The RTC Summit: Overcoming Barriers, Driving Implementation, and Growing the Network

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The Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) organizes our work around three primary focuses: reducing barriers, driving implementation, and growing the renewable thermal network.  Every session at the RTC’s first annual Summit – held virtually November 9-10, 2020 – is designed to create progress across this framework. The barriers to accelerating renewable thermal deployment are well-known to […]

Decarbonizing Thermal Energy: Lessons from the Renewable Electricity Markets

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By Blaine Collison, Executive Director of the Renewable Thermal Collaborative I was describing my work on renewable thermal to someone recently, and they asked, “so this is all about accelerating technology, right?” The answer is “no.”  Or better yet, “Yes, and….” Many of us working on renewable thermal through the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) have […]

Hydrogen: An Introduction for Commercial and Industrial End-Users

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By Claire Dougherty, Research Analyst, David Gardiner and Associates Hydrogen – particularly green hydrogen – has been in the news more and more.  Excitement surrounds hydrogen’s wide range of applications, zero-emissions potential, and energy storage capabilities.  The goal of this blog is to help companies begin think through the hydrogen opportunity; what is it, what […]

Webinar: Green Hydrogen and Power-to-X: Perspectives on the Emerging Industrial Fuel

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There is a lot of buzz around hydrogen, and the RTC is excited to join the conversation about the role of hydrogen as a versatile emissions-reducing alternative. On October 27, 2020 at 12:00pm ET, the Renewable Thermal Collaborative hosted a webinar looking at the role of green hydrogen as an emerging industrial fuel. Speakers: Louise Hansen, […]

Climate Week 2020 Panel: The Road to Decarbonizing Industrial Heat: The Need for a Clean Heat Strategy

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Heat is the largest contribution to energy consumption in our society. To address the climate emergency, we urgently need to decarbonize the energy required for heat in buildings and industrial processes. However, natural gas remains the predominant source of heating for both the healthcare industry and business at large in many countries. The current reality […]

Webinar: Introduction to the Biogenic Carbon Footprint Calculator

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WWF is pleased to invite you to a webinar to introduce the Biogenic Carbon Footprint Calculator. This free, user-friendly tool, developed by WWF in partnership with Quantis, calculates biogenic emissions for a variety of forest-based products. The calculator’s aim is to support companies in the dynamic accounting of biogenic emissions of wood-based products, improving the […]

Renewable Thermal Collaborative Virtual Summit

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The Renewable Thermal Collaborative is convening the first annual RTC Summit, the premier event dedicated to renewable thermal solutions. To be held virtually from November 9-10, 2020, the Summit is a unique opportunity to engage with RTC members and sponsors, and stakeholders from across the corporate, technology, finance, innovation, and policy sectors. Learn more about […]

Biogenic Carbon Footprint Calculator for Harvested Wood Products

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This month, Renewable Thermal Collaborative facilitator, World Wildlife Fund, launched their Biogenic Carbon Footprint Calculator for Harvested Wood Products tool. The World Wildlife Fund, in partnership with Quantis, Intl., have developed a free, user-friendly calculator to calculate biogenic emissions for a variety of forest-based products. The calculator’s aim is to support companies in the dynamic […]

A Preview of Biden Administration Industrial Decarbonization? Key Takeaways from Recent Climate Plans

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By Blaine Collison, Senior Vice President, David Gardiner and Associates, and Claire Dougherty, Research Associate, David Gardiner and Associates This summer, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, and Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden each released climate action plans, all carrying strong implications for industrial […]