Policy News

 

  • June 6, 2011
  • Connecticut to set up green bank?
  • Environmental Finance, Gloria Gonzalez
  • Stymied so far at the US federal level, green bank supporters appear close to winning legislative support for the first such state-level institution in Connecticut. The Connecticut legislature is expected to vote this week on a bill authorising a green bank, which will provide financing for clean energy and efficiency ... more ›
  • June 2, 2011
  • Revival on cards for US clean home retrofit bonds?
  • Environmental Finance, Gloria Gonzalez
  • Supporters of innovative energy efficiency and renewables bond programmes in the US believe they have a good chance of gaining legislative protection, despite a tight-fisted Congress. Municipalities embracing Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) bonds – the revenues of which are channelled to property owners to help pay for energy ... more ›
  • June 2, 2011
  • Carbon Footprints: following the footprints
  • The Economist, Staff
  • DO YOU look for carbon-footprint labels on goods when shopping? If you do, you are in a small minority. The practice of adding labels to foods and other products, showing the quantity (in grams) of carbon-dioxide emissions associated with making and transporting them, began in 2007 when the world’s first ... more ›
  • June 1, 2011
  • World Bank To Help Cities Control Climate Change
  • New York Times, Alexei Barrionuevo
  • SÃO PAULO, Brazil — The World Bank signed an agreement on Wednesday with mayors from 40 of the world’s biggest cities to work on technical and financial assistance for projects to minimize the effects of climate change. The deal, announced at the C40 large cities climate meeting here, will ease ... more ›
  • May 27, 2011
  • U.S. Electric Car Revolution to go Forward, With or Without Congress
  • Solve Climate News, Elizabeth McGowan
  • New federal legislation encouraging mass adoption of electric vehicles will only help ‘to catalyze the change that is coming,’ says Hertz executive WASHINGTON—Jack Hidary certainly isn’t short on moxie. Instead of waiting for a congressional committee to advance electric vehicle legislation, the New York entrepreneur stood in room 366 of ... more ›