EDF’s Victoria Mills: ‘It’s time to raise the bar for leadership to include climate policy advocacy’

March 4, 2020 by  
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Victoria Mills, managing director at EDF, works at the intersection of sustainability, public policy and business. “What we’ve realized — EDF and other NGOs — together is that it’s time to raise the bar for leadership to include climate policy advocacy,” says Mills. “We’ve been really encouraged by the number of companies that are setting ambitious climate goals, committing to use 100 percent renewable energy, working through their whole supply chain to drive down emissions.”

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The innovation buzz from Stockholm World Water Week

September 25, 2019 by  
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It’s not just about technology, it’s about laws, public policy and social engagement.

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A locally led move toward microgrids in Puerto Rico

September 25, 2019 by  
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The shift can promote energy equity, foster local ownership and avoid expensive and polluting investments in fossil fuels.

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Colorado wrestles with evolving utility business models

August 11, 2015 by  
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The electric industry is evolving. New technologies are available to make the system more reliable and less costly, improve service quality and lower carbon emissions. New customer programs, utility business models and regulations are under development across the U.S. and internationally to harness those technical capabilities and position the industry to achieve higher qualities of service as well as public policy goals.

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COP and the carbon bubble: What a climate deal could mean for fossil fuel

August 11, 2015 by  
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Where would a new United Nations deal in Paris leave oil, gas and coal companies grappling with calls for low-carbon energy?

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New Palo Alto Building Code Requires Wiring for Electric Cars

October 15, 2013 by  
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A big hurdle facing potential electric vehicle owners is installing the equipment to charge their new car at home. Installing a home charging station can be a complicated process, often involving retrofitting the appropriate electrical service and wiring. However, adding the required wiring to a new house is relatively inexpensive, only about $200 extra. That’s why the city of Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley, has adopted a proposal requiring all new homes to come prewired for the installation of 240-Volt Level 2 charging stations. Read the rest of New Palo Alto Building Code Requires Wiring for Electric Cars Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: building codes , building standards , electric car charging stations , electric cars , electric vehicles , encouraging electric car use , palo alto , public policy , residential electric car chargers , san francisco bay area , silicon valley        

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How one startup is tapping into the $100 billion AC market

October 23, 2012 by  
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Despite a slow global economy, the air conditioning market grew by 13 percent last year.

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Can Clean Energy Bonds help scale solar and wind?

October 11, 2012 by  
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The first installment of a new monthly column on public policy and sustainable business.

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Why Water Stewardship Goes Beyond Managing Risk

September 12, 2011 by  
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Water stewardship moves well beyond water efficiency and water risk evaluations to engaging on public policy issues and working with stakeholders.

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How Can You Tell The Difference Between A Climate Denier & An Environmentalist?

August 7, 2011 by  
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‘Pico of the Caribbean’ sez: “go read about me mate, or I’ll unbuckle your swash.” Image credit: Russ George. Short answer: there is little difference between the thought patterns of deniers & environmentalists. Most of us don’t have the time or expertise to maintain a current, in-depth understanding of science and public policy issues. Instead, a values test is imposed as novel or contradictory information is encountered. The test script : Does this new information match my belief system? If it does not, the information is seen as wrong or ‘biased.’ If it does match, however, it is s… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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