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World Climate Limited and NECEC Announce Horizon19 Global Clean Economy Summit

12/02/2019

MassCEC-sponsored Summit on Climate Change Solutions to be Held in Boston September 18-20, 2019...

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Energy investors, customers seen driving importance of ESG/sustainability reporting

13/02/2019

WASHINGTON – Environmental, social, governance (ESG) and sustainability reporting isn’t a requirement imposed by the investment community but an opportunity for companies to tell their story, Marisa Buchanan, executive director of sustainable finance at JPMorgan Chase & Co....

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Enel’s Clean Energy Strategy Pays Off With Increase in Earnings

13/02/2019

The Italian energy giant Enel has seen a growing clean energy focus pay off with a 3.8 percent increase in core earnings in 2018....

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Report recommends action to transition to clean-energy New England economy

12/02/2019

The Nature Conservancy and CEI Inc. release a report showing ways to transition to renewable energy and away from fossil fuels. ...

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Los Angeles Axes Natural Gas Plans In Favor Of More Clean Energy

12/02/2019

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will not repower three coastal natural gas power plants, representing a movement toward more renewable energy....

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Verizon’s green bonds and Nike’s clean energy deal: The sustainability success stories of the week

10/02/2019

After signing an agreement with a Texan wind farm to power the company's entire North American operations with renewables last year, Nike this week announced the completion of its first corporate renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) in Europe....

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Charlie Baker urges Washington to act on climate change

06/02/2019

WASHINGTON — Massachusetts’ Republican governor, Charlie Baker, on Wednesday called on the federal government to take significant action to respond to the threat of climate change, marking a sharp contrast with his party’s orthodoxy on the issue....

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ING Research: The Race to a Circular Economy Heats Up For U.S. Companies

05/02/2019

Survey Shows More Than Three Quarters of Firms Have Adopted or Plan on Moving to a Circular Economy Framework....

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Boston Aims To Be Carbon Free By 2050. Here Are 5 Takeaways From A New Report

29/01/2019

Massachusetts aims to get 80 percent of its energy from carbon-free sources by 2050, but Boston has a more ambitious goal for that year: being 100 percent carbon free....

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Anheuser-Busch Supplies Renewable Energy for Super Bowl

25/01/2019

Enel Green Power customer Anheuser-Busch announced this week that they would supply Atlanta’s Super Bowl Host Committee with renewable energy attributes to power the equivalent of the city’s energy consumption for six days — including Super Bowl LIII on February 3....

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NextEra: solar and wind plus batteries will be “massively disruptive” to conventional generation

25/01/2019

Only one day after the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) projected that coal’s decline will slow, gas will dominate the future energy mix and that wind will peter out after the PTC ends (our response here), one of the nation’s largest .....

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New Governors Target Climate Change from Day One in Vulnerable Great Lakes Region

24/01/2019

Climate change poses risks to the economy and identity of a Great Lakes landscape, much of it defined by bountiful farms, pine forests and clear waters. But political leaders haven't always treated it that way. ...

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Billionaire-backed Breakthrough Energy Ventures Leads $20M Round of Yet Another MIT Spinoff

23/01/2019

Billionaire-backed Breakthrough Energy Ventures has made another long-term bet in a Boston deep tech startup that aligns with the fund’s broader mission of fighting climate change....

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Citi Announces Inaugural Green Bond Issuance

22/01/2019

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Citi today announced the issuance of the firm’s first green bond, further enhancing its commitment to environmental and climate finance. ...

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Addressing climate change through energy innovation may take an infrastructure revolution

21/01/2019

Federal officials will need to create an initiative as grand as the United States’ first moon landing to address energy needs in the era of climate change, and leaders remain optimistic it can be done with multiple stakeholders at the local and national levels in upcoming de...

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What Changed In The Solar & Energy Storage Industries In 2018?

19/01/2019

I started covering the solar energy industry seriously in 2009. It seemed like a hopping, exciting time in the industry — growth was exploding. I remember one early story in which readers admonished me a little because I put “Solar Power Exploding” in a headline.....

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NYSERDA Announces Details for $1.5 Billion for 20 Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects to Combat Climate Change and Grow New York’s Clean Energy Economy

18/01/2019

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today unveiled the details of the $1.5 billion in competitive awards, first announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo as part of his 2019 State of the State address, to support 20 large-scale solar.....

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Mayor Signs Landmark Clean Energy Law for D.C.

18/01/2019

The new law, which gained widespread support, including in the environmental and business communities, requires that all electricity sold in the city come from renewable energy sources by 2032....

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Clean Energy Deal Tracker: ExxonMobil, Facebook headline a record-breaking fourth quarter

17/01/2019

Not only was 2018 the biggest year on record for corporate renewable energy deals, with more than 6.5 gigawatts of contracts on the books, the furious pace of deal-making — and the creativity of the arrangements — barely slowed during the waning three months of the year....

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US Wind To Exceed Hydropower In 2019 For First Time

16/01/2019

The latest energy and electricity forecasts from the US government has predicted that wind energy will outperform hydropower for the first time, providing a greater share of the country’s electricity mix in 2019....

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Iberdrola Uses Blockchain to Authenticate Clean Energy for Corporate Customers

16/01/2019

The Spanish utility Iberdrola this month said it had used a blockchain platform to certify delivery of green energy to one of its corporate customers. The company used a platform developed by Energy Web Foundation (EWF) to provide real-time Guarantees of Origin for renewable ...

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New York Gov. Launches ‘Green New Deal’ With Accelerated Clean Energy Targets

15/01/2019

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of a "Green New Deal" initiative Tuesday, responding to pressure for bold climate action from progressives and clean energy advocates....

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Bloomberg names final 5 American Cities Climate Challenge winners

14/01/2019

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Friday the final five winners of its American Cities Climate Challenge: Albuquerque, NM; Austin, TX; Denver; Orlando, FL; and San Antonio. ...

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MHI Vestas to Open U.S. Headquarters in Boston

14/01/2019

Marking a new era for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in the U.S., the company will establish its base in Boston with recent hire Jason Folsom to lead the company’s ramp-up efforts. The office will focus initially on sales and strategy as it develops a local footprint for projects ...

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Billionaire-backed Breakthrough Energy Ventures Leads $20M Round of Yet Another MIT Spinoff

10/01/2019

Billionaire-backed Breakthrough Energy Ventures has made another long-term bet in a Boston deep tech startup that aligns with the fund’s broader mission of fighting climate change....

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SeaAhead and CIC Partner to Open Boston’s First Ocean Innovation Hub

08/01/2019

SeaAhead and the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) announced today their partnership to open the first dedicated Bluetech Innovation Hub in Boston. The SeaAhead Hub, located at CIC Boston (50 Milk Street), will enable ocean entrepreneurs, growing businesses, investors.....

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