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Winners Revealed in Environmental Finance’s 2018 Voluntary Carbon Markets Rankings

SCS Global Services Wins Best Verification Company
Summary: 
  • South Pole Group wins in four of 16 categories
  • Baker McKenzie retains stranglehold on Best Law Firm title
  • Natural Capital Partners secures two titles
  • VCS displaces Gold Standard as Best Voluntary Standard
  • New winners include SCS and Biofilica
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  • South Pole Group wins in four of 16 categories
  • Baker McKenzie retains stranglehold on Best Law Firm title
  • Natural Capital Partners secures two titles
  • VCS displaces Gold Standard as Best Voluntary Standard
  • New winners include SCS and Biofilica

As Large Corporations Go Green, Utilities Are Feeling the Loss

Renewables give big companies greater cost controls, reduced carbon footprints
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It’s been a headache-inducing nexus of active regulation, distributed energy and environmentalism for some electric utilities. Plunging costs of solar power and growing concerns of climate change are inspiring swelling ranks of the largest private and Fortune 500 companies pursuing not only aggressive renewable energy goals for sustainability purposes but also cost effectiveness and resiliency. 

The Future of Energy

“New energy” is here, built on sustainability, clean energy tech, grid innovation
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The concept of “new energy” has ushered in a global movement dedicated to cost-effective sustainability, clean energy technology and grid innovation. Today more than ever, we’re seeing stakeholders and industry giants from all sectors — finance, manufacturing, retail, utilities, technology, even academia — come together in combined efforts.

National Grid Releases Plans for Innovation, Customer Opportunities, and a Clean Energy Future

NY Utilities Submit Distributed System Implementation Plans That Support Making New York the National Energy Leader with a Safe, Clean, Modern System
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National Grid has submitted its 2018 Distributed System Implementation Plan, providing a detailed roadmap for building the capabilities necessary to integrate more distributed energy resources, support markets for innovative products and services, and drive further progress toward New York’s clean energy goals. 

Ceres: Clean Energy Opportunities Align With Investment Fundamentals

Savvy investors are starting to understand the expanding opportunities in clean energy
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Now that clean energy has gone mainstream, there is an array of existing and emerging opportunities to scale up clean energy investments while also meeting investors’ risk-return requirements. Across asset classes, clean energy opportunities are available that align with investment fundamentals such as long-term risk diversification. Savvy investors are now moving to understand the expanding opportunities in the clean energy sector, recognizing that this market is growing in terms of the breadth and quality of available opportunities.

Businesses and Institutions Call for a Regional Approach to Curb Transportation Emissions

Private sector, healthcare, and higher education institutions urge Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to prioritize policies and investments for a clean and efficient regional transportation system.
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Influential investors, companies, hospital systems, colleges, and universities called on Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to take steps to modernize the region’s transportation system and keep the local economy thriving.

Driving Decisions With Data Dashboards: Tracking Power Plant End-User Efficiencies

Harnessing the power of data throughout the project life cycle
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Across Tetra Tech’s markets, nearly all clients share the need for actionable information that can drive decision making. Big data began bursting onto the scene some 25 years ago, inundating our information-hungry clients with megabytes and gigabytes of facts and figures that soon became a flood of petabytes and zettabytes. Managers thirsty for relevant intelligence were drowning in oceans of data, wondering what was important, what was essential, and what was urgent information.

Expert Interview With David Keith, African Energy Sector Expert

Improving the sustainability of Africa’s energy sector and access to electricity for the continent’s poorest residents
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David Keith is a senior vice president with Tetra Tech International Development Services. He has worked on international development engagements in the energy sectors of more than 40 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. He has been retained as a technical expert on national energy strategy, energy sector restructuring, public-private partnerships, electricity company management, electricity tariff design, power sector planning, project financing, and industrial energy management.

Gas: A Tried and True Solution to Accessing Energy in Developing Countries

Making the case for gas as an economy-transforming alternative energy source
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Tetra Tech energy infrastructure expert Erik Wandrag has seen power projects through from inception to production in more than 20 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. Here, he explains why gas as an alternative fuel source should still be considered when developing power projects in African countries. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

History shows that the introduction or increased supply of gas as an alternative energy source has a transformative impact on economies.

Colorado Businesses Applaud Governor’s Move to Adopt Advanced Clean Car Standards

Business leaders commend Gov. John Hickenlooper’s leadership in adopting clean car standards, emphasizing statewide economic and environmental benefits
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June 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Influential businesses praised Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s decision this week to reduce transportation emissions and adopt a program that would put more clean and efficient cars on the road.

The program, known as Advanced Clean Cars (ACC), will boost Colorado’s economy by increasing fuel cost savings, reducing health costs, and curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

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