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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 09:48
Microsoft announced a major renovation of its campus Tuesday that will transform its Redmond, Wash. headquarters into a mini city of sorts complete with public transportation, heightened buildings and designated public space. The tech giant says the expansion of its 500-acre campus, which will break ground next fall, will take between five and seven years to complete and add 18 new buildings... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 09:43
CHICAGO – Ten cities were honored today at the C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards ceremony, which recognizes the world’s most inspiring and innovative cities taking major climate action. The fifth-annual awards ceremony took place at the North American Climate Summit in Chicago. The awards honor 10 sustainability projects from around the globe that represent the most ambitious and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 09:41
I’ve always considered myself something of a young, scrappy entrepreneur – the quintessential “doer” with a bias for action. I launched my first company in 1993 and vividly remember riding the Internet wave as it transformed absolutely everything. Of course, the fact that I “vividly” remember that wave at all means I’m not so young, and while my heroic views of self proved a smidge optimistic, I... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 09:26
Canada, especially Ontario, should be a leader, not a follower, in using hydrogen fuel cells to operate trains. That was a key message during the recent Metrolinx symposium, "Hydrail in Ontario: Examining opportunities for wireless electrification". Daryl Wilson, chief executive officer of Mississauga-based Hydrogenics delivered that message to attendees. His company is recognized as one of the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 09:13
Ten cities have been recognised for their actions on climate change by C40 Cities and Bloomberg Philanthropiesduring the North American Climate Summit in Chicago. Two winners were announced in each of the five award categories–a US city and a non-US city–to emphasise their efforts on climate change despite President Trump withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. Categories included energy, mobility... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 09:06
For decades, We Energies has been a coal colossus. As recently as 2005, about 70 percent of its power came from burning coal and even today 51 percent of its power is coal generated, the company estimates. That meant more pollution for this metro area, which for many years fell hardest on minority residents, one study found. That situation improved after the company’s Menomonee Valley plant... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 08:47
We are on the threshold of a revolution in urban mobility. Three distinct streams of innovation are converging on a future that is significantly different from what any of us would have imagined possible even five years ago.  On-demand transport solutions are insinuating themselves into our lives so rapidly that car ownership is no longer the aspirational choice of the upwardly mobile urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 17:08
This year, the Trump administration has made it clear that addressing climate change is not a priority. It’s repealing Obama’s Clean Power Plan, the 2015 legislation that would cut power sector emissions by an estimated 32% by 2030, and it intends to roll back fuel efficiency standards. Even if the administration kept those laws in place, they still wouldn’t be enough to meet the carbon emission... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 17:02
Over 300 mayors recently promised to uphold the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. This pledge offers the latest proof that cities are leading America's fight against climate change. This spring, Salt Lake City promised to cut its carbon footprint in half by 2030. New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago have set similarly ambitious targets. Meanwhile, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler recently... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 16:49
Tashkent hosts a workshop on renewable energy (RE) policy development jointly organized by the Government of Uzbekistan and the World Bank Group (WBG) in partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The two day event is attended by around 80 representatives of ministries and state agencies, state energy companies, international organizations, expert and academic circles... Read more