Group of 285 global investors with more than $20T in assets under management calls for urgent action on investment-grade climate change and energy policies; guidelines for governments

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Saying that “ investment-grade climate change and clean energy policy is required to shift private sector investment from high-carbon to low-carbon assets ”, a group of 285 investors has urged governments and international policy makers to take new and meaningful steps in the fight against climate change. Climate change presents major long-term risks to the global economy and to the assets in which we invest. Climate Change Policy

Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Oceans, already expanding from warmth and melting glaciers, would rise, increasing coastal flooding; a chain reaction of climate changes is projected to lead to harsher, more widespread droughts and more powerful storms. US intelligence and defense agencies say such environmental changes can lead to energy insecurity, water and food shortages, and social instability. But starting to raise immediate finance is more important than determining its exact future size.

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SolarCity and Honda to finance $50M more in solar projects for Honda and Acura customers and dealerships

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SolarCity and Honda have renewed their partnership with a new fund expected to finance $50 million in solar projects. The companies have already completed or initiated a range of solar projects for homeowners, dealerships and corporate facilities that total more than 12.5 The new commitment will make solar power more affordable and available to Honda and Acura customers and dealerships in the US.

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The Summit On Clean Tech Law & The New Energy Policy

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Sunpower Corporation’s VP of public policy, Julie Blunden, will be sharing her views on how incentives and laws shape & drive demand for solar energy. How does the private venture and financing sector view investment in CleanTech companies and what opportunities are investors looking for?

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Chevy buying carbon credits from US colleges; new formula helps fund campus energy-efficient projects

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To develop the new methodologies, Chevrolet worked with an advisory team led by the Climate Neutral Business Network with support from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation , the US Green Building Council and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education ( AASHE ).

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Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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Green Car Congress attended the Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) conference (23-24 June) sponsored by Euromoney Energy Events and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). Energy Markets in a State of Change. Dr. Paul addressed a positive change—the days of increasing US oil consumption may be over. “ Renewable energy projects are frequently financed with project rather than corporate finance. by Bill Cooke.

Greenius Goes All AB 811 Over Green Task Force

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Creative Greenius talks AB 811 Financing to the Green Task Force / photo (c) Debra Bushweit Galliani. For the past two decades I’ve been one of the top freelance pros in the United States doing this kind of work for my multinational corporate clients. I choose to be the change.

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Australia PM Gillard announces carbon pricing plan; transport fuels exempt, but lowered fuel tax credits to bring carbon price to some businesses

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We have had a long debate about climate change in this country. Most Australians now agree our climate is changing, this is caused by carbon pollution, this has harmful effects on our environment and on the economy—and the Government should act. However, where applicable, an equivalent carbon price will be applied through changes in fuel tax credits or excise. Australia Climate Change Emissions Policy

Perspective: The UN Approval Process for Carbon Offsets

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Moreover, developers must show that the project would make no economic sense without CDM funds and that documentation exists to demonstrate that these factors were considered by the company’s board of directors in their decision to pursue CDM financing. Verification of the emission reduction or carbon sequestration is critical in efforts to mitigate climate change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Climate Change 2007: Mitigation.

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MIT Report Outlines System-Oriented Coordinated Polices for Reduction in Light-Duty Vehicle Petroleum Use and Emissions

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Without strong action, those numbers are expected to keep rising, but reducing the nation’s impact on global climate change and dependence on oil imports has proved problematic. To reduce the fuel consumption of new vehicles, the report recommends a set of three complementary policies: Clearly defined increases in Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards should continue to be enacted beyond the 2016 target (34.1

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Chevrolet one of 16 organizations across US recognized by EPA for Climate Action; only automaker

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded 2015 Climate Leadership Awards to 16 organizations and one individual representing a wide array of industries from finance and manufacturing to retail and technology for showing what the agency said was exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change. San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative (San Diego, Calif.):

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A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

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Did I mention that we are also as doomed as doomed can be when it comes to a livable climate and none of what I’ve been working on is going to stop that or even slow it down? I made my commitment to work on climate action.

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KPMG study identifies 10 sustainability “megaforces” with accelerating impacts on business; imperative of sustainability changing the automotive business radically

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KPMG developed 3 nexuses linked by climate change to represent the challenges of sustainable growth. In a new study, KPMG International has identified 10 “megaforces” that will significantly affect corporate growth globally over the next two decades.

