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 […]

Webinar: Renewable Thermal Policy: Challenges & Opportunities

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Thermal energy, energy used for industrial processes and to heat and cool buildings, is a significant contributor to global energy demand and to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. While policy solutions have been implemented for decades to expand the development and deployment of renewable electricity, low-carbon renewable thermal technologies have not benefitted from such widespread policy […]

Webinar: Electrifying U.S. Industry

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On January 27, 2021 from 12:00-1:00pm EST, the Renewable Thermal Collaborative introduced their new report, “Electrifying U.S. Industry: A Technology and Process-Based Approach to Decarbonization.” This report is comprised of a bottom-up industrial subsector, systems, and technology-level Technical Assessment and an Action Plan. The Technical Assessment provides an analysis of the current state of industrial […]

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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This past fall, WWF hosted 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 quality of […]

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 […]

Webinar Report: Developments in Renewable Thermal Instruments and Markets

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By Blaine Collison, Senior Vice President, David Gardiner and Associates, and Claire Dougherty, Research Associate, David Gardiner and Associates During its July webinar, the RTC featured two important developments in renewable thermal markets: Rachael Terada, Director, Technical Projects for the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) provided an update on the draft Green-e certification for renewable […]