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. […]

Low-Carbon Renewable Thermal Technology Solutions: Policies to Support Development and Deployment

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Earlier this week, the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) released a new report, Low-Carbon Renewable Thermal Technology Solutions: Policies to Support Development and Deployment. The report reviews the leading policies that support the deployment of low-carbon renewable thermal technologies in Europe and at the state and federal levels in the U.S., as well as U.S. federal […]

Electrifying U.S. Industry: A Technology- and Process-Based Approach to Decarbonization

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By Lynn A. Kirshbaum, Senior Associate, David Gardiner and Associates Last week, David Gardiner and Associates along with Global Efficiency Intelligence submitted a new report to the Renewable Thermal Collaborative, Electrifying U.S. Industry: A Technology- and Process-Based Approach to Decarbonization. The report consists of a Technical Assessment, an analysis of barriers to industrial electrification and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Renewable Heating and Cooling Lags Behind Renewable Electricity Despite Significant Demand

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Recently, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, more commonly known as REN21, released their annual Global Status Report which serves as a global industry update tracking renewable energy trends worldwide and providing insight into potential opportunities for market or policy growth. This year’s report highlighted two interesting trends for global renewable energy. […]

L’Oréal USA On Why Thermal Energy is Key to Their Sustainability Goals

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AUTHOR: Jay Harf, L’Oreal USA’s Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety, & Sustainability L’Oréal USA has joined the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC), a coalition of manufacturers, state and local governments, and environmental organizations committed to increasing options for access to sustainable, cost-competitive renewable thermal energy. Jay Harf, L’Oréal USA’s Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety, & […]