March solar policy snapshots

Solar Power World

Study finds Vermont won’t reach solar goal at current trajectory Montpelier, Vermont A recent report by the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation found solar progress in the state has declined steadily over the last three years due to unfavorable solar policy. News Policy

Policy, not politics, will change America's meat habits

GreenBiz

Policy, not politics, will change America's meat habits. I think the meat wars are going to be worse than energy," Jennifer Jacquet, an environmental policy expert at New York University, told the HEATED newsletter. Jim Giles. Fri, 04/30/2021 - 02:30.

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Companies are jumping aboard the federal packaging and recycling policy train

GreenBiz

Companies are jumping aboard the federal packaging and recycling policy train. With new federal bills up for review and debate, and packaging being a bull’s eye, the status of packaging and recycling policy is in flux. We need those policy motivators," she said.

2nd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum

Low Carbon Prosperity

2nd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum. The 2nd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum brought together over 100 participants to build momentum and collaboration in achieving carbon reduction goals in the state. 5-Kenneth-Dragoon-RHA-Future-of-Carbon-Policy-Dec-2019.

What Is A Green Procurement Policy?

Green Business Bureau

Green Procurement Policy. A green procurement or green purchasing policy (GPP) is put in place to guide businesses when acquiring materials, supplies and services and selecting such products based on their impact on the environment and human health. Green Procurement Policy Principles.

Policy Corner: Beyond coal, Native housing, banking the unbanked

Impact Alpha

Impact Investing Alliance to keep Agents of Impact apprised of policy developments. The post Policy Corner: Beyond coal, Native housing, banking the unbanked appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Policy CornerImpactAlpha, July 30 – ImpactAlpha is working with the U.S.

Residential Energy Policy Analyst

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Residential Energy Policy Analyst | California Public Utilities Commission | Sacramento/LA/SF. Under the general direction of the Program and Project Supervisor, the analyst’s role generally includes: Developing policy recommendations including soliciting, reviewing, summarizing, and incorporating stakeholder input or proposals, and compiling data and presenting analytical evidence in support or rebuttal of policy options or proposals.

Preparing an impact investing policy agenda for the next administration

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 8 – Eight small grants from the $14 million Tipping Point Fund on Impact Investing suggest the outlines of a 2021 policy agenda, no matter who wins the November U.S. Impact investing has.

Turning pledges into policies to invest in Black Americans and multi-racial prosperity

Impact Alpha

The post Turning pledges into policies to invest in Black Americans and multi-racial prosperity appeared first on Impact Alpha. Capitalism Reimagined Community Finance Democracy and Power Entrepreneurship Inclusive Economy Policy Corner Return on Inclusion The ReconstructionImpactAlpha, June 24 – Investors and executives can lead in many ways as they seek to fulfill their often heartfelt pledges to do.

3rd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum

Low Carbon Prosperity

3rd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum. Back by popular demand, join us for the Future of Carbon Policy Forum. We will examine the pivotal role that carbon policy can play in addressing the multiple challenges of economic recovery, public health, transportation, and equity.

Land Policy Manager

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Land Policy Manager | SDG&E | San Diego, CA. We are modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure safe and reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. Creates policies and procedures that support defense of company’s land rights. Please Click Here to Apply Directly to the Land Policy Manager Opening.

Why investors should support climate policy: three myths debunked

EDF + Business

While some banks and asset managers have pushed for climate-friendly financial regulations, the finance community has traditionally taken a hands-off approach to climate policy advocacy and avoided lobbying for net-zero aligned legislation or regulation of carbon-intensive sectors.

Investment trends in grid-scale battery storage

Renewable Energy World

Looking back at data on investments in energy storage, we found a few trends which (in conjunction with the fallout from COVID-19) are setting the stage for energy storage’s near-term and long-term growth. By Danyel Desa.

A new policy platform is thinking big on forests and climate

GreenBiz

A new policy platform is thinking big on forests and climate. presidential election, the Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG) released an ambitious federal policy platform , endorsed by 43 CEOs and organizations representing all dimensions of U.S. Policy & Politics.

