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Pledge to Be Inconvenient

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A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.

Ecocentricity Blog: Buy Local, Except When You Shouldn’t

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Here’s the problem – raising the price of solar cells in America could have a significant chilling effect on demand for solar panels in this country. That’s bad for two reasons.

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Here’s the problem – raising the price of solar cells in America could have a significant chilling effect on demand for solar panels in this country. That’s bad for two reasons.

Massachusetts vs. New York and the Energy Storage Race

Jobs, State Investments and Innovation Leadership Hinge on Race to Be Number One
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State governments are increasingly recognizing the strategic and tactical benefits of legislative initiatives regarding energy storage. As a strategy, incentivizing or mandating energy storage helps states achieve their greenhouse gas reduction goals. This is because increased energy storage capacity allows for increased renewable production capacity, as any over production can be used at a later time. By serving as a buffer between production and consumption, energy storage also helps alleviate concerns about the effects of a rapid rise in renewable energy exports to aging grids.

Beyond Financing: Key Attributes of a Public-Private Partnership

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Public-private partnerships (P3s) are most commonly known for funding large-scale water infrastructure projects that a utility can’t support through traditional funding. However, other key attributes in the P3 model are often overlooked. In a P3, the private entity may provide the capital, but the true benefits go well beyond financing alone.

The Role of Independent Regulators in Bringing Power to Africa

Building an enabling framework to increase investment, transparency, and access to electricity across Africa
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Ignacio Rodriguez, director for power sector and energy reforms at Tetra Tech, was part of a Tetra Tech delegation that attended the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ignacio shared insights as part of a panel discussion of the importance of the regulator as an independent entity. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Black & Veatch: Water Utility Leaders Driving Toward Sustainability

Latest Strategic Directions Report examines role of data analytics and true cost of delivery
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, June 6, 2017/3BL Media/ – Customer education, infrastructure modernization and the use of data analytics will be key tools to overcoming the water industry’s perennial challenges posed by aging infrastructure.

Commitment to Climate Action: Message from Michael W. Lamach, Chairman and CEO of Ingersoll Rand

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I’ve received many questions over the past few months about Ingersoll Rand’s commitment to reducing energy demand and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Those questions intensified this week with news of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

UN Global Compact Statement on US Decision to Withdraw from Paris Agreement

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Posted by Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director, UN Global Compact.

We are disappointed by the decision of the United States to leave the Paris Agreement, a historic global accord to combat climate change and protect our planet for future generations. Despite this setback, there is also cause for optimism. The Paris Agreement has activated an unstoppable momentum for climate action, with an essential role spelled out for responsible business.

When Energy Storage Joins the Blockchain the Entire Energy Community Benefits

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Answering the call for increasing energy self-reliance, a grassroots electricity-sharing model is emerging. “Community microgrids,” comprising community-owned or subscribed solar PV and other renewable energy sources, offer participants and surrounding consumers the security of energy resilience in times of grid failure and protection from energy price increases driven by volatile energy markets. They also give energy producers/consumers (aka “prosumers”) more control over the renewable energy they generate.

4th Powering Progress Together Forum Happens in Singapore

Shell took its annual forum to Singapore with the theme, “Cleaner Energy Moves Asia,” focusing on how the continent can address the challenge of shifting towards cleaner energy
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by Adrianna Mejia

The 4th Powering Progress Together forum took place in Singapore last March 16 at the Changi Exhibition Centre to kick off the Make the Future Singapore festival.

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