UMass Chan Medical School is betting big on geothermal heating and cooling to slash the greenhouse gas emissions from the newest addition to its Worcester campus, a $325 million research and education complex.
Achieving ambitious greenhouse gas emission mitigation goals in the building sector is essential to limiting global warming, but accomplishing this goal requires firms to assess their regional challenges.
Increasing electric vehicle fleets, along with walkable and bikeable streets and access to public transportation in cities, suburbs and rural and low-income communities across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions are among the strategies in a new report calling for a regional clean transportation plan.
Officials in Maryland paved the way last week for what they are calling the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind projects. The Maryland Public Service Commission granted offshore wind renewable energy credits, otherwise known as ORECs, to two proposed wind projects with a combined value of $2.09 billion.
A first-of-its-kind natural-gas-fired power plant that will emit no greenhouse gases is now under construction near Houston, and its commercialization is being financed in part by engineering-procurement-construction contractor CB&I, with the hope CB&I will be the go-to builder for larger versions of the plant in the future.