Author Archives: Joshua S Hill

Rick Perry Wants America To Remain In Paris Accords, But To Renegotiate

April 26th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has added his voice to the growing number of Trump advisers recommending the new President keep the country in the Paris Agreement, but has called on the President to renegotiate the deal in an attempt to push European nations to assume a larger share of emissions reductions.

UK Wind, Wave, & Tidal Companies Are Exporting Goods & Services Worldwide

April 25th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report published this week by UK trade body RenewableUK shows that the country's wind, wave, and tidal energy sectors are exporting their goods and services to the world on a massive scale, highlighting the growing importance of these technologies and the potential windfalls for the UK if the Government bets heavily on these industries.

World’s First International Standard For Sustainable Purchasing

April 25th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The International Organization for Standardization has published the world's first international standard for sustainable procurement in an effort to provide companies with a way to ensure their supply chains adhere to the same level of ethics as their shareholders have called for them to behave.

US Coal Plant Closures Likely To Eliminate 30 Million Tons Of Annual Coal Demand

April 24th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The United States is closing 46 coal-fired generating units at 25 electricity plants across 16 states over the next few years, transitioning to natural gas or intentionally closing them, and a new report shows that this will likely result in eliminating about 30 million tons of annual coal demand by the end of 2018.

Energy UK Outlines Country’s Pathway To Low-Carbon Transition

April 21st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Energy UK, the country's energy trade association, has published a report in which it outlines the necessary steps the industry believes the Government must take to transition to a low-carbon economy, including the need for energy efficiency to become a national priority for policy makers.

A Small Group Of Countries Can Trigger Global Energy System Decarbonization

April 21st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

In examining the trends behind the initial transformation and decarbonization of the global energy system, the Climate Action Tracker has concluded that not only are the current changes driven by a small coalition of countries and sub-national actors, but that all that is needed to accelerate global decarbonization is for these smaller coalitions to continue driving rapid transitions.

Just How Wealthy Are Residential Solar Customers?

April 20th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Approximately 70% of households with a solar installation are middle-income earners, according to new figures published this week by Power Scout and GTM Research, which are based off of machine learning and marketing databases.

US Wind Power Added Jobs More Than 9 Times Faster Than Overall US Economy

April 20th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

New figures published by the American Wind Energy Association show that the US wind energy industry added jobs at over 9 times faster than the overall US economy in 2016, reaching 102,500 jobs in all, helping to install more than 8 GW of new wind power and help investment reach more than $14 billion.

11 Organizations Urge UK Government Not To “Scale Down” Environmental Policies

April 19th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Environmental organizations such as Greenpeace, WWF, and Friends of the Earth have signed a joint letter to the UK Prime Minister warning the UK government against watering down its climate change and environmental policy commitments, following the release of photographed documents suggesting the Government would "scale down" environmental measures in an effort to smooth post-Brexit trade deals.

UK PM Calls Surprise Election, Puts Green Economy On Further Hold

April 19th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's shock announcement to call a General Election for June 8 in an attempt to solidify her grip on power amidst the turmoil of upcoming Brexit negotiations has only served to further hinder the country's green economy and policy moves, an unintended consequence which will create policy and investment uncertainty for months to come.

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