REPORT: New Analysis Shows Pathways to Cut U.S. Industrial Emissions by More Than Half

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Contact: Blaine Collison, RTC Executive Director, 202-669-5950, blaine@renewablethermal.org, or Evan Carlson, WWF Communications Manager, Evan.Carlson@wwfus.org . Arlington, VA – A new study by the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) unveiled this morning will help US industry to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by more than half by 2050—a 13% reduction in total US emissions. The analysis […]

RTC Report Release: The Renewable Thermal Vision for U.S. Industrial Decarbonization: How Do We Achieve Our Goals?

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A newly created Renewable Thermal Vision Report will guide the RTC as it works towards ambitious emissions reductions goals. Learn more and gain exclusive access to the report during our November 10 webinar, 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET. Register Now The US industrial sector produces 24% of the greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, […]

Case Study: University of California, Davis ‘Big Shift’ Electrification Project

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The University of California, Davis constructed a new hot water heating system powered by electricity to replace old, natural gas-powered steam equipment. The project, named the Big Shift, will reduce UC Davis’ overall carbon emissions by at least 40% and enable the University to achieve Scope 1 and Scope 2 decarbonization by 2025.

Case Study: University of California Renewable Natural Gas/Biomethane Procurement

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Together with direct electrification, energy efficiency, and renewable electricity projects, the University of California1 (the University or UC) is procuring biomethane to replace 40% of its natural gas needs. This biomethane procurement strategy is an integral part of the University of California’s plan to reach net zero Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025.

Green Hydrogen Primer

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To help energy users and policymakers better understand this rapidly evolving technology, this primer focuses on the application of green hydrogen for industrial process heat and provides a high-level analysis of both the potential and challenges of this technology. It is intended to enhance the knowledge of energy buyers, policymakers, and other key stakeholders and inspire deeper multistakeholder discussion and collaboration to ensure that green hydrogen plays an appropriate role.

Case Study: Diageo Distillery

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When constructing a new distillery in Kentucky, Diageo decided to use electric boilers powered by a mix of 100% renewable wind and solar energy sources rather than conventional thermal processes. This choice — in addition to several sustainability features — resulted in significant avoided emissions and furthers Diageo’s commitment to reach to net-zero carbon across […]

Clean Industrial Heat: A Technology Inclusive Framework

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This brief was prepared by C2ES with the generous support of Breakthrough Energy, LLC. for the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) and C2ES Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) to inform discussions on pathways for decarbonizing thermal heating loads for the industrial sector. This brief presents several pathways that can enable large-scale deployment of clean industrial heat. […]

Solar Thermal Technology Assessment

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Thermal energy is a key component of energy use in the United States and around the world, particularly in the industrial sector. Energy used for process heat and space heating accounts for 75 percent of global final industrial energy demand. In the U.S., fossil fuel combustion to produce heat and steam creates about 52 percent […]

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

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While policy solutions have been implemented for decades to expand the development of and access to renewable electricity, low-carbon renewable thermal technologies in particular, and low-carbon technologies for industry in general, have not benefitted from such widespread policy support. In order to be effective, any framework to reduce GHG emissions must address thermal energy. In […]