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REBNY Offers Energy-Efficiency, Sustainability Program (Ind Report)
Real Estate Board of New York
Date: 2019-04-22
In th Big Apple, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) trade association reports it will launch an energy efficiency and sustainability education program designed specifically for licensed real estate agents and salespeople. Attendees will learn about market demand for sustainability, financial benefits of energy-efficient buildings for landlords and tenants, and how environmental policies impact commercial transactions.

The $40 continuing education program will be taught by trained instructors from the Institute for Market Transformation in collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Sustainability, the state Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Environmental Defense Fund and other groups. Agents can learn (Source: REBNY, Crain's New York Business, 19 April, 2019) Contact: Real Estate Board of New York, John Banks, Pres., (212) 532-3100, www.rebny.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency ,  


UWI Studying Solar Radiation's Climate Change Impact (Int'l., R&D)
University of the West Indies
Date: 2019-01-04
In Kingston, Jamaica, the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona,reports it will study the impacts of solar radiation management (SRM) geoengineering on the world's most vulnerable countries. SRM geoengineering is a controversial proposal for reducing the risks of climate change by reflecting some sunlight away from the Earth, according to the UWI release.

The UWI SRM project, which received Developing World Impacts Modelling Analysis (DECIMALS) grant funding,would involve blocking out a small amount of sunlight to cool the Earth by spraying reflective particles into the upper atmosphere. If successful, the study results could be important in regional climate change mitigation and adaptation planning. rejected, according to the UWI release.

. Through the DECIMALS grant, the research group from the UWI, Mona, will work alongside teams in Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, and South Africa, and with some of the world's leading SRM modelling experts, ultimately publishing their findings at the end of 2020.

DECIMALS was set up by the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI), a non-governmental project founded in 2010 by Environmental Defense Fund, The World Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society. (Source: University of the West Indies, Jamaica Gleaner, 3 Jan., 2019) Contact: University of the West Indies, Dr Leonardo Clarke, principal investigator, (876) 927-1660-9 Exts. 2336/2339 (876)927-0253- fac., vcoffice@uwimona.edu.jm, www.uwi.edu

More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change Mitigation,  University of the West Indies,  


Notable Quote

Date: 2018-11-14
"In general, you can say the statement that gas is cleaner than coal is mostly true, but actually that is irrelevant. This isn't about being cleaner than coal, it is about reducing the hell out of our greenhouse gas emissions." -- Roland Kupers ,former Shell Oil LNG executive; Environmental Defense Fund advisor.

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions news,  Coal news,  


"We're Launching Our Own Damn Satellite", says Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
Climate Change, Carbon Emissions
Date: 2018-09-19
In his closing remarks at the recently concluded Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, California Governor Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr.(D) announced that his state is teaming up with San Francisco-based Earth imaging company Planet Labs (Planet) to develop and eventually launch a satellite that will track climate change-causing pollutants with unprecedented precision and help the world dramatically reduce these destructive emissions.

"With science still under attack and the climate threat growing, we're launching our own damn satellite. This groundbreaking initiative will help governments, businesses and landowners pinpoint -- and stop -- destructive emissions with unprecedented precision, on a scale that's never been done before," the Governor proclaimed.

Planet, which was founded by ex-NASA scientists in 2010, has in the last two years launched more than 150 Earth-imaging satellites, manufactured in San Francisco, helping customers in agriculture, government, mapping, NGOs and in other markets to make better decisions. The company's aerospace and data processing infrastructure, innovative technology and engineering and scientific expertise will be utilized to develop and operate the new satellite, with the possibility of launching additional satellites in the future as part of this initiative.

The State of California, through the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is developing and refining the technology needed to make this initiative possible. Planet will manage the mission operations and collaborate with the State and others on funding this groundbreaking effort. The State and Planet will make the collected environmentally-related satellite data available to the public and will work in partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and others with complementary projects. the new Climate Data Partnership will serve as a common platform for reporting climate variables and the earth's atmosphere.

