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Understanding Obama's Budget Proposal for Clean Energy and Climate Investments

President Obama has released a $4 trillion budget proposal for 2016. It contains a range of programs designed to encourage deployment of the next generation clean energy and energy efficiency technologies. Here are the top five things to know about the budget for clean energy and environmental investments. read more

New York public housing to receive $100M in energy upgrades

Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro are announcing $100 million in investments to make New York City public housing more energy efficient. Mr. de... To view the full story, click the title link.

Feds investing $100M in public housing for energy efficiency

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Federal government is investing more than $100 million in public housing to make the buildings more energy efficient, officials said.

Greening Your Portfolio

One of the big raps on energy efficiency is that it’s hard for people and companies to imagine it as a capital-I investment. Sure, you get a quantifiable return on installing expensive new light bulbs today in the form of lower energy costs over time. Show More Summary

Building European Investor Confidence for Energy Efficiency Investment

Hopes are high for the success of the Investor Confidence Project Europe, a new EU funded project designed to increase private investment in energy efficiency. The aim: to accelerate development of a global efficiency market by standardizing how efficiency projects are developed and savings is calculated. read more

Europe's Love Affair with the Investor Confidence Project Gets Serious

The European Commission is supporting an initiative to increase private investment in energy efficiency, the Investor Confidence Project (ICP). ICP is accelerating the development of a global energy efficiency market by standardizing how projects are developed and energy savings are calculated. read more

Michigan Clean Energy: Lessons Unlearned in Lansing

Michigan has long seen the value of renewables and energy efficiency to attract investment and buoy its economy -- something that continues to pay dividends, as the state was 4th in the nation in adding clean energy jobs last year. A big chunk of that success is a direct result of the state's energy efficiency and renewable energy standards. Show More Summary

Rising Investments in Renewable Energy Technologies Drives the Global Advanced Energy Storage Market, According to a New Report

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The world is moving beyond fossil fuels towards clean energy technologies. With fossil fuels causing irreparable damage to the fragile ecosystem, the transition towards renewable energy sources and their efficient storage is gaining momentum. Show More Summary

Because of competition, capitalism is incapable of doing the right thing. Even when more profitable.

Investing in Energy Efficiency Pays Off - "Nationally, the potential savings from energy conservation investments are astounding. In a 2012 study, Deutsche Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation found that retrofitting buildings...Show More Summary

Is Home Efficiency Financing About to Eclipse the Solar Financing Market?

Property-assessed clean energy (PACE) loans for homes rebounded in a very big way last year. PACE looks to continue to gain steam in the coming year, but it is being joined by other investment vehicles bringing new life to residential energy efficiency. read more

Driving Finance for Energy Efficiency Investment

Policymakers and financial institutions are pushing hard for scaled-up investment into energy efficiency. Will the work of the Energy Efficiency Financing Institutions Group report help unlock the EUR 100 billion per year needed to reach the European Union 2020 targets? read more

Efficiency: Can We Accept Less Stringent Oversight if it Means Better Outcomes?

Energy efficiency is a big business; $6.3 billion was budgeted for ratepayer-funded, utility-delivered state-efficiency programs in 2013, alongside $5 billion in private sector investment. However, some question whether this money could be spent more wisely to achieve greater levels of efficiency. read more

Energy Efficiency Market Players Can Choose from Growing List of Trained Project Developers

The Investor Confidence Project, designed to unlock investment in energy efficiency, is making progress toward completing a credentialing system that would provide third-party validation of an energy efficiency project. The latest development is the Project Developer Credential. read more

Europe Loses Billions in Badly Sited Renewable Power Plants

European countries could have saved approximately $100 billion if each country had invested in the most efficient capacity given their renewable energy resources, that is, by installing wind turbines in windier countries and solar power plants in sunnier places. read more

Clean Tech Stages A Comeback In The Smart Building Space

After the clean tech boom went bust, the industry seemed to disappear from the tech world’s focus as quickly as the billions of dollars that had been invested. But one sector — energy efficiency — has made a quick comeback with a little help from the Internet of Things. Show More Summary

How to Focus CFOs on Energy Management Investments

Nothing is more satisfying to CFOs than seeing how energy adds value to the bottom line. Most CFOs see energy as a cost, not an investment. Today, a group of energy efficiency champions emerging from within organizations are changing the mindsets of executives. read more

Can Mammograms Teach Us Something Useful About Energy Efficiency?

At first blush, mammograms and energy efficiency investments appear to have nothing in common – one’s a personal, preventative health tool and the other helps you save money and energy. But I suspect they raise similar time-management issues. Let me explain. read more

China Leads 16% Jump In Global Clean Energy Investments; Solar, Wind Sectors Grow

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Clean energy investment is rising again after three years of steady declines in the sector. The world spent $310 billion last year on solar and wind power, electric cars and energy efficiency and storage, up 16 percent from the previous year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Show More Summary

China Leads 16% leap In Global Energy Investments; Solar, Wind Sectors Grow

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Clean energy investment is rising again immediately after 3 years of steady declines in the sector. The globe spent $310 billion final year on solar and wind power, electric cars and power efficiency and storage, up 16 % from the prior year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Show More Summary

California Governor Jerry Brown Calls for 50% Renewables by 2030

California Governor Jerry Brown has upped the ante on the state’s green energy goals, calling for a big increase in renewable energy, alternative fuels and building efficiency over the next 15 years, along with the smart grid investments to put them to use. read more

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