Monthly Archives: September 2014

26 09, 2014

UN Climate Summit: A 'game-changer' for global warming?

By | 2014-09-26T15:52:39+00:00 September 26th, 2014|News|

UN Climate Summit: A 'game-changer' for global warming? But the key move will be to get a binding agreement at the 2015 Paris conference Trinh Theresa Do| September 26th, 2014 | Posted on www.cbc.ca A few years back at a United Nations climate talks in Bali, business executives hunkered down at a nearby hotel and [...]

25 09, 2014

EPA Recognizes CH2M HILL Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users

By | 2014-09-25T20:32:00+00:00 September 25th, 2014|News|

    EPA Recognizes CH2M HILL Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users   September 25th, 2014 | Posted on pennenergy.com CH2M HILL has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership, committing to purchase renewable energy to supply its operations. This commitment supports CH2M HILL's belief that renewable power has an important role in [...]

25 09, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Announces Partnership with Syracuse University

By | 2014-09-25T19:17:51+00:00 September 25th, 2014|News|

  Renewable Choice Energy Announces Partnership with Syracuse University Campus increases its commitment to clean energy with wind power purchase Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 25th, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it has partnered with Syracuse University to provide green power to the school in order to further reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) [...]

23 09, 2014

500,000+ Voices Strong for Climate Action

By | 2014-09-23T18:11:36+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

This past weekend, I had the privilege to participate—along with my friend and colleague, Director of our Green Building division, Lana Carmichael —in the extraordinary, historic People’s Climate March. Timed to coincide with the start of the United Nation’s Climate Summit held in New York City this week, the march was - in every sense [...]

18 09, 2014

White House Announces Executive Actions and Commitments from Across the Country to Advance Solar Deployment and Energy Efficiency

By | 2014-09-18T17:36:24+00:00 September 18th, 2014|News|

  White House Announces Executive Actions and Commitments from Across the Country to Advance Solar Deployment and Energy Efficiency Commitments and Executive Actions Illustrate Federal, State, and Local Leadership to  Create Jobs and Cut Carbon Pollution Office of the Press Secretary | September 18th | Posted on nationaljournal.com The Obama Administration is committed to taking [...]

18 09, 2014

The Job Creation Potential of Alternative Energy

By | 2014-09-18T16:49:47+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Job creation is a central topic of political dialogue that affects the success of various emerging economic sectors. And given the various forms of uncertainty surrounding the alternative energy industry, the realities surrounding job creation potential are especially important within the renewable energy sector. A recent report highlighted the incredible number of green jobs created [...]

16 09, 2014

Lobbied by Google, Apple, Duke Pumps $500M Into Renewable Energy in N. Carolina

By | 2014-09-16T17:04:14+00:00 September 16th, 2014|News|

Lobbied by Google, Apple, Duke Pumps $500M Into Renewable Energy in N. Carolina Jason Verge | September 16th, 2014 | Posted on datacenterknowledge.com Duke Energy, the largest power utility in the U.S., announced it will acquire and construct three solar facilities in North Carolina and has signed five power purchase agreements with solar energy generation [...]

15 09, 2014

UMass to create new renewable energy chair position

By | 2014-09-15T14:40:15+00:00 September 15th, 2014|News|

    UMass to create new renewable energy chair position September 15th, 2014 | Benjamin Zifkin | Posted on dailycollegian.com The University of Massachusetts will receive $2.5 million from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to create a new endowed chair at the University’s College of Engineering. The funding will be matched by the [...]

10 09, 2014

Municipal Franchise Agreements Offer Local Energy Options

By | 2014-09-10T17:42:30+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

We often discuss the need for a comprehensive approach in order to achieve a functional clean energy economy. In the case of cities with private utilities, one important tool is the Municipal Franchise Agreement (MFA), an often underutilized means to diversifying energy resources on a local level. Originally created to spur municipal economic development, Municipal Franchise [...]

9 09, 2014

California Successfully Emphasizes Renewable Energy Commitment

By | 2014-09-09T20:31:25+00:00 September 9th, 2014|News|

  California Successfully Emphasizes Renewable Energy Commitment Morris Beschloss | September 9th, 2014 | Posted on www.desertsun.com Over the years, California has justifiably claimed the exalted position of originator of new ideas in fashion, entertainment, social media, and even electric cars. The state’s Silicon Valley is the shining symbol of the world’s breakthrough communications technology. [...]