New Guide for Developing Municipal Sustainability Plans Published

  GLOBE-Net, April 24, 2013 – Golder Associates Ltd. and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities’ (UNSM’s) Municipal Sustainability Office are launching a new guidebook – From Great Ideas to Great Communities – to help municipalities implement...
Posted On 24 Apr 2013

Strong Growth for Renewables Expected Through to 2030

  GLOBE-Net, April 22, 2013 – New research by analysts at Bloomberg New Energy Finance show that annual investment in new renewable power capacity is set to rise by anywhere from two and a half times to more than four and a half times between now and 2030. The...
Posted On 22 Apr 2013

Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race? It’s Not Who You Think.

GLOBE-Net, April 20, 2013 – Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race? It’s a question being posed by many given the profound geographic and technological shifts underway in the global clean energy sector as new markets emerge and renewable capacity grows, according...
Posted On 20 Apr 2013

$1 Billion in Green Bonds Planned for Emerging Markets – New Green Financing Mechanism

GLOBE-Net, April 19, 2013 – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, expects to issue at least $1 billion in green bonds a year to support private sector investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other climate-friendly sectors. Proceeds from the bonds are...
Posted On 19 Apr 2013

Turning Point Reached in Municipal Sustainable Purchasing in Canada

GLOBE-Net, April 18, 2013 – Sustainable purchasing is gaining ground in the Canadian municipal sector as municipalities pursue their contributions to existing ‘green’ objectives, such as zero waste and climate neutrality, and new corporate concerns such as risk...
Posted On 18 Apr 2013

Global Investments in Clean Energy Have Stalled, Says IEA Report

GLOBE-Net, April 18, 2013 – The rapid expansion of renewable technologies is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise bleak assessment of global progress towards low-carbon energy, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its latest annual report to the Clean Energy...
Posted On 18 Apr 2013

Canada ranks in top 10 for Global Sustainability Competitiveness Index

  GLOBE-Net, April 10, 2013 – Canada has placed seventh in the 2013 ranking of 176 countries according to their capability to sustain or increase wealth in a resource-constraint, globalized world. The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index was first developed and...
Posted On 10 Apr 2013

First U.S. Carbon Market Begins Sixth Year of CO2 Auctions

  GLOBE-Net, April 8, 2013 – The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the U.S’s first market-based regulatory program to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, enters its 6th year of operation with a renewed mandate and record high sales. The scheme’s most...
Posted On 08 Apr 2013