Tagged Emissions

Michigan’s DTE Electric issues new green bonds

By Michelle Froese DTE offered its first green bonds in May 2018. DTE Electric recently issued its second offering of green bonds. The $650 million in bonds will finance green investments, including renewable energy and energy efficiency. In its initial green bond offering in May 2018, DTE became the fifth investment-grade energy company in the…

EPA cuts off fuel-economy talks with California

By [email protected] (Eric C. Evarts) The Trump administration has ended talks with California aimed at settling their differences over increasing fuel economy and tightening emissions regulations, Reuters reported Thursday, citing an unnamed government official. In August, the EPA, led by Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, released a proposal to freeze emissions and associated fuel… Read Full…

California Puts Buildings in Energy Policy Spotlight

By Pat Remick California took another pioneering step in tackling carbon emissions from millions of homes and commercial buildings across the state today. The California Energy Commission’s latest policy report puts reducing the climate and air pollution from buildings front and center for the first time, representing a.. Click headline for full article Read Full…

34 Emerging Market Countries Where Electrification Is A Great Idea

By World Resources Institute Electrification is a key step to creating low-carbon cities. Replacing fossil fuel-powered vehicles, stoves, furnaces with electric alternatives reduces emissions and creates a host of other benefits. But not all cities are equally suitable for electrification. In some cases, electrification is impractical or can actually increase greenhouse gas emissions Read Full…

A 5-Step Roadmap to Zero-Emissions Buildings in CA

By Pat Remick California has laid a strong foundation for energy efficiency in new buildings. Now the state needs to figure out how to help the entire building sector meet a carbon-neutral future by 2045. A new report offers a five-point path forward, addressing barriers that have held back progress toward clean energy homes and…..

Why biomethane is set to become a new normal

By Marta Ady Independent environmental consultant Dr, Sarika Jain gives an overview of the trends in favour of the biomethane industry, and why it has the potential to replace natural gas. Three years ago in Paris, 195 countries acknowledged and agreed on the impact of climate change and made commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas…

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