RTC Members and Sponsors Receive DOE Funding to Develop Heat Pump, Heat Recovery, and Low-Carbon Fuel Technology

By Oren Lieber-Kotz The Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) congratulates our members and sponsors that were recently awarded funding for industrial decarbonization projects by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO). The announcement listed RTC members PepsiCo and the University of California, and RTC sponsors SoCalGas and Southern Company, among the recipients of awards totaling $135 […]

What Energy Buyers Can Do Now to Accelerate The Deployment of Green Hydrogen

By: Cihang Yuan, Senior Program Officer, Climate and Energy, WWF At a recent meeting of Renewable Thermal Collaborative’s (RTC) Green Hydrogen Working Group (GH2WG), members and sponsors were given a reason to be more optimistic about green hydrogen. This optimism was inspired by the guest speakers:  Meredith Annex, Head of Heating and Hydrogen from BloombergNEF (BNEF), Zhiyuan Fan, Research Associate […]

RTC Policy Roundtable Day One: Hydrogen Policy Landscape and RTC Opportunities.

Hydrogen Policy Landscape and RTC Opportunities Roundtable discussion – March 30, 2022 Summary The first day of the Renewable Thermal Collaborative’s (RTC) two-day policy roundtable centered on policies to accelerate the deployment of green hydrogen, both through new programming from the Department of Energy (DOE) through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and additional mechanisms that are needed for […]

RTC Policy Roundtable Day Two: AMO and the Broader Renewable Thermal Policy Landscape

AMO and the broader renewable thermal policy landscape Roundtable discussion – March 31, 2022 Summary The second day of the Renewable Thermal Collaborative’s (RTC) two-day policy roundtable centered on the programming of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and additional policies on the horizon in Congress that would broadly support renewable thermal technologies. The roundtable featured two […]

RTC Summit Key Findings: “Building a Path to Thermal Decarbonization: The Institutional Buyers’ Perspective”

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 total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. […]

Decarbonizing Scope 1 Emissions with Renewable Solutions: What’s Needed in Updated GHG Accounting and Claims Guidance

“Large energy buyers depend on clear greenhouse gas accounting and claims guidance to help shape, validate, and communicate their renewable energy purchases and emissions reductions. Buyers are accelerating their efforts to decarbonize Scope 1 emissions, and they’re working with a range of innovative technologies and financing and implementation models. Buyers need an accounting and claims framework that aligns with those […]

RTC Members’ Climate Commitments: The Window for Action

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. Efforts like the Science-Based Target […]

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

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 policies that are proposed, but […]

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

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 proposals to help overcome those […]