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We've asked the NextEnergy team to share the industry-related news, stories and information that have grabbed their attention this month. We hope you find it useful!

Eric McDonald, Director, Facilities & Infrastructure Development

What he’s reading: JPMorgan Chase unveils plans for new all-Electric, Net-Zero Headquarters on Park Avenue

Media: Energy Tech

What makes it interesting: A 60 story all-electric building will be built in New York. No carbon output as it will be powered by a hydroelectric plant. New York is adopting codes to decarbonize all new construction.

Kate Bell, Program Manager

What she’s reading: Low-cost sensors are helping communities find gaps in air quality data

Media: Grist

What makes it interesting: Smaller, more local units of government – and even neighborhood groups – are taking air quality monitoring into their own hands as residents and advocacy organizations realize that state and federal programs aren’t capturing the full scope of air pollution. This article highlights some of the blind spots in our current air quality monitoring system and notes how data-gathering projects where lower-cost sensors are deployed could galvanize residents to organize and demand action in areas showing harmful pollutants that are not being accurately reported under the status quo.

Lauren Mattar, Technical Program Manager

What she’s reading: Autonomous Vehicles And Their Impact On The Economy

Media: Bloomberg

What makes it interesting: As AV technology continues to develop and grow, the impacts of transitioning to AV will be numerous. This article walks through six potential impact areas of AV, ranging from the auto industry itself to human health to productivity.

Latonya Binford, Senior Accountant

What she’s reading: Global Smart Cities Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report 2022-2030: Focus on Smart Utilities, Governance, Building, Transportation – ResearchAndMarkets.com

Media: Business Wire

What makes it interesting: The global smart cities market size is expected to reach USD 6,965.02 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 24.2%. The market is currently witnessing high investment for smart security, smart metering for water and utilities, smart mobility, and integrated traffic management systems.

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