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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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“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 […]

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. […]

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 […]