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.

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

DeSmogBlog

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

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Tesla [TSLA] FUD: Elon Time

CleanTechnica

Cars Clean Transport CleanTechnica CleanTechnica Exclusive Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles 2008 Tesla Roadster Elon Musk Tesla Tesla Full Self-Driving Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model S Tesla Model X Tesla Model Y Tesla Roadster Tesla Semi

GM Chinese Brand Wuling Launches New Electric Minivan

CleanTechnica

The Rong Guang EV, which is an electrified upgrade to the 2008 Rong Guang, will have two variants that will meet the needs of businesses and personal users. Wuling, a brand of General Motors, recently launched its first electric minivan.

In-Depth Renewable Energy 101 & Climate Change 101 — Thorough Beginner’s Guide

CleanTechnica

CleanTechnica has posted over 40,000 articles since its inception in 2008, however, reading all of them would take months, so the following is a distillation of the key pieces of the puzzle. This section is meant as a primer to the world of climate change and renewable energy.

Help CleanTechnica Create A New Section — Key Renewable Energy Articles

CleanTechnica

CleanTechnica has posted 40,000 articles since 2008, written by hundreds of authors. In these, there are many that have covered current events, many that are instructional/timeless, and many that provide useful comparative knowledge such as renewable vs fossil fuel costs.

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

altenergymag

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

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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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.

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.

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.

Country Lead – The Philippines, Tara

Eco-Business

Company Description The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was established in 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to help Europe foster the development of a low-carbon society and play an even stronger international leadership role to mitigate climate change.

Finance & Grants Associate, Tara South and Southeast Asia (flexible)

Eco-Business

Company Description The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was established in 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to help Europe foster the development of a low-carbon society and play an even stronger international leadership role to mitigate climate change.

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Q&A with Jeremy Grantham: Hold fossil fuel companies to account and make them ‘pariahs’

Impact Alpha

16 – Jeremy Grantham called the Japanese bubble of the 1980s, the tech bubble of the 2000s, and the housing bubble of 2008. ImpactAlpha, Jan. The British-born value investor has been warning of the risks of climate change long before it was fashionable.

Renewal Funds closes fourth impact fund at $109 million

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 30 – Vancouver-based impact investor Renewal Funds has been investing in environmental technology and sustainable consumer products since it launched its first fund in 2008.

The Brief: Jeremy Grantham Q&A, Indian agriculture platforms, efficient cooling, identity verification, jobs at Tipping Point fund and HBO

Impact Alpha

Jeremy Grantham called the Japanese bubble of the 1980s, the tech bubble of the 2000s, and the housing bubble of 2008. Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Q&A with Jeremy Grantham: Hold fossil fuel companies to account and make them ‘pariahs.’

Sustainable infrastructure investments can aid the post-COVID recovery

GreenBiz

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.

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.

RPCS partners with Nuturing Minds to bring e-readers to solar-powered girls’ school in Tanzania

Solar Power World

Funded by North American parent organization Nurturing Minds, the SEGA school opened in 2008 to provide quality… The post RPCS partners with Nuturing Minds to bring e-readers to solar-powered girls’ school in Tanzania appeared first on Solar Power World.

7th International Conference on Flood and Urban Water Management (FRIAR 2020)

Eco-Business

The conference started at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London 2008 and was reconvened in Milan in 2010, Dubrovnik in 2012, Poznan in 2014, Venice in 2016 and A Coruna 2018. FRIAR 2020 is the seventh conference of this successful series.

The New Wave of Carbon Offsets: Is This Time Different?

GreenTechMedia

In 2019, offset sellers saw a fivefold increase in purchases, after years of low demand in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Right up until the global economy ground to a halt in March, the voluntary carbon offset market was surging.

First Solar Settles Shareholder Suit for $350M

GreenTechMedia

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.

Solarpunk: Speculative fiction for climate optimists

Climate-KIC

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… […].

Advice for thriving amid crisis, from 14 sustainability vets

GreenBiz

Tone down the celebration : Though the scale differs, in 2008 people were losing their jobs and afraid for their futures. Immediate vs. restorative : The 2008 financial crisis sparked hopes of a fundamental shift from short-term profits to longer-term values.

