RTC Responds to DOE’s Hydrogen Request for Information

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Washington, D.C. (July 15, 2021) — Last week, the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) submitted a response to the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Program’s Request for Information, providing information about green hydrogen development and deployment. In June, Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm launched the DOE’s Energy Earthshots Initiative to accelerate breakthroughs of more abundant, […]

Vision, Community, Action, Policy: The RTC’s Five-Year Plan

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On June 22, 2021, Lever for Change announced the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) as the winner of the 2030 Climate Challenge, a competition to advance climate change solutions in the industrial, building, or transportation sectors. The RTC will use the five-year $10M grant to reduce United States industrial sector greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2030. […]

RTC Members’ Climate Commitments: The Window for Action

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By David Landolfi, DGA Winter Intern, and Blaine Collison, Executive Director  Organizational climate commitments have become a critical element of our efforts to combat climate change. These goals – whether around renewable energy use, overall or specific greenhouse gas emissions reductions, net-zero, supply chains, etc. – help us set our ambitions and define our work. […]

Renewable Thermal Collaborative Wins $10 Million 2030 Climate Challenge

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Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2021) — Today, the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) was announced as the winner of the 2030 Climate Challenge – a competition hosted by Lever for Change to advance climate change solutions in the industrial, building, or transportation sectors. The RTC will deploy the Challenge’s $10 million prize to scale the use […]

Solar Thermal Technology Assessment

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Thermal energy is a key component of energy use in the United States and around the world, particularly in the industrial sector. Energy used for process heat and space heating accounts for 75 percent of global final industrial energy demand. In the U.S., fossil fuel combustion to produce heat and steam creates about 52 percent […]

Heating Up Decarbonization: Scaling Solar Thermal – A New Assessment

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As part of our continuing work to help large energy users understand and deploy renewable thermal technologies, the Renewable Thermal Collaborative introduced its new Solar Thermal Technology Assessment. This assessment explores four primary questions: What is the economic and technical potential of solar thermal in the near and long terms? What are the major barriers […]

Webinar: Renewable Thermal Collaborative – Projects Working Group Launch

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The RTC is launching a new initiative to help thermal energy users address barriers and accelerate progress toward their decarbonization goals. Open to RTC Members and other interested thermal energy users, the Projects Working Group will engage with companies to: Identify specific barriers and opportunities; Scope potential collaborative approaches to address them; Share proposals with […]

Testimony: Bob Perciasepe on Industrial Climate Policies to Create Jobs

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Washington D.C. (March 18, 2021) — On Thursday, March 18, 2021, Bob Perciasepe, President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) testified on behalf of the Renewable Thermal Collaborative to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change hearing on “The CLEAN Future Act: Industrial Climate Policies to […]

The Renewable Thermal Collaborative announces new initiative for global brands to share the challenge of decarbonizing heat

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Washington, D.C. (March 11, 2021) — Today, the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) announced a new global initiative focused on helping thermal energy users work together to address shared challenges and accelerate thermal decarbonization efforts. “This new effort reflects RTC members’ ambitious goals around renewable thermal and their commitment to collaborating on solutions,” said Blaine Collison, […]