By Murray Rosenblith, co-Manager, New Alternatives Fund
A recent article in Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that two-thirds of the world’s power will be generated by renewable resources by the year 2050. This projection is based on the continuing growth of new renewable power generation projects, primarily wind and solar, over the next thirty-plus years. Conditions have certainly changed since New Alternatives Fund entered the investment world in September 1982.
On January 25, 2018, the USEPA issued a guidance memorandum withdrawing the “once in always in” policy for the classification of major sources of hazardous air pollutants under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Within the air compliance and permitting community, this guidance memorandum has been thought of as long overdue.
BOSTON, March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Trump Administration announcement of proposed massive budget cuts for programs vital to addressing climate change and broader environmental protections at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is “deeply concerning and flies in the face of what the American people and U.S. investor and businesses communities alike are seeking,” said Ceres President Mindy Lubber.
Lubber, who served as the EPA Administrator for the New England Region in 2000, added:
Studies of individual environmental laws, such as the Clean Air Act, have found that they have little impact on employment and productivity. But as climate policies increase in scope and ambition, policy makers need to know the combined, macro-economic effect of all environmental policies, from emissions standards to clean water requirements and controls on power plants. Now, there is hard data showing that more, and more stringent environmental policies do not harm economic growth.
MILWAUKEE, June 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building, and energy storage industries, supports the inclusion of energy efficiency and distributed energy systems in the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Air Act 111(d) existing power plant rule.
1.4 Million New Jobs Associated with Installing Pollution Controls and Building New Power Plants
(3BLmedia/theCSRfeed) WASHINGTON, DC - February 8, 2011 - Air pollution rules being proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the electric power sector will provide economic benefits and jobs across much of the United States, concentrated especially in the next five years, according to a new report from Ceres announced today at the 2011 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference.