President Joe Biden has set an economy-wide target for reducing the US’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to 52% below 2005 levels by 2030, he announced at the virtual Climate Summit today.
A $6.5 million residential solar project is going up in Queens, New York, that will eventually power the common areas of all Zara Realty’s 45 buildings. The project will help the city and the state reach its ultimate climate goals.
President Biden’s $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan will accelerate the fight against climate change by modernizing the electrical grid and speeding the shift to cleaner energy sources, the president said in a speech earlier this week. The plan combines transportation, jobs and infrastructure improvements with key Democratic climate policy imperatives.
Southern California Gas Company plans to achieve Scope 1, 2 and 3 net-zero emissions by 2045 through a variety of initiatives, including decarbonization, diversifying and digitalizing its business. The company says it is the largest gas distribution utility in North America to set a net zero target across all scopes.
Clean energy technology companies and project developers working on sustainable building have a new financing option for their projects. Generate, a sustainable infrastructure company, has launched a dedicated credit business to provide flexible financing to technology companies and project developers at the “forefront of the Infrastructure Revolution,” the company says.
The city of Rialto, California, is working to design and install a microgrid powered through a combination of biogas cogeneration, solar power and backup battery storage which will supply electricity for the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The project will bring the city greater energy independence, resilience and efficiency, protecting the wastewater treatment system from outages and operational interruptions.
The City of Santa Fe, New Mexico has announced the completion of an energy efficiency project to upgrade city facilities to be more energy efficient and in turn generate energy and operational cost savings for the city over the course of the next decade.
With government initiatives aimed at reviving the economy following the Covid-19 crisis on the rise, the electric bus and truck markets are expected to record significant growth in coming years. The market for electric trucks and buses will grow at a CAGR of 148.5% and 44.9% respectively, from 2020 through 2026, according to Research and Markets. However, the electric commercial
US municipal green-labeled debt will continue to grab a larger share of the municipal market this year, from 3.4% of total municipal issuance in 2020 to 4.1% in 2021, according to new research from S&P Global Ratings.
San Diego's Balboa Park has achieved a LEED for Cities and Communities certification.
Cities across the US are under-reporting their greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 18.3%, according to a new study reported in the journal Nature Communications. The results of the study, Under-Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in US Cities, raise concerns about the self-reported inventories (SRIs) of cities, particularly when it comes to setting emissions baselines and targets.
The Seattle City Council passed a new energy code that will significantly reduce fossil fuel use in new large buildings. A new ordinance passed by the Seattle City Council bans natural gas for space and water heating in new commercial and apartment buildings taller than three stories.