User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-Independent
Category: Conservation and Efficiency
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Meet the data center clean energy giants 16.2.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Switch SuperNAP and Digital Realty prioritize renewables, as the industry looks beyond efficiency.
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Stress Test: How banks are looking at climate risk 10.2.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
More banks are increasingly seeing climate change as a financial risk, but, according to a recent report, few are disclosing these risks.
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The long view: A conversation with RMI's CEO Jules Kortenhorst 2.2.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
General Motors, Salesforce and many others prove corporate demand for renewable energy is charging forward, never mind the moves from Washington.
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3 important data questions about smart buildings 18.1.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Data plays an important role in enabling our building stock to play a productive role in the low-carbon electricity system of the future. Here is what we need to ask it.
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California's grid geeks: Deep green in the time of Trump 18.1.2017 GreenBiz.com
This exclusive six-part series takes an in-depth look at California’s transition to over 50 percent renewable electricity. In the face of President-elect Trump’s apparent indifference to global warming, the state has become a beacon of hope for climate activists. The entire series will appear here."You can’t bullshit the electric grid," he said.
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10 companies moving up in smart buildings 19.12.2016 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Some of these big players may surprise you.
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What do we have to do to make people care about sustainability? 16.12.2016 TreeHugger
This year, it might all be about comfort and coziness.
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Regulatory Rollback List Targets Health, Safety, And Environment 16.12.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
At Risk: The Air We Breathe, Water We Drink, and Food We Eat The conservative House Freedom Caucus has provided President-Elect Trump a "recommended list of regulations to remove." Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), chair of the all-Republican Freedom Caucus, identified 228 federal rules they hope Trump will help eliminate. Thirty-two of the proposals would roll back safety, health and environmental standards that protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and our nation's infrastructure (from pipelines to airports). By rolling back these regulations, the plan would essentially prevent the agencies responsible for protecting us from doing their job. Another 43 proposals are aimed at undermining America's progress on clean energy and climate change, pushing us away from energy efficiency and renewable energy sources toward more reliance on fossil fuels. This includes eliminating two dozen Department of Energy energy efficiency standards that save families money on energy bills, reduce ...
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White House releases strategy for deep decarbonization by 2050 12.12.2016 TreeHugger
Download it while you can.
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How many jobs does clean energy create? 5.12.2016 GreenBiz.com
Jobs in solar power exceed those in oil, gas or coal extraction. And there are more surprises.
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Clean Energy Victory In IL Shows We Can Still Win In The Age of Trump 2.12.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Kenvo Esquivel, Diane Fager

With the election of Donald Trump to the presidency this November, many on the left are rightfully frightened about what the next four years portend for the fight against climate change, when even the most basic environmental protections are now under threat. The sense of dread deepens everyday, as we get news of a new climate denier or oil executive being considered for a cabinet post. Many are preparing for years of long, defensive fights to preserve what policies we have won, both on environmental protection and on every other front.

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Melbourne & Sydney Win C40 Award For Best Building Energy Efficiency Project Of 2016 2.12.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Melbourne & Sydney were honoured today at an awards ceremony in Mexico City. The C40 Cities Awards recognize the world's most inspiring and innovative cities tackling climate change. Sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies and BYD, the C40 Cities Awards ceremony was held during the C40 Mayors Summit, where more than 40 mayors from around the world gathered to create sustainable and liveable cities for citizens. "On behalf of C40, I want to congratulate all the winning cities for their commitment to their citizens and their dedication to tackling climate change," said outgoing C40 Chair and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes. "Throughout my tenure as C40 Chair, I have been increasingly impressed by the calibre of the C40 Cities Award winners, and I look forward to seeing other mayors around the world adapting and implementing these models in their own cities." "The C40 Cities Awards recognize the best and boldest work being done by mayors to fight climate change and protect people from risks," said C40 ...