Initial project funding has been provided by Dee and Richard Lawrence and OIF, as well as The Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham Environmental Trust. (Source: Office of Gov. Governor Edmund G. Brown, 17 Sept., 2018) Contact: Governor Edmund G. Brown, Phone: (916) 445-2841, Fax: (916) 558-3160; Plant Labs, Robbie Schingler, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,  Gov. Jerry Brown,  


Rice Paddies GHG Emissions Higher Than Previously Accepted (Int'l)
Environmental Defence Fund
Date: 2018-09-12
According to a study from the non-profit Environmental Defence Fund (EDF), the amount of unaccounted-for nitrous oxide (N2O) global emissions from rice -- a staple food crop worldwide -- may be as high as the annual climate pollution from about 200 coal power plants and have significant impact on global warming and climate change. N2O is a long-lasting atmospheric pollutant more potent than methane or carbon dioxide CO2).

The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences noted that N2O rises when rice fields are allowed to dry before being "wetted" -- intermittent flooding -- for planting. In India alone, where the study took place across five intermittently flooded rice fields, N2O emissions "could be 30-45 times higher than reported under continuous flooding" researchers estimated. Overall, researchers calculated that N2O per hectare (2.5 acres) was three times higher than ever reported by research on intermittently flooded farms before. (Source: Environmental Defence Fund, South China Morning News, 11 Sept., 2018) Contact: Environmental Defence Fund, www.edf.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News N20,  Environmental Defense Fund,  GHGs,  


Grassland Carbon Credits Fund Carbon Sinks (Ind. Report)
Environmental Defense Fund
Date: 2018-08-31
In San Francisco, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is reporting the sale of the first listed grassland carbon credits that will allow the Southern Plains Land Trust to restore and preserve two Colorado ranches that sequester 8,000 metric tpy of soil.

The EDF facilitated the development and sale of the credits with the help of a Conservation Innovation Grant from the USDA. Natural Capital Partners purchased the credits on behalf of its client Microsoft, which began a carbon neutrality program in 2012.

Grassland carbon credits reward landowners for retaining soil carbon and avoiding the emissions associated with converting grasslands into croplands. Grassland projects also provide ecosystem benefits such as habitat for threatened species.

The Climate Action Reserve's Grassland Project Protocol uses biogeochemical modeling and emissions factors to quantify carbon that would be released from the soil if the land were tilled. (Source: EDF, Aug., 2018) Contact: Environmental Defense Fund, www.edf.org; Southern Plains Land Trust, https://southernplains.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Environmental Defense Fund news,  Carbon Credit news,  Carbon Sink news,  


Grassland Carbon Credits Fund Carbon Sinks (Ind. Report)
Environmental Defense Fund,
Date: 2018-07-18
In San Francisco, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is reporting the sale of the first listed grassland carbon credits that will allow the Southern Plains Land Trust to restore and preserve two Colorado ranches that sequester 8,000 metric tpy of soil.

The EDF facilitated the development and sale of the credits with the help of a Conservation Innovation Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Natural Capital Partners purchased the credits on behalf of its client Microsoft, which began a carbon neutrality program in 2012.

Grassland carbon credits reward landowners for retaining soil carbon and avoiding the emissions associated with converting grasslands into croplands. Grassland projects also provide ecosystem benefits such as habitat for threatened species.

The Climate Action Reserve's Grassland Project Protocol uses biogeochemical modeling and emissions factors to quantify carbon that would be released from the soil if the land were tilled. Offsets are then generated for preserved belowground soil carbon, avoided use of nitrogen-based fertilizers and avoided use of carbon-emitting machinery for crop cultivation. (Source: EDF, 17 July, 2018) Contact: Environmental Defense Fund, www.edf.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Environmental Defense Fund,  USDA,  Carbon Credit,  


Obama-Era Methane Waste Rule on Hold in Wyoming (Reg & Leg)
BLM
Date: 2018-04-06
In the Cowboy State, the Casper Star-Tribune reports federal Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled Wednesday that Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Obama administration regulations curbing the flaring of excess methane gas from wells, as well as more labor-intensive checks for accidental leaks, make "little sense" because those requirements will soon disappear under the Trump EPA. Although the court didn't comment on the Obama era methane regulations, the judge claimed his decision "will provide certainty and stability" while BLM completes its rule making process. The Environmental Defense Fund, which favors methane rules, vowed to appeal. (Source: Wyoming Public Media, Casper Star Tribune, 5 April, 2018)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane Waste,  Methane,  Obama Methane Rule,  


Notable Quote
US EPA
Date: 2018-04-04
"America's standards on clean cars are the country's biggest environmental success stories.

