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Local Law 97: Debunking Generic Carbon Calculators
ArticlesOctober 24, 2019

Local Law 97: Debunking Generic Carbon Calculators

New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act, especially Local Law 97, sparked the creation of generic carbon calculators for buildings to assess occupancy class and emission limits. Although intended to be helpful, not all are accurate.

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AEE Webinar: Energy Policy Innovation
EventsJuly 11, 2019

AEE Webinar: Energy Policy Innovation

AEE hosts an informative webinar regarding carbon reduction, chaired by Catherine Luthin, President of Luthin Associates.

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5’s Rapid Growth Continues, Named to Inc. 5000 for 4th Year in a Row
PressAugust 14, 2019

5’s Rapid Growth Continues, Named to Inc. 5000 for 4th Year in a Row

Luthin is proud to be apart of the 5 family! As a leading energy industry innovator, we are celebrating our 4th consecutive year on the Inc. Magazine 5000 list. Companies on Inc. 5000 are recognized as the most inspiring, fastest-growing companies and innovators in America. At 5, we are always competing with what’s possible, and we are honored to receive this recognition as we continue to test those limits.

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World Energy Engineering Congress
EventsSeptember 27, 2019

AEE World 2019 Conference & Expo

Please join us at the 2019 AEE World Conference & Expo! Catherine Luthin chairs a Session L4: Energy Policy Innovation that Results in Effective Carbon Reduction.

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LA Confidential_Summer 2019
LA ConfidentialJune 27, 2019

Factoid: Changes to Environment Disclosure Labels

As estimated by NYSERDA’s Environmental Disclosure Label data for NY State, alternative sources of energy are on the rise. Comparing 2014 data to that available in 2017, hydroelectric sources went from 5% to 9%. Meanwhile, the use of natural gas went from 56% to 42%.

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LA Confidential_Summer 2019
LA ConfidentialJune 27, 2019

Will Electric Vehicles (EV) Transport Us to A Clean and Green World?

2020 may be the year of the electric vehicle (EV). Dozens of new models are available, and major car manufacturers are jumping on the EV bandwagon. As the power grid becomes cleaner, fossil-fueled transportation is now the largest greenhouse gas (GHG) contributor in the U.S. It is quickly becoming the new target to cut personal, community, and national carbon footprints. More than 1 million EVs are on U.S. roads and price discounts abound, but get them before the “sunsets” on this popular industry trend.

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LA Confidential_Summer 2019
LA ConfidentialJune 27, 2019

Will New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act Save The Big Apple?

Cities and states are moving ahead to fill the void left by federal inaction on global warming. On April 18, 2019, New York City’s government approved a Climate Mobilization Act designed to deepen and accelerate that effort. While hailed by many as a strong thrust toward reducing the City’s overall carbon footprint, some have expressed concern regarding its potential costs and ability to meet goals.

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LA Confidential_Summer 2019
LA ConfidentialJune 27, 2019

Will Power Storage Incentives Be the Key to Expanding Renewables?

As battery power storage pricing drops, new installation goals and incentive programs are emerging. New York State is pushing for 1.5 gigawatts (GW = 1000 MW) of storage capacity by 2025, and 3 GW by 2030. Utility level and behind-the-meter (BTM) projects promoted through equipment rebates and power price adjustments under the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) process. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) Order 841 offers access to wholesale power markets by mandating Independent System Operators (ISOs) create rules for entry and valuing of power storage capacity.

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Energy Industry Innovator, 5, Expands Staff to Meet Growing Demand in Northeastern U.S.
PressJune 27, 2019

Energy Industry Innovator, 5, Expands Staff to Meet Growing Demand in Northeastern U.S.

Responding to the growth of the Luthin Associates brand and meeting the complex needs of clients throughout the New York Tri-state area, 5 has expanded its staff with the addition of Guy Brooks and Jessica Zazzera. Both Brooks and Zazzera will join Luthin Associates, a 5 company, as Account Managers.

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LA ConfidentialJanuary 4, 2019

Factoid: The Powerful Force of Solar Energy

Happening currently, in a galaxy not so far away, is solar energy innovation. While solar energy is an expanding filed, its usage is low compared to fossil fuels. Solar accounts for 2% and fossil 60% of US power, respectively. Limitations for solar power include storage costs and accessibility to sunlight. However, recent developments may further enhance solar power’s capacity.

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