On February 24th, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) set renewable natural gas (RNG) supply requirements for California utilities. Gas utilities are required to supply increasing amounts of RNG to residential and commercial customers; 12% RNG by 2030. This standard is the first of its kind in the United States. See the recording below for […]
Renewable Thermal Policy Principles The Renewable Thermal Collaborative supports policies to accelerate deployment of affordable and sustainable renewable thermal technologies. As renewable thermal buyers aiming to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, we need access to cost-effective, responsibly sourced, renewable and lower-carbon thermal energy solutions, including biomass, biogas, geothermal, landfill gas, renewable natural gas or biomethane, […]
On Tuesday, December 7 the RTC held the webinar, “Electrification of Industrial Boilers,” which hosted Dr. Ali Hasanbeigi from Global Efficiency Intelligence and Dr. Jibran Zuberi from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The pair shared the results from their new report “Electrification of Boilers in U.S. Manufacturing.” The report analyzes boiler electrification in all U.S. industrial […]
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By: Cihang Yuan, Program Officer, Climate and Energy, World Wildlife Fund While much of the Renewable Thermal Collaborative’s (RTC) work focuses on industrial process energy, decarbonizing buildings’ thermal energy is a critical piece of the puzzle for bending the emissions curve. Fossil-fuel combustion attributed to residential and commercial buildings accounts for roughly 29 percent of […]
This brief was prepared by C2ES with the generous support of Breakthrough Energy, LLC. for the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) and C2ES Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) to inform discussions on pathways for decarbonizing thermal heating loads for the industrial sector. This brief presents several pathways that can enable large-scale deployment of clean industrial heat. […]