"We should be racing toward a cleaner, healthier transportation future. Instead, the Trump administration is steering us onto a dead end road. We have solutions at hand to build the cars of tomorrow. Strong clean cars standards will move us forward" -- Fred Krupp, Pres Environmental Defense Fund, commenting on the Trump EPA's announced intention to cut US auto fuel efficiency standards and roll-back standards on greenhouse gas emissions introduced under the Obama administration. Contact: Environmental Defense Fund, Fred Krupp, Pres. www.edf.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Environmental Defense Fund,  Vehicle Emissions,  Clean Fuel,  Pruitt,  


Renewables as Important as Nat. Gas in Cutting Emissions (Ind. Report)
Renewable Energy,BNEF
Date: 2018-03-05
According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance's (BNEF) Sustainable Energy For America report for 2018 and the Environmental Defense Fund, the impact renewables have had on power sector emissions, which fell 10 pct from 2007 to 2013, have played a larger role in reducing power sector emissions in 2017 than switching to natural gas. Those emissions dropped a hefty 4.2 pct in 2017.

Power generation now follows the transportation sector as the country's largest GHG emitter. In all, total US emissions are lower than they have been since 1991. According to the BNEF figures, between 2007 and 2013, renewables decreased total CO2 emissions by 2.3 to 3.3 pct -- about the same as the 2.5 to 3.6 pct that shifting from coal to natural gas contributed.

Access the Sustainable Energy in America factbook HERE. (Source: BCSE, CleanTechnica, Other Media, 1 Mar., 2018)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Gas,  BNEF,  Renewable,  Renewable Energy,  Carbon Emissions,  


EDF says Methane Emissions Must be Slashed for Future of Climate Industry (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
EDF
Date: 2018-02-21
According to the International Energy Agency's (IEA) 2017 World Energy Outlook evaluating the role of natural gas in a low-carbon economy, globally, the oil and gas industry could reduce up to 75 pct of its current methane emissions. Methane, the main constituent in natural gas, is also a powerful climate pollutant that has increasingly alarmed scientists. IEA says the environmental credentials of natural gas are at risk absent action by the industry to radically reduce oil and gas methane emissions. Methane emissions from human activities account for about 25 pct of the warming our planet is experiencing today, according to the IEA.

The IEA says that while some oil and gas companies are beginning to tackle methane in earnest, others downplay or deny the problem while others question the oil and gas industry's role in a low-carbon future.(Source: Environmental Defense Fund) ) Contact: Environmental Defense Fund, Fred Krupp, Pres. www.edf.org; IEA, Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane news,  EDF news,  Climate Change news,  


PA. Oil, Gas Methane Emissions Higher than Reported (Ind. Report)
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection,EDF
Date: 2018-02-21
According to a new study conducted by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the Keystone State's oil and gas operations emit more than 520,000 tpy of methane from leaky, outdated and malfunctioning equipment. The study also found emissions of volatile organic compounds, which contribute to smog and respiratory diseases like asthma, are nine times higher than reported to the state by the oil and gas industry. "Oil and gas methane emissions could be as high as five times what industry reports through the state methane and greenhouse gas reporting inventories," The report claims.