Insect decline more extensive than suspected, says large-scale biodiversity study

Envirotec Magazine

In a large-scale biodiversity study, an international research team headed by scientists at TUM surveyed a large number of insect groups in Brandenburg, Thuringia and Baden-Württemberg between 2008 and 2017. Causes of insect decline and biodiversity loss to be found at the landscape level.

Let’s get together: Intel’s 2030 commitments include ‘shared’ climate and social goals

GreenBiz

This is a longstanding practice for Intel, something the company has done since 2008. Let’s get together: Intel’s 2030 commitments include ‘shared’ climate and social goals. Heather Clancy. Mon, 05/18/2020 - 02:16.

Germany and France, Europe’s Economic Giants, Bulk Up Offshore Wind Ambitions

GreenTechMedia

The most notable change from the country's package from 2008 was the absence of incentives to buy cars from the nation's auto giants — unless, that is, they are electric vehicles.

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Lightsource BP Wins Solar Project That Would Double Large-Scale Capacity in Arkansas

GreenTechMedia

Last month, Lightsource announced the financing of a 260-megawatt Texas project during a week when financial markets saw their worst since October 2008, which kicked off the Great Recession. Lightsource BP, the U.K.-based

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14th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (Sustainable City 2020)

Eco-Business

The 14th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability addresses all aspects of the urban environment aiming to provide solutions leading towards sustainability.

15th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (Sustainable City 2020)

Eco-Business

The 15th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability addresses all aspects of the urban environment and aims to provide solutions leading towards sustainability.

Heineken cheers CO2, water and clean energy progress on sustainability goals

Business Green

The brewing giant published its latest joint sustainability and financial report on Friday, confirming the Dutch beer brand has cut carbon emissions by volume from its breweries almost in half since 2008, having already exceeding its 2020 target to achieve a 40 per cent cut four years ago.

US Emissions May See Record Decline in 2020, Study Says

GreenTechMedia

After the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009, the Obama administration included $90 billion in clean energy incentives in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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.

Climate Risk, Part 3: The Underwater Mortgage Market

GreenTechMedia

What parallels can we draw from the 2008 financial crisis that resulted from the housing market collapse? This week, we present the final episode in our 3-part interview series on climate risk. We’re going deep on the housing market.

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A tightrope walk ahead for corporate sustainability managers

GreenBiz

After the 2008 economic recession, I led a study to show that companies generally scaled down sustainability programs during periods of lowered financial performance, but they did so rather selectively. A tightrope walk ahead for corporate sustainability managers. Rajat Panwar.

Clean Energy’s Ever-Changing Policy Risk

GreenTechMedia

As an intern in Lehman Brothers’ global power group in 2008, she watched the collapse of the investment bank happen in real time. Britta von Oesen knows risk. She’s lived it. Later, as a wind and solar developer in Italy, she watched European markets grind to a halt after feed-in tariffs were slashed. And in the U.S., she’s monitored the ever-changing tax policies and regulations that impact wind, solar and storage.

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Understanding Christians’ Climate Views Can Lead to Better Conversations About the Environment

DeSmogBlog

A 2018 survey conducted by Yale and George Mason Universities categorizes 69% of Americans as at least “somewhat worried” about climate change, the highest level these programs had recorded since 2008. Read time: 5 mins By Emma Frances Bloomfield , University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Cleaning up a dirty industry

Envirotec Magazine

The API2000 standard (also known as ISO28300:2008) was the first to require testing for leakage and correct calibration, including the specification of a maximum allowable leakage rate, when Edition VI was published in 2008.

What If … book review & notes

Fairsnape

It was back in 2008 when I first came across Rob Hopkins through his Transition Handbook. What if we lived in a time when the human imagination flourished and anything felt possible. This helped shape a lot of my sustainability thinking at the time, ( Time for built environment transition? )

Coronavirus: CEOs join trade unions, politicians, and think tanks in calls for green recovery

Business Green

Covid-19 crisis will result in a "worse shock" to the economy than seen 12 years ago, according to the group, and "what worked for the 2008 financial crisis may not be sufficient to overcome this one".