, no on-site emissions, and all-clean power sources. Buildings following the definition will improve peoples’ health and safety … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a building being constructed with construction blocks made of greenery with a woman in a hardhat holding a leafy blueprint looking at it

Cement Displacement & Decarbonization Decade By Decade Through 2100

Cement is the gray glue that holds our economy together. It’s ubiquitous, if often hidden behind paint or plaster. It holds together the rock, sand, and steel that keep our buildings upright, our bridges spanning chasms, and our dams holding water for irrigation, generation, and recreation. And it’s a carbon … [continued]