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Monthly Archives: October 2014

31 10, 2014

Maybe you can change people’s minds about climate change after all

By | 2014-10-31T18:52:52-07:00 October 31st, 2014|News|

  Chris Mooney | October 31st, 2014 | Posted on www.washingtonpost.com It's no secret that certain political worldviews prevent people from accepting the science of global warming. And it's not just that conservative and pro-free market beliefs are strongly correlated with dismissal of climate science. Get this: Conservatives who are more scientifically literate, or better at [...]

30 10, 2014

The Spooky Reality of Climate Change

By | 2014-10-30T21:06:57-07:00 October 30th, 2014|Business Blog|

Today is Halloween.  Historically, this holiday marked the end of summer and the death of vegetation and often livestock, leading to its association with the scary denizens of the underworld: ghosts, goblins, and ghouls.  While the holiday itself has become far more commercialized in recent years, the shortening days and chillier temperatures remind us that [...]

29 10, 2014

HGA Minneapolis Office Receives LEED 2009 CI Platinum Certification

By | 2014-10-29T18:54:06-07:00 October 29th, 2014|News|

Iona Neamt | October 29th, 2014 | Posted on cpexecutive.com HGA Architects and Engineers’ office interior at 420 N. Fifth St. has received 85 out of 110 points under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors. HGA moved in December 2011 into the historic Ford Center, a former Ford assembly plant that [...]

27 10, 2014

Acer Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy for its U.S.-Based Operations

By | 2014-10-27T18:55:53-07:00 October 27th, 2014|News|

October 27, 2014 | Posted on www.PRWeb.com Acer today announced an initiative to provide clean energy for its U.S.-based operations. The company purchased enough green power to offset 100 percent of its carbon emissions from electricity at all U.S. facilities. The purchase of more than 27 million kilowatt-hours of green power in the form of [...]

23 10, 2014

Renewable Choice Subsidiary, Mosaic Labs to Provide Carbon Accounting Support to S&P 500 for CDP Climate Change 2015

By | 2014-10-23T18:56:52-07:00 October 23rd, 2014|News|

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 -- Mosaic Labs announced today that it is preparing for the 2015 CDP response season following the release of the CDP S&P 500 Annual Report last month. The company has provided CDP support for six years to S&P 500 respondents, helping companies to achieve an average of a 20-25% [...]

21 10, 2014

Greenbuild 2014: Leadership Jazz

By | 2014-10-21T20:30:22-07:00 October 21st, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Renewable Choice is excited to be exhibiting again this year at Greenbuild 2014, the country’s largest conference and expo on sustainable building and design. Greenbuild is being hosted this year in New Orleans at the Ernst N. Morial Convention Center, which runs from October 22–24. The theme for this year is “Leadership Jazz”, and it [...]

20 10, 2014

How Minnesota’s highways are poised to become renewable energy generators

By | 2014-10-20T18:57:51-07:00 October 20th, 2014|News|

Conrad deFiebre | October 20th, 2014 | Posted on www.minnpost.com Minnesota’s highways are poised to become green energy generators with up to five 1-megawatt solar panel arrays built on public right-of-way around the state. If the pilot project proceeds as planned it would exceed the total capacity of a solar installation at Minneapolis-St. Paul International [...]

17 10, 2014

The Importance of Renewing the Production Tax Credit

By | 2014-10-17T20:26:00-07:00 October 17th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

On the heels of the UN Climate Summit, there has been a great deal of speculation about where and when world leaders will take actual action on climate change—without a lot of concrete answers. However, one crucial element to wind development in the U.S. that Congress can act on now is the Production Tax Credit, [...]

16 10, 2014

One Sansome Street Earns First LEED v4 Platinum Certification

By | 2014-10-16T18:59:34-07:00 October 16th, 2014|News|

    San Francisco, CA | Published on www.buildingwise.net How we solved the challenge One Sansome Street sits atop a base that includes portions of a historic building that once housed the Anglo & London Paris National Bank. When it was acquired by Barker Pacific Group and Prudential Real Estate Investors, the occupancy had fallen [...]

14 10, 2014

Renewable Choice Energy to Exhibit at Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans

By | 2014-10-14T19:00:49-07:00 October 14th, 2014|News|

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 14th, 2014 Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy will join other leading exhibitors at this year’s annual Greenbuild conference later this month in New Orleans. Since 2003, the firm has supplied more than 5,000 green building projects in more than 22 countries with Green-e® Energy certified renewable energy credits (RECs) and Green-e Climate [...]

10 10, 2014

SF event to be 100% powered by renewable microgrid

By | 2014-10-10T19:01:49-07:00 October 10th, 2014|News|

Becky Dempsey | October 10th, 2014 | Posted on www.greenbiz.com VERGE San Francisco, a four-day conference focusing on the intersection of technology and sustainability, will be powered by a fully functional, replicable, renewably powered microgrid, demonstrating the power of distributed energy solutions on the market today. VERGE SF, Oct. 27-30, is the flagship of a global [...]

9 10, 2014

Mayor de Blasio Commits to 80 Percent Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

By | 2014-10-09T19:02:41-07:00 October 9th, 2014|News|

  NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio announced today that New York City is committing to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent over 2005 levels by 2050, starting with One City, Built to Last: Transforming New York City’s Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future – a sweeping plan to retrofit public and private buildings to dramatically [...]

3 10, 2014

Chile becomes the first South American country to tax carbon

By | 2014-10-03T17:38:46-07:00 October 3rd, 2014|News|

Chile becomes the first South American country to tax carbon Sao Paolo | October 3rd, 2014 | Posted on uk.reuters.com President Michelle Bachelet of Chile enacted new environmental tax legislation on Friday making the country the first in South America to tax carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Part of a broad tax reform, Chile's carbon tax [...]

3 10, 2014

Big-Name Companies Commit To 100% Renewables Campaign

By | 2014-10-03T17:29:39-07:00 October 3rd, 2014|News|

Big-Name Companies Commit To 100% Renewables Campaign   October 3rd, 2014 | Posted on www.nawindpower.com Large companies, including IKEA, H&M, Mars and Nestle, recently joined a group of non-governmental organizations and clean energy stakeholders to launch a multiyear initiative to encourage major businesses to commit to using 100% renewable power. Led by The Climate Group [...]

3 10, 2014

Wind And Solar Are Catching Up With Nuclear Power, Says Report

By | 2014-10-03T17:14:08-07:00 October 3rd, 2014|News|

Wind And Solar Are Catching Up With Nuclear Power, Says Report    October 3rd, 2014 | Posted on www.nawindpower.com Advocates of nuclear energy have long been predicting its renaissance, yet this mode of producing electricity has been stalled for years. Renewable energy, by contrast, continues to expand rapidly, even if it still has a long [...]

3 10, 2014

Hydrogen Innovations in the Clean Energy Industry

By | 2014-10-03T16:31:03-07:00 October 3rd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

As reported by BBC News, innovation in hydrogen production and storage made big news recently. Hydrogen has many advantages in clean energy production, as when burned it creates heat and water vapor, and thus no carbon emissions are created. However, the majority of current hydrogen production creates hydrogen from methane, using a device called a [...]

2 10, 2014

European Directive Mandates Non-financial Reporting

By | 2014-10-02T21:08:01-07:00 October 2nd, 2014|Business Blog|

?????????????????????????????????????????? The culture of sustainability and responsible business practice in Europe has long provided a leading example for the rest of the world, and it is no surprise that the first law requiring non-financial disclosure from the private sector has come from Europe as well. On April 15th of this year, the European [...]