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Sustainable Development Update - September 2017 #3

Sustainable Development Focus - Cal State Long Beach adds solar panels on campus - Long Beach Post - Sep 15 - To advance toward a goal of carbon neutrality on campus by 2030, Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) recently...more

Sustainable Development Update - September 2017 #2

Sustainable Development Focus - Here’s how California plans to spend $1.5B in cap-and-trade money - San Jose Mercury News - Sep 12 - As California’s newly strengthened “cap and trade” climate-change program rakes...more

Renewable Energy Update - September 2017 #2

Renewable Energy Focus - U.S. solar installations rise despite drop in residential market - Reuter - Sep 11 - U.S. solar installations rose 8 percent in the second quarter as robust utility demand offset a sharp...more

Sustainable Development Update - September 2017

Sustainable Development Focus - D.C. named world's first LEED Platinum city - WAMU - Aug 31 - The U.S. Green Building Council named Washington, D.C. the world's first LEED Platinum city last week, a...more

Renewable Energy Update - September 2017

Renewable Energy Focus - How states will hit 100 percent clean energy - Scientific American - Sep 5 - California Democratic leaders want their state to commit to a future of 100 percent renewable electricity, a...more

Sustainable Development Update - August 2017 #5

Sustainable Development Focus - Five million commercial customers could cut costs with energy storage - Renewable Energy World - Aug 25 - The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory...more

Renewable Energy Update - August 2017 #4

Renewable Energy Focus - California clean economy thriving, but emissions have spiked - Energy Manager Today - Aug 22 - The ninth annual California Green Innovation Index, released by the nonpartisan nonprofit...more

Sustainable Development Update - August 2017 #4

Sustainable Development Focus - LADWP fast-tracks major solar battery project - Solar Industry Magazine - Aug 17 - The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) last Tuesday advanced a utility-scale...more

Renewable Energy Update - August 2017 #3

Renewable Energy Focus - Solar trade case weighs whether protection will save or sink industry - Washington Post - Aug 15 - Two solar manufacturers are begging the federal government for help, arguing that...more

Sustainable Development Update - August 2017 #3

Sustainable Development Focus - U.S. cities increasingly focused on resilience, but funding challenges persist - Urban Land - Aug 14 - The increased emphasis being placed by cities on embedding resilience into...more

Renewable Energy Update - August 2017 #2

Renewable Energy Focus - With a quorum, FERC now grapples with distributed energy trends outpacing market rules - Greentech Media - Aug 4 - Last Thursday evening, the U.S. Senate confirmed Robert Powelson,...more

Sustainable Development Update - August 2017 #2

Sustainable Development Focus - Salesforce taps SF’s clean energy program to power its offices - San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 7 - CleanPowerSF, the green energy program run by San Francisco’s Public Utilities...more

Renewable Energy Update - August 2017

Renewable Energy Focus - CAISO approves changes to enhance demand response in wholesale markets - Utility Dive - Jul 28 - The California ISO (CAISO) has approved a measure aiming to enhance the ability of demand...more

Sustainable Development Update - August 2017

Sustainable Development Focus - As renewable energy gains traction, seeing a bright future for on-site energy storage - Urban Land - Jul 31 - Commercial property owners are rethinking their skepticism toward...more

Renewable Energy Update - July 2017 #4

Renewable Energy Focus - Just how far can California possibly go on climate? - New York Times - Jul 26 - Over the past decade, California has passed a sweeping set of climate laws to test a contentious theory:...more

Sustainable Development Update - July 2017 #4

Sustainable Development Focus - Commercial office space green building on rise - Proud Green Building - Jul 21 - Green building in commercial office space continues to grow, according to a new CBRE study. The...more

Sustainable Development Update - July 2017 #3

Sustainable Development Focus - Shading and lighting retrofits slash energy use in office demonstration - Phys.org - Jul 11 - By using advanced lighting and automated shades, scientists from the Department of...more

Renewable Energy Update - July 2017 #3

Renewable Energy Focus - California’s extension of cap-and-trade provides more certainty to cleantech - Greentech Media - Jul 18 - Late Monday night, California lawmakers approved a group of bills that extend the...more

Renewable Energy Update - July 2017 #2

Renewable Energy Focus - DOE’s SunShot awards $46M for solar tech-to-market research - Greentech Media - Jul 13 - The Department of Energy may be facing potentially massive budget cuts and interference in how it...more

Sustainable Development Update - July 2017 #2

Sustainable Development Focus - Chicago grabs lead in green office buildings, study shows - Bloomberg - Jul 6 - Chicago now has the highest percentage of certified LEED or Energy Star office buildings, 66...more

Renewable Energy Update - July 2017

Renewable Energy Focus - Solar and wind farm construction costs fell in recent years - Solar Industry Magazine - Jul 5 - Based on U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) survey data for new, utility-scale...more

Sustainable Development Update - July 2017

Sustainable Development Focus - Sustainable design of communities dramatically reduces waste - Scientific American - Jun 26 - In the past decade, the construction and retrofitting of individual homes to reduce...more

Renewable Energy Update - June 2017 #5

Renewable Energy Focus - U.S. mayors back 100% renewable energy, vow to fill climate leadership void - InsideClimate News - Jun 26 - As the nation's mayors closed their annual meeting on Monday in Miami Beach,...more

Renewable Energy Update - June 2017 #4

Renewable Energy Focus - Renewables don’t threaten U.S. grid reliability - Solar Industry Magazine - Jun 20 - A new report by Analysis Group has answered questions posed two months ago by U.S. Department of...more

Sustainable Development Update - June 2017 #4

Sustainable Development Focus - Support for wind, solar power continues - Facility Executive - Jun 14 - Demand for renewable energy by consumers and businesses — along with a long-term commitment to cleaner...more

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