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NYC passes sweeping ‘Climate Mobilization Act’

2019-04-22

The New York City Council passed wide-ranging legislation to fight climate change known as the "Climate Mobilization Act," a package of seven bills that supporters said would help build a "Green New Deal for New York City." ...

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Boston ranked as top global city for innovation

2019-04-15

Boston is the top global city for innovation, according to a new report from consulting firm Hickey & Associates that evaluates cities on their fostering of key industries and location value. San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City and Beijing rounded out the top five....

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Chicago becomes largest US city to commit to 100% clean energy

2019-04-12

The Chicago City Council unanimously voted to commit to 100% renewable energy by 2035, making it the largest U.S. city thus far to do so. ...

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Hannon Armstrong CEO: It’s time we price carbon. It’s never been done

2019-04-09

Hannon Armstrong CEO Jeff Eckel tells Jim Cramer it's time that companies "privatize the cost of the impacts of carbon."...

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Plastic Bags to Be Banned in New York; Second Statewide Ban, After California

2019-03-28

ALBANY — New York State lawmakers have agreed to impose a statewide ban on most types of single-use plastic bags from retail sales, changing a way of life for millions of New Yorkers as legislators seek to curb an unsightly and omnipresent source of litter....

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On Climate, Democrats Now Have a Plan to Make a Plan

2019-03-28

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer challenged Republicans to come up with a climate plan, while Senator Brian Schatz, right, will lead the Democrats' new climate committee....

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Puerto Rico Passes 100% Clean Energy Bill. Will Natural Gas Imports Get in the Way?

2019-03-28

A rapid remake of the hurricane-torn territory's power supply won’t be easy, and a utility's natural gas infrastructure plans could make the goal hard to meet. ...

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Facebook, Google, General Motors, Walmart and hundreds of other companies launch Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance, targeting 60 gigawatts of corporate renewables by 2025

2019-03-28

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Google, Facebook, General Motors and Walmart, along with over 300 other companies, launched the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) today—the largest group of corporate renewable energy buyers in the United States. ...

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Colorado May Have a Winning Formula for Managing Early Coal Plant Retirements

2019-03-25

Under legislation pending in Colorado, utilities could issue ratepayer-backed bonds to reduce the cost of retiring aging power plants and fund transition assistance....

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Consumers Energy to Seek 5GW of Solar by 2030 Under Clean Energy Plan

2019-03-25

Michigan utility agrees to a 50-50 split between utility and third-party RFPs to meet solar goals in a broader plan to eliminate coal use by 2040....

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New York state innovation centre deploys self-driving vehicles

2019-03-21

Optimus Ride will provide workers at the site with an efficient and convenient self-driving mobility option within defined geofenced areas....

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Four Observations on the Future of Mobility

2019-03-19

Last week, local leaders from all over the country traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for stronger federal partnerships on issues important to their communities....

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Three’s company: New Mexico joins California, Hawaii in approving 100% clean energy mandate

2019-03-13

The New Mexico State House on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 489 44-22, requiring the state to generate 100% of its electricity from carbon-free resources by 2045....

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Building competition advances state’s Green New Deal

2019-03-07

New York State has launched a $30 million competition to promote low- and zero-carbon emitting building projects....

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In Municipal Research Bureau speech, Mayor Walsh highlights transit, climate plan updates

2019-03-07

Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his 2019 Boston Municipal Bureau Speech, as he announced new initiatives and investments being made in Boston's transportation infrastructure....

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Maximizing Distributed Energy Resources: Global Insight On Distribution Grid Regulations

2019-03-05

Fast-falling renewable energy costs are rapidly decarbonizing electricity grids across the world, but higher renewables penetrations requires better balancing of power supplies and demand....

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Here’s What’s Driving Energy Storage Markets — and How to Benefit

2019-03-01

Energy storage markets are growing quickly, driven by regulations, demand charges, plus utilities’ need to integrate solar into the grid and avoid building new peaking power plants....

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100 percent clean energy bill passes Washington state Senate, now moves to House

2019-03-01

Plans to have Washington commit to 100 percent clean electricity by 2045 passed a major hurdle today after the state Senate passed Senate Bill 5116 by a vote of 28-19 with two excused. The measure now moves to the House. ...

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University of California, Berkeley, commits to 100% clean energy

2019-02-28

BERKELEY, Calif. -- The University of California, Berkeley, will transition to 100 percent clean, renewable sources for all of its energy, including heating, transportation and electricity by 2050. This announcement builds on the commitment by the University of California s...

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Mayor Walsh commits to sustainable, activist, investment policy in the City of Boston

2019-02-28

The City of Boston will encourage environmental, social, governance (ESG) investments, community bank deposits; and join the Ceres Investor Network, which facilitates shareholder activism....

