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Bright Spots On Climate To End A Dark Year

December 27th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

2020 is coming to a close, and it can’t end fast enough. But as the year winds down, I am buoyed by two big climate victories on the same day, perched atop a clear change in direction mandated by the election


Combating Climate Change Through High-Performance Districts

December 26th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

If we are going to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5°C, we need to fix our buildings. They are the largest end-users of energy, generating nearly 40 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions. However, addressing energy efficiency and renewable energy one building at a time will not be enough. To make real change, we must also work at a district level


Latest “Hydrogen Economy” Round Is Hype, But There Is A Place For Hydrogen

December 23rd, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

There's a $120 billion global hydrogen industry that we have to kick the fossil fuel companies out of. 3-4% of global petroleum use is for long-haul shipping and aviation. About 8% of CO2e emissions globally are from steelmaking. That's more than enough for CleanTechnica to report on. Boosterism for hydrogen outside of those spaces is just perpetuating the wrong industry


Becoming A Clean Energy Activist

December 19th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Taking part in the global transition to clean ways of living and clean technologies is one of the most exciting, valuable, rewarding, and ultimately significant things you can do. When you hasten the adoption of better ways of generating using energy, you help on so many levels


2020: Watt a Year for Building Electrification!

December 19th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

While 2020 brought a host of challenges to the country, many states and cities still forged ahead with actions to address the climate impacts of a stubborn sector: buildings. Across the United States, local leaders are acknowledging the climate, economic, and health impacts of burning fossil fuels in buildings and accelerating the transition to modern, clean electric appliances



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