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First-Of-Its-Kind Report Ranks U.S. Electric Utility Companies’ Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Performance

by Ceres  (Jul. 24, 2014)

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepares for July 29th – August 1st listening sessions on its Clean Power Plan for existing power plants, a new report from Ceres and Clean Edge ranks the nation’s largest electric utilities and their local subsidiaries on their renewable energy sales and energy efficiency savings. The ...

Australia’s economy at risk if climate change not addressed

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 22, 2014)

The Chief Executive of CEDA, the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, the Hon. Stephen Martin, says climate change is both an environmental and an economic issue, despite recent comments from senior politicians that seemed to question the latter. His comments accompanied the release of a major review of the impacts of climate on ...

Market Report on Climate Change Adaptation Reveals New Business Opportunities

by Environmental Business International (EBI)  (Jul. 24, 2014)

Weather-related disasters worldwide have helped galvanize attention on the need to prepare for the impact of changing weather patterns on our communities, businesses and natural resources. This presents significant opportunities for companies positioned to help clients prepare for, adapt to and even gain competitive advantage from the consequences ...

UK capacity market will benefit old coal, not new gas

by Bloomberg New Energy Finance  (Jul. 24, 2014)

The UK government’s new capacity market, which will support electricity generating plants that can be switched on to deal with shortages and so help to prevent black-outs, will prolong the lives of some of the country’s coal fleet. These coal-fired power stations have an average age of 42 years and produce higher carbon emissions per ...

Federal Issues - TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jul. 15, 2014)

Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the three-day workshop will get firsthand experience with the ...

Inventor Pushes Solar Panels for Roads, Highways

by Associated Press  (Jul. 11, 2014)

The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear that comes from inclement weather and vehicles, big and small, to generate ...

Feds approve oil exploration off US Eastern Coast

by Associated Press  (Jul. 21, 2014)

The Obama administration has sided with energy developers over environmentalists, approving the use of underwater blasts of sound to pinpoint oil and gas deposits in federal Atlantic Ocean waters. The regulatory decision is the first real step toward what could be an economic transformation in East Coast states, potentially creating a new energy ...

IBM Research Launches Project “Green Horizon” to Help China Deliver on Ambitious Energy and Environmental Goals

by IBM  (Jul. 7, 2014)

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that it is deploying the full force of its researchers in laboratories around the world in a 10-year initiative to support China in transforming its national energy systems and protecting the health of citizens. Dubbed “Green Horizon”, the ...

Weather Input Advancements in DemandWatch V5.0 Bring More Accurate Water Demand Forecasting Results to Users

by Innovyze  (Jul. 22, 2014)

Expanding the boundaries of smart water network innovation, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide release of the V5.0 Generation of its DemandWatch for accurate and reliable water demand ...

Advancing Water Sector Resilience through Collaboration: NACWA and AMWA Release Summit Report

by NACWA - National Association of Clean Water Agencies  (Jul. 11, 2014)

NACWA and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) has released the Water Resilience Summit Summary and Next Steps white paper. NACWA and AMWA co-hosted the Water ...

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