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China's infrastructure investments contain green and gray

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...
Jigar Shah

United States Department of Energy Loan Program Office director Jigar Shah. 

A Director Brings Star Power to a Federal Loan Program Waiting to Shine

The federal Loan Program Office, within the Department of Energy, exists to help finance pioneering companies that can't yet draw hefty private capital. After a political upset sent the office into deep freeze, it revived in the past several years. Now, a new director with a reputation as an investor...
Getting in on the crowded Jersey wholesale market

In New Jersey, there may be room for prioritizing both clean power and always-on power. (Courtesy NJ.gov)

Reborn to Run Clean? Advancing Renewables on a New Capacity Market

Months after power supplies froze in Texas, rancor between fossil-fuel defenders and renewable advocates has yet to cool off. New Jersey's officials have been working to boost clean energy generation in the state without crimping the grid's reliability. A consulting firm's proposing a new kind of wholesale market to achieve...
These turbines could carry the future for big oil and gas explorers.

Is this the direction for decarbonizing- and for big hydrocarbon concerns? (Image courtesy of Pixabay.)

Oil and Gas Multinationals Tempt Investors to Stick Around Through the Transition

Equinor Strategy Summit, Norway, 2019 – Executives of Equinor (formerly known as Statoil) were holed up in a room drinking hot chocolate after a day of skiing. Strategy staff members presented them with a list of unidentified companies (“Company 1,” “Company 2,” “Company 3”) along with historical and projected returns...

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