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Everything You Need to Know about President Biden’s Plan for Solar Energy

With the threat of global warming ever looming, in early September the Biden administration released their outline for procuring half of U.S. electricity from solar power by 2050. President Biden’s plan for solar energy is an ambitious and unprecedented one. So far the Biden administration appear to have followed through on their campaign promises of …

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Federal Land Policy for Renewable Power Projects Under Review

With pressure form clean power industry lobbyists Washington has decided to review the federal land policy for renewable power projects. The clean power industry has argued that lease rates and fees are two high to draw investment. Their argument aligns with the President Biden’s climate change agenda and his administration has decided to make federal …

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electrification

Why is Electrification Important?

Electrification has become popular term within the renewable energy industry. This is due in part to its significant and powerful capabilities. With the right resources, electrification has the potential to alleviate the impacts of climate change. As electrification becomes more prevalent, it is important to understand what it means and why it matters. What is …

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Los Angeles Approves 100% Clean Energy by 2035

On Wednesday September 1, 2021 the Los Angeles City Council voted to transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2035. This plan is known as the LA100 and demonstrates that the city’s goal of reaching 100 percent renewable electricity is achievable 10 years earlier than they had originally planned. This transition also aligns with President …

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potential solar mandate in California

What the Potential Solar Mandate in California Means for Your New Commercial Construction Project

In early August, regulators voted unanimously in favor of a potential solar mandate in California. The potential plan would mandate a combination of solar and energy storage to be included in many new commercial structures and high-rise residential projects. Commercial structures included in the plan are hotels, offices, medical clinics, retail and grocery stores, restaurants, …

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Carbon Capture Could Positively Impact The Climate Crisis

Carbon capture and sequestration / storage (CSS) is fast becoming a viable solution for reducing the impact carbon dioxide has on the climate crisis. Technology now exists that can prevent C02 emissions from entering the atmosphere, which also contributes to global heating. Many lawmakers are calling companies to take steps to redress the damage being …

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Primary Metals Quarry

Top 4 Energy Consumers in the Primary Metals Manufacturing Industry

Within the primary metals industry, there are four main energy consumers: process heating, electrochemical processes, drivepower and HVAC. Although manufacturing is largely considered one industry, once broken down, there are actually many types of manufacturing that have differing energy needs. Below, we break down the four energy consumers of the primary metals industry: 1. Process Heating Process …

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Active Cooler

Active Coolers: Industrial Waste Heat Recovery

Active Coolers are the newest technology within the renewable energy industry. Designed by ElectraTherm, the integrated heat to power technology provides enough energy to power the cooler and produce additional electricity. With many corporations naturally progressing towards sustainability, the first place they will look to rectify is their waste. What is an Active Cooler? It uses the organic rankin …

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