We Can Manage It – March 30, 2023

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Innovations to Insure We Exceed Emission Reduction Goals

Dennis Roberts

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In this piece, Dennis Roberts, the President of Energy Efficiency Done Right, calls for greater investments in technology and infrastructure to ensure that the world can address climate change. Dennis notes that the world has so far failed to reduce emissions. So, Dennis calls on reducing wasted energy and change the structures of buildings, which put out a lot of wasted energy.

Supercharge EmPOWER to Ensure No Marylander Gets Left Behind

Deron Lovaas

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For this update, Deron Lovaas, who works at the NRDC, shares a link from the NRDC, which calls on Maryland’s energy efficiency program to create a program on energy savings that is specifically targeted towards low-income people. Deron argues that this kind of program will not just result in energy efficiency, it will also help improve equity.

Major PV & Storage Projects – 2021 vs. 2022

John Benson

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In this post, John Benson, a Senior Consultant at Microgrid Labs, looks at the developments in battery energy storage in 2021 versus 2022. John found that growth has increased, but not at the rate he expected because there have been delays in some of the development projects. Part of the issue is that supply chain issues that have plagued all markets, have also plagued the development of batteries.

Sector Spotlight: Virtual Power Plants

Jigar Shah

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Here, Jigar Shah, the Director of Loan Programs at the U.S. Department of Energy, has released a more comprehensive post regarding a subject he previously wrote about, Virtual Power Plants. Jigar finds that utilizing the power of Virtual Power Plants can reduce CO2 emissions by 44 to 59 million a year. Rigar will continue to update the promise of this resource through a blog series.

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