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Clean Energy Announces 100% Zero-Carbon Fuel Goal

2019-02-27

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced a goal to transition to a 100% renewable natural gas (RNG) portfolio by 2025....

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Renewables Accelerator Program To Help Spur Cities’ Clean Energy Goals

2019-02-27

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ American Cities Climate Challenge, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) have kicked off a joint effort to help U.S. cities procure over 2.8 GW of renewable capacity....

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Lithium-Silicon Battery Market to Set Remarkable Growth by 2025| Leading Key Players ENOVIX, Boston-Power, LG Chem

2019-02-26

HTF MI recently broadcasted a new study in its database that highlights the in-depth market analysis with future prospects of Lithium-Silicon Battery market. ...

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The 2019 Community Power Scorecard

2019-02-25

Each year, the Energy Democracy Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance tracks and scores states based on their energy policies and how these policies help or hinder local clean energy action....

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Carbon Clean 200: The Companies Leading us to a Clean Energy Future

2019-02-25

As You Sow and Corporate Knights released today its sixth update of the Carbon Clean 200™, a list of the 200 publicly traded companies that are leading the way among their global peers to a clean energy future....

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Speaker DeLeo proposes $1B for energy efficiency grants

2019-02-22

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo has unveiled a plan to spend $1 billion over the next 10 years to help cities and towns adopt new technology designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen infrastructure projects and reduce municipal costs....

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Australia’s biggest coal miner moves to cap global output

2019-02-20

Australia's largest coal miner Glencore will cap its global coal output at current levels in the wake of pressure from activist shareholders as part of a pivot towards minerals used in renewable technologies....

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EGEB: Maine open to wind, NY offshore wind, Arizona support for renewables

2019-02-18

In EGEB, Maine’s governor signifies the state is open for business when it comes to wind power. A number of developers are vying for a New York offshore wind project. And a recent poll shows Arizonans overwhelmingly support renewable energy....

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Chicago sets goal for 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2035

2019-02-18

Chicago recently became one of the nation’s biggest cities to make a public commitment to achieving 100 percent renewable energy. The city aims to hit its target by 2035....

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

2019-02-13

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

2019-02-13

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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CleanGrid Partners Sets Out to Change the Way Sustainable Energy, Grid Electrification Is Done

2019-02-12

Singapore’s CleanGrid Partners is out to make a difference in the world. ...

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World Climate Limited and NECEC Announce Horizon19 Global Clean Economy Summit

2019-02-12

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

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

2019-02-12

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

2019-02-12

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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Carrefour France To Generate Green Energy In Association With Urbasolar

2019-02-11

French retail giant Carrefour has announced that it has partnered with photovoltaic specialist Urbasolar to generate green energy for its stores....

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

2019-02-10

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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Eversource plugs into green power with offshore wind, solar projects

2019-02-10

Eversource agreed to invest $225 million in two wind farm projects off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, making it a 50-50 partner with the Danish developer Orsted....

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Sunrun project marks historic first for solar+storage participation in wholesale capacity market

2019-02-07

Sunrun this week won a bid to deliver home solar and batteries as a source of energy capacity to ISO New England, the grid operator for one of the largest electricity markets in the United States....

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Clean Energy Innovation Report Identifies Breakthrough Technologies

2019-02-06

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new report on clean energy innovation headed by two of the world’s leading energy experts assesses the state of the clean energy innovation ecosystem in the U.S. and identifies clean energy technologies with the highest breakthrough potential. ...

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Gov. Baker heading to DC to testify on climate change, call for federal emission targets

2019-02-06

BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker is heading to Washington to tell Congress about what Massachusetts is doing to prepare for, and combat, climate change....

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Charlie Baker urges Washington to act on climate change

2019-02-06

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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5 Key Questions About the Green New Deal

2019-02-05

The Green New Deal means different things to different people. In some ways, that's part of its appeal. On the other hand, a Green New Deal can't mean anything anyone wants it to, or it will come to mean nothing at all....

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

2019-02-05

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

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Viewpoint: Time is not on our side for climate change solutions

2019-01-30

“Everybody talks about climate change, but nobody does anything about it.” ...

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

2019-01-29

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

2019-01-25

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

2019-01-25

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

2019-01-24

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

2019-01-23

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

2019-01-22

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

2019-01-21

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?

2019-01-19

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

2019-01-18

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.

2019-01-18

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

2019-01-17

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

2019-01-16

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

2019-01-16

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

2019-01-15

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

2019-01-14

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

2019-01-14

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

2019-01-10

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

2019-01-08

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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