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How to tap the medium-scale clean energy market 30.9.2014 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

In between the residential installations and gigantic utility-scale projects sits an overlooked market just waiting to be tapped.

How to tap the medium-scale clean energy market
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Florida Can Save Money Under Clean Power Plan 29.9.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Pamela Rivera, Latino Engagement Associate / Program Assistant, Washington, D.C.: Earlier this summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its draft Clean Power Plan (CPP) standards for cutting carbon pollution from existing, coal-fired power plants in Florida and other states around the country. This plan was greeted with strong support...
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Connecting Productivity of Office Workers and Climate Change 29.9.2014 Environmental News Network
Energy efficiency in office buildings struggles to gain the attention of top management, writes John Alker - because energy is too cheap to really matter. But with 90% of operating costs spent on staff, a new report shows that green building design makes employees happier and more productive. There would seem to be no connection between the productivity of office workers and the great challenge of climate change. But a report published by the World Green Building Council suggests otherwise.
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Samsung Introduces Top Class Energy Efficiency in DVM S Water 29.9.2014 Yahoo: Business

Samsung Introduces Top Class Energy Efficiency in DVM S WaterSummary: * Samsung produces DVM S Water for high efficiency, stability and reliability for Building Solutions.       Samsung Introduces Top Class Energy Efficiency in DVM S Water     Adding to the portfolio of …


Will U.S.-India Summit Bring Historic Climate Action? 28.9.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San Francisco: On Monday, President Barack Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in what could be one of the most significant events following the U.N. climate week. As leaders of the world's largest democracies and prominent entrepreneurial societies, the Obama-Modi summit...
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Hazy Midwest Power Outlook Clears a Bit; More Regional Cooperation Needed 26.9.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
John Moore, Senior Attorney – The Sustainable FERC Project, Chicago: Some energy industry observers recently have made much ado about concerns that the Mid-Continent Independent System Operator (or MISO), the entity responsible for managing the electric grid in the Midwest and middle South region, is tight on power supplies and...
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The Climate Post: World Sees Some Tangible Outcomes from U.N. Climate Summit 26.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
World leaders gathered in New York this week for the United Nations Climate Summit , a meeting aimed at raising carbon reduction ambitions and mobilizing progress toward a global climate deal. In speeches at the summit, President Obama and other leaders recognized that countries across the world are feeling climate change effects, particularly extreme weather. "In America, the past decade has been our hottest on record," said Obama , who also announced the launch of new scientific and technological tools to increase global climate resilience and extend extreme weather risk outlooks. "Along our eastern coast, the city of Miami now floods at high tide. In our west, wildfire season now stretches most of year. In our heartland, farms have been parched by the worst drought in generations, and drenched by the wettest spring in our history. A hurricane left parts of this great city dark and underwater. And some nations already live with far worse." Like Obama, representatives of other major nations had their ...
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Nestlé, Kellogg’s join Ceres’ call for federal climate action 25.9.2014 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

Launched in 2008 with five companies, BICEP has expanded to 32 firms, including eBay and Symantec.

Nestlé, Kellogg’s join Ceres’ call for federal climate action
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5 tips from energy-efficient building innovators Google and NYU 23.9.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Two high-profile NYC Carbon Challenge participants shared practical lessons at the VERGE Salon in New York City.

5 tips from energy-efficient building innovators Google and NYU
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The 5 Climate Week reports you shouldn't miss 23.9.2014 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

Sneeze and you'll miss some Climate Week news. Here are the reports to skim by happy hour, then read fully at the office next week.

The 5 Climate Week reports you shouldn't miss
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How Walmart intends to spread sustainability, one retailer at a time 23.9.2014 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com

Sustainability platform RedE Tool is rolling out this month to suppliers in China. It was developed to be an industry mechanism, available to anyone and scalable everywhere.

