Policy News

 

  • January 12, 2012
  • California Proposes Utility Bills as Latest Efficiency Investment Tool
  • Greentech Media, Jeff St John
  • The latest idea for making building energy financing cheaper and easier? Tying loan repayment to utility bills. From California, the land of policy-backed energy efficiency, comes a new plan to jumpstart investment in making buildings greener and more efficient — tying repayments to utility bills. The California Public Utilities Commission ... more ›
  • January 5, 2012
  • Expiry of US grant programme to spur innovative renewables financing, say experts
  • Enviromental Finance, Gloria Gonzalez
  • Competition for financing for US renewable energy projects will become fiercer following the expiration of the cash grant programme, but its absence will see alternative financing mechanisms take hold and new tax equity investors courted, financing experts said. The Section 1603 Treasury grant programme expired on 31 December after ... more ›
  • December 19, 2011
  • Why greentech will be huge in India
  • Gigaom, Katie Fehrenbacher
  • It is the worst time to be in greentech in the U.S. and the best time to be in greentech in many countries outside the U.S., Ira Ehrenpreis said at an industry event earlier this year. I have thought about that sentiment often throughout the two weeks that I have ... more ›
  • December 19, 2011
  • DOE Highlights Report on Successful Strategies for Renewable Energy Grid Integration
  • US Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
  • The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the release of a DOE-funded report to help better integrate wind energy into the electrical grid. The report, entitledStrategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable Energy Resources in Control Centers for Reliable Grid Operations: Global Best Practices, Examples of Excellence and ... more ›
  • December 15, 2011
  • Governor’s Climate Conference: Renewed Pledges But No New Initiatives
  • KQED, Sarah Terry-Cobo
  • The one-day conference reinforced the need to prepare for coming climate impacts Governor Jerry Brown says he wants to “intensify California’s leadership” on the climate front, but his climate conference at the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday offered no new initiatives toward that end. The one-day event ... more ›