Obama’s budget proposals for clean energy and climate investments

On July 17, 2015, in Utilities of the Future: Engineering Economic Systems, by Joe Nyangon

President Obama has released a $4 trillion budget proposal for FY 2016. It contains a range of programs designed to encourage deployment of the next generation clean energy and energy efficiency technologies. Here are the top five things to know about the budget in terms of clean energy and environmental investments. 1. Clean Power State […]

Cities and the new climate economy

On February 24, 2015, in Project Management, by Joe Nyangon

To overcome market, policy and institutional barriers to low-carbon growth, cities should harness three fundamental drivers of change, notably raise resource efficiency, invest in infrastructure and stimulate innovation in new business models, technologies, business models and social-technical innovations and practices to advance both growth and emissions reduction.

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 […]

New York announces $107M for solar power

On October 11, 2012, in Sustainable Finance, by Joe Nyangon

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is seeking proposals for large scale solar power installations to benefit from a $107 million investment from the state’s solar initiative. Under the NY-Sun Competitive PV Program, a total of $36.4 million will be available in 2012 and $70.5 million in 2013. The first round proposals […]