Lessons From 2009 for a Green Stimulus Today

GreenTechMedia

Those companies all received money through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which set out $90 billion for clean energy at the depth of that recession. But there are lessons to be drawn from 2009, experts say, starting with setting the right expectations.

The UAW Didn’t Learn From General Motors’ Bankruptcy

Forbes Green Tech

The current contract talks are trying to claw back what was given up in the 2009 bankruptcy negotiations

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Contractors Corner: Ideal Energy

Solar Power World

After more than 12 years in the military serving overseas, Troy Van Beek founded Ideal Energy in 2009 in Fairfield, Iowa, to continue serving others, this time down a path of sustainability.

RER Energy Group celebrates 10-year anniversary

Solar Power World

As one of the few independent and self-funded firms of its size in the rapidly growing renewable marketplace, RER has achieved significant organic growth since its inception in 2009. “We Pennsylvania-headquartered solar installer RER Energy Group is celebrating 10 years of business.

How to get HOA solar approval: Tips for success

Solar Power World

Speaking to the New York Times in 2009 when he was chief executive… The post How to get HOA solar approval: Tips for success appeared first on Solar Power World. In some areas, Homeowners Associations (HOAs) can present significant barriers to homeowners’ ability to install solar. Before Texas enacted protective solar access laws that limited what restrictions HOAs could place on solar installations in their neighborhoods, HOAs meant a lot of frustration.

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Meat Consumption In The Netherlands Is Up For The First Time In 10 Years

Forbes Green Tech

Anew study by Wageningen University concluded that meat consumption in the Netherlands is on the rise for the first time since 2009

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How To Make The Economic Stimulus Great

Forbes Green Tech

The last time that the economy ground to a halt during the Great Recession, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which injected over $830 billion through tax cuts and credits, and infrastructure spending

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Circular business model lessons from IKEA, REI and Eileen Fisher

GreenBiz

Since clothing company Eileen Fisher launched its takeback and resale program Renew in 2009, it has collected 1.5 Since clothing company Eileen Fisher launched its resale program Renew in 2009, it has taken back 1.5 Circular business model lessons from IKEA, REI and Eileen Fisher.

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Scientists look for the Holy Grail: The whitest paint ever

Grist

New York City started requiring reflective coatings on new low-slope roofs in 2009, began including roof replacements in 2012, and strengthened the reflectivity requirement in 2019. White roofs are one of those climate solutions that sound too good to be true.

Fossil Fuel Investments Cost California and Colorado Pension Funds Over $19 Billion, Report Finds

DeSmogBlog

However, if they’d divested from fossil companies in 2009 while keeping their other investments at the same proportions, they could have amassed a combined additional $19 billion in ten years, the report published by Corporate Knights, a Canadian media, research and financial firm, concludes.

Why collaboration is the missing ingredient in food system reform

GreenBiz

In 2009, scientists at the China Agricultural University moved their research to a village in Hebei province. Why collaboration is the missing ingredient in food system reform. Jim Giles. Fri, 01/08/2021 - 01:30.

Here Are 3 Climategate Myths That Have Not Aged Well

DeSmogBlog

That was déjà vu for climate scientists, who seven years earlier had experienced a nearly identical chain of events leading up to the 2009 UN climate change conference in Copenhagen. . Read time: 7 mins Excessive media coverage of an email hacking tilted the outcome of a critically important event against the victims of the crime. Sound familiar? In 2016, it happened to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Healing the Future

Fairsnape

For 2020, I return to, and incorporate a tagline I first used way back in 2009 through keynotes and work associated with Green Vision at Leeds Beckett and then incorporated into FutuREstorative in 2016 … #HealingTheFuture.

Delivering pledges to net zero essential if Paris targets to be met, says IEMA

Envirotec Magazine

IEMA’s GHG Management Hierarchy was first published in 2009 when the risk of defaulting to offset solutions was often seen as undermining approaches to reduce carbon emissions.

Delivering pledges to net zero essential if Paris targets to be met, says IEMA

Envirotec Magazine

IEMA’s GHG Management Hierarchy was first published in 2009 when the risk of defaulting to offset solutions was often seen as undermining approaches to reduce carbon emissions.