The study concludes that without additional regulatory action by the state, more than 5,000,000 million tons of methane pollution could be emitted in Pennsylvania by 2025. The Pennsylvania DEP is presently finalizing methane reduction requirements for new, unconventional facilities which are expected to reduce emissions by about 3 pct. If the state regulations included existing unconventional sources, emissions would be 25 pct lower, according to the report. (Source: EDF, Public News Service, Allegheny Front, 16 Feb., 2018) Contact: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, www.dep.pa.gov; EDF, Andrew Williams, Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, www.edf.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Environmental Defense Fund,  ,  Methane,  GHGs,  Greenhouse Gas Emissions,  


Low-Income Energy Efficiency -- A Pathway to Clean, Affordable Energy for All -- EDF Report Attached (Ind. Report)
Environmental Defense Fund
Date: 2018-02-14
Low-Income Energy Efficiency -- A Pathway to Clean, Affordable Energy for All, a new Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) report outlines the benefits of low-income energy efficiency programs and concrete steps that states can take toward energy efficiency.

According to the report, about 30 pct of U.S. households have incomes at or below twice the federal poverty level. Those households use roughly 30 pct of all residential electricity, but only six percent of U.S. energy efficiency spending is geared toward them. Maximizing the potential from low-income energy efficiency could save more than $7.4 billion worth of electricity every year and cut carbon pollution by 48 million tpy -- the equivalent of taking 9 million cars off the road.

EDF partnered on the report with the Applied Public Policy Research Institute for Study and Evaluation (APPRISE).

Download the EDF report HERE. (Source: EDF, 13 Feb., 2018)Contact: EDF, www.edf.org; Applied Public Policy Research Institute for Study and Evaluation, www.appriseinc.org;

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Environmental Defense Fund ,  


Natural Gas Has No Climate Benefit, says UK Report -- Report Attached (Ind. Report)
International Energy Agency,EDF
Date: 2017-11-15
A new International Energy Agency (IEA) study concludes that just the methane emissions escaping from New Mexico's gas and oil industry are "equivalent to the climate impact of approximately 12 coal-fired power plants." And, the report concludes, if the goal is to avoid catastrophic levels of global warming, the evidence is overwhelming that natural gas has no net climate benefit in any timescale and "categorically has no role to play as a "bridge" fuel to a carbon-free economy.

Download the Oil and Gas Methane Emissions in New Mexico report HERE. (Source: EDF, Think Progress, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: EDF, www.edf.org; IEA, Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Gas,  Methane,  Climate Change,  Global Warming,  Environmental Defense Fund,  IEA ,  


EDF says Methane Emissions Must be Slashed for Future of Climate Industry (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
Environmental Defense Fund,International Energy Agency
Date: 2017-10-30
According to the International Energy Agency's (IEA) 2017 World Energy Outlook evaluating the role of natural gas in a low-carbon economy, globally, the oil and gas industry could reduce up to 75 pct of its current methane emissions. Methane, the main constituent in natural gas, is also a powerful climate pollutant that has increasingly alarmed scientists. IEA says the environmental credentials of natural gas are at risk absent action by the industry to radically reduce oil and gas methane emissions. Methane emissions from human activities account for about 25 pct of the warming our planet is experiencing today, according to the IEA.

The IEA says that while some oil and gas companies are beginning to tackle methane in earnest, others downplay or deny the problem while others question the oil and gas industry's role in a low-carbon future.(Source: Environmental Defense Fund, PR, Facebook, Oct. 26, 2017) Contact: Environmental Defense Fund, Fred Krupp, Pres. www.edf.org; IEA, Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Environmental Defense Fund,  International Energy Agency,  Methane,  Methane Emissions,  ,  


Oil and Gas Climate Initiative Report Launched (Ind. Report)
Oil and Gas Climate Initiative
Date: 2017-10-30
In London, the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a voluntary, CEO-led initiative comprised of ten oil and gas companies that pool expert knowledge and collaborate on action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, has announced the release of its third Oil and Gas Climate Initiative Report and its first three investments to advance its commitments to spur the growth of low carbon technologies.

The billion-dollar OGCI Climate Investments fund was established in 2016 to invest in technologies and business models with the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

OGCI is partnering with United Nations Environment and the Environmental Defense Fund to provide financial and technical backing for the world's first global methane study to fill gaps in the identification and quantification of global methane emissions. OGCI is also working with Imperial College London on research provide a more accurate picture of total greenhouse gas emissions across the natural gas value chain and to identify emission "hot spots."

