Sustainable Energy Monitor: What We're Reading in June

Catch up on the latest sustainable energy and green industry news from June.

A career in energy efficiency could be one man's path to financial security

Former DCSEU Workforce Development Program participant Richard Quaofio was featured on Yale Climate Connections, a nationally syndicated podcast. He shares how his paid internship helped him afford basic expenses while pursuing a master's degree in mechanical engineering. He also says the program put him on a career path in energy efficiency. [Yale Climate Connections]

If climate goals aren’t met, extreme heat will kill thousands in U.S. cities

A new report estimates as many as 2,700 heat-related deaths can be prevented in just one city if global temperature rise can be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius. [CityLab]

What's the path forward for DC's grid mod? After nearly a year of study, the city is still finding out

In considering how to modernize its electric grid, regulators in the District of Columbia turned to a collaborative process over the past year that included almost 100 stakeholders, six working groups and dozens of meetings, including two all-day marathons that brought together almost 250 participants. [Utility Dive]

Hogan signs executive order to make state-owned buildings more energy efficient

State-owned buildings in Maryland must reduce their energy consumption by 10 percent over the next decade under an executive order signed Tuesday by Gov. Larry Hogan. [Washington Post]


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