Germanwatch notes that India's per capita emissions are "relatively low" despite the fact India is one of the ten largest CO2 emitters. It also states that India's 25 pct of the energy supply is covered by renewable energy and that the Indian government is running "one of the largest renewable capacity expansion programmes in the world".
Over all, India's performance in areas of efficiency and emission levels puts India far ahead of China. When it comes to energy efficiency, India's performance has been categorized as a "poor". However, China trails India with a "very poor" performance in terms of energy efficiency too.
Both India and China have performed almost equally when it comes to development of emissions, climate policy and renewable energies.
Within the G20 economies, India's climate change performance is ranked 4th, while China is ranked 12th.
(Source: Germanwatch, MoneyControl, 29 Sept., 2017) Contact: Germanwatch, www.germanwatch.org/en
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In 2008 the petroleum industry, under the direction of Konkraft, set a collective energy efficiency goal equivalent to 1 million tonnes of CO2 per year between 2008 and 2020. Statoil's share of this was 800,000 tonnes. In 2015, four years ahead of schedule, Statoil achieved this goal and raised its target by 50 pct to 1.2 million tonnes the same year.
In August 2016, the petroleum industry, under the direction of the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, launched an ambition of introducing carbon reduction measures equivalent to 2.5 million tonnes on the NCS by 2030, compared with 2020. Statoil's share of this is 2 million tonnes.
(Source: Statoil, Oil & Gas Eurasia, 22 Sept., 2017)
September 21, 2017) Contact: Statoil, Arne Sigve Nylund, Exec. VP, Development and Production Norway, www.statoil.com; Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, www.norskoljeoggass.no/en
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The program will be supported by utility Xcel Energy's community solar program, GRID Alternatives Colorado,
Enterprise Community Loan Fund and Monarch Private Capital will serve as financial partners. Boulder, Colorado-based Namaste Solar will serve as the installation partner. (Source: Denver Housing Authority , PV Mag., September 21, 2017) Contact: Denver Housing Authority, (720) 932-3000, www.denverhousing.org; GRID Alternatives Colorado, (866) 921-4696, www.gridalternatives.org; Namaste Solar, www.namastesolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Community Solar,
By 2045, 100 pct of power supplied in the state is required, by law, to come from renewable sources, such as wind, geothermal, water, bioenergy and solar.
(Source: ArcLight, Hawaii Tribune-Herald, 21 Sept., Sept., 2017) Contact: Hamakua Energy Partners, (808) 775-1711, www.hamakuaenergypartners.com; ArcLight Capital Partners, Dan Revera, Managing Partner, www.arclightcapital.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ArcLight, Hamakua Energy Partner,
Asia Bioenergy Group is a business and technology incubator and strategic advisory group focused on incubating start-up biofuel, biomass-to-energy and other technology companies and early stage high growth companies.
(Source: Asia Bioenergy Technologies, The Edge Markets, 21 Sept., 2017) Contact: Asia Bioenergy Tech., www.asiabio.com.my; T7 Global, +60-3-2785-7777
More Low-Carbon Energy News Asia Bioenergy,
The program assigns rebates according to equipment efficiency -- expressed as Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER for air conditioners and heat pumps and as a percentage for furnaces -- with more efficient products earning larger rebates. The program applies to many YORK®, Coleman®HVAC, Luxaire®, Champion®, Fraser Johnston®, Guardian® or Evcon™
air conditioners/heat pumps and furnaces. Rebate details are HERE.
(Source: Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions, 20 Sept., 2017
Contact: Johnson Controls Building Technologies, (855) 324-3650 www.johnsoncontrols.com, www.johnsoncontrols.com/harvey
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The 100-acre campus incorporates
sustainable landscaping and other LEED qulifying energy efficiency features.
(Source: Toyota Noryh America, PR, 22 Sept., 2017) Contact: Toyota North America, Amanda Roark, (469) 292-2636,
USGBC Texas Chapter, Jonathan Kraatz, Exec. Dir., (214) 571-9244, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, Toyota, LEED Certification,
By developing and installing smart building technology, 75F assists customers in achieving US Green Building Council LEED certification goals.