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There’s no building back better without investing in underserved communities

Impact Alpha

The post There’s no building back better without investing in underserved communities appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Capitalism Reimagined Catalytic Capital Community Finance Corporate Cash Impact Voices Inclusive Economy Locavesting Place-Based Investing Policy Corner The Reconstruction

Interactive Rewind — Engaging with climate policy

Elemental Excelerator

At Interactive 2021 , we hosted a series of discussions spanning policy, technology, activism, and more, featuring a diverse array of perspectives from entrepreneurs and policymakers, artists and investors, students and industry veterans.

Brown, female and on the bus: A personal journey into transportation policy

GreenBiz

Brown, female and on the bus: A personal journey into transportation policy. With this shift in mentality taking shape, I entered a public policy program, aiming to learn about community-based economic development and social equity work.

World’s first dedicated clean hydrogen investment fund launches

Envirotec Magazine

We believe it creates the right investment platform to support existing and future hydrogen initiatives.”. There is a growing focus from global policy makers on the urgent need to decarbonise.

When it comes to climate investment funds, diverse management is imperative

GreenBiz

When it comes to climate investment funds, diverse management is imperative. Needless to say, investment managers and financial advisers are powerful. investment consulting firms to gain insights into gender and racial representation, only 16 responded. Finance & Investing.

Customer Programs Policy and Strategy Manager

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Customer Programs Policy and Strategy Manager | SDG&E | San Diego, CA. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by providing its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come.

ADB draft energy policy can leave door open for over US$3 billion worth of gas projects

Eco-Business

The ADB's new draft energy policy still falls 'short' of what is needed for climate leadership, according to new analysis, and provides scant detail about its funding plans that could allow for US$3 billion of gas investment to continue

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Review of Climate Policy Options

Low Carbon Prosperity

Evaluating regulations, subsidies, pricing mechanisms, and hybrid policies. The latest, most urgent call to action from the IPCC has increased attention on policies to reduce CO2 emissions and enhance carbon sequestration. Finding agreement on a specific policy is complicated by diverse sectoral impacts, low policy experience, and fragmented action at the state and federal levels. Regulation: The most effective carbon reduction policy option is regulation.

Episode 248: Mastercard CSO, parsing plastics policy, Paris Agreement at 5

GreenBiz

Episode 248: Mastercard CSO, parsing plastics policy, Paris Agreement at 5. HSBC invests in world’s first "reef credit" system. Policy & Politics. Finance & Investing. Heather Clancy. Fri, 12/11/2020 - 00:10. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week (5:30).

Policy 201

Report: Renewables are Suffering from Broken US Transmission Policy

GreenTechMedia

transmission grid policy has stalled the growth of wind and solar power. Looking for integrated, future-forward transmission policies. Examples include Texas’s CREZ policy , MISO’s MVP process and SPP"s “priority” projects.

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Ottawa invests billions in zero-emission buses

Clean Energy Canada

OTTAWA — Joanna Kyriazis, senior policy advisor at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement regarding the federal government’s investment of $2.75 It’s also an investment in Canada’s economy at a pivotal time.

Sustainable infrastructure investments can aid the post-COVID recovery

GreenBiz

Sustainable infrastructure investments can aid the post-COVID recovery. The economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing governments around the world to come up with policies for stimulating the global economy.

ESG investments: Exponential potential or surfing one wave?

GreenBiz

ESG investments: Exponential potential or surfing one wave? About 77 percent of ESG funds that existed 10 years ago are presently available, whereas only 46 percent of traditional investment vehicles maintain that survivorship. A declining investment rationale for fossil fuels.

Sustainability Guide for Food and Dining in the Workplace: Creating the Right Policies, Programs and Culture

Green Business Bureau

A sustainable business plan involves evaluating lunchroom or cafeteria practices and policies as well as how food is sourced and served. By purchasing food from local businesses and local farms, you are supporting and investing in your community. Green Purchasing Policy.