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Military Rivals Face Off In An Energy-Saving Web Series 30.11.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Without totally sidelining their historic rivalry, the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy  joined forces to improve energy efficiency at both campuses. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy  launched the second season of its “ Better Buildings Challenge Swap ,” a reality web series in which two organizations swap three-person teams to find ways to increase energy efficiency.  In this season, an energy team from each military institution travels to the other’s campus to explore how it can reduce its energy footprint. Russell Hume, energy program manager at the Air Force Academy, told The Huffington Post that each team has an opportunity to share its expertise and pinpoint where the other is falling short. At the end of the day, however, he said these friendly rivals’ different perspectives result in innovative and, in some cases, simple and low-cost solutions that can be applied beyond a dormitory or cafeteria. “It was great to have an extra set of eyes,” Hume told HuffPost.  The first ...
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5 ways to scale up energy efficiency, person to person 19.11.2016 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
To end fossil fuel dependence, we need to spark a social movement. And we need to do it now.
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President-Elect Trump's Environmental Agenda 14.11.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
I did not expect Donald Trump to be elected president and, like most people, I was surprised when he won. On January 20th he becomes our head of government and head of state; the president is both prime minister and king. My hope is that the institution of the presidency will envelop our new president and he will able to grow into this crucial world role. Hope needs to be tempered by concern. Many of my colleagues in Columbia's Earth Institute and many people all over the world are worried. Many of the policy positions he has taken on climate and environment are worth worrying about, but anyone who thinks they can predict what our soon-to-be president will do hasn't been paying attention over the past year. Trump defines unpredictable. I feel a little like I've been here before. I worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Superfund program when Ronald Reagan was elected president. President Reagan appointed Anne Gorsuch Burford to head EPA, and it was bad. Everything we were working on ...
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European Union drops plans to make toasters more efficient 9.11.2016 TreeHugger
Efficiency standards are now toast because of worries of "over-reach and intrusiveness".
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Big oil's $1 billion bet on climate solutions 7.11.2016 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
BP, Saudi Aramco, Eni, Pemex, Repsol and other firms agree to "unprecedented" plans to accelerate carbon capture and storage and energy efficiency.
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COP 22 needs to be a COP of action 4.11.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
"We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, and the last generation that can do something about it."Those were the words of President Barack Obama when he addressed the delegates at COP21 climate change conference in Paris in 2015. On November 4, 2016 - a year after the historic negotiations and decisions in the French capital, the Paris Agreement has entered into force. It is a major milestone for countries, cities and companies. The next question must be how to translate this agreement into an actionable timeline. At COP21 we saw overwhelming interest from the business sector. Thanks to the French government the role of business was clear: It is important for policy makers to see that climate leadership makes good business sense. What is good for the climate is good for business as well. I want to take stock of the first year after COP21 from a business perspective. We can definitely say that the Paris Agreement raised the bar for businesses' ambitions to achieve a low-carbon ...
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For big energy efficiency gains, tenant demand is key 1.11.2016 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Although landlords can unilaterally achieve significant waste reductions through smart building systems and operations, tenant occupants still hold the key to unlocking a building’s full savings potential.
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Climate Change This Week: Looming Health Disaster, Clean Power Kites, and More! 19.10.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this asian pangolin, is another reason to preserve carbon storing forests. Pangolins everywhere are endangered. These prehistoric creatures are being vigorously hunted due to false rumors of their scales' healing powers. Source www.edgeofexistence.org OO Warning To Forest Destroyers: This Scientist Will Catch You With his satellites that spot deforestation as it happens. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon A Rarity That Could Soon Disappear Forever - the Saola of the mountain forests of Vietnam and Laos is extremely rare and unique, and was discovered from a skull found in a hunter's home. Source wildlifeleaders.org OO Hunting, Not Deforestation, Biggest Threat To Southeast Asian Biodiversity shows a new study. Forest animals are vital to the health of forests. Takeaways: animal populations have declined sharply at multiple sites across Southeast Asia since 1980, with many species now ...
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