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    This blog comes from the Alliance to Save Energy. This Sunday, Oct. 31, marks the kickoff of COP26, a global conference on climate change that will bring 30,000-plus government, business, and advocacy leaders from around the world to Glasgow, Scotland for two weeks. There looks to be a few more tricks than treats ahead for......
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    There is an annual call in Washington D.C. each summer for a national “infrastructure week." As years have gone by without significant action, the phrase has started carrying a sarcastic double-meaning. That changed this summer, when we saw real, bipartisan progress towards fundamental infrastructure policy that will......
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    Chart from sixth IPCC Physical Science Basis report showing emissions and warming trajectories
    The 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Physical Science Basis report released Monday, August 9th emphasizes the extremely narrow path currently available to limit warming global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Government officials from 195 countries have approved the contents of the report. As......
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    When President Biden unveiled his infrastructure plan in late March, the proposed $2 trillion price tag provided firm evidence that this Administration is serious about not only repairing the built environment, but also creating a modern foundation for 21st century progress. BRIC funding is set aside based on......
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    Spring comes a month early on the clean energy calendar, with the release of the 2021 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook in February. BCSE and BloombergNEF have produced this resource for nine years, but never with the levels of disruption and uncertainty that we experienced in 2020. Before we started on the Factbook......
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    Since the industrial revolution, energy has been the engine of economic growth. With a new generation of energy technologies now reaching maturity, the advanced energy economy is taking over and fast. Since 2011, global advanced energy revenue has risen at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 6%. This data comes from our......
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    With the building sector estimated to generate nearly 40% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions, it’s no mystery that energy codes have risen up the agenda to meet the ambitious goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement. But how do commissioning providers navigate and stay compliant with these evolving codes? We asked......
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    Building and maintaining a well-trained and diverse workforce will be necessary to the progress of clean energy in America. I recently joined an international discussion hosted by the World Bank, Connecting Sustainable Energy Businesses with Education: Getting the Workforce You Need, that looked at workforce development......
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    At the American Gas Association’s annual event CFA Society of New York today, our Chair of the Board of Directors David Anderson unveiled the Natural Gas Sustainability Initiative (NGSI) Methane Emissions Intensity Protocol. A joint effort with the Edison Electric Institute and an outgrowth of their two-year work......
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    The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) has released its Recommendations for Executive Actions to Increase Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Deployment in support of the Build Back Better plan during the Biden-Harris administration’s first 100 days in office. BCSE President Lisa Jacobson describes these......
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