Energy Efficiency Curriculum and Program Launch
Really Clean Energy has partnered with Spokane Home Builders Association to launch a new workforce development program called Frame Your Future designed to teach construction basics, energy efficiency, and sustainable community principles to students and adult job seekers.
Frame Your Future simultaneously addresses Spokane's housing crisis by fortifying the local worker training pipeline for residential construction and also new carbon reduction efforts by exposing the next generation of workers to energy efficiency standards of tomorrow's home.
Cities across the nation are responding to the challenge to meet aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets in effort to reduce the damaging effects of mankind on this planet.
RCE was contracted by Spokane building sector leaders to complete a net-zero emissions feasibility study. This study is meant to augment and support the City's Sustainability Action Plan by presenting a clear pathway focused on sound, best-practice solutions for consideration which, if implemented, would achieve zero net emissions targets on time with minimal energy cost increases and without prematurely eliminating low-cost, reliable energy sources.
The Washington State Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) calls for the decarbonization of homes, commercial buildings, and transportation systems with the intent of transitioning off fossil fuels in order to achieve zero net emissions and 100% renewable energy.
As we continue our effort with a statewide study around NZE solutions suitable for the diverse renewable resources available and regional climates of Washington State, we welcome further dialogue on the topics within this study.
Converting waste into renewable hydrogen for transportation
in Washington State
Really Clean Energy is collaborating with local transit companies and waste management on Phase 1 of a demonstration project to convert garbage, non recyclable plastics, polystyrene, and other waste streams into clean, renewable hydrogen for transportation.
Local waste that would otherwise be buried in a landfill will be used as renewable fuel for hydrogen-powered buses and cars. Every ton of waste diverted from the landfill results in carbon-free transportation for 1,000 cars for 28 miles and eliminates more than 860 pounds of petroleum-based carbon emissions.
Phase 2 of the project will address scaling-up to meet needs statewide including a future Hydrogen Highway.
Really Clean Energy is working with municipalities and businesses with large waste streams to:
reduce carbon emissions
reduce energy consumption
transition to net-zero emissions practices
operate in compliance with environmental regulations
Really Clean Energy's philosophy of "reduce before you produce" typically results in a ~25% reduction in power needs prior to implementing solutions to reduce carbon emissions and transition to renewable energy options to replace fossil fuels.
Consulting with cities and businesses to plan for changes relating to net-zero emissions regulations
Demonstration of plasma gasification system to eliminate open burn pits used by the U.S. Military
Really Clean Energy is collaborating with gasification technology experts to commercialize compact, modular waste-to-energy systems for rapid deployment.
Everyday waste streams are used to produce renewable electricity, hydrogen gas, methane, chemicals, and liquid fuels. really Clean Energy is developing alternative fuel options to meet demands as the use of natural gas, gasoline, jet fuel, and other fossil fuels are reduced to meet environmental regulations and targets.
RCE's Advanced Mobile Power Supply (AMPS) is designed to:
eliminate the use of burn pits on U.S. military installations overseas
integrate into existing power plants for upgrades and retrofits
process waste at transfer stations, sewage treatment facilities, and other decentralized locations
provide drop-in on-site waste-to-energy capabilities for businesses and communities including remote locations