The US Department of Energy last week awarded $13 million for five solar projects aimed at strengthening domestic solar manufacturing and speeding the commercialization of even more efficient, and even more affordable photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies. Show More Summary
Companies will use their carbon price as a planning tool to “help identify revenue opportunities, risks, and as an incentive to drive maximum energy efficiencies to reduce costs and guide capital investment decisions.” The post Carbon Pollution Pricing: Risk and Reward? appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
Originally published on Climate Progress. By Emily Atkin. Projects to help boost private investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable forests in six African countries have received $330 million in funding from the African Development Bank and the Climate Investment Funds, the AfDB announced Thursday. Show More Summary
Projects to help boost private investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable forests in six African countries have received $330 million in funding from the African Development Bank and the Climate Investment Funds, the AfDB announced Thursday. Show More Summary
The DOE is investing over $7 million in clean energy/energy efficiency projects spanning nine Native American Tribes. From Alaska to Arizona and east to New York, the projects are not only expected to enhance energy efficiency, security and environmental quality, but generate green job and business opportunities and save tribal communities money. Show More Summary
If successful, Title 24 will open the door to increased amounts of energy efficiency financing, expanded sources of capital and lower financing costs. The post Title 24 Will Revolutionize the Financing of Building Efficiency Investments appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
Before December 31, take advantage of deductions over capital equipment, improvements, R&D expenses, energy efficiencies, capital gains, and tax-friendly investments. If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be? Most people I ask say the Pope, Warren Buffett, Oprah, President Obama, or Howard Stern. Show More Summary
Energy efficiency is the world’s most important “fuel,” according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). Investments in energy efficiency provide such massive savings that the energy saved actually completely eclipses the energy generated by most forms of generation. Show More Summary
Global clean energy investment is headed for its second annual fall in a row, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The research company found that investment in clean energy — including renewables, smart grid, efficiency, energy storage and electric vehicles — totaled $45.9 billion in Q3 2013, down 14 percent on the second quarter of this [...]
We need big and bold thinking at our national level to address climate change and grid resiliency. Transactive energy is one example of that type of thinking. Big and bold thinking also has to apply to financial innovations to build a Smart Grid. read more
Even people who don't believe in climate change would probably acknowledge that improving the world's energy efficiency makes sense. Using less power saves money and reduces pollution––and, in many cases, the investments are easy. Years of upgrades show that property owners usually make their money back within a few years. Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has invested about $16 million in 17 projects to help efficiently capture energy from waves, tides and currents. Together, the DOE says these projects will increase the power production and reliability of wave and tidal devices and help gather valuable data on how deployed devices interact with the surrounding Continue reading ?
One of the achievements highlighted in Hyatt's 2012 CSR report is investing over $37 million in more than 200 energy efficiency projects. The post Hyatt Invests Over $37M in More Than 200 Energy Efficiency Projects appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
In the past few years, there has been a lot of lip service paid to utility consumer engagement. Some of the push comes from regulators as they task utilities to educate customers about smart grid investment. But what happens once people are enticed to join a program?
Everybody in real estate knows the rap against “green” and energy efficiency improvements to existing homes: Owners can invest a lot of money and save on utility bills, but then when they go to sell they often find it’s tough...
ByClayton Rulli: In the Q2 2013 earnings presentation, the new President and CEO of Sandridge Energy Inc (SD), James Bennett, asked investors an interesting question: What makes Sandridge Energy an attractive investment? In a knee jerk reaction, I answered to myself: You're not Tom Ward! Then I began to actually listen to Mr. Show More Summary
United Technologies' Chief Sustainability Officer John Mandyck assesses the current state of affairs in global green building and lays out the economic returns to be realized from building efficiency investment. The post Why Investing in Energy Efficient Buildings Make Fiscal Sense appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
The new business model would give utilities incentive to invest in energy efficiency.
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Investing in renewables and energy efficiency could reduce power plants’ water withdrawals by 97 percent from current levels by 2050 and cut carbon emissions 90 percent from current levels, according to a study by the Union of Concerned Scientists-led Energy and Water in a Warming World Initiative (EW3). Most of the water savings would occur [...]