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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: Survey reveals healthier buildings top the list of back to work priorities

Media: Honeywell

What makes it interesting: In a recent survey by KRC Research, 70% of building owners and managers say that smart building technologies will be a priority post-COVID 19. Indoor air quality, energy efficiency and sustainability top the list of interest for upgrades.

Kate Bell, Program Manager

What she’s reading: Martinique to establish waste-to-hydrogen blueprint for the Caribbean

Media: SmartCitiesWorld

What makes it interesting:¬†Keeping with our hydrogen theme, this article delves into some of the unique energy and waste challenges facing developing island nations and how waste-to-hydrogen could help Caribbean islands increase resiliency. One particularly interesting tidbit is how this program in Martinique is poised to turn the country’s largest waste stream – plastic bags used to protect bananas for export – into feedstock for the waste-to-hydrogen process.

Tim Slusser, Director, Smart Mobility Initiatives

What he’s reading: ASL Aviation Holdings Signs LOI with Universal Hydrogen

Media: BusinessWire

What makes it interesting: Hydrogen is finally edging towards its potential as a carbon free fuel source for global transportation. An opportunity to fuel air transportation would help to create economies of scale needed to establish a robust hydrogen fueling network that could support ground transportation too.

Latonya Binford, Accountant

What she’s reading: Green Hydrogen Is on Track to Be Cheaper than Natural Gas by 2050: BNEF

Media: FuelCellWorks

What makes it interesting: Bloomberg New Energy Finance forecasts the costs of renewable Hydrogen and offers some important findings for both hydrogen producers and consumers around the world.

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