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 […]
From the Fossil-Fuel Center of the World, A Call for Renewables and Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy World, March 11, 2015 In a must-read report released this week on fast-changing energy markets, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi signals a once-in-a-lifetime opening for investors in Middle Eastern renewables and energy efficiency. The report, “Financing the Future […]
Bryan Kilgore for Zondits, February 19, 2015 Because natural gas and oil prices are low in North America right now, investing in energy efficiency improvements may be counter-intuitive. There are reasons to conclude, though, that it is ultimately a wise choice. Those low prices may actually make this the best time to invest in energy […]
Investing in Energy Efficiency Pays Off The New York Times, February 6, 2015 A junior and senior economist are walking down the street. The junior one spots a $20 bill on the ground and says, “Hey, look, 20 dollars! Should I pick it up?” The senior economist replies: “Don’t bother. It can’t be real. If […]
Report: Solar Is Cheaper Than the Grid in 42 of the 50 Largest US Cities Greeentech Media, January 14, 2015 Millions of people live in cities where going solar would cost them less than their current utility rates — and most of them don’t even know it. According to a new report by the North […]
The Planning, Energy, and Environmental Quality Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature today responded enthusiastically to a presentation from EnergizeNY Finance, the entity established by New York State to operate the State’s property assessed clean energy (PACE) program.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan proposal to curb carbon pollution from power plants overestimates the electric power industry’s compliance costs by as much as $9 billion, according to a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report.
President Clinton helped launch Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE at the 2009 meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. The progress PACE programs have made over the last five years was recognized at this year’s 10th anniversary meeting of Clinton Global Initiative in New York.
Investments in measures to curb energy waste and boost efficiency are overtaking wind and solar spending and have reached at least $310 billion a year, the International Energy Agency said. That’s almost $100 billion higher than investment in renewable energy in 2013, which amounted to $213 billion, according to estimates from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
California homeowners and businesses seeking low-interest loans for energy efficiency upgrades and clean energy systems can now find the most up-to-date information on affordable financing options online at the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) website.