Zero energy buildings on the rise but barriers remain

Zero energy buildings on the rise but barriers remain By Christopher Perry, Senior Analyst, Buildings Program Zero energy building codes are making inroads in Oregon, California, British Columbia, and other places, but a new ACEEE white paper reveals that they still face barriers to nationwide success, including a “solar-only” mentality. From coast …

Last Week in ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States

Energy Self-Reliant [email protected] ilsr.org: Energy Self-Reliant States Last week we prepped for the upcoming election by outlining several local and state clean energy ballot initiatives. We’re particularly watching Portland’s Clean Energy Initiative as well as the anti-monopoly Question 3 in Nevada. Also, along with our monthly update on Minnesota reaching 445 megawatts …

Solar Newsletter | Spain Abolishes the ‘Tax on the Sun’

 October 22, 2018     BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Schneider Electric Solar is bright. Microgrids make it even brighter. Download the Making Solar Smarter eBook to learn how a microgrid gives you sophisticated control over your solar power so you can use it when and how you want to meet your …

WFUNA Congress calls for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly

“We congratulate the WFUNA Congress in  calling for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly.  The background and rationale and history of this next step in democratic participation is fully documented in “A World Parliament”  (2018)  by Jo Leinen and Andreas Brummel, which I reviewed on the financial platform seekingalpha.com and on our …

News: UK solar yieldco raises £100m from pension funds

  News  |  renewables   UK solar yieldco raises £100m from pension funds French developer in €150m capital raise Norwegian wind can go subsidy-free, says grid operator UK closes first CCGT financing since 2008 Greek solar and wind auctions dubbed ‘unfair’ esVolta awarded California storage projects     Project updates …

Towards the battery of the future, Science for Environment Policy

Multimedia October 2018 Towards the battery of the future Towards the battery of the future High-quality and innovative batteries are imperative for the EU in the context of its move towards a low-carbon, climate-friendly and more circular economy. However, manufacturing and using batteries, as well as the way they are …