NY-Funded Solar One Program Empowers Vulnerable Communities With Solar + Storage, Emergency Resilience

CleanTechnica

Solar One is an organization that I've experienced first hand. An active force in clean urban transition, in particular aiding low-income households, it deserves support.

10 Puerto Rican Schools Receive Resilient Microgrids

CleanTechnica

A year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico and left millions without power, schools have equipped themselves to withstand future weather events and grid outages to continue providing education to their students.

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How to assess candidates’ decarbonization and climate resilience plans

GreenBiz

Climate Change decarbonization Policy & Politics Policy & Politics resilienceLook for three overarching attributes, says a Nobel-winning scientist.

How indoor ag is growing a resilient food revolution

GreenBiz

Climate Change Cities Food & Agriculture Risk & Resilience Two Steps ForwardIt's not just about growing more food and using fewer inputs. It's also about creating local, adaptive food systems that can withstand the effects of climate change.

This is what energy resilience could look like

GreenBiz

all-electric Energy & Climate Equity & Inclusion Microgrids Power Points Renewable Energy resilience Solar Energy StorageA microgrid pilot program run by Colorado cooperative Holy Cross Energy includes four all-electric homes in an affordable housing community.

Black farmers embrace and implement solutions for climate resiliency

GreenBiz

Agriculture Carbon Capture Carbon Removal farmers Regenerative Agriculture resilience"Our duty as earthkeepers is to call the exiled carbon back into the land and to bring the soil life home," said Larisa Jacobson, co-director of Soul Fire Farm.

Electricity Resilience In Florida: Hurricane Dorian vs. Tesla Powerwall

CleanTechnica

As a researcher at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) in Cocoa, Florida, I’ve lived with hurricanes my entire professional career. Each year is like a bad lottery since Florida is a hurricane magnet. Given the paths of past hurricanes, there’s plenty of reason for concern.

Microgrids could help California improve grid resilience in face of wildfire threat

GreenBiz

Energy & Climate Microgrids Risk & Resilience VERGE 19Installations covering municipal and rural county critical facilities, especially fire stations and water districts, are an important first step.

Governments need to find better ways to finance a resilient tomorrow

GreenBiz

Energy & Climate resilience Weather GreenBiz ReadsIn order to prepare for more climate disruption, the United States and others will have to "raise unprecedented amounts of money to cope with the impacts of climate change.".

How can we adapt to climate change? This online hub has answers

GreenBiz

A database of practical tools, case studies, state and regional action plans, and other resources offers lessons on building resiliency. Policy & Politics resilience Risk & Resilience

The Largest Passive House In North America: 154 Low-Income Housing Units (46 For Formerly Homeless)

CleanTechnica

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Behind the Buzzword: A Brief History of Energy ‘Resiliency’

GreenTechMedia

Resilience 101: Where we’ve been. Thirty years ago, the concept of resilience held a very different and less pressing connotation than it does today. The concept of resilience was baked into utility regulations and therefore was seldom discussed. Within a decade, the electricity supply’s dependence on imported oil was sharply reduced, making the electricity supply more resilient to fluctuating costs. Resilience 102: Where we’re going.

NuScale's Small Modular Nuclear Reactor -- Reliable, Resilient and Flexible

Jim Conca

NuScale’s SMR is the most resilient and reliable of any energy source, with Black-Start Capability, Island Mode and First Responder Power, not needing external grid connections, capable of withstanding earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, floods, cyberattacks, EMP threats and geomagnetic disturbances

Climate Resilience – Sector Watch 20 September 2019

CleanTech Group

Cleantech Insurance Climate Change Cross-sector Trends Geospatial Analytics Climate ResilienceAttractiveness The 2019 World Economic Forum Global Risks Report lists extreme weather, climate-change mitigation/adaption failure, and natural disasters as the three most likely and impactful global risks. In 2017, overall losses from world-wide natural catastrophes totaled $350 billion, with $24 billion in losses due to the California wildfires alone in 2018.

How wildfires have and will continue to shape our future

GreenBiz

resilience Risk & Resilience WeatherCalifornia has long dominated the headlines about wildfires — but other regions are experiencing fires more often.

Building industry unveils 2030 climate resilience goal

Business Green

Industry body says built environment sector needs a clear goal to improve climate change resilience and enhance nature

ERBD raises $700 million to finance climate resilience projects

Impact Alpha

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A Plan to Unlock Local Clean Energy for A Climate-Resilient California Grid

GreenTechMedia

It’s exposing both the vulnerability of our existing electric system and the opportunity to use clean energy as a critical resilience strategy.

