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Reframing Energy for the 21st Century
…Please RSVP to expedite check-in A live webcast will be streamed at 3:00 PM EST at www.eesi.org/livecast (wireless connection permitting) The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a facilitated discussion on how we can make our economy much more energy-efficient, to generate wealth and combat climate change.…
Energy Efficiency: America’s Job-Creation Powerhouse
…Please RSVP to expedite check-in A live webcast will be streamed at 3:00 PM EDT at www.eesi.org/livecast (wireless connection permitting) The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and E4TheFuture invite you to a briefing on the growing number of Americans employed in the energy efficiency sector. The latest report from…
Wood: The Building Material of the Future?
…Please RSVP to expedite check-in A live webcast will be streamed at 3:00 PM EDT at www.eesi.org/livecast (wireless connection permitting) In recognition of National Forest Products Week, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to learn more about an innovative class of structural wood building materials, known…
Fact Sheet: Battery Electric Buses: Benefits Outweigh Costs
…Transit agencies around the United States and several other countries are purchasing battery-powered electric buses (BEBs) at increasing rates and these trends are expected to accelerate in the coming years. BEBs are powered by battery packs that run an electric motor to turn the wheels, the same as battery-powered electric…
Fact Sheet: Strengthening Financial Resilience to Climate Change - The Role of Insurance
…Every year, natural disasters inflict damages costing hundreds of billions of dollars globally – and the cost is rising. Climate change creates a more volatile weather system in which hurricanes, storm surge, wildfires, and other climate-related disasters are becoming more frequent and intense. Climate change is increasingly a fiscal matter,…
Fact Sheet: High Speed Rail Development Worldwide
…Those who travel to other countries may experience high speed rail (HSR) services and wonder why a similar transportation network has not been implemented in the United States. The following fact sheet provides a brief history of international high-speed rail developments and a comparison of the status of HSR deployment…
Pentagon Report on Vulnerable Bases Incomplete
…Today, the Department of Defense released a Congressionally-mandated report on the effects of a changing climate on America's military bases. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute welcomes the report but finds it incomplete, as it fails to list the most vulnerable bases, per Congress's directive. More importantly, the report doesn’t…
Spitzer Trust Grant to Expand EESI’s Work on Resilience
…The New York-based Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust has awarded a $300,000 grant to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) to showcase resilience as a major component of climate change adaptation in federal policy, with a particular focus on coastal communities and nature-based solutions.
Fort Collins Wins $1 Million Prize for Novel Energy Upgrade Program
…The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) congratulates the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, for being one of nine winners in Bloomberg Philanthropies' 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge. Fort Collins’s EPIC Loan program for residential energy upgrades was awarded a $1 million prize from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Its innovative, on-bill financing-based approach…
Debate over Biomass’ Role Enters “Green New Deal” Fray
California Wildfires Ignite Discussions of Climate Change, Forest Management
…California has a long history of fighting fires, but as climate change brings longer, drier fire seasons, the threat has grown. In the past decade, California has set new records for the largest, costliest, deadliest, and most destructive fires. Last year’s most severe fires, the Camp Fire in northern California…
Bioenergy Will Play Critical Role in Decarbonizing Transport, Heating & Cooling – Report
Climate Change and National Security
…The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) anticipates that climate change will have vast geopolitical impacts, including sea level rise, food and water scarcity, the proliferation of disease vectors, and the risk of mass migration by vulnerable populations to escape these impacts. These risks lead DOD to recognize that "while climate…
Building Resilient and Secure Infrastructure
…In May 2017, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) launched a new briefing series, Building Resilient and Secure Infrastructure. Both Republicans and Democrats agree that massive investments are urgently needed to refurbish and update America's critical infrastructure—public buildings, roads, bridges,…
Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum
…EESI has played a lead role in organizing every annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO (also known as the Clean Energy EXPO) since 1997, alongside the Sustainable Energy Coalition, of which EESI is a founding member. The bipartisan House and/or Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses serve…
Sustainable Bioenergy, Farms, and Forests - January 18, 2019
…Debate over Biomass’ Role Enters “Green New Deal” Fray On January 10th, 626 environmental organizations sent a letter to Congress with a list of demands for a potential Green New Deal. Among other things, the letter calls for reliance mostly on wind and solar technology in any federal climate change…
Climate Change News - January 14, 2019
…Using federal grant money, Louisiana has finished purchasing land for the relocation of residents threatened by sea level rise on Isle de Jean Charles. Image courtesy of Karen Apricot via flickr.com. Government Shutdown Disrupts Agency Activities, Federal Science The ongoing government shutdown has had an adverse effect on federal…
Sustainable Bioenergy, Farms, and Forests - January 11, 2019
…Bioenergy Will Play Critical Role in Decarbonizing Transport, Heating & Cooling – Report Bioenergy is the “sleeping giant” of renewables, according to a new report from the Biofuture Platform, a new 20-country effort to realize the sustainable use of renewable biomass. Both globally and domestically, bioenergy makes up roughly half of…
The Reality Behind the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Economy, and the Environment
…Policy Associate Jessie Stolark spoke at a Fuels America briefing on September 20: "The Reality Behind the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Economy, and the Environment." She explained why biofuels are necessary to decarbonize the transportation sector in both the short and long-term.
Leveraging Federal and State Energy Efficiency Investments through On-bill Financing
…Program Associate Miguel Yanez gave a presentation on EESI's On-Bill Financing Project at the 2017 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Energy Efficiency Finance Forum, held May 21- 23 in Chicago. The presentation was part of a panel on "Overcoming Energy Efficiency Finance Barriers in Rural America."
On-Bill Financing: an Innovative Approach for Energy Efficiency Finance
…Program Associate Miguel Yanez gave a presentation on EESI's On-Bill Financing Project at the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) Western Region and Territory Energy Offices meeting, held April 18-19 in Boise, Idaho.