Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s third-annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook is a compendium of accomplishments that points to the fact that the renewable energy sector is finally making strides. At 144 pages in length, it’s more than quadrupled the size and scope of last year’s Factbook.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
In light of the World Bank’s recent decision not to investigate connections between the Bank’s development projects and the forced labor in Uzbekistan, positive steps by apparel and home goods companies are vital.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary announced $280 million in new Renewable Energy for America Program grants and loans. Two recipients — Arkansas’ Supersave Foods and Maine’s Cozy Acres Greenhouses — gave accounts of how REAP funding enabled them to rebuild and expand their businesses while reducing energy bills and carbon emissions.
Attention on the Keystone XL Pipeline detracts from a number of other significant developments in our quest towards a more vibrant economy.
The state of Washington just released a draft rule for a clean fuel standard. Drafted under the umbrella of the state’s greenhouse gas reduction targets, the new rule seeks to reduce fossil fuel content in transportation fuels.
Today, with so many initiatives focused on women and girls, the conversations around the importance of gender dynamics may feel trendy. I agree. That said, I’m writing this post because I believe that this trend is warranted, it’s accurate, and it needs to pick up momentum and transform from a trend to a movement.
The occasional sinkhole has been called a way of life in Florida. Increasingly, however, sinkholes are becoming an expensive and ever-dangerous risk in the Sunshine State. These dangers may only get worse, with the possibility of hydraulic fracturing setting up business in the state’s sensitive south region.
More than 1,200 community facilities accessed flexible, affordable capital through the federal New Markets Tax Credit Program between 2003 and 2012.
Disney reportedly won’t play ball with the Obama administration, which has asked for the company to use its blockbuster “Frozen” to educate kids about climate change. But is it the kids, or is it the adults, that need to learn about this threat? And who would be better to pitch this than the very age group that Disney listens to the most?
After months of anticipation, the Obama administration last month released its new methane emissions strategy. Here are four reasons the new methane emissions strategy is a boon, rather than bane, for America’s $1.2-trillion oil and gas sector.
The World Economic Forum has come and gone, leaving the Davos snow more than a little trampled. Now that 2,500+ of the world’s most powerful people have flown home in somewhat fewer (it seems) than 1,700 private jets, what more do we know about what’s coming in 2015?
Pollution is the leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries, according to a report from the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution. In 2012, pollution – in the form of contaminated soil, water and both indoor and outdoor air – was responsible for 8.4 million deaths in developing countries — almost three times more deaths than those caused by malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined.
Impact investing requires the commitment to measure, and report on positive social change. As the industry matures, here’s what we expect to see in 2015.