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Monthly Archives: March 2015

How Shadow Pricing Can Improve the Outlook for Sustainability Projects

Suppose you have a project that you’d like to undertake that, based on standard cost/benefit analysis, doesn’t quite meet the payback period that your company requires. However, you know that in addition to the easily quantifiable benefits of the project there is one more, less obvious, benefit. The completed project will reduce the company’s carbon […]

Governor Wolf’s New Budget Includes Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy Programs

Tucked into Governor Wolf’s proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015, is a $675 million bond program that, among other things, supports investment in infrastructure, energy and technology. The bond program includes a $225 million initiative to ensure a comprehensive energy portfolio that supports gas, coal, oil and renewable resources, as well […]

Say What? Florida Bans “Climate Change.” (But they’re not the only ones.)

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” – Philip K. Dick The Governor of Florida has decided that ignoring climate change will make it go away. According to the Miami Herald, “DEP officials have been ordered not to use the term ‘climate change’ or ‘global warming’ in any official […]

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