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July 31, 2012
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A look at progress on the state's Clean Energy and Climate Plan
A review of the inaugural International Energy Efficiency Scorecard
Sacramento, CA, July 19, 2012
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  Potential GHG Impacts of Clean Energy and Climate Portfolio (Click Image to Enlarge)
One might think that this year – with record droughts and forest fires; over 40,000 heat records; glaciers melting at an unprecedented rate – climate change would be an important issue in our political debate.  Yet apparently it is not even up for discussion by our Presidential candidates or those running for Congress.  With indisputable evidence piling up, the question is: where will we find the political will to put common sense measures in place that can actually make a difference?  

In 2008 it seemed conceivable that Massachusetts could lead the way. Now, four years later, the state is in danger of squandering that opportunity unless it accelerates efforts to ensure meeting its bold greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets.

The state took unprecedented action in 2008 and passed a landmark Global Warming Solutions Act...read more >
  Energy Efficiency - while not often thought of as such, is a source of clean energy.
The United States ranked 9th out of 12 major economies on the inaugural International Energy Efficiency Scorecard just published by ACEEE.   Scoring 47 out of a possible 100 points, and lagging behind the top-scoring United Kingdom by a full 20 points, the US still has a way to go to catch up with the technologies and best practices that are currently being deployed in other countries.    (As the report points out, there is room for improvement in all 12 countries, but for every one of the 27 metrics used, at least one country received full points.) 

Based on the ACEEE’s methodology the United States scored relatively strong in the Buildings and Industry segments, but weak on National Policy and poor on Transportation.  The US has made progress...read more >
  Navy Week Clean Tech Showcase, July 19, 2012, Sacramento, CA
"Leaders from California clean tech companies, state government and the United States Navy came together at the State Capitol on July 19 to highlight innovative clean tech partnerships at Navy installations across the state. As part of Sacramento Navy Week, designed to give the community a better understanding of the Navy, the Sailors who serve in it and the important work they do, more than a dozen California companies showcased current projects with the Navy that utilize biofuels, solar power, energy efficiency and waste-to-energy advancements to meet Navy energy goals." (1)

The event was initiated by the Navy to showcase their clean energy initiatives, and supported by the State of California, in particular the Governor’s Office, to highlight the advanced clean energy policies in the state that encourage innovation there.  In attendance were 12 CA...read more >
  Daniel Friedlander
Earlier this month, E2 lost a member of our E2 family, Dan Friedlander.

Dan was a Boulder hero, leader, role model, political & climate activist, artist, and humanist. He was an entrepreneur who was deeply committed to accelerating Colorado’s Cleantech growth. He was a founder of the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association and Colorado Cleantech Initiative and an advisor to Colorado startups in the solar, energy efficiency, carbon capture and battery areas. Dan was also an artist; some of his work can be seen here.

Before he passed, he made a short to-do list for a fellow E2 Rocky Mountains member: 
1. End global warming, ideally before Christmas,
2. Get folks more oriented to facts and solutions. This might take till next election,
3. Bring back the American Spirit. This is so easy it shouldn’t take more than a week or two.

In lieu of...read more >
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