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Green Bonds: They're Becoming a Standard and They're In Need of Clear Standards

More than a trillion dollars' worth of green bonds have found buyers around the world, but standards for defining what makes a bond green remain watery. How fast and how far can this technique extend before standards make it more reliably predictive of carbon savings- or before an investor loses...
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Industrial Policy Can Set the USA on a Decarbonization Pathway

The United States, under its Paris Agreement commitments, must become carbon-free by 2050. Its Congress appears nowhere close to passing laws that would spark an energy transition, though. So the government's executive branch should craft a green industrial policy that mixes incentives, procurement, tax credits and other tools to bring...
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(Courtesy Fairfax County, VA.) According to the Coalition's projections, this driver will soon find company. 

Firing Up a Credit Trading Market to Support Electric Vehicle Networks

If electric vehicles reduce carbon pollution, shouldn’t they get credit for doing so? The Connecticut has started working on a partnership that lets owners, suppliers and charging vendors create and market credits for the miles the vehicles travel. The Bank registered the First Validated Multi-Partner Carbon Offset Credit...
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The Grand Finale: Energy-Grid Barriers and Solutions

On social media and at industry conventions, it is easy to find high-profile discussions on the technological revolution of electric grids. Experts on energy storage, distributed generation, and wireless options describe how emerging technologies are poised to transform the electricity sector. The hype is real. Energy companies are developing technologies...