The Future of Demand Response Without FERC Order 745
When the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated FERC Order 745 by ruling demand response wasn’t tradable in wholesale energy markets, it left a vacuum of strategies to properly value and compensate demand response.
Massachusetts kids win a landmark climate ruling
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled in favor of four young plaintiffs who claim the state has failed to follow through on laws that require reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The court, in a unanimous decision, ordered the state to stop dragging its feet and implement the law as written.
San Diego Republican mayor pushes plan to run on 100% renewable energy
As presidential nominees Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, respectively, call climate change a “religion” or a “bullshit … total hoax” dreamed up by China, it is deeply unfashionable for any Republican to take the issue seriously, let alone push for radical reforms to remedy it.
Port Augusta: embracing solar thermal a vital first step on the path to 100% renewable energy
With discussions on solar thermal in Port Augusta heating up, it is encouraging that the federal government has linked clean energy innovation funding to real transitions for fossil fuel-dependent communities like this that want to make the switch to renewable energy.
N.J. would drastically increase solar, wind power under proposed law
A state Senate panel on Monday will consider legislation that supporters say would give New Jersey one of the nation's most ambitious goals for renewable energy sources like solar and wind power. The bill (S2444) would require that 80 percent of New Jersey's energy use would be from renewable sources 35 years from now.
Obama administration announces new fair housing rules
The Obama administration announced Wednesday a new rule aimed at promoting fair housing, nearly 50 years after the Fair Housing Act of 1968 was passed to combat segregation and wide-spread discrimination in neighborhoods across the country.
When a City Saves Together
Step Up and Power Down is a partnership between Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the City of San Francisco that is helping local businesses take simple actions every day to reduce energy waste.
Hawaii’s Governor Dumps Oil and Gas in Favor of 100 Percent Renewables
At the Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit held in Honolulu, Hawaii, this week, Governor David Ige dropped a bombshell. His administration will not use natural gas to replace the state’s petroleum-fueled electricity plants.
Ignorance for a Price: How The Fossil Fuel Industry Pays Politicians To Doubt Science
One year ago, 68% of American citizens believed that climate change was real. Today, that number has jumped to 76%, according to a new poll by UT Energy.
Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy
In less than 10 years the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Delegates at the Paris summit can learn much from its success
China has a bold plan for renewable energy
Eighteen months ago, China, which has been the world’s largest air polluter for nearly a decade, announced that for the first time it would put an absolute cap on greenhouse gas emissions.
Obama just rolled out the biggest energy efficiency rule in U.S. history
A new set of energy efficiency rules—the biggest ever released by the United States government—was rolled out today.
Government U-turn on renewables shows gas, oil and nuclear are still favourites
Now is not the time to pull the plug on supporting renewable energy. A few years of vital subsidies cannot make up for a century of support for fossil fuels.
CHINA PUTS LOW CARBON "ENERGY REVOLUTION" AT HEART OF NEW FIVE YEAR ECONOMIC PLAN
China has presented its draft 13th Five-Year Plan, the strategy that will lead the second-largest economy and biggest polluter in the world into the next, crucial phase of its development.
China proposes $50tn global renewable energy network
The company running China’s power grid is proposing a $50 trillion global electricity network to tackle pollution and climate change.
US Distorts Asia’s Wisdom about the World, Says Harvard Prof
Asian philosophies have proven extremely influential in the United States, but are they being interpreted correctly?
Poor countries must be compensated for 'loss and damage' from climate change
Representatives from dozens of countries will convene at the United Nations April 22 to sign the Paris Agreement
Obama Seeks Building Code Changes Amid More Extreme Weather
President Barack Obama is asking the private sector to tighten building standards to reduce losses from natural disasters
Oil company records from 1960s reveal patents to reduce CO2 emissions in cars
ExxonMobil and others pursued research into technologies, yet blocked government efforts to fight climate change for more than 50 years
Young People Suing Their Government Over Climate Change Just Won Another Big Case
The kids are telling adults to do what needs to be done now.
