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Climate Declaration Means Opportunities for GM

General Motors remains the only automaker among 750 signatories of the Climate Declaration, organized by sustainable business advocacy group Ceres and its Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy coalition. GM’s investments are reducing its energy costs by at least $170 million. For the second consecutive year, the EPA recognized GM with a 2014 Energy Star Partner   …Continue Reading


CNEE Proposes Over 200 Climate Change Ideas

A group of more than 100 CEOs, energy experts and academics led by former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter and his Center for the New Energy Economy have delivered President Obama a report containing more than 200 ideas on how he can act on global climate change. The report, which Ritter called a “comprehensive menu of options” for the President, was developed   …Continue Reading


Smart Grid: On a Path Toward Climate Stability?

Is smart grid on a path toward climate stability? Yes, it is. Looking at the issue of climate stability purely from an environmental perspective, simply shutting down coal operations does not present a politically feasible plan nor hit the target of any reasonable climate forecast. The concept of shutting down global coal operations would require   …Continue Reading


C2ES Report: Natural Gas Key for Dealing with Climate Change

…together with President Obama’s Climate Action Plan The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (“C2ES”) released on June 4, 2013 a comprehensive report entitled “Leveraging Natural Gas To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions” (the Report or C2ES Report).  The synergy and symmetry between the C2ES Report and President Obama’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) released on June   …Continue Reading


Plans To Boost Grid Hampered By Fragmented Ownership

President Obama’s plans for climate change action called for strengthening the power grid, but with 500 owners and individual states and regions rolling out plans independent from each other, that’s easier said than done, reports the New York Times. It says hundreds of Department of Energy engineers have spent the last three years attempting a   …Continue Reading


Climate Plan Jumps Ahead to Mitigating Weather-Related Disasters

President Obama laid out his new Climate Action Plan in a speech at Georgetown University yesterday, and as expected, he directed the Environmental Protection Agency to work closely with states, industry and other stakeholders to establish carbon pollution standards for both new and existing power plants. Also as expected, partisan groups issued statements applauding or   …Continue Reading


Obama Energy Plan Could Impact Buildings, Appliances

While in Berlin this week, President Barack Obama indicated he would use executive powers to do more to alleviate global warming, and some of those efforts will impact facility and energy managers. Obama’s senior energy and climate adviser, Heather Zichal, said parts of the plan will boost the energy efficiency of appliances and buildings, plus   …Continue Reading


DOE Takes Steps to Modernize Natural Gas Infrastructure

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced steps to help modernize the nation’s natural gas transmission and distribution systems. The DOE’s Initiative to Help Modernize Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure includes the following: Efficiency standards for natural gas compressors: DOE will begin establishing energy efficiency standards for   …Continue Reading


DOE Releases Stronger Energy Efficiency Standard for Furnace Fans

The U.S. Department of Energy unveiled a stronger energy efficiency standard for furnace fans that is projected to cut carbon pollution up to 34 million metric tons by 2030. The carbon pollution reduction is the equivalent of the annual electricity use of 4.7 million homes. The measure will also save more than $9 billion in electricity bills   …Continue Reading


Boulder Launches Energy Challenge

The Boulder Energy Challenge was launched to solicit innovative solutions from the Colorado community for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the city.  Boulder launched the program that is funded by the Climate Action Plan tax and will make about $300,000 available to 5 to 10 projects in 2014. Grants in the first annual cycle will range from $10,000   …Continue Reading


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