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Bank Sustainably and Invest in a Greener Planet

7 Feb , 2020  

Written by Elihu Dietz, ERS As the connection between fossil fuels and financing becomes more widely appreciated, retail banking customers are asking more questions – specifically about how their money may be supporting companies that are contributing the most to global warming. This recent New York Times op-ed gives a nice breakdown of this movement, and […]

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Pittsburgh and Philly Awarded Millions to Combat Climate Change

30 Oct , 2018  

Bloomberg announces $2.5-million gifts to tackle climate change in Pittsburgh, Philly Written by Amy Sisk, stateimpact.npr.org, October 22, 2018 Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York who’s weighing a presidential bid in 2020, visited Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on Sunday to announce that both cities will receive up to $2.5 million to combat climate change. […]

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Energy Efficiency Mortgages Webinar Open to the Public

5 Jun , 2018  

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Registration open for webinar on energy efficiency mortgages 19th of June eceee.org, June 5, 2018 The EU funded EeMAP Initiative is launching a “ground-breaking” pilot of a “European energy efficiency mortgage” with several major financial institutions. The Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme will be presented in Windsor, United Kingdom, the 13 and 14 June. A […]

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DTE Electric Begins Offering “Green Bonds”

3 May , 2018  

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DTE Energy to sell “green bonds” to fund green energy investments Written by Dave Kovaleski, dailyenergyinsider.com, May 3, 2018 DTE Electric is offering $525 million in “green bonds,” which are bonds to finance environmentally-friendly energy investments, like low-carbon, renewable, and energy efficient projects. Detroit-based DTE is the fifth energy company in the nation to sell […]

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Xcel Solicitation Receives More Than 400 Individual Proposals

18 Jan , 2018  

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Xcel solicitation returns ‘incredible’ renewable energy, storage bids UtilityDRIVE, January 8, 2018 Dive Brief: An Xcel Energy resource solicitation received more than 400 individual proposals, the utility reported last month, including what may be record-low prices for renewable energy paired with energy storage. The median price bid for wind-plus-storage projects in Xcel’s all-source solicitation was […]

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PACE Financing Allows Energy Efficient Building Upgrades to Historic Buildings

23 Oct , 2017  

Historic buildings or energy efficiency? Texas gets both, with innovative financing. Environmental Defense Fund, October 3, 2017 When it comes to the history and DNA of a city, new buildings have nothing on century-old ones. Yet the reverse can be said in regard to water and energy efficiency. Older buildings reflect the culture and history […]

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10 Ways to Increase Energy Efficiency Investments

31 Aug , 2017  

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How Can We Increase Energy Efficiency Investments? Here Are 10 Suggestions The Energy Collective, August 18, 2017 No more than one-fourth of households and businesses, on average, adopt efficiency measures (see the second post). If this number seems surprisingly small to you, we agree. These upgrades save money, improve health, and increase productivity, so why […]

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EEMs Save Homeowners Money with Energy Efficient Upgrades

11 Aug , 2017  

Alaina Moglia, ERS, for Zondits Energy efficient mortgages, or EEMs, have made living efficiently and more comfortably easier than ever. EEMs allow energy efficient improvements to be financed with an FHA-insured mortgage. And lower energy costs make homes more affordable, which allows homeowners to allocate more money to a monthly mortgage payment. There are two […]

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Energy Efficiency is a Reliable Investment to Reduce Global Emissions

31 Jul , 2017  

Energy efficiency is a ‘win-win’ for investors Green Biz, July 11, 2017 Between now and 2050, the biggest contribution to global emissions reduction has to come from economy-wide energy savings. But investment levels in energy efficiency (despite modest rises) still lag those in renewable energy generation by a large margin. And the International Energy Agency […]

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A Green Bank Primer

16 May , 2017  

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Jeff Perkins, ERS, for Zondits Green banks are organizations created to stimulate private investment in clean energy projects. They can be public, public-private, or private and can have different objectives, products, and approaches depending on the mission defined at their creation. Interest in green banks is increasing, and they have been created in a number […]

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