Last Chance for 30% Federal Tax Credit
Through December 31, 2016 home owners who install Energy Star certified geothermal heat pumps are eligible for a 30% federal tax credit.
Why we need a strong EM&V process in Virginia
Utility programs are evaluated based on a number of metrics: cost, energy saved, impact on capacity or peak load.
8 unexpected places you may find lead
Because there is no safe level of blood lead concentrations, it's time for new legal requirements to remove lead from housing.
Brexit could have terrible consequences for the future of the planet
Britain's vote to leave the European Union (EU) — called the "Brexit"
US, Canada and Mexico pledge 50% of power from clean energy by 2025
Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Peña Nieto to announce new ‘aggressive but achievable’ goal at ‘Three Amigos’ summit in Ottawa
5,300 U.S. water systems are in violation of lead rules
Eighteen million Americans live in communities where the water systems are in violation of the law.
Hillary Clinton’s Ambitious Climate Change Plan Avoids Carbon Tax
Hillary Clinton, courting young voters and the broader Democratic base.
Energy Department Releases Draft Updated Best Practices for Residential PACE Financing Programs
As part of the Obama Administration's Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released best practice guidelines for Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs.
Without a Climate Plan, Republicans Struggle as Voters Shift
The 2016 elections are heating up. And so is the planet.
EPA “Knowledge in the Air”
On May 11, 2016, we presented a webinar, “Knowledge in the Air,” at the invitation of the U.S. EPA Indoor Environments Division.
Private equity is hoarding $971 billion — here's where that money will go
The oil market is wobbling, and that spells good news for private-equity firms.
Holy Grail of energy policy in sight as battery technology smashes the old order
Once renewable energy can be stored for use on demand.
Environmentalists blame Exxon Mobil for massive coral bleaching event
The ocean became a crime scene this week after environmental activists ensnared dead and bleached coral in yellow police tape.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein calls for climate state of emergency
Presidential hopeful points to California wildfires and Louisiana flooding
TD Corporate Responsibility
We seek to improve environmental quality and make a positive contribution to the economy by embedding an environmental perspective in our business strategy.
Upend the Tax Havens to Fund Clean Energy Revolution, Group Urges
The money to transform global energy system is out there.
Human Rights Groups Take U.K. Surveillance Challenge to Top European Court
They want the mass spying to stop.
October Has Been a Great Month for Climate Action
After a summer marked by record temperatures around the globe
Entire Country Of Portugal Runs on Renewable Energy For 4 Days
After analyzing the data, the ZERO-System Sustainable Land Association
Wind Farms Will Slow Down During Bat Migrations
Save the bats
U.S. Calls on Banks to Set Higher Cyber Security Standards
U.S. bank regulators on Wednesday outlined cyber security standards
This wearable badge links to software that could blur your face in unwanted social media photos
More than 1.8 billion photos are uploaded to the internet every day.
As the World Keeps Shattering Climate Records, All Three US Presidential Debates Ignore the Issue
Presidential Debate Ignores Climate Change...Again
Top Scientist Calmly Destroys Anti-Climate Science Politician With Science
“For whose data do you rely on?” asked the senator… “Everybody,” replied the chief scientist.
Shailene Woodley: The Truth About My Arrest
'It took me, a white non-native woman being arrested...
Dakota pipeline: Will police crackdown dampen protests?
Police remove pipeline protesters
Weapons of Math Destruction: Cathy O'Neil adds up the damage of algorithms
The Harvard PhD and data scientist talks about her new book
HPC Joined Other Efficiency Groups Asking for Building Code Language in Senate Energy Bill
HPC supports building energy code provisions and language approved...
High Performance Plus Solar
For reducing dependence on fossil fuels, solar is everyone’s darling.
Florida Rooftop Solar Ballot Measure Intended to Deceive Voters, Motion Alleges
Seemingly pro-solar amendment would actually “completely negate” solar policy efforts.
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