Download the full OGCI A Catalyst for Change report HERE. (Source: Oil & Gas Climate Initiative, 27 Oct., 2017) Contact: OGCI, Pratima Rangarajan, CEO, www.oilandgasclimateinitiative.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Oil and Gas Climate Initiative ,  


ExxonMobil Expands Methane Emissions Reduction Program
ExxonMobil
Date: 2017-10-06
Fort Worth-headquartered oil giant ExxonMobil has announced an enhanced program to reduce methane emissions from its production and midstream facilities nation wide. across the United States.

The program prioritizes actions at sites operated by subsidiary XTO Energy and includes efforts to develop and deploy new, more efficient technologies to detect and reduce facility emissions. The program includes a commitment to phase out high-bleed pneumatic devices over three years, extensive personnel training, research, and facility design improvements for new operations.

XTO's efforts include research conducted with ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company and third-party equipment manufacturers to develop efficient, state-of-the-art equipment to detect, quantify and reduce emissions at production sites. These research efforts build on an extensive portfolio of more than two dozen existing methane research projects and pilots already under way.

ExxonMobil recently participated in methane emissions studies conducted by the University of Texas and Environmental Defense Fund and is active in ongoing methane research, including participation in a methane measurement reconciliation study with the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and in supporting research currently underway at Harvard, the University of Texas Energy Initiative, and Stanford University's Natural Gas Initiative. (Source: ExxonMobil, 29 Sept., 2017) Contact: ExxonMobil, Media, (972) 444-1107, www.exxonmobil.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ExxonMobil,  Climate Change,  Methane,  


Chicago Launches Smart Building Pilot Program (Ind. Report)
Accelerate Group,Green Building
Date: 2017-09-15
In Chicago, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), in partnership with local utility ComEd and the Accelerate Group, reports it is launching the Smart Building Operations Pilot, an innovative program that uses real-time energy data to incentivize energy-efficient choices.

The Smart Building Operations Pilot aims to inform the day-to-day decisions of building equipment operators at 10 large Chicago buildings utilizing smart meters and sub-meters and:

  • Information -- The building will collect and display energy-use data in real time (or nearÔÇÉreal time), providing direct feedback to a building operator on the energy impact of their actions;

  • Interpretation -- The building will calculate an energy-use baseline, against which performance will be tracked every half hour, daily, and monthly. To raise awareness, building operators will receive alerts when energy use exceeds or is expected to exceed the baseline;

  • Motivation -- The program will provide an achievable and meaningful incentive to improve. ComEd will provide up to $5,000 up-front to cover hard costs and $0.05 for each kWh saved compared to the building's baseline.

    To date, the combination of Chicago's building energy benchmarking program and ComEd's energy efficiency programs have reportedly saved customers more than $2.5 billion in energy costs. (Source: City of Chicago, Various Media, ProudGreenBuilding, Sept., 2017) Contact: The Accelerate Group, theaccelerategroup.com; ComEd, (312) 394-3500, www.ComEd.com;

    More Low-Carbon Energy News SMart Building,  Accelerate Group,  ComEd,  EDF,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Benchmarking,  


  • Albertans Favor Stricter Methane Rules, says Survey (Ind. Report)
    EKOS
    Date: 2017-08-25
    On the Canadian prairies, a new Environmental Defense Fund poll conducted by EKOS Research Associates has found that 41 per cent of Albertans think their province's emissions regulations should be equally as strict as U.S. regulations while 30 pct said Alberta's rules should be tighter than the U.S. standards. Fourteen pct of respondents thought the rules should be more relaxed and 15 pct had no opinion.

    The Canadian federal government and Alberta's energy regulator are in the process of designing new rules to reduce methane emissions. The proposed federal regulations would force industry to regularly check for gas leaks and install equipment that prevents the gas from venting. The feds estimate that its proposed rules would slash methane emissions by 282 megatonnes by 2035.

