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Ecocentricity Guest Blog: Energy Burden – Combining Social and Environmental Lenses for Impact

Guest Blog by Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
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This week, Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Professor of the Practice for the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business talks about the the fact that Atlanta has one of the highest concentrations of energy burden among major metropolitan areas in the United States. With funding from Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute’s Energy and Policy Innovation Center and the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, students and faculty from the Scheller College of Business and the School of Public Policy are conducting the study (with input from a range of stakeholders) to identify potential solution platforms.

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This week, Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Professor of the Practice for the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business talks about the the fact that Atlanta has one of the highest concentrations of energy burden among major metropolitan areas in the United States. With funding from Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute’s Energy and Policy Innovation Center and the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, students and faculty from the Scheller College of Business and the School of Public Policy are conducting the study (with input from a range of stakeholders) to identify potential solution platforms.

Massachusetts Can Learn From the Business Community’s Clean Energy Leadership

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Massachusetts is a national hub for innovation in the technology, healthcare, and clean energy sectors. From world-class universities to a rapidly growing biotechnology industry and unparalleled healthcare sector, Bay State businesses and institutions are on the cutting edge. So, it comes as no surprise that a growing number of companies are investing in the rapidly growing clean energy sector and powering their operations with renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Scientists Say California Can Aim Higher on Clean Fuels

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OAKLAND, Calif., March 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ — California can reduce carbon emissions by more than 70 million metric tons by 2030, akin to taking 15 million gasoline-powered cars off the road in one year, by adopting a higher target for its Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), according to “California's Clean Fuel Future: Assessing Achievable Fuel Carbon Intensity Reductions Through 2030,” an analysis released today by the UK-based research firm Cerulogy.

Ecocentricity Blog: After the Storm

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Maria is estimated to have cost $90 billion in damages, which means its impact will be felt for a long time yet to come. Puerto Ricans won’t forget Maria for decades, if ever.

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Maria is estimated to have cost $90 billion in damages, which means its impact will be felt for a long time yet to come. Puerto Ricans won’t forget Maria for decades, if ever.

China’s State Power Investment Corporation Adds New Energy to Sustainability by Joining WBCSD

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GENEVA, February 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Global electricity leader State Power Investment Corporation Limited (SPIC) has today joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

A Fortune Global 500 company, SPIC is one of China’s leading power generators and operators, an integrated energy group with power as its core. By connecting with WBCSD’s network of forward-thinking businesses, across a variety of sectors, SPIC can deliver real impact in global corporate sustainability.

March for Science: Why Carbon Offsets are Good Science

By Jan Lee
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Science has been around since the beginning of human civilization. It was the engine behind Aristotle’s ambitious effort to fly and even earlier than that, it helped the Babylonians fashion an understanding of time and their universe.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Anthropocene Can Wait

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Solar cells imported into the United States will now face a tariff. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it could have been worse.

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Solar cells imported into the United States will now face a tariff. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it could have been worse.

Natural Gas Storage Operators Bracing for Regulatory Impact

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Storage solutions continue to drive natural gas’s prominence as part of a balanced power portfolio. Results from the 2017 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report survey signal that in order to realize natural gas storage potential, industry organizations will first need to manage the array of associated federal and state regulations. Final rules to be issued by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), for instance, will require up-front planning and may pose compliance challenges for storage facility operators.

Amid Changes in the Federal Regulatory Landscape, States Take the Lead

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Capitalizing on sustained low natural gas prices, the United States has seen a fair amount of build-out of new pipeline infrastructure to reach new markets since last year’s Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report. Additionally, the changeover in administrations at the federal level is widely seen as favorable for continued industry growth. However, despite announced intentions to immediately accelerate energy infrastructure development, several bumps have been encountered right out of the gate.

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