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GOOD NEWS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS

Global news organisations agree to share climate change content; The Guardian, El País, Le Monde and China Daily are among 25 publishers aiming to raise awareness in the runup to the next UN summit Mark Sweney, 21 May 2015 (The Guardian) “An...Show More Summary

NEW ENERGY BOOMING IN NEW WORLD

This will give you hope: Developing countries are racing to install wind and solar Chris Mooney, May 19, 2015 (Washington Post) “…[I]f you want news that will give you hope, [ Power Shifts – Emerging Clean Energy Markets] from Pew’sShow More Summary

7.7 MILLION NEW ENERGY JOBS AROUND THE WORLD

Renewable Energy Employs 7.7 Million People Worldwide, Says New IRENA Report; Employment in the renewable energy industry increased by more than one million jobs in the last year 19 May 2015 (International Renewable Energy Agency) …More...Show More Summary

GEOTHERMAL IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW

The International Geothermal Market At a Glance May 2015 (Geothermal Energy Association) “…[T]he international geothermal market continues to grow at a steady pace. Having sustained a 5% annual growth rate in the last three years, the...Show More Summary

"Greens" fighting Pebble mine are helping Rio Tinto, Anglo-American and BHP Billiton

On February 28, 2014 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a preemptive veto of the Pebble project, citing its authority under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act. That action was initiated even though the developers had not yet filed a permit request read more

Santa Barbara pipeline spill highlights threats of tar sands expansion into the West Coast

This spill in Santa Barbara uncovers the gap between industry's rhetoric and reality, revealing risks associated with oil transportation infrastructure, the poor record of leak detection technology, and the inadequacy of spill response read more

An Economic Case To Prevent Solar Power's Sunset In North Carolina

Solar energy has been a continuing economic boom for the state of North Carolina, but four critical policies to the state's solar market growth are jeopardized by pending legislation - will smart policy decisions keep the sun shining on the Tarheel State? read more

Fossil Fuel Divestment is Exposing Confusion on Climate (and That's a Good Thing)

One of the useful aspects of the fossil fuel divestment movement is that those involved in the movement, in the process of arguing about fossil fuel divestment, will often reveal their beliefs and assumptions about climate change and what to do about it. read more

Friday Energy Facts: Low Crude Oil Prices, Increased Gasoline Demand Lead to High Refiner Margins

Gasoline crack spreads in the United States, especially on the U.S. East Coast, have reached several-year highs in recent months. Crack spreads, which reflect the difference between wholesale product prices and crude oil prices, are a good indicator of refiner profitability. read more

Itron (ITRI) Introduces RIVA Developers Community for IoT 

The provider of integrated system solutions, Itron, Inc. (ITRI – Analyst Report) has launched the Itron Riva Developers Community, encouraging engineers, developers and manufacturers to participate in creating applications for its Itron...Show More Summary

Public-Private Partnership to Create Long-Term Water Supply

The Los Angeles County Business Federation has endorsed a water project that will capture and conserve groundwater currently being lost to evaporation and create a new water supply for some 400,000 people and businesses. The alliance of more than 135 local business groups voted at its May 19 board meeting to support the Cadiz Valley […]

The Connected Home: Reaching Critical Mass for the Grid?

After a decade or more of false starts and unrealistic expectations, “connected home” technology is finally gaining enough market share for vendors to start bragging about the numbers. read more

DC Water Announces New Proposal to Clean Up Rivers Using Green Infrastructure Instead of Tunnels

Washington DC's water and sewer utility will use green infrastructure to catch rainfall and prevent sewage overflows into the Potomac River and Rock Creek instead of building the underground tunnels it had originally planned. read m...

Kering Open-Sources EP&L Methodology

More than 93 percent of Kering’s environmental impact falls within its supply chain, according to its Environmental Profit & Loss (EP&L) Methodology and 2013 Group Results. The EP&L is the company’s monetary valuation of the environmental impacts across its operations and supply chains. Kering, the French luxury goods holding company owner of Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, […]

Walmart’s Water Management Saves $4 Million

Walmart’s portfolio-wide cooling water management strategy has delivered 660 million gallons and over $4 million in cost savings since 2008, according to a case study published on Environmental Defense Fund’s EDF+Business blog. The case study includes a step-by-step process other companies can follow to implement their own water-saving strategies. Show More Summary

How Food, Beverage Producers Can Lessen Climate Risks to Business

Food and beverage producers can decrease the effects of climate change on their business through a three-pronged approach, says Tetra Pak CEO Brian Kennell in a blog post. This includes: Analyze risks and evaluate risks of doing nothing. Develop your strategy to lower carbon emissions. Measure progress and take action through means including life cycle […]

Minnesota Twins, Eco-Products Team Up Against Ballpark Waste

In another step to minimize waste generated at Target Field, the Minnesota Twins and Eco-Products have partnered to turn tons of fans’ trash into fertile soil, rather than piling up in area landfills. Eco-Products, is supplying hundreds of thousands of compostable cups, plates, trays, utensils and straws at Target Field. Now almost all packaging used […]

Atkins Wins Decommissioning Contract

Centrica Energy has awarded engineering and environmental consultancy Atkins a multidisciplinary pre-FEED (front end engineering design) decommissioning contract. The five-year agreement will see Atkins provide the UK energy companyShow More Summary

IoT Security: Keep Calm and Connect On

There’s a lot of hype around securing the Internet of Things (IoT). At the end of the day, I suggest that a more reasoned approach is in order. Securing the IoT will not be achieved by frantic worry about the volume of endpoints. Myopic focus on the volume of devices in an IoT ecosystem can […]

Every Piece of Wood in this London Office Building Is FSC Certified

One of the largest office buildings in London’s financial district, developed by British Land, Mace, and Make Architects, was built using 1,200 cubic meters of timber that is all Forest Stewardship Council-certified.

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