New center formed to set standards for shale development

On March 24, 2013, in Electricity & Natural Gas Markets, by Joe Nyangon

Leading environmental organizations, foundations, and energy firms have teamed up to form a new center that will set standards for shale gas development and drilling by hydraulic fracturing in the Appalachian Basin. The center to be known as Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) has leading organizations as founding participants such as Shell, Heinz Endowments, Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture), EQT Corporation, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Chevron, Clean Air Task Force, […]

Institutional challenge of renewable energy investment

On March 24, 2013, in Renewable Energy Markets, by Joe Nyangon

A new report by Climate Policy Initiative finds that institutional investors may not be able to fully cover the needed investment in renewable energy. The investors include insurance companies and pension funds, with a combined portfolio of over $70 trillion in assets. The report titled, “The Challenge of Institutional Investment in Renewable Energy,” identifies a […]

Doha decisions on the Kyoto surplus explained

On March 24, 2013, in Project Management, by Joe Nyangon

Carbon Market Watch released a policy brief that examines the Doha decisions. The brief is available here: Carbon Market Watch policy brief. Carbon Market Watch was launched in November 2012 to provide an independent perspective on carbon market developments and is based in Brussels, Belgium. The Doha compromise has two main elements related to surpluses […]