Green BookMovie 2018
These rates were calculated using the data collected by Green-e Energy during annual verification of 2018 certified sales and the most recent emissions and generation data provided by eGRID in the U.S. for each eGRID subregion.
Green BookMovie | 2018
The health and vitality of our lands, waters, and communities support our way of life and economy in Rhode Island. The proposed 2018 Green Economy and Clean Water Bond invests $47.3 million in water quality, land cleanup, farmland, recreational facilities, and open space to ensure our state remains a wonderful place to live, visit, and raise a family.
LOCAL RECREATION: $5 MILLION to create new and improve existing community parks and recreation facilities. Studies show access to green space improves health, promotes stronger social ties, and enhances neighborhood satisfaction and pride. Without exception, applications for funds for development of local recreational facilities historically have far exceeded available funds. View DEM's Local Recreation Grants page.
Green growth first became a buzz phrase in 2012 at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. In the run-up to the conference, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the U.N. Environment Program all produced reports promoting green growth. Today, it is a core plank of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.
But the promise of green growth turns out to have been based more on wishful thinking than on evidence. In the years since the Rio conference, three major empirical studies have arrived at the same rather troubling conclusion: Even under the best conditions, absolute decoupling of GDP from resource use is not possible on a global scale.
These problems throw the entire concept of green growth into doubt and necessitate some radical rethinking. Remember that each of the three studies used highly optimistic assumptions. We are nowhere near imposing a global carbon tax today, much less one of nearly $600 per metric ton, and resource efficiency is currently getting worse, not better. Yet the studies suggest that even if we do everything right, decoupling economic growth with resource use will remain elusive and our environmental problems will continue to worsen.
Policy instruments vary in the administrative and transaction costs they entail. The administrative and transaction costs of demand-side climate instruments are often considerable. Both carbon taxes and cap-and-trade schemes require detailed and complex rules, procedures and regulatory institutions for the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas emissions at facility/installation level (e.g. power plants, steel mills), often across hundreds or even thousands of facilities/installations (Helm 2005, 212).
A major political barrier to the enactment of (ambitious) restrictive climate policies (Table 1, row 1) in the energy sector is the political mobilisation of industries that stand to lose from such policies. Fossil fuel producers are especially politically influential: they are characteristically well organised, capital-intensive, and own highly specific assets (Hughes and Lipscy 2013, 459); and they often have deep ties to the states in which they operate (Newell and Paterson 1998). Environmental nongovernmental organisations and green industries typically form coalitions supportive of climate policy, but these are typically weak compared with the power of the opposing coalition (Meckling et al. 2015). The political feasibility of climate policy improves when, all else equal, members of the opposing coalition are induced to switch from opposition to support.
In 2017, the collaboration was repeated to ascertain progress made since 2010: this report provides a synthesis of the six new country reports. It examines the major changes in green jobs and employment since 2010, and analyses the regulations and policies supporting green skills and employment, including the surrounding institutional set-up and the role played by social partners. It also highlights good practices, including green skill anticipation mechanisms, relevant vocational education and training and higher education, active labour market policies and retraining measures, and the role of the private sector.
This is important for municipal bond issuers because investors may be willing to accept lower returns in order to hold bonds identified as socially responsible. After controlling for such bond features as size, maturity, rating, and use of proceeds, they find that yields at issue on green bonds are around 0.06 percentage points lower than those on ordinary bonds. This suggests that a subset of investors are willing to give up returns in order to hold green bonds, and that municipalities could save money by issuing green rather than ordinary bonds. The effect is much stronger for the 6.6 percent of green bonds that go through a costly external certification process and are registered with the Climate Bonds Initiative. Therefore, the authors say, green bond issuers might benefit from getting their bonds certified, particularly if certification becomes more standardized and affordable as the market expands. The authors also find that investment funds whose names indicate that they are socially responsible hold 13.5 percent of outstanding green bonds, but just 0.6 percent of ordinary bonds. The ownership of green bonds, particularly small, AAA-rated ones, is more concentrated than the ownership of similar ordinary bonds. The authors argue that as the impact of climate change becomes more apparent, green bonds will likely become an important way to fund the response, and one that municipalities should embrace as a cheaper alternative to issuing ordinary bonds.
NEW YORK/TORONTO -- During its first-ever NHL Green month, celebrating an ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, the National Hockey League today published the 2018 Sustainability Report, the second installment following the first-ever report of its kind in 2014. The 2018 report, available on NHL.com/Green, assesses the League's environmental impact and its commitment to ensure all levels of hockey - on frozen ponds, community rinks, or in-arena - thrive for future generations.
A microsite featuring highlights from the 2018 Sustainability Report also is available on NHL.com/Green. In partnership with the National Environment Education Foundation (NEEF), the microsite includes interactive components focused on engaging youth with sustainability activities, tools, and resources. Educators and families can visit the microsite and learn how to conduct an energy audit of their school or home, calculate their water footprint, or plant a pollinator garden.
The 2018 report follows the pledge made in September's Declaration of Principles that states: Hockey should be an enjoyable family experience; all stakeholders - organizations, players, parents, siblings, coaches, referees, volunteers and rink operations - play a role in this effort. The full report details the League-wide effort to innovate at NHL arenas, transform the hockey community through environmental collaboration, inspire communities to act, and encourage fans to get involved.
Since its launch in 2010, NHL Green has been committed to promoting green business practices across the League as well as preserving the environment, including the frozen ponds that inspired and cultivated the game more than 100 years ago. As part of NHL Green month, all 31 NHL Clubs have continued to lead a variety of sustainability initiatives in their local markets. For more information, visit NHL.com/Green. To join the conversation, use the hashtag #NHLGreen.
The ground for this moment has been prepared for decades, with models for community-owned and community-controlled renewable energy; with justice-based transitions that make sure no worker is left behind; with a deepening analysis of the intersections between systemic racism, armed conflict, and climate disruption; with improved green tech and breakthroughs in clean public transit; with the thriving fossil fuel divestment movement; with model legislation driven by the climate justice movement that shows how carbon taxes can fight racial and gender exclusion; and much more.
Another game-changing aspect of a Green New Deal is that it is modeled after the most famous economic stimulus of all time, which makes it recession-proof. When the global economy enters another downturn, which