How Walmart intends to spread sustainability, one retailer at a time
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Guest Blog: India's Solar Cities Shine Light on Renewable Energy and Efficiency 23.9.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San Francisco: Guest Blog by Nehmat Kaur & Bhaskar Deol, NRDC India Representatives based in New Delhi The new Indian government has marked 100 days in office this month. With “fresh” being the buzzword making the rounds, even the Ministry of New...
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NYC Mayor Launches Energy Efficiency Program Modeled After NYC Clean Heat 23.9.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Abbey Brown Source: Kevin Case Flickr Over the weekend, New York City Mayor de Blasio unveiled an ambitious plan to address energy use in the city’s buildings, called NYC Built to Last . Through this plan, NYC is committing to reduce its emissions by 80 percent below 2005 levels by 2050. This makes NYC the largest city in the world to commit to a goal like this. Representing three quarters of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions, New York City buildings must play a central role in any effective climate action plan, and Mayor de Blasio knows this. A key component of this plan is the ‘retrofit accelerator,’ a program modeled on the successful NYC Clean Heat program. Retrofit accelerator aims to upgrade 20,000 private buildings, making up 15 percent of citywide built square footage. Of these buildings, 40 percent of them will be low-income housing. EDF partnered with the City to create NYC Clean Heat, which forged a diverse coalition of financial, real estate, and non-profit communities to launch a $100 ...
Illinois's climate plan can also be its plan for economic growth 22.9.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Rebecca Stanfield, Deputy Director for Policy, Midwest Program, Chicago: Following a historic weekend during which 400,000 Americans marched through New York City to call for climate solutions, the Illinois Commerce Commission is preparing for its second public meeting on the proposed federal carbon pollution rules.  This time, the focus will...
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Mayor de Blasio’s Ambitious Energy Efficiency Plan will Cut Pollution and Upgrade Buildings 22.9.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Mayor de Blasio’s Ambitious Energy Efficiency Plan will Cut Pollution and Upgrade Buildings
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Mayor Bill de Blasio Pivots Toward a Sustainable New York City 22.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Nine months into his mayoralty, with over 300,000 climate marchers having massed in Manhattan, and a U.N. climate meeting set to start, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided the time is right to renew the city's sustainability effort. The mayor and his team have announced the goal of reducing New York City's greenhouse gas emissions by 80% from 2005 levels by the year 2050. The mayor deserves high praise for articulating these new goals. The major focus of the program is increasing the energy efficiency of our built environment. According to New York Times reporter Matt Flegenheimer : New York would become the largest city in the world to make the commitment, according to the city's leaders. Though the proposal is likely to rankle some residential and commercial building owners, who will bear a portion of its cost, officials have framed the issue in part as an extension of the citywide focus on income inequality since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office in January. High energy costs, the de Blasio ...
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Climate Change This Week: Energy Efficiency Saves Trillions, US Birds at Risk, and More! 21.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Sep 20, 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide. Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought. The North Pole and much of the areas surrounding it are experiencing much warmer than normal temperatures - not good news for our Arctic thermal shield of ice. Hotter than usual temperatures continue to dominate human habitats. (Add 0.3-0.4 C to have these anomaly values calibrate with those of NASA.) Daily updates of can be seen here for both the temperature anomalies map, and the jetstream map. For real time animated US surface ...
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Mayor's HUGE Pledge to Cut Climate Pollution by 80% Can Lower Bills, Safeguard NYC 20.9.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Raya Salter, Senior Utility Advocate, New York City: On the heels of a historic march through the streets of New York City to demand global action on climate change—and heading into the gathering of world leaders at UN headquarters for the Climate Summit—Mayor Bill de Blasio has made...
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US EPA Carbon Rules Comment Period Extended, But There's No Need to Delay Ohio's Clean Energy Standards 20.9.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Samantha Williams, Staff Attorney, Chicago: Although the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday that it’s extending the comment period on the Clean Power Plan for states to curb carbon emissions from our nation’s power fleet to Dec. 1, Ohio doesn’t need additional time to...
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Energy Efficiency Is a Game Changer for Climate Protection 19.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
We used to call it "being thrifty" -- maximizing the benefits while reducing costs. Any of our older relatives who lived through tough times from wars or economic depressions can readily describe the many ways they were 'efficient' with the meagre resources available. Economists like to call it 'resource efficiency,' 'energy efficiency,' or even 'productivity.' Either way, it means doing more with less, and in the run-up to the Climate Summit at the United Nations on 23 September 2014, this approach could be a real game changer for climate protection. Let us explain: The Sustainable Energy for All Initiative is working with partners, such as the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), to give everyone on Planet Earth access to clean and modern forms of energy by improving the way we use energy and doubling the use of renewable sources of energy. But it is the improvement in the way we use energy -- energy efficiency -- that is the real goldmine. If we can double our energy efficiency by 2030, a major objective ...
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