    Methane, aka natural gas, is at least 20 times more potent as a greenhouse gas over the long term than carbon dioxide. The energy industry is Canada's largest source and controlling those releases is considered to be one of the most cost-effective ways for the industry to address climate change. (Source: EKOS Research, BOE Report, Canadian Press, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: EKOS Research Associates, www.ekos.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane,  GHG,  Greenhouse Gas,  


    Shell Launches Methane Detection Pilot (Ind. Report)
    Shell Oil
    Date: 2017-08-11
    In Houston, oil giant Shell reports it has launched a methane detector pilot at one of its shale gas sites near Rocky Mountain House in Alberta, Canada.

    The Methane Detectors Challenge pilot test is part of a multi-stakeholder partnership that includes the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), oil and gas companies, US government agencies and technology developers. The initiative aims to enable better early detection and repair of methane leaks, and ultimately reduce emissions.

    In addition to the Methane Detectors Challenge, Shell is involved in other partnerships, including the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) to understand the gaps in methane data and detection technology. (Source: Shell Oil, Aug., 2017)Contact: Shell US, (713 )241-6161, www.shell.us

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane,  Shell Oil,  


    Pruitt Stymied by Order to Enforce Obama Methane Rule (Reg & Leg)
    EPA
    Date: 2017-08-04
    In Washington, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has issued the latest ruling after a ruling by the court in July that the EPA unlawfully tried to delay implementing the Obama-era methane pollution rule which sets limits for GHG emissions for the energy industry, and requires companies to identify and fix leaks.

    In June, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt sought a two-year pause on the new methane rule so the agency could "look broadly" at regulations and "review their impact" with the end view of abolishing the Obama era legislation. "Today's issuance of the mandate by the full D.C. Circuit protects families and communities across America under clean air safeguards that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt sought to unlawfully tear down," said Peter Zalzal, lead attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund, one of the groups that challenged the EPA. (Source: Newsmax, EDF, Various Others, , EPA, 1 Aug., 2017)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane,  Scott Pruitt,  Methane Emissions,  


    Natural Gas Plant Methane Emissions Higher than Expected (R&D)
    Purdue University ,Environmental Defense Fund
    Date: 2017-04-05
    In addition to its cost benefit for electric utilities, natural gas generates significantly lower carbon emissions per kWh than coal. Even so, a new study from Purdue University and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has found that methane emissions from natural-gas power plants are 21 to 120 times higher than originally estimated. These findings are based on measurements of methane emissions at three power plants and three refineries in Utah, Indiana, and Illinois. According to the EDF DeSmogBlog. "power plants currently use more than one-third of natural gas consumed in the U.S., and the volume used is expected to increase as market forces drive the replacement of coal with cheaper natural gas." (Source: Environmental Defense Fund, Purdue Univ., Green Car Congress, 29 Mar., 2017)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane,  Natural Gas,  Purdue University,  Environmental Defense Fund ,  


    Joyce Foundation Announces Energy Efficiency Grants (Funding)
    Joyce Foundation
    Date: 2016-12-16
    The Chicago-headquartered Joyce Foundation reports it has awarded more than $10 million in grants to support organizations advocating clean energy and energy efficiency policies in the Great Lakes region.

    Energy efficiencwill receive $300,000 over 2 years for work on Minnesota energy efficiency and carbon pollution policy; The Environmental Defense Fund, Inc. of New York will receive $700,000 over 2 years to advance energy efficiency, smart grid, and related clean energy policies in Illinois and Ohio; the Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund will receive $180,000 over 2 years to continue energy efficiency and carbon pollution reduction education and organizing efforts.

    The Joyce Foundation works with grantee partners to develop and advance evidence-based policy solutions to improve quality of life, promote community vitality and strive for a fair society. The Foundation focuses much of its grant making on the Great Lakes region, and also partners with public agencies, advocates and other funders nationwide. (Source: The Joyce Foundation, PR, 13 Dec., 2016 Contact: The Joyce Foundation , Lilly Athamanah, (312) 782-2464, lathamanah@joycefdn.org, www.joycefdn.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Energy Efficiency Funding,  

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