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Motors, pumps, and drives. Oh my! How industrial energy efficiency can help reduce the carbon footprint to achieve 111(d) compliance

Motors, pumps, and drives. Oh my! How industrial energy efficiency can help reduce the carbon footprint to achieve 111(d) compliance

Introduction The EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. electricity sector. The draft rule set individual state reduction targets built from four building blocks (see Figure 1). These four blocks consti ...

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Climate Bonds – Are they a means to build Smart Green Cities?

Climate Bonds – Are they a means to build Smart Green Cities?

Funding projects using climate bonds or "green bonds" is gaining attention in the US and could play a supporting role in emerging Smart Green Cities. Already used in Europe and other parts of the globe, climate bonds offer a way to invest in socially ...

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Three lessons in climate action planning from a community leading the charge

This author no longer works for DNV GL. In 2007, the City of Palo Alto, CA, developed a Climate Action Plan to guide sustainability efforts, solidify sustainability goals, and identify measures focused on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fr ...

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What is an Energy Master Plan and when might I need one?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. As I was pulling together research for this blog, I was reminded of all the planning activities our clients do--capital, land use, emergency preparedness, and climate and sustainability, to name a small hand ...

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Year in review: Top 10 Utility of the Future blog posts from 2014

2014 was an exciting year for our organization, as we completed our first successful year as DNV GL, which combines the strengths of DNV, KEMA, Garrad Hassan, and GL Renewables Certification. As 2014 is now officially over, we'd like to take a look b ...

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Driving climate innovation through cities

This author no longer works for DNV GL. As I write this post, negotiators in Lima at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are meeting past the scheduled conference end in the hopes of preparing a draft agreement for c ...

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Implementing renewable energy – secrets of success

Today 144 countries worldwide introduced renewable energy targets [REN21, 2014] and policy frameworks in a bid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is expected that by 2030 the global renewable capacity is estimated to reach over 3,000 GW in 2030 [ ...

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Realizing the promise of WH Retrofits

Realizing the promise of WH Retrofits

The Promise Policy makers ranking as high as President Obama have identified the "deep retrofit" of American homes as a key strategy for reducing energy consumption and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. Such initiatives, often referred to as WH r ...

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How will the benefits of energy efficiency impact the industrial sector?

To date, energy efficiency has been systematically measured by reductions in energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions. But according to the 2014 International Energy Agency (IEA) report, "Capturing the multiple benefits of energy efficiency," a mul ...

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Climate action plan study identifies success factors and recommends three-pronged strategy

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Many local governments in California are having a difficult time implementing and monitoring the progress of their climate action plans (CAPs), according to research conducted by a group of Master's students ...

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