In Senate Hearing, Economic Experts Warn Climate Crisis Could Spur Financial Crash Like 2008


Read time: 6 mins Could the climate crisis precipitate a financial crash akin to or even greater than the one in 2008?

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

Clean Energy Canada

Following the 2008 financial crisis, countries around the world put together stimulus packages with varying emphasis on clean energy. used following the 2008 downturn and their subsequent impact on jobs, the economy and climate change. Since 2008, U.S.


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Jennifer Harper, Energy Northwest

CleanTech Alliance

Jennifer Harper, Project Developer, joined Energy Northwest in 2008. In her current position, Jennifer’s primary responsibility is management of Energy Northwest’s transportation electrification initiatives. In this role, Jennifer leads development of electric vehicle fast charging stations, and is currently working with utilities throughout the state to develop grant applications to fund many more. Beyond her […

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Lax Regulation Doesn’t Fully Explain Unsafe Buildings in African Cities: A View from Ghana

The City Fix

One study counted 54 building collapse deaths and 122 injuries in Kampala, Uganda, between 2004 and 2008. Another identified 112 cases in Lagos, Nigeria, from 1978 to 2008. Incidents of building collapse are worryingly common in large African cities.

Commentary – How Will The Coronavirus Affect Energy Use In America?

CleanTech Alliance

The 2008 financial crisis, and the Great Recession that followed, had a pronounced negative impact on the oil and gas sector, sending the […]. Source: James Conca, Forbes, March 23, 2020 There is little doubt that the world has entered a global economic recession as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every recession lowers energy use, and this one may be a whopper.

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State of the Profession 2022 Report


What wasn’t clear was whether the pandemic would negatively affect corporate sustainability efforts in the same way as during the 2008 - 2009 financial crisis.

Lawmakers want tougher carbon-reduction goals, even as WA falls short of current targets

CleanTech Alliance

The original legislation, passed in 2008, sought to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, a goal that the state has not met. Source: Crosscut, Shauna Sowersby, Jan 17 2020 Twelve years after the Washington Legislature first codified limits on greenhouse gas emissions, lawmakers are considering a new bill that would establish even stricter state targets.

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The Peck Company Continues to Perform and Grow in the Second Quarter with Completed and New Projects


Established as a traditional electrical contractor, The Peck Company branched into data and communications before expanding further to offer solar EPC services in 2008

Why The U.S. Has A Diesel Shortage

R-Squared Energy

Last week, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that distillate inventories were at their lowest levels since 2008. However, in 2008 distillate levels were low coming out of spring. That’s far worse than the situation in 2008. Thus, a low distillate inventory in late April 2008 isn’t quite as serious as a low inventory in October 2022.

Edge Environment


We were founded in 2008 and our teams are based in Australia, Chile, and the United States. Edge Environment. taylor flores. Wed, 07/14/2021 - 09:37. Edge is an international sustainability consultancy focused on serving clients based in Asia-Pacific and the Americas. We exist to help our clients generate value by creating truly sustainable economies and societies.

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Solar installations increasingly take the place of coal mines 2022 Trends in Solar

Solar Power World

As of 2020, there were 551 mines in the United States (out of that group, 37% of them idled operations) compared to more than 1,200 active mines in 2008.… The United States is reprioritizing where it sources its energy.

Coveted black watermelons for sale in California


Though a handsome figure, the highest record for the sale of one black watermelon is $6,100 set in 2008. The coveted black watermelons are available in the US and are on sale in the Bay Area of California. The black seedless watermelon is treasured in Japan where it is auctioned in an annual event that sees prices hit the roof. This year, the auction of this first crop in the northern island of Hokkaido saw one supreme quality black watermelon go for a whopping $370.

2022 Olympics Featured Hydrogen Cars and Buses

Green Tech Gazette

During the 2008 Olympics, we got used to seeing electric vehicles being used around the place; this edition of the Olympic Games, though, is putting hydrogen front and center. So, the 2022 Olympics could – we hope – have the same positive benefit that 2008 had for the EV industry.

5 Reasons To Use Recycled Paper

U.S. Green Technology

million metric tons in 2008 (Statista, n.d.). In this day and age, paper remains one of the most widely used medium for communication and information storage. Global consumption of paper totaled 422 million metric tons in 2018, rising steadily from 392.7

Call No. 22 replay: Rooting out racism as a systemic risk (audio)

Impact Alpha

27 – Investors have been talking about systemic risks at least since the Great Financial Crisis of 2008. ImpactAlpha, Aug. More recently, climate change, income inequality and now, suddenly, pandemics have been recognized as systemic risks as well.

