The world is at a “tipping point,” and how it produces, distributes and uses energy will determine if sustainable development succeeds, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, highlighting climate financing, in particular new public-private partnerships, increased investment and enhanced market development.
Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament, Mr Cameron indicated a u-turn on his “greenest Government ever” pledge and said: “We need to roll back some of the green regulations and charges.”
The state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires utilities to source 12.5% of energy from renewables by 2025 and its Energy Efficiency Resource Standard requires them to help customers cut energy use 22% by then.
It is more than refreshing to watch the Senate actually pulling together on a bipartisan basis to deliver a solid piece of helpful legislation to the American people” stated Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan as the Senate began consideration of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1392).
Of the various funding mechanisms for implementing energy efficiency retrofits in buildings, energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) may be the most powerful, especially for federal buildings, where capital for upgrades is about as common as ocean-front property in Arizona.
Western Resource Advocates and Conservation Colorado joined other state and local leaders in applauding the final approval of legislation that expands access to solar, wind, and other clean energy for rural Colorado.