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 […]
This month, Renewable Thermal Collaborative facilitator, World Wildlife Fund, launched their Biogenic Carbon Footprint Calculator for Harvested Wood Products tool. The World Wildlife Fund, in partnership with Quantis, Intl., have developed a free, user-friendly calculator to calculate biogenic emissions for a variety of forest-based products. The calculator’s aim is to support companies in the dynamic […]
The House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis are working on climate legislation and solicited comments from a wide array of stakeholders. David Gardiner and Associates (DGA), one of the facilitating organizations for the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC), submitted responses to each committee that are focused on renewable […]
Today, in a report to the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and David Gardiner and Associates published a report that is intended to help commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) organizations set targets for renewable thermal energy usage. Drawing on interviews with leaders on the energy consumer side and […]
Today, in a report to the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC), David Gardiner and Associates (DGA) published an issue brief and factsheet regarding the role of renewable thermal technologies in state renewable portfolio standards and thoughts on what renewable electricity markets can tell us about the future of renewable thermal energy. The issue brief finds that […]
Today, in a report to the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC), David Gardiner and Associates (DGA) published a landscape review of existing literature that identifies the status of the existing and potential renewable thermal marketplace both globally and in the U.S. The report focuses on four renewable thermal fuel and technology types: bioenergy (including biogas, renewable […]
Renewable thermal technologies offer a clean, efficient, and increasingly cost-competitive option for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conventional energy demand from heating and cooling. Download our fact sheet on the Renewable Thermal Collaborative here.