American Sentry Solar pays forward nearly $200,000 to small businesses struggling during COVID

Solar Power World

200 on the 2021 Top Solar Contractors list) CEO Joe Tunney had flashbacks of the Great Recession of 2008. When COVID-19 shut down businesses across the nation at the start of 2020, American Sentry Solar (No.

People of the 10th anniversary Top Solar Contractors list: David Wright, E Light Electric

Solar Power World

E Light got into solar in 2008 when we did the 1.75-MW Belmar project. For the 10th anniversary of the Top Solar Contractors list, we’re sharing Q&A’s with the people who make the industry run every day. Read more interviews here. How’d you get started in solar?

BP, Shell, oil giants fund research into mobile carbon capture from ships at sea


OGCI claims mobile carbon capture technologies aboard ships could help the global shipping sector reach its current climate target to cut emissions by 50 percent by 2050, from a 2008 baseline — a goal that has faced criticism from green groups for lacking ambition.

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Re-Powering underway at NextEra’s 150-Megawatt Osceola County Wind Farm

Renewable Energy World

With its original commissioning dating back to 2008, NextEra’s 150-megawatt (MW) Endeavor Wind Energy Center I & II projects in Osceola County are undergoing a prudent re-powering process. Blattner Energy construction crews moved into the Osceola County wind farm area this spring and started work. Blatter Energy is an Avon, Minnesota based heavy construction contractor. Project Development News Asset Management

Sono-Tek Announces the Company’s 300th Ultrasonic Spray System sold for Fuel Cell and H2 Electrolyzer Coating Applications


Back in 2008 when Sono-Tek first started tracking this industry, the market was just emerging, and its direction and growth potential were not well known. Sono-Tek marks the recent sale of its 300th ultrasonic coating system for manufacturing fuel cells and electrolyzers. The machine sale was a large platform electrolyzer coating system, directed at converting environmentally harmful CO2 emissions into a useable fuel source.


Solarpunk: Speculative fiction for climate optimists


A 2008 article about sustainable marine transit published in the Republic of Bees appears to coin and define the term: “Solarpunk… conflates modern technology with older technology… […]. Solarpunk is a movement in literature, art, fashion, and activism that seeks to answer the question: “What does a sustainable civilisation look like—and how can we get there?”

Evergreen fund helps Ohio coffee chain transition to worker ownership

Impact Alpha

28 – The Evergreen Cooperatives was launched in 2008 to create green, worker-owned and controlled businesses that create jobs and wealth in low-income Cleveland neighborhoods. ImpactAlpha, Oct.


The world may have already crossed 5 climate tipping points


The findings, the first comprehensive assessment of tipping points since 2008, are consistent with a recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change , which showed that some global warming impacts are now unavoidable, even if countries curtail emissions.

Japan Closer to Harvesting Solar Energy from Space

Alternative Energy News

Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar Power Since 2008, the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) has been working hard to develop technologies to transmit electricity wirelessly. The goal of the Space Solar Power Systems (SSPS), is to be able to transmit energy from orbiting solar panels by 2030. On March 12th, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MHI) successfully conducted a ground demonstration test of […]. Energy Inventions Future Technology Solar Power future

Ethically minded brands are on the rise: Here’s what you should know

The Environmental Blog

A 2017 Financial Times article ( [link] ) also cites a study from the non-profit consultancy firm Ethical Consumer, which says that the UK market for ethical products and services has grown by over £40 billion since 2008.

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Samasource raises $14.8 million to connect tech giants with Africa’s data talent

Impact Alpha

Leila Janah founded Samasource in 2008 to help the emerging markets’ workforce The post Samasource raises $14.8 ImpactAlpha, November 25 – Behind the red-hot “machine learning” market are human minds that design algorithms and sort underlying data.

Why Natural Gas Prices Quadrupled In Two Years

R-Squared Energy

A classic example is 2008. Supply and demand didn’t dramatically change in 2008, but the short-term outlook did. Following my previous article on U.S. natural gas production, I engaged in a Twitter discussion on the causes of the natural gas price surge over the past two years.

Agent of Impact: Martin Muoto, SoLa Impact

Impact Alpha

Muoto has acquired, rehabbed and operated low-income housing in South Los Angeles since 2008. ImpactAlpha, Jan. 7 – The Nigerian-born entrepreneur and investor was investing in zones of opportunity before there were Opportunity Zones.

Polluting vehicles predominate in car insurance enquiries, says survey

Envirotec Magazine

Figures reveal that the most enquired about car in the UK, the 2008 Volkswagen Golf, is rated C for CO2 and D for NOx. Image credit: Jeremy Segrott , CC BY 2.0 license.

Sponsored Content: Grundfos supports UN SDGs

Envirotec Magazine

This was further underpinned in 2008 Grundfos set themselves some tough inhouse targets, including to reduce the total water usage, at their facilities by 50%, by 2025.

The Brief: Systemic impact investing (audio), China’s plant-based meat, CDFI merger, WorldRemit buys Sendwave, U.K. jobs bond, agri-tech trends in India

Impact Alpha

Investors have been talking about systemic risks at least since the Great Financial Crisis of 2008. Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Agents of Impact Call Replay Rooting out racism as a systemic risk (audio).

Extreme weather conditions in Pakistan due to climate change

The Environmental Blog

On the other hand Pakistan has a long history of floods and floods of 1928, 1929, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1973, 1976, 1988, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2008, 2010, and recent 2020 share the saddest events with tremendous damages in the country.

Sponsored content: Leaving room to breathe

Envirotec Magazine

This has been a requirement in API2000 and ISO28300 since 2008. Tank farm with mobile test bench. Tank breather vents are often overlooked as critical safety assets. The consequences from poorly set, calibrated and serviced assets are potentially dire.


Leapfrog’s Andy Kuper on impact, exits and scaling growth in emerging markets through the COVID crisis (podcast) 

Impact Alpha

That’s a stark contrast to the last recession, when LeapFrog launched its first fund a week after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008.

First Solar Settles Shareholder Suit for $350M


The suit alleged that First Solar executives and officers misled shareholders between April 2008 and February 2012 about the extent of financial damage related to a manufacturing hiccup. Between spring 2008 and winter 2012, First Solar shares dropped nearly 90 percent.

Keep Calm and Close Clean Energy Deals


It’s also influenced by his experience evaluating risk at Citibank during the height of the 2008 financial crisis. Manish Hebbar architects billions of dollars worth of equity and debt deals in clean energy.

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Sustainable infrastructure investments can aid the post-COVID recovery


Before the shovels hit the dirt, it's worth understanding how the world of 2020 is different from the world of 2008. For example, since 2008, the percentage of U.S. Sustainable infrastructure investments can aid the post-COVID recovery. Katherine Davisson. Tue, 05/05/2020 - 04:23.

Exposed: West Virginia and Other States Relying on ‘House of Cards’ to Pay for Coal Mine Cleanup


These lumps of hydrocarbons historically played a vital role in America’s electricity mix, accounting for a third of the country’s energy production as recently as 2008.

A zombie-fire outbreak may be growing in the North


That sounds small, but one year stood out: 2008, when a single zombie fire was actually responsible for charring 38 percent of the total burned area. While 2008 was a notably bad year, it was no fluke.

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How Cleantech Venture Capital Is Faring in a Pandemic


From commercializing the first grid-connected battery systems in 2008 to the multi-gigawatt fleet being deployed for customers globally today, the Fluence team is ensuring that storage is the cornerstone of the electric future. The world looked bleak for startups in the spring.

Sunrun Buying Vivint: Unpacking the Biggest Distributed Solar Deal in History


From commercializing the first grid-connected battery systems in 2008 to the multi-gigawatt fleet being deployed for customers globally today, the Fluence team is ensuring that storage is the cornerstone of the electric future.

This acquisition could help make sustainable packaging the norm 


When Corbett started Ecologic in 2008, scaling its sustainable packaging was challenging because at that time, only the “diehard” in the green movement were pushing for such solutions, she said. . This acquisition could help make sustainable packaging the norm . Deonna Anderson.

How will the economic downturn affect PRN prices?

Envirotec Magazine

Whilst not immediately obvious, with the looming recession, the data gives an indication of the likely impact of an economic downturn by looking back to the time of the 2008 financial crisis and the years that followed.