Corporations Purchased Record-Setting Amount of Clean Energy in 2017

Corporations Purchased Record-Setting Amount of Clean Energy in 2017

  Corporations signed a record volume of power purchase agreements, or PPAs, for green energy in 2017. The increase in activity was driven by sustainability initiatives and the increasing cost-competitiveness of renewables, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) finds in a new report on corporate procurement … Read more…

NYC Sues Oil Industry, Saying ‘Greed’ Put State at Risk; Oil Giants Say No

NYC Sues Oil Industry, Saying ‘Greed’ Put State at Risk; Oil Giants Say No

New York City is suing BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell, saying that each has contributed to global warming and has cost the city billions of dollars as it has tried to mitigate the harm done from such things as deviant weather … Read more…

American Electric Power to Help Investors Understand Sustainability Metrics

American Electric Power to Help Investors Understand Sustainability Metrics

  American Electric Power (AEP) is participating in a voluntary industry initiative to help provide electric industry investors with more uniform and consistent environmental, social, governance, and sustainability-related (ESG/sustainability) metrics. The company is incorporating the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI’s) pilot ESG/sustainability reporting template into its … Read more…

New Paper Says Emissions Cuts Should Start with Buildings, Not Transportation

New Paper Says Emissions Cuts Should Start with Buildings, Not Transportation

    A new study co-authored by an MIT professor says the best way for cities to reduce emissions is to focus on residential buildings, not transportation. The research paper, “Intersecting Residential and Transportation CO2 Emissions,” analyzes how extensively local planning policies could either complement the Obama … Read more…

Study: Shareholder Pushback Systematically Degrades Emissions Proposals

Study: Shareholder Pushback Systematically Degrades Emissions Proposals

Senior corporate executives are increasingly seeing emissions reductions initiatives as strategic business opportunities, but their ambitious proposals get degraded over time due in large part to criticism from shareholders, according to an Australian study published in the Academy of Management journal. Christopher Wright, professor of … Read more…

New York City Startup Incubator Targets Smart Cities, Clean Energy

New York City Startup Incubator Targets Smart Cities, Clean Energy

A major push for energy-efficient retrofits and initiatives in New York City is getting a boost from a local startup incubator focused on smart cities, clean energy, and smart grid technology. Companies that come out of the Urban Future Lab, part of the NYU Tandon … Read more…

St. Lawrence University to Use $112,000 of NYSERDA Funding on Energy Master Plan

St. Lawrence University to Use $112,000 of NYSERDA Funding on Energy Master Plan

  St. Lawrence University has announced it will use $112,000 of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) funding to create the school’s first energy master plan. The private, liberal arts college in Saint Lawrence County, New York, hopes the energy plan will … Read more…

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