Monthly Archives: May 2013

Five Green Things we learned in 2012

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Dane Wilkins
Renewable Energy Capital, UK

 

1. Climate change can still make the headlines

Climate change has regularly made the front page during 2012 both at home and abroad. The UK suffered its 2nd wettest year on record despite a drought prevailing for much of the first half of the year. The US also suffered one of its worst droughts last summer… Read More

Enough is never enough: an investor’s perspective

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Dane Wilkins
Renewable Energy Capital, UK

The Coalition has today published the key elements of its flagship Electricity Market Reform (EMR) Energy Bill. These reforms represent a massive overhaul of the electricity market that will establish a new legislative framework designed to deliver the reported £110bn of investment needed to secure an affordable and low carbon electricity system.

The highlights of the… Read More

Tornadoes of Change … Coming To Your Neighborhood?

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Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

Every time we have a devastating weather event, like the tornado in Moore, OK; I wonder if climate change is starting to hit closer to home.

I am not the only one.

According to a story in Popular Science (Shaunacy Ferro – 5/22/13), scientists are trying to make the connection between climate change and increased tornado… Read More

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Energy Disclosure is Good for Real Estate and for Boston

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Dan Probst
Energy and Sustainability Services

Just recently, Boston City Council voted on a Building Energy Rating and Disclosure Ordinance. As a component of the City’s Climate Action Plan to meet the Mayor’s greenhouse gas reduction goal of 25 percent by 2020, this ordinance would require all large- and medium-sized buildings to report their annual energy… Read More

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VERGE Boston: Machine-to-machine’s affect on energy savings

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Dan Probst - Jones Lang LaSallePosted by:
Dan Probst
Energy and Sustainability Services

I just had the pleasure of serving on a panel at GreenBiz Media’s VERGE Boston conference, which focused on the convergence of buildings, technology and transportation. The panel, called “The Trillion-Dollar M2M Opportunity,” was about the dramatic impact of machine-to-machine (M2M) technology on four industry segments: energy, transportation, the built… Read More