Today’s Top Stories from GFI – GFI Urges Obama, African Leaders to Prioritize Curbing Illicit Financial Flows at U.S.-Africa Sum

  Monday, August 4, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:     Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil      Illicit Finance Jounralism Programme Lauches Fourth Training Project      Debate in Delaware on Anonymous Companies    Why Wildlife Trafficking and Anonymous Companies …

Energy Efficiency Resource Standards: A New Progress Report on State Experience

ACEEE  Authors: Annie Downs and Celia Cui   In the absence of federal requirements for energy savings, states are leading the way with effective, forward-looking energy efficiency policies. More than half of them have adopted energy efficiency resource standards (EERS), policies that set long-term mandatory energy savings targets for utilities and …

Green Buzz: Could smart meters stem $14 billion in annual water losses?

  Money Matters Could smart meters stem $14 billion in annual water losses? By Heather Clancy Upgrading aging water infrastructure is costly, but advanced technology can help utilities detect leaks or unbilled water usage faster. …Read More How can solar companies get new customers? Cold, hard cash By James Mandel …

Energy Efficiency Gains Traction in Lagging States

Despite Long-Standing Barriers, Opportunities Abound for States Furthest Behind on Energy Efficiency Washington, D.C. (May 16, 2012): Energy efficiency is gaining momentum in states traditionally ranked near the bottom of the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. While these states must address numerous barriers to …

Wall Street Green Summit – March 19+20

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2012 The continuing financial crisis has changed the green business model. Innovative approaches in renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon reductions are being spurred by the necessity of doing more with less. The Summit brings together the leading innovators in environmental finance for the …

Decline in U.S. Mutual Funds’ Support of Climate-Related Shareholder Resolutions in 2010, New Report Finds

Support Split Among Leaders and Laggards, with TIAA-CREF, Wells Fargo Leading on Voting Support and Vanguard, State Street Failing to Support Any Climate-Related Resolutions April 8, 2011 BOSTON – U.S. mutual funds’ proxy voting patterns for climate-related shareholder resolutions are not keeping pace with the escalating risks associated with climate …

ACORE Releases Updated State-by-State Report on Renewable Energy for 2011

A publication from American Council on Renewable Energy Contact: Turner Houston [email protected] (202)393-0001 x7552 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2011 ACORE Releases Updated State-by-State Report on Renewable Energy for 2011 Report an Executive Summary of Information on State Renewable Energy Policies, Markets, Projects and Finance March 8, 2011 — The …