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President Biden’s Policy Mistake About Carbon Pricing Will Be Monumental

Forbes Green Tech

Despite President Biden’s gargantuan spending proposal for addressing climate change, his plan sidesteps putting in place a policy that would price carbon at its social cost. Markets /markets Money /money Markets /markets Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech investing

Threat of Renewable Policy U-Turns Deterring Corporate Investors

GreenTechMedia

The firm’s Powering Change: Energy in Transition report , based on a poll of more than 2,000 business leaders across the G20, found 88 percent of companies have pivoted their investment strategies towards low-carbon energy in the last year.

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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. she’s monitored the ever-changing tax policies and regulations that impact wind, solar and storage. Her job is to help get wind and solar deals done in the face of policy and financial risk. Britta von Oesen knows risk. She’s lived it.

Policy 100

'Climate pariah': Campaigners urge Blackrock to strengthen coal exclusion policy after counting $85bn of coal investments

Business Green

Environmental NGOs urge investment giant to expand its coal exclusion policy to include bigger portion of coal value chain, noting that current ban applies to just 17 per cent of coal companies. Our conviction is that climate risk is investment risk," the spokesperson said.

An EV laggard reverses course—Australian’s New South Wales announces promising pro-EV policy package

Charged

During the 2019 elections, Prime Minister Scott Morrison characterized EVs as a threat to Australians’ way of life, and that seems to have set the tone for Australia’s EV policy, or lack thereof, ever since. Australia is one of the least charged of the world’s wealthy countries.

JPMorgan Chase expands deforestation policies under shareholder pressure

Eco-Business

Investment group Green Century used a shareholder proposal strategy to request that JPMorgan Chase issue a public report, outlining how it could improve efforts to reduce negative impacts on biodiversity across its banking portfolios

BlackRock goes green? Investment giant joins Climate Action 100+ amid controversy

GreenBiz

Commitments & Goals Policy & PoliticsThe move comes just a month after the firm was accused of being 'full of greenwash' by former US Vice President Al Gore.

Reports: Barclays eyeing stricter fossil fuel investment policies

Business Green

Bank considering introducing stronger limits on its fossil fuel investments as it faces growing pressure from shareholders.

Report Calls for a Ground-Up Overhaul of Federal Transmission Grid Policy

GreenTechMedia

The policies that govern U.S. transmission grid planning and investment can’t support the country’s need for an unprecedented expansion of clean energy. The 92-page report comes amidst a major shift in federal energy policy.

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Why Is Environmental Policy so Necessary?

The Environmental Blog

If there’s one thing that has been a frequent topic throughout this current election cycle, it’s that of environmental policy. However, there are many reasons why President Trump and others angling for political office should embrace a positive environmental policy.

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Disconnects Between Minigrid Policy Stakeholders Keep Sector’s Bankability at Bay

GreenTechMedia

Insufficient policy environments are a well-documented bottleneck to the growth of the minigrid sector. Bad or nonexistent targeted policy shuts out even risk-hungry private investors, sends developers packing to greener pastures, or offloads undue risks or costs to customers.

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2020 Legislative Session Report on Cap & Invest

Low Carbon Prosperity

During the short 60 day session, the Washington State Legislature made critical strides to reboot a conversation on the value of comprehensive carbon policy. The court affirmed that the Legislature must act to create comprehensive carbon policy, and cannot rely on agency action alone.

The European Investment Bank Has Quit Fossil Fuels. Now What?

GreenTechMedia

billion), the European Investment Bank is one of the sector’s biggest lenders. And for every euro the EIB puts into a project or business, around seven more are invested by the private sector. Since 2013 the EIB has invested €13.4

Innovative policy will help America lead the transition to electric transportation

Renewable Energy World

A soup to nuts policy playbook can deliver the economic benefits of zero emission transportation. Foundational investments in research, development, and deployment of vehicles and charging are needed. By Asaf Nagler.

Webinar: Building Back Better: Investing in a Resilient Recovery for Washington State

Low Carbon Prosperity

LCPI Webinar: Building Back Better: Investing in a Resilient Recovery for Washington State. In this webinar, we discussed the newly released report, Building Back Better: Investing in a Resilient Recovery for Washington State. jobs per million dollars invested.