ECO Energy

ACEEE rankings show a fifth of U.S. cities are on track to meet climate goals

The latest rankings of U.S. cities’ clean energy efforts from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy released last week show a wide gap between leading cities and many others that lag far behind. The 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard analyzed efforts of 100 major U.S. cities to make buildings and transportation more energy efficient and promote renewable energy. Only a fifth are on track to meet their community-wide greenhouse gas reductions goals. The rest are not on track, didn’t provide adequate data or have not set a goal, according to ACEEE. “Bottom-scoring cities are years behind the policy efforts of the leaders. If cities are to s...

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Green Energy

IEA: Reaching Climate Goals Requires Drastic Increase in Clean Energy Tech

A major effort to develop and deploy clean energy technologies worldwide is urgently needed to meet international energy and climate goals, particularly in order to reduce carbon emissions from areas beyond the power sector such as transport, buildings and industry, according to a new IEA report.With global carbon emissions at unacceptably high levels, structural changes to the energy system are required to achieve the rapid and lasting decline in emissions called for by the world’s shared climate targets. The IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives 2020 (ETP 2020) analyzes more than 800 different technology options to assess what would need to happen to reach net-zero emissions by 2070 while ensuring a resilient and secure energy system.The report finds that transitioning just the power sec

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