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Climate Disclosure Standards Board Proposes New Framework for Data Reporting at World Business Summit

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The Climate Disclosure Standards Board ( CDSB ) introduced for public consultation a set of proposals designed to assist directors in the inclusion of climate change-related information in companies’ annual reports. The proposed framework, announced 17 months after the formation of the CDSB, represents a vital step towards encouraging corporate boardrooms to disclose climate change related data in their annual reports by way of standard procedure.

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Opinion: Political Climate Shifting Against The Oil And Gas Industry

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A report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve singled out the oil and gas sector when it concluded that credit risk was rising across the United States. First, the attorney general in New York announced an investigation into ExxonMobil, for what it sees as evidence that the company lied about the dangers of climate change. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com.

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Deutsche Bank CCA report highlights Chinese global leadership toward a low-carbon economy; 12th Five-Year Plan

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DBCCA is the brand name for the institutional climate change investment division of Deutsche Asset Management, the asset management arm of Deutsche Bank AG. Climate change policy regimes around the world.

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A Conversation

Revenge of the Electric Car

One of my producers, Jessie Deeter, directs for the PBS show Frontline , and we used her guidelines about keeping our integrity about junkets and careful dealings with our subjects and the film was entirely independently financed. We had a few run-ins with corporate handlers but over time we got more access. There's incredible push-back to fundamental change because we are all creatures of habit. That's why this film is not an argument - it's a story about momentum to change.

Bank of America joins Stanford’s Global Climate & Energy Project

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Bank of America has joined Stanford University’s Global Climate & Energy Project (GCEP), a collaboration of academic and business experts that identifies and supports new avenues of research to make environmentally sustainable, low-cost energy available to everyone. The GCEP collaboration expects to benefit from the bank’s expertise in financing sustainable businesses dedicated to addressing climate change and advancing low-carbon solutions.

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Smith School report recommends individual governments take more national and bi-lateral actions to curb greenhouse gas emissions

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The “International Climate Change Negotiations: Key Lessons and Next Steps” report, an analysis of international efforts to address the impacts of climate change, also found that many of the current actions pledged by countries are still a long way from what is necessary and that a refocus is needed on the issue from heads of state at G20 level which should focus on bilateral and national actions, in parallel with the UNFCCC process.

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Global companies form below50 to scale up low-carbon sustainable fuels; Audi in from automotive sector

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A key outcome of the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative ( LCTPi ), below50 is intended to grow a global corporate market for sustainable low-carbon transport fuels (LCTFs). These types of partnerships are a necessity to drive societal change. The companies that adapt and work to mitigate climate change will be the ones to thrive in the emerging low-carbon economy.

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EIU/Swiss Re report finds significant financial risk is most acute hazard for renewable energy sector

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Based on a survey of 284 senior-level renewable energy executives, the report canvasses the risks in financing, constructing and operating renewable energy projects as well as the risk management challenges that the renewable energy industry must confront. —Agostino Galvagni, Chief Executive Officer Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. The projects are often capital-intensive and highly leveraged, with up to 70-80% financed through debt.

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Stanford launches major new natural gas research initiative

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The program will fund interdisciplinary research in six key areas: resource development; uses; environmental impacts and climate change; global markets and finance; policy and regulatory reform; and geopolitical impacts. Zoback, Ritts and Schuller are in the process of building out NGI’s corporate affiliates program. Stanford University has launched a new research initiative to study comprehensively the development and use of natural gas.

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Andy Grove: The U.S. must create an electric car industry - Apr. 17, 2009

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News | Markets | Technology | Personal Finance | Small Business | CNN.com RSS Newsletters Video Home Fortune 500 Technology Investing Management Rankings Andy Grove on battery power To wean itself from imported oil, the U.S. More Climate crusader "Were very reasonable people," says White House energy czar Carol Browner. In addition, climate change demands that we harness new, renewable sources of energy. 107.12% Rite Aid Corporation 0.66

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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News | Markets | Technology | Personal Finance | Small Business | CNN.com RSS Newsletters Video Home Fortune 500 Technology Investing Management Rankings Warren Buffett takes charge Warren Buffett hasnt just seen the car of the future, hes sitting in the drivers seat. His people at MidAmerican have studied clean technologies like batteries and wind power for years because of the threat of climate change. 107.12% Rite Aid Corporation 0.66 40.40% Unisys Corporation 1.49

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Cleantech Blog Cleantechblog.com, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment. Ontological Shock An Open Letter to Fred Krupp Report from GridEcon Conference SGS Climate Change Head on the First Carbon Credit. People-Oriented Development Current Status of REDD Financing the Fifth Fuel Peak Phosphorus - Commence Urine Recyling on Space.

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