MCE commits $3 million to local resiliency projects for vulnerable customers

Solar Power World

MCE’s Board voted to commit $3 million to support resiliency projects for its customers. This major new investment is focused on funding local resiliency efforts in MCE’s four-county service area, specifically for critical facilities and sites serving vulnerable customers.

Ofwat confirms plan for £13bn climate resilience drive

Business Green

Water company spending plans covering 2020-25 are set to see massive new investment in resilience measures

Devastating floods lay bare urgent need for climate-resilient buildings

Business Green

The UK should aim to ensure all buildings and infrastructure resilient to climate impacts by 2030, argues UK Green Building Council's John Alker

Governments and businesses seek resilience in a changing climate

GreenBiz

Entities are looking more closely at microgrids and other technologies as a solution. Energy & Climate Microgrids Renewable Energy Weather

Blue Planet Energy's COO Chris Johnson on the value of microgrids and resilience

GreenBiz

Two keys to developing resilience: plan ahead and store energy. Cities & Communities Climate Strategy Energy & Climate GreenBiz Studio Microgrids Renewable Energy Energy

How to assess candidates’ decarbonization and climate resilience plans

AGreenLiving

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GreenBiz and state of California to collaborate on advancing grid resilience

GreenBiz

Summit at VERGE 19 to convene public- and private-sector leaders in response to wildfire and clean-energy goals

New study finds increased solar and wind deployment aids in drought resilience

Solar Power World

A new Princeton University-led study in Nature Communications is among the first to show that solar and wind energy not only enhance drought resilience, but also aid… The post New study finds increased solar and wind deployment aids in drought resilience appeared first on Solar Power World.

How indoor ag is growing a resilient food revolution

AGreenLiving

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Earth Week: Climate Resilience in Seattle’s South End

Front And Centered

Thankfully, the focus of the first Green-A-Thon I volunteered at with South Seattle-based climate justice organization Got Green, was sharing with communities about building resilience in the face of these health hazards, as we prepare for another likely smoky summer ahead. Announcements Perspectives Climate resilience Got Green Green New Deal

4 energy security lessons from rebuilding Puerto Rico’s electrical system after Hurricane Maria

GreenBiz

A resilient electrical production and distribution system is possible — if we learn from past experience. Energy & Climate Microgrids Risk & Resilience

National Grid makes three investments to boost operational resilience

Impact Alpha

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As the climate changes, architects and engineers need to design buildings differently

GreenBiz

Buildings Built Environment Risk & ResilienceAdaptation doesn't mean what it used to.

Government promises to make grid more resilient following power cut probe

Business Green

BEIS promises action to make grid more resilient will support decarbonisation

Reclaiming power in California

GreenBiz

Power Points resilience Risk & Resilience UtilitiesWhen the lights stop working and communities and businesses grind to a halt, people understand what it means to be powerless.

What western states can learn from Native American wildfire management strategies

GreenBiz

resilience Risk & Resilience RiskIndigenous climate adaptation plans have actively managed forest ecosystems with fire for centuries.

California Seeks to Shift Major Battery Incentive Toward Fire, Blackout Resiliency

GreenTechMedia

On Wednesday, the California Public Utilities Commission issued a proposed decision ( PDF ) that would shift the majority of SGIP’s roughly $815 million budget through 2024 away from standard behind-the-meter battery systems and toward its “equity resilience budget.”

Report Report: Carbon bubble, resilient ag, water-smart future, SDG finance

GreenBiz

A round-up of recent reports on sustainable business and clean technology. Banking Carbon Removal Finance & Investing Food & Agriculture Sustainable Development Goals / SDGs Water Efficiency & Conservation Report Report

Global climate regulation looms on the horizon. Are banks and insurers ready?

GreenBiz

Finance & Investing Policy & Politics Risk & ResilienceRegulatory scrutiny of sustainability risks has only just begun.

Earth911 Podcast: Author Alice Hill on Building a Resilient Future

AGreenLiving

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4 reasons why urban landscapes are a linchpin for climate resilience

GreenBiz

Properly designed and managed using sustainable landscape strategies, outdoor areas can help communities significantly. Cities Land use

Microgrids poised for hockey stick moment, as businesses seek energy resilience

GreenBiz

More commercial and industrial companies are waking up to their risky exposure to climate-related power outages. Energy & Climate Microgrids