Tuesday, July 29, 2014

California Toughens Energy Efficiency Standards for New Homes, Commercial Buildings

LOS ANGELES—The California Energy Commission has adopted stricter energy efficiency standards for new and remodeled homes and commercial buildings.

Energy Department Waives Requirement to ‘Buy American’ for Certain Products

The Department of Energy Dec. 29 said it will waive “Buy American” requirements contained in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for several products after determining the goods were unavailable in satisfactory quantity in the United States…

Industries, Regulators Report Few Problems With Greenhouse Gas Permitting Program

December 7, 2011 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

The addition of greenhouse gas emissions to the prevention of significant deterioration permitting process has largely been a smooth transition, industry representatives and state regulators told BNA…

Promotion of Sustainability Increasing Among Large U.S. Companies, Study Finds

November 15, 2011 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

Almost 75 percent of Standard & Poor’s top 500 U.S. companies tout sustainability efforts on their websites, according to a new study…

Senate Passes Spending Bill Restoring Climate Service, Adding Carbon Capture Funding

November 3, 2011 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

The Senate approved a fiscal 2012 spending bill Nov. 1 that allots $2 billion for carbon capture and storage projects and restores $161.5 million to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate service that had been barred by the House in June…

BNA INSIGHTS: The Fundamentals of Green Leasing in a Market That Increasingly Values Efficiency

As commercial real estate markets recover from the ongoing recession, green building construction, retrofits, and renovations likely will be a major factor over the next decade, at least in certain asset classes…

Tax Legislation with Clean Energy Provisions Clears Senate Hurdle; Final Passage Expected

December 14, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Tax legislation that would extend several clean energy tax credits, including a blenders credit for ethanol production and a popular renewable energy grant program, cleared a…

U.S., Japan Agree to Promote Energy-Efficient Communities, Form Bilateral Energy Dialogue

November 19, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

TOKYO—The United States and Japan agreed Nov. 18 to promote a project to build energy-efficient communities and to establish a bilateral…

Absent Climate Bill, Congress May Focus on Energy Efficiency to Reduce Emissions

November 19, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—With no chance of a greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade bill becoming law anytime soon, Congress’s next step in addressing climate change may be…

EPA Issues Guidance to States, Localities on Controls for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

November 11, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Environmental Protection Agency Nov. 10 released a guidance document to help states and localities determine the technology that stationary sources such as power plants and refineries may use to…

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