Save on appliances during Earth Week

Greenability Magazine

Since 2009, the sales tax holiday has been scheduled each year to promote energy efficiency during the week of Earth Day, April 22.

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

Clean Energy Canada

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, introduced in early 2009, increased GDP 2% to 3% above what it would have been and supported over 6 million job-years (a full-time job for one year) from 2009 to 2012.

Where progressives and conservatives agree on clean energy

GreenBiz

The poster child for this is Solyndra , a solar company that received federal grant money from the 2009 stimulus bill and later went bankrupt. . Where progressives and conservatives agree on clean energy. Sarah Golden. Fri, 04/09/2021 - 01:45.

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Introducing Climategate @ 10

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 2 mins On November 19, 2009, an unknown hacker published a cache of emails from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit. It was meant to be the hack that brought down climate science. But it made the research — and researchers — stronger than ever. 10 years on, this five-part series looks back at the key players that manufactured the scandal that came to be known as 'Climategate': Series — Climategate @ 10 Tags: Climategate

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Converging crises call for converging solutions

GreenBiz

Likewise, the only three times emissions fell between 1975 and 2015 were during the recessions of the 1980s, 1992 and 2009. Converging crises call for converging solutions. Sarah Golden. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:45.

Reflections on the Last 10 Years in Energy and Cleantech

GreenTechMedia

What was consuming us back in 2009? We’re closing out the decade on this week's Energy Gang with a retrospective. We have been producing this podcast since 2013.

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Watt It Takes: Building Climate-Resilient, Restorative Hydropower

GreenTechMedia

And in 2009, she launched Natel with her brother Abe. Gia Schneider and her brother Abe started Natel Energy based on a hydropower turbine their father designed.

11th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning (Sustainable Development and Planning 2020)

Eco-Business

9th International Conference on Energy and Sustainability (Energy and Sustainability 2021)

Eco-Business

Energy and Sustainability 2021 is the 9th International Conference in a very successful series which started in the New Forest, UK, home of the Wessex Institute in 2007; followed by meetings in Bologna (2009); Alicante (2011); Budapest (2013); Kuala Lumpur (2014); Medellin, Colombia (2015); Seville (2017) and Coimbra (2019).The

[Article] Ventilation and IAQ in New California Homes

Home Energy

2007, and Offermann, 2009) that aimed to evaluate the potential indoor air quality (IAQ) impacts associated with envelope air sealing, and the potential to mitigate these through the use of mechanical ventilation systems. Starting in the mid-2000s, the California Energy Commission funded several research studies (for example, Price, et al.,

Greentech Media’s Last Ride on the Solar Coaster

GreenTechMedia

Solar — though it had already been around for decades — was so nascent that Wood Mackenzie (formerly GTM Research) doesn’t even have granular installation data prior to 2009. Thanks for the memories, GTM readers! In the future, you can reach me on Twitter @emmafmerchant.

A telework transition won't slash emissions unless we make car-free lifestyles viable

GreenBiz

We analyzed just under 1 million trips using all modes of transport recorded in travel logs filled in by over 50,000 working people in England between 2009 and 2016, as part of the government’s annual National Travel Survey.

SkySat Constellation Complete: SkySats 19-21 Successfully Launch Aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9

Planet Pulse

SkySats 19-21 are also the final SkySats to be built and launched, completing the campaign of 21 satellites originally planned by the SkyBox team in 2009. The world’s largest fleet of high-resolution imaging satellites just welcomed three new satellites to the family.

Explosion at California fuel depot

Envirotec Magazine

The NuStar subsidiary that had been operating the tank farm had been subject to federal proceedings in 2009 having emitted large amounts of volatile compounds into the air without a vapour recovery unit for at least a year. An explosion at a fuel storage facility in the town of Crockett in the San Francisco Bay Area on 15 October involved around 200 firefighters in a seven-hour struggle to control the blaze.

Service-Pa Standard Application Essay

Impact Alpha

Holt BSHS/302 College of Phoenix August 24, 2009 The Aim of Human Expert services Human Solutions is the follow of assisting needy and fewer fortuitous people with assembly their primary requires in lifetime. rnrnRunning head: WHAT IS HUMAN Companies? What is Human Products and services? Candice K.

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‘Lukewarmist’ Peer Set for Role Scrutinising Government Climate Policy

DeSmogBlog

In a 2009 House of Commons debate, he told MPs “I am not a denier – I am a lukewarmer – but even those who deny the existence of anthropological global warming deserve to be heard.”

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The Panther Creek III wind farm in Texas to get a boost through repowering

Renewable Energy World

The Panther Creek III wind farm, which came online in 2009 is part of a mega-complex that includes the 142.5-MW Panther Creek I and 115.5-MW Panther Creek II, both of which have already undergone repowering.

ZF to provide 8-speed plug-in hybrid transmission for new Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV

Charged

Since 2009, ZF has produced approximately 22.5 Fiat Chrysler will use ZF Friedrichshafen’s 8-speed plug-in hybrid transmission in the new Jeep Wrangler 4xe. The latest version of ZF’s 8-speed features a compact electric motor with a peak output of up to 100 kilowatts and 245 Newton-meters of torque. ZF produces a full range of driveline technologies.

Green Roof Policies Are a Growing Trend

AGreenLiving

In 2009, the Canadian city of Toronto, Ontario passed the … The post Green Roof Policies Are a Growing Trend appeared first on Earth911.com. Read more here: Green Roof Policies Are a Growing Trend. Eco Eco Tech Green appeared-first earth911-com- growing-trend home & garden ontario passed-the toronto

RapidEye Constellation to be Retired in 2020

Planet Pulse

The imagery was captured on September 8, 2009 (left) and August 9, 2019 (right). (c) This image pair, from May 1, 2009 and November 5, 2019, shows the transformation of the area around Qianhai Bay. (c)

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Advocacy group E2 says Biden’s climate orders will ‘supercharge’ job opportunities

Renewable Energy World

invested in clean energy as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that then-Vice President Biden oversaw—would quickly create 860,000 new jobs and drive $330 billion in economic activity over five years according to the model detailed in E2’s Build Back Better, Faster.

New York State pledges $24 million in VW settlement funds for electric transit buses

Charged

Funding is available to replace existing diesel buses with model year 2009 and older engines, which must be removed from service and scrapped. New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have announced that over $24 million is available to replace diesel-powered transit buses with new all-electric buses.

How ESG issues can become even more relevant in times of market crisis

GreenBiz

In times of crisis, like the 2009 financial crisis or COVID-19, investors are compelled to take a closer look at corporate governance practices like disaster contingency plans, cybersecurity risk management and decisions about capital structure — [such as] share buybacks & M&A activity. .

This $9 billion plan could bring Biden’s conservation corps to life

Grist

Wyden introduced the bill last summer following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic (though other versions of the bill have been proposed since 2009 ). Want to get a job planting trees, restoring wetlands, or stopping wildfires before they start?

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Sustainable Business in 2021: Table Stakes

Green Business Bureau

Green Business Bureau has been focused on creating a sustainable business world since its founding in 2009. In 2009, a very small percentage of companies were green businesses, mostly led by founders who were huge advocates of saving the planet from climate change.

Meet the climate expert running to be the first female scientist in the Senate

Grist

Ben-David traces her interest in politics back to an expedition in 2009 where she and a team of scientists were rescuing polar bears that, stranded on ice floes, had drifted too far north, away from sources of food. House of Representatives from 2009 to 2017. Merav Ben-David may be the most unlikely candidate to pop up in the entire 2020 election cycle. The Israel-born wildlife ecologist and Democrat is running for U.S.

Building Decarbonization and Energy Efficiency Creates More Jobs in Colorado

E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs

And this industry was critical to job growth in the wake of the last economic crisis, with a few hundred thousand efficiency workers in 2009 expanding to nearly 2.4 In Colorado, residential and commercial buildings are primary sources of climate and air pollution.

GRI and SASB are collaborating. Is that good news for companies?

GreenBiz

GRI and SASB are collaborating. Is that good news for companies? Joel Makower. Sun, 07/12/2020 - 17:56.