According to the company website, instead of reacting to problems, the 75F system predicts needs and manages buildings accordingly. (Source: 75F, PR, 22 Sept., 2017) Contact: 75F, Kristen Johnson, Marketing Director
(612) 616-6272, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.75f.io
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MidAmerican has entered into agreements with General Electric (GE) to complete the upgrades that are slated to begin later this year at various sites including the Victory wind farm in Crawford and Carroll Counties and the Intrepid wind farm in Buena Vista and Sac Counties. Additional sites and schedules are expected at a later date. (Source: MidAmerican Energy, CBC Online, 24 Sept., 2017) Contact: MidAmerican Energy , Bill Fehrman, Pres., CEO, Mike Gehringer, VP Renewable Energy, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News MidAmerican Energy, Wind, Wind Turbine,
Generate Capital partnered with Dynamic Systems Management LLC, an experienced Waukesha, Wisconsin-based developer and operator of biodigesters, to manage the facility. With the new upgrades, the plant is now equipped with state-of-the-art controls for improved monitoring and measures to minimizes odors. A stringent digestate management plan approved by the Michigan DEQ ensures the full life cycle of the waste is accounted for.
(Source: Generate Capital, 18 Sept., 2017) Contact: Generate Capital, www.generatecapital.com; Dynamic Systems Management
Daniel Meccariello, CEO, (262) 825-3133, email@example.com, www.dynamicgrp.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News biodigester, Dynamic Systems Management, Generate Capital, Biogas,
The plan is in keeping with the company's strategy to shift away from its core peat business towards more renewable energy sources, especially biomass.
Georgia has provided attractive incentives to Bord na Mona, including a fast-track planning process and tax credits. The proposed project, which is awaiting the Georgia government's New Era division approval, could be online within 24 months, according to a company statement. Wood pellets from the plant would be shipped to Ireland for power generation.
(Source: Bord na Mona, Irish Times, 19 Sept., 2017)
Contact: Bord na Mona Plc, Mike Quinn, CEO, Patrick Madigan, Bioenergy Division, +353 45 439000, www.bordnamona.ie
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bord na Mona, Woody Biomass, Wood Pellet, Willow,
Turbine delivery is set to begin in Q2 of 2018 for completion by the year end. The contract includes long- term operation and maintenance.
(Source: Siemens Gamesa, CleanTechnica, 19 Sept., 2017) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Álvaro Bilbao, CEO, Siemens Gamesa Asia Pacific, www.gamesacorp.com/gamesa/en/siemensgamesa.htm
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The group aims to raise awareness of the industry, its economic impact, the supporting role it plays for British agriculture, and the environmental benefits of the bioethanol it produces, E10 in particular.
(Source: Biofuels Int’l., Various Media, 20 Sept., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, E10, UK Biofuel,
The grants were announced by the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Thad Cochran (R.-Miss.)
who commended the university for promoting research that could help the economy and the environment. (Source: US DOE, University of Southern Mississippi, Penn Energy, 20 Sept., 2017) Contact: University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Lab., (228) 872-4200, https://www.facebook.com/GCRL1, University of Southern Mississippi, (601) 266-1000, https://home.usm.edu
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The projects will focus on: continuous handling of solid materials and feeding systems to reactors under various operating conditions; high-value products from waste in an integrated biorefinery; industrial separations within an integrated biorefinery; and analytical modeling of solid materials and reactor feeding systems.
Thermochemical Recovery International Inc, Texas A&M Agrilife Research, White Dog Labs, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the South Dakota School of Mines, Forest Concepts, Clemson University and Purdue University are among the funding recipients.
(Source: US DOE, BETO, Renewables Now, Others, 21 Sept., 2017) Contact: US DOE BETO, energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/bioenergy-technologies-office; USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, https://nifa.usda.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biorefinery, DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office, BETO,
The project incorporates Samsung's Li-ion SDI technology working together with a 3-MW AW116/3000 wind turbine and was supported by the
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). (Source: Acciona, Renewables Now, Others 21 Sept., 2017) Contact: ACCIONA, +34 91 657 64 60, www.acciona-greenenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona, Energfy Storage, Wind,
The project, which is expected to cost nearly $4 billion, will combine tower and trough technologies and use scale and local infrastructure synergies to set a new benchmark price of $73/MWh for CSP with storage.
The project is the fourth development phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) 1 GW Solar Park increasing to increasing to 5 GW by 2030.(Source: DEWA, ESI Africa, 21 Sept., 2017)
Contact: ACWA Power, Andrea Lovato, Bus. Dev. Dir., +966 11 2835500, www.acwapower.com;
DEWA , Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO, www.dewa.gov.ae
More Low-Carbon Energy News CSP, Solar, Concentrated Solar, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, CSP, Concentrated Solar,
ZEN Energy, a small-scale solar energy generation and storage business, has been re-branded SIMEC ZEN Energy and will work towards improving energy security for GFG's South Australian operations, and reduce power costs for its other businesses nationwide.
It will also project-manage the development of SIMEC Energy Australia's new large-scale energy projects, which include solar, battery storage and pumped hydro. (Source: GFG Alliance, SIMEC Energy, Sydney Morning Herald, 21 Sept., 2017) Contact: GFG Alliance,
Sanjeev Gupta, CEO, +44 (0) 203 205 8550, www.gfgalliance.com; ZEN Energy, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.zenenergy.com.au
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Sole Source grants cover the total capital cost of a feasibility study, pilot and/or demonstration programme if a local company has identified an appropriate US firm that is both able and interested in USTDA-related activities.
USTDA establishes US commercial interests and advances economic development in developing and middle-income global economies.
(Source: US Trade and Development Agency Primus Power, Energy Storage News, 20 Sept., 2017) Contact: US Trade and Development Agency, www.ustda.gov; Primus Power,
Tom Stepien, CEO, (510) 342-7600, www.primuspower.com; Eskom, Barry MacColl, GM Testing and Development, www.eskom.co.za Solafrica Energy, www.solafrica.co.za
More Low-Carbon Energy News Primus Power, Battrery, Energy Storage, Eskom,
The Solifor Perthuis project generated 140,000 tonnes of CO2 reductions by establishing plantation forests dedicated to carbon sequestration. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the carbon credits will be donated to Laval University. (Source: Fonds de solidarite FTQ, PR, 19 Sept., 2017)
Contact: CarbonZero, Dan Fraleigh, CEO, www.carbonzero.ca; Fonds de solidarite FTQ, (514) 850-4835, email@example.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Enviro EcoCredit, Carbonzero, Carbon Credits,
Carbicrete's technology allows manufacturers to produce cement-free, carbon-negative concrete. Concrete is the world's most common building material, but the production of its main ingredient, cement, accounts for 5% of global CO2 emissions.
(Source: CO2 Solutions Inc. 20 Sept., 2017) Contact: Carbicrete, www.carbicrete.com; XPRIZE, Eric Desatnik (310) 741-4892, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.xprize.org; CO2 Solutions, Evan Price, CEO, (418) 842-3456, email@example.com, www.co2solutions.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Concrete, CO2 Solutions, Carbicrete, Carbon XPrize,
The two sites are the first of a long-term plan to establish energy storage capacity in the region.
Duke will install a 9-MWlithium-ion battery system at a substation in the Rock Hill community in Ashville, and a 4-MW lithium-ion battery system
in Hot Springs, Madison County. (Source: Duke Energy, Citizen-Times, 21 Sept., 2017) Contact: Duke Energy Carolinas, Rob Caldwell, Pres, (704) 594-6200,
Robert Sipes, VP Western Carolinas Modernization, www.duke-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Duke Energy, Energy Storage,
Under the new plans, the existing system of tax credits available energy efficiency upgrades will be replaced by a direct payment, paid immediately after the work is completed.
Hulot also confirmed the carbon tax will be increased from €30.50 per tonne to €44.60 per tonne in 2018, and continue to increase until it reaches €100 per tonne in 2030, as specified under the 2015 Energy Transition Law (Source: Transition, Tax News, 20 Sept., 2017)Contact: French Environment and Energy Minister Nicolas Hulot, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Hulot
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax, Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency,
Citigroup owns or leases over 57 million square feet of real estate in over 7,900 properties including its new NYC global headquarters currently under construction to LEED Platinum energy efficiency certification standards.
Citi is joining the global "R100" initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP and part of the We Mean Business Coalition. (Source: Citigroup, Energy Mgr., Other Media, 19 Sept., 2017)Contact: Citigroup Inc., www.citigroup.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy, Renewable Energy, Citigroup,
The report provides the following policy recommendations for the Federal Government: include a GHG metric in Canada's future retrofit building code; develop regional retrofit roadmaps; prioritize investments in scalable retrofit projects; and supporting mandatory energy benchmarking. http://www.cagbc.org/retrofitroadmap.
A Roadmap for Retrofits in Canada details HERE.
(Source: CaGBC, Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia., 20 Sept., 2017)
Contact: CaGBC, www.cagbc.org
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The project will destroy methane and produce carbon offsets under California's cap-and-trade system. The investment is based on the anticipated ten-year value of carbon credits from a livestock digester project located at West-Star North Dairy farm in California's San Joaquin Valley. Visalia-based California Bioenergy LLC (CalBio) is partnering on the digester project which is expected to begin generating carbon offsets in January 2018 with initial cash flow from the sale of these offsets in 2019.
Climate Trust Capital's Fund I is focused on investing in high-quality, U.S.-based carbon offset projects. Fund I will be the first in a series of Climate Trust Capital-led investment funds built to appeal to institutional and impact investors. The West-Star North project will be developed in accordance to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) Compliance Offset Protocol for Livestock Projects.
(Source: Climate Trust Capital, 21 Sept., 2017) Contact: California Bioenergy Inc., (559) 667-9560, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.calbioenergy.com;
Climate Trust Capital,
(5030 238-1915 x211 , www.climatetrust.org
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In a recent UK government auction that handed out power-purchase contracts worth $232 million a year, all of the bids to build offshore wind farms and other renewable technologies were below the $122 per MWh. Auction winners included DONG Energy A/S, with an offer of $76 per MWh for power from its Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm, followed by EDP Renovaveis SA and Engie SA.
The contracts-for-difference auction was for "less-established technologies" such as offshore wind, tidal and anaerobic digestion. The power-purchase agreements are fixed for 15 years.
The offshore wind industry has seen its costs plunge as the capacity of its turbines doubled since 2007. It’s set to double again by 2020, driving down costs further, according to Greenpeace. (Source: Financial Review (Iran), 12 Sept., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind, UK Offshore Wind,
Adding wind-generated electricity to their energy mix will help Kimberly-Clark cut more than 25 pct of its GHG emissions in 2018, four years ahead of the company's 2022 target date.
(Source: Kimberly-Clark, CBLT, 16 Sept., 2017) Contact: Invenergy, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com; Kimberly-Clark Sustainability Global Head Lisa Morden, www.kimberly-clark.com/contact-us.aspx; EDF Renewables, www.edf-er.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy , Wind, EDF Renewables,
Report information available at www.zionmarketresearch.com/inquiry/biofuels-marke.
(Source: Zion Market Research, PR, 19 Sept., 2017( Contact: Zion Market Research,
+49-322 210 92714,
USA/Canada (855) 465-4651
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The policy requires utilities purchase enough renewable energy certificates equivalent to a set percentage of their electricity supply or pay a penalty. Each certificate represents 1 megawatt-hour of electricity generated from renewable energy source.
According to the state Public Service Commission, Maryland electricity ratepayers paid more than $125 million for the renewable energy certificates in 2015.
Wind and solar currently powers 117,000 residents in Baltimore.
A similar previous proposal to increase the state's use of renewable energy was vetoed by Gov. Larry Hogan on the grounds that it would increase residential electric power rates. (Source: Morningside Herald, Various Others, 16 Sept., 2017)
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BA's previous 2010 waste-to-fuel "GreenSky" initiative with Washington-based Solena Fuels fell apart because of mixed government support, low crude oil prices and other factors. Factors that could lend support to the BA-Velocys initiative include the UK government's addition sustainable jet fuel incentives under its Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO), which was updated Sept. 14. Velocys presently produces fuel from waste in Houston, Texas.
(Source: British Airways, Air Transport World, 18 Sept., 2017) Contact: Solena, (202) 682-2405, www.solenagc.com; Velocys, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 - Houston Office, email@example.com, www.velocys.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News British Airways , Solena Fuels, Aviation Biofuel, Velocys ,
Bunge Limited is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries. The company buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains, processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed and edible oil products, produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane, and other related activities. (Source: Bunge Ltd, AgriBusiness, Sept., 2017)Contact: Bunge Ltd, (914) 684-2800, www.bunge.com
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The order calls for establishment of a Chief Resiliency Officer to drive climate resiliency efforts both in government and in collaboration with business, academic and nonprofit partners statewide. Further, the Chief Resiliency Officer and the Rhode Island Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council are directed to develop a statewide Action Plan to Stand Up to Climate Change and submit the plan to the Governor by July 1, 2018. The Plan will recommend key actions to make Rhode Island's residents, economy, infrastructure, health system, and natural resources more resilient to the impacts of climate change and identify and prioritize actions to enhance the state's resiliency to climate change.
The Executive Order builds on Rhode Island's work toward preventing climate change, but will focus primarily on critical investments to ensure that the is prepared for its effects. (Source: RI.gov, PR, Sept., 2017)
Contact: Janet Coit, Director of the Department of Environmental Management and Chair of the Rhode Island Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council, (401) 222-6800, firstname.lastname@example.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
(Source: Pacific Ethanol, PR, NASDAQ, 18 Sept., 2017)
Contact: Pacific Ethanol, Paul Kohler, (916( 403-2790, email@example.com, www.pacificethanol.com; Illinois Corn Processing, (309) 353-3990 www.seacorholdings.com/pages/illinois_corn_processing
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Specifically, the EIA projects that most of the growth in renewables will stem from countries outside the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and that non-OECD Asia -- China and India -- will drive over 60 pct of the world's total increase in energy consumption during the projected period.
The EIA predicts that "renewables are expected to be the fastest-growing energy source" across the projected period, with annual consumption increasing on average by 2.3 pct between 2015 and 2040. Coal's share of global energy consumption is expected to fall from 27 pct in 2015 to 22 pct in 2040. (Source: US EIA, 18 Sept., 2017) Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov/outlooks/ieo
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, Coal, US EIA,
The new mandates that will force building owners to make drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and meet fossil fuel caps which will see upgrades to boilers, water heaters, roofs, windows and others. Specifically, the new mandated fossil fuel caps will apply to all buildings over 25,000 square feet, and will require replacement of fossil fuel equipment as well as energy efficiency upgrades over the next 12 to 17 years. The new program is expected to reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions by 7 pct by 2035
Smaller building owners will qualify for support from a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program low interest rate financing. It is expected that such a program will have the potential to finance $100 million annually in energy efficiency and clean energy projects. (Source: Office of NYC Mayor, Various Media, Sept., 2017) Contact: Office of NYC Mayor,
Mark Chambers, Dir, Office of Sustainability, www1.nyc.gov/site/sustainability/index.page
More Low-Carbon Energy News Building Energy Efficiency, PACE,
Greenflex offers various operational, sustainable solutions focusing on energy strategy and performance, financing the transition and asset management, integrating a sustainable vision and strategy, stakeholder relationship management, and responsible products and consumption.
(Source: TOTAL, 19 Sept., 2017) Contact: Total, Laetitia Maccioni: + 33 6 24 60 57 65 l, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Investor Relations, +44 (0)207 719 7962 l, www.total.com, email@example.com: GreenFlex, www.greenflex.com
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The project is the culmination of a 15-month partnership between Geneva Airport, Sir Richard Branson's Carbon War Room, and SkyNRG which developed an Airport Approach model to help airports play a more active role in accelerating the uptake of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
(Source: Geneva Airport, ATW, 18 Sept., 2017)Contact: Carbon War Room, www.carbonwarrrom.com; Neste Corp, Sam Holmberg, VP Marketing & Services, +358 50 458 4078, www.neste.com; SkyNRG, Merel Laroy, +31 6 30833505, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sktnerg.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel, Neste, Carbon War Room, SkyNRG, Jet Biofuel,
The project -- a first for any U.S. college or university -- was initially recommended by the 2014 Presidential Carbon Charge Task Force to investigate the feasibility of carbon pricing. After a pilot program analyzed the impact of carbon pricing, the project steering committee found that a $40 per metric ton of CO2 price would be the most effective policy. The Carbon Charge Task Force, along with a $21 million capital investment in energy efficiency, is part of Yale President Peter Salovey's six sustainability initiatives.
Yale is a strategic partner of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, an alliance of private sector groups seeking to promote carbon pricing conversations among international companies.
The university intends to cut campus greenhouse gas emissions 43 pct below 2005 levels by 2020 and to be carbon neutral by 2050. (Source: Yale News, 19 Sept., 2017) (Contact: Yale, Carbon Charge Initiative, Casey Pickett, Director, (203) 436-4314, email@example.com, http://carbon.yale.edu, www.yale.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Carbon Charge, Carbon Tax, Carbon Neutral,
A companion bill -- SB 242 -- would establish state-of-the-art consumer protections, further setting PACE apart from other forms of financing by requiring a recorded, live, confirmation of terms before the property owner-borrower signs an assessment contract.
SB 242 also sets data reporting requirements to local government partners, including data that speaks to the projected energy and water savings and the categories of products installed and homeowners served. (Source: California State Legislature, ProudGreenBuilding, Various Media, 18 Sept., 2017)
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The CAT now has expanded to six rating categories instead of the previous four, to properly describe the full range of action, or lack of action, by governments -- Role model, 1.5 degree C Paris Agreement compatible, 2 degree C compatible, Insufficient, Highly insufficient and Critically insufficient. The new ratings instantly identify the best and the worst government climate related programs and now rates countries like the US, Russia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia as "critically insufficient" and rates Japan and South Africa "highly insufficient."
In addition to rating countries on their climate commitments, the CAT also provides a rating of each country's climate action implementation based on a detailed analysis of the policies and regulations designed to achieve their targets that a country has put in place. (Source: Climate Action Tracker, New Climate Institute, 19 Sept., 2017) Contact: New Climate Institute, https://newclimate.org; Climate Action Tracker, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://climateactiontracker.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Climate Action Tracker,