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UN Report Outlines Ways to Achieve Clean, Sustainable Off-Grid Lighting for Africa

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (May 18, 2015)

Creating favourable conditions for modern solar lighting markets can provide a low-cost solution to reducing carbon emissions, indoor air pollution and health risks, while bringing electricity to an estimated 600 million people in Africa who lack access to the power grid, says new report by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The report, ...

How the CDM Regulations will change

by Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd.  (Feb. 5, 2015)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced major changes to the Construction (design & management) (CDM) Regulations. Subject to Parliamentary approval, this updated set of regulations will replace the current CDM 2007 regulations on 6 April 2015. The key changes Principal designer – the CDM 2015 regulation replaces the (CDM ...

Sixth Season of Hudson River Dredging Begins; Historic Dredging Project Draws to a Close; Next Up: Cleaning Up Floodplains

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 7, 2015)

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck announced the start of the sixth, and final, season of dredging of PCB-contaminated sediments from the bottom of the Hudson River. The historic dredging project – one of the largest and most complex cleanups in Superfund history – began in 2009. The EPA ...

SEMINAR: How to manage subcontractor compliance in a new era of CDM 2015 and PAS 91

by Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd.  (Mar. 19, 2015)

Principal contractors and contractors are invited to a half-day seminar in Birmingham on Tuesday 21 April, (10am – 2pm) about the essentials of supply chain risk management and compliance in managing subcontractors. Supply chain compliance specialist Altius will update delegates on their new obligations under CDM 2015 and give an overview ...

New Pilot Aims to Boost U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing Competitiveness and Impact of National Labs

by US Department of Energy  (Apr. 21, 2015)

Today, the Energy Department launched the $2 million Technologist in Residence (TIR) pilot to strengthen U.S. clean energy manufacturing competitiveness and enhance the commercial impact of its ...

Green Bonds a Way to Help Address Climate Challenges

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 21, 2015)

The World Bank is continuing to advance the green bond market with its most recent series of Green Growth Bonds — green bonds with a return linked to an ethical equity index. This innovative product, developed in partnership with BNP Paribas, is designed to appeal not only to large institutional investors who are the usual buyers of ...

NREL Supports China PV Investment and Financing Alliance to Open Capital for Solar Deployment

by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)  (May 14, 2015)

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the China PV Investment and Finance Alliance (CPVFA) have formed a collaboration with the goal of opening wide-scale and diverse sources of investment for solar photovoltaic (PV) asset development in China. NREL is advising CPVFA based on the work of the NREL-convened Solar ...

May 27 Webinar Will Explore Models and Tools for Evaluating Tribal Energy Project Potential

by US Department of Energy  (May 21, 2015)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Models and Tools for Evaluating Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects, on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time. Attendees ...

African Ministers Call for Strong Paris Agreement, Climate Finance Flows

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Apr. 16, 2015)

Ministers from governments across Africa have renewed their call for a strong and universal climate change agreement with increased flows of funds, including through market and finance opportunities, sufficient to fulfill Africa's development aspirations. With countries set to approve a new climate change agreement under the UN in ...

Business leaders message to policymakers – “Let’s Make a Deal”

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 21, 2015)

An unprecedented mobilization of 25 worldwide business networks representing over 6.5 million companies from more than 130 countries pledged to lead the global transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient economy. The Business & Climate Summit brought together ...

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