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. [...]

9 09, 2014

Boulder looks to the sun as it considers municipal utility's energy mix

By | 2014-09-09T15:38:08+00:00 September 9th, 2014|News|

Boulder looks to the sun as it considers municipal utility's energy mix City studying solar capacity, seeking ways to encourage rooftop panels Erica Meltzer | September 9th, 2014 | Posted on www.dailycamera.com Many of the activists who campaigned for municipalization in Boulder envisioned not just a city-run utility that used mostly renewable energy, but one that [...]

8 09, 2014

Clean Energy Jobs 2nd Quarter Potential And Growth Depicted On Website

By | 2014-09-08T14:51:01+00:00 September 8th, 2014|News|

Clean Energy Jobs 2nd Quarter Potential And Growth Depicted On Website Roy L Hales | September 8th, 2014 | Posted on www.cleantechnica.com The US added another 12,500 jobs during the second quarter. That’s twice as many as in the preceding quarter. Close to half of these were in the solar sector (5,895), but there were [...]

4 09, 2014

First commercial-scale biofuel plant opens in US

By | 2014-09-04T16:32:02+00:00 September 4th, 2014|News|

First commercial-scale biofuel plant opens in US Luke Nicholls | September 4th, 2014 | Posted on www.edie.net The USA's first commercial-scale biofuel plant is now open and will eventually produce more than 110 million litres of fuel a year from corn waste. The £167m plant, named 'Project Liberty', is situated in Emmetsburg, Iowa and converts baled [...]

3 09, 2014

The Story of a New Sector

By | 2014-09-03T15:09:38+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Homeowners take note: unprecedented access to the benefits of wind energy is just around the corner. Just as we’ve seen with the incredible success of the residential solar market, the distributed wind community is making a consolidated effort to provide an accessible financing structure that utilizes third party financing to eliminate up front costs and [...]

3 09, 2014

Duplicate of EPA's '100 percent Green Power Users' include Maine firms

By | 2014-09-03T14:37:26+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|News|

EPA's '100 percent Green Power Users' include Maine firms April 30th, 2014 |  Posted on portlanddailysun.me The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its "100 percent Green Power Users" lists this month, with results showing that Maine logged 11 businesses or organizations that generated 100 percent or more of their energy needs from renewable sources. In [...]

2 09, 2014

Buffett’s Renewables Bet Emboldens Vaisala in China Plan

By | 2014-09-02T18:16:11+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|News|

Buffett’s Renewables Bet Emboldens Vaisala in China Plan Kasper Viita | September 2nd, 2014 | Posted on www.bloomberg.com Vaisala Oyj (VAIAS), the Finnish maker of meteorological equipment, is harnessing its expertise in weather forecasting to boost growth by helping renewable energy producers prepare for calm and storm alike. “Energy is a natural fit for us, [...]