Spains first Passivhaus nursing home generates surplus energy

Inhabitat - Innovation

Built as an expansion of the nursing home that CSO Arquitectura had completed in 2005, the new addition provides additional bedrooms and stronger connections with the outdoors

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Kiva closes $32.5 million fund to promote financial inclusion for refugees

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, April 7 — San Francisco-based Kiva launched in 2005 soared to prominence as a microfinance crowdfunding platform. In its second act, “I. The post Kiva closes $32.5 million fund to promote financial inclusion for refugees appeared first on Impact Alpha.


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ACORE Applauds the Biden Administration's 2030 Emissions Reduction Target


The Biden administration announced today a new Paris Climate Agreement target that would cut greenhouse gas emissions in the United States 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE

Carbon Intensity Of U.S. Power Plunges As Coal Accelerates Collapse

Forbes Green Tech

power sector reached a new low in 2019, more than a third below its 2005 level, tracking an accelerating collapse in the burning of coal. The carbon intensity of the U.S.

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U.S. Electric Grid Can Rise to Meet Paris Agreement Ambitions


America will need to generate near-zero-emission electricity and deeply electrify transportation and industry to reduce yearly carbon emissions 50% below 2005 levels. President Biden's announcement of the United States' nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement signals a new trajectory for the energy transition.

Solis Reports Best Revenues Ever with Third Quarter Results Up 82%


String inverter maker Ginlong marked its best quarter since its founding in 2005, bringing in $52 million during its third quarter alone -- more revenue than the Chinese company recorded during 2014, 2015, and 2016 combined


The US electric power sector is halfway to zero carbon emissions

Renewable Energy World

We analyzed the “business as usual” projection in the 2005 Annual Energy Outlook published by the Energy Information Administration , the U.S. is using much more low-carbon and carbon-free electricity today than projected in 2005.

Is America Halfway to a Zero-Carbon Grid?


In 2005, it looked like heat-trapping gases from power plants were only going up. That year, the EIA put out a projection: CO2 emissions from power plants would steadily rise every year, thanks to the incumbency of coal and gas. Today, they’re half of what was projected.

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EV Results from Ford Motor Company are Demanding Electric Cars

Green Living Guy

The company has sold more than 520,000 electrified vehicles in North America since 2005 Continue Reading. Now while we have all heard that Ford is Understanding customers and that all is coming with an electric mustang. Great.

Disaster Recovery Expert Russel Honoré Decries the Lack of Coordinated Response to COVID-19


A federal disaster response expert, Honoré coordinated military relief efforts in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and is credited with restoring order to the city.

A Native food company’s commitment to social mission attracts investors at last

Impact Alpha

NANF got started in 2005 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. ImpactAlpha, July 22 – There are impact investments and then there are impact investments.

Ginlong Solis reports biggest quarter in sales ever

Solar Power World

Ginlong Technologies, manufacturer of the Solis string inverter, announced in its Q3 financial report today its best quarter since its 2005 founding. The only publicly traded company focused exclusively on PV string inverters, Ginlong recorded third quarter revenues of $52 million USD — more than it earned during 2014, 2015 and 2016 combined. Today’s report… The post Ginlong Solis reports biggest quarter in sales ever appeared first on Solar Power World.

From design to recycling, opportunities abound to make solar more circular


Since 2005, First Solar has been a part of an established global recycling and take-back program for its panels since 2005. From design to recycling, opportunities abound to make solar more circular. Myisha Majumder. Fri, 11/06/2020 - 02:00. Solar has become a staple of the U.S. power generation mix in the last decade. Now that the industry is maturing, it’s time to have a tough conversation: The solar industry needs to improve its circular practices.

Wildlife Conservation: What You Can Do to Help

The Environmental Blog

Sara gave birth to her daughter, Indah, at Gulf Breeze Zoo in 2005 before they were relocated to LEO. If you think that there is nothing that you can do in order to help preserve the world’s beautiful wildlife, think again. You don’t have to be a hands-on conservationist to make a difference!

Tiffany Couture: A Great and Green Dry Cleaning Business in the Heart of Las Vegas

Green Business Bureau

In 2005, the operation was taken over by Edward’s daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Dan Del Rossi, and has grown into the well-known Las Vegas dry cleaner that it is today. Green Business Journey Started in 2005. Since taking over in 2005, Judy and Dan have been focused on increasing green efforts and combating the bad image the dry cleaning industry has received in recent years.

When Can Pipelines Take Private Land? Jordan Cove LNG Project a Test for Eminent Domain


Read time: 11 mins In 2005, Deb Evans and her husband Ron Schaaf bought a piece of property in Klamath County, Oregon, where they hoped to build a house and selectively harvest timber on the land.

China Can Help Supersize Global Hydrogen Economy, According to Shell


built by Shell, back in 2005. The realities for hydrogen are very different than back in 2005, however.

Virimodo: Web App Solutions for Lowering Carbon Emissions and Improving Building Efficiency in Cities

Green Business Bureau

The platform is backed by a thorough analysis of energy supplier data since 2005 and is routinely updated to reflect today’s changing energy trends and best practices.

Oil companies want you to think they’re feminist. It’s BS.


Hurricane Katrina, which struck New Orleans in 2005, is a case study in how natural disasters hit women hardest. Monday was International Women’s Day, and oil companies want you to know — they’re feminists, too!

Timberland invests in regenerative leather ranches


It actually dates back all the way to 2005 [when] Timberland co-founded a group called the Leather Working Group (LWG), which basically was formed to address the impacts of the tanning stage of leather production," Angelini said. Timberland invests in regenerative leather ranches.

5 Major US Utilities That Haven’t Promised to Fully Decarbonize


But instead of a long-term carbon commitment, NextEra pledged to reduce its carbon emissions rate 67 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. Emera has reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by 24 percent since 2005 and cut coal’s share of its generation mix by 70 percent, as of 2018.

The Conservative climate plan is real, even if it raises a few questions

Clean Energy Canada

Modelling suggests that the plan could achieve an emissions reduction comparable to the current plan introduced by the Liberal federal government (which, at present, commits to reducing emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030).

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Business Agrees: Biden’s Plans to Reduce GHG Emissions Will Increase Jobs, Economic Growth

E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs

greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent below 2005 levels by the end of the decade. On Thursday, President Biden is expected to open his historic international Leaders Summit on Climate with a pledge to cut U.S.

Canada joins countries around the world in raising its climate ambition

Clean Energy Canada

We commend Canada’s decision to increase its 2030 emissions target from 30% below 2005 levels to between 40% and 45%, although note that it falls short of the 50% target set by the U.S., Canada has announced a new target of reducing emissions by 40% to 45% below 2005 levels by 2030.

Xcel celebrates milestone as utility is now halfway to 100% carbon free electricity

Renewable Energy World

Since 2005, the company has reduced carbon emissions by 51%, making it one of the leading players in the energy transition, it said. electric power sector had reduced carbon emissions just under 40% from 2005 levels, according to data from the U.S.

Startup tackles decarbonizing industrial heat processes


Even with decarbonizing the electric and transportation sector, to reach long-term goals of the Paris Agreement, the United States would need an 80 percent reduction from 2005 levels in economy-wide emissions by 2050. Startup tackles decarbonizing industrial heat processes. Myisha Majumder.

Is your team embedding equity considerations into its carbon removal projects?


Is your team embedding equity considerations into its carbon removal projects? Gloria Oladipo. Mon, 01/18/2021 - 01:15.

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Best Cleaners – New York’s Capital Region Experts

Green Business Bureau

Tim and Catherine McCann founded Best Cleaners in 2005 to better serve their own garment care needs.

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Federal budget lays foundation for a cleaner, fairer Canada

Clean Energy Canada

The budget positions Canada to reduce emissions by about 36% below 2005 levels by 2030, achieving reductions beyond Canada’s current target of 30%.

The US House’s Clean Future Act is loaded with pro-EV policies


The targets, which include a 50% reduction in GHG emissions from 2005 levels by no later than 2030, come from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Midwestern Utility Evergy Pledges Carbon Cuts in Line With Paris Accord


On Friday, the 1-million-customer utility, formed last year by the merger of Westar Energy and Kansas City Power & Light parent company Great Plains Energy, announced plans to cut carbon emission by 80 percent from 2005 levels by 2050.

Pennsylvania government to source 50% of annual consumption from in-state solar

Renewable Energy World

Sited across six Pennsylvania counties, 191 MW of solar projects expected to help state reduce its carbon emissions by more than 157,000 metric tons annually.

Ameren planning 6-MW community solar project in Missouri

Renewable Energy World

Ameren, which owns namesake utilities serving both Missouri and Illinois territories, hopes to reach a net-zero carbon emissions goal by 2050, first reaching a 30-percent reduction by 2030 compared against 2005 levels.

Seaweed: A planet-saving, anti-burping drug for cows


Scientists began studying the effects of putting seaweed in cow feed in 2005 , and as the experiments have moved out of the lab and into the barn, the promising results held up. How scary are cow burps exactly?

How two companies are building systems to scale reuse, which is vital for a circular economy


Back in 2005, MOM’s banned single-use plastic bags in its stores to encourage shoppers to bring their own reusable bags. How two companies are building systems to scale reuse, which is vital for a circular economy. Deonna Anderson. Fri, 11/06/2020 - 01:15. In the past few years, as consumers looked to cut down on plastic waste at the grocery store, more mainstream supermarkets turned to bulk shopping bins as a solution.

Report: Virginia’s 100% Clean Energy Law Insufficient to Tackle Climate Change


The model achieves net-zero emissions before 2050, and reductions at 63 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. Nevada has passed 100 percent clean energy legislation while Colorado has a mandate to draw down emissions 90 percent below 2005 levels by mid-century.

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Earth Day: US and Japan confirm ambitious new climate targets

Business Green

Biden administration confirms new national climate action will commit US to cutting emissions by 50 to 52 per cent against 2005 levels by 2030.

Media brief: The impact of clean stimulus measures on the U.S. economy following the 2008 downturn

Clean Energy Canada

up from 9% in 2005. power grid has contributed to cutting carbon pollution in the power sector by 28% since 2005. Through media briefs, we aim to provide journalists with useful factual and contextual information related to Canada’s clean energy transition.

EU approves 2030 climate goals, as US preps plan to halve emissions

Business Green

The news came as reports suggested the White House is poised to sign off on a new target to halve emissions against 2005 levels by 2030.

Blue Ridge Energy is building an 11-MW solar array for members

Renewable Energy World

This project will provide a local generation source and allow Blue Ridge Energy to work towards its goals of achieving a 50 percent reduction in carbon emissions from 2005 levels by 2030 and net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Top US business leaders urge Biden to deliver 'bold' 2030 emissions goal

Business Green

Over 300 of America's largest firms back open letter to President Biden calling on him to set a 2030 target to cut emissions by at least 50 per cent against 2005 levels.

Ameren Missouri Looks to Harness Wind, Solar and Batteries With $7.6B ‘Smart Energy Plan’


Earlier this month, Evergy, the 1-million-customer utility serving Missouri and Kansas, announced plans to cut carbon emission by 80 percent from 2005 levels by 2050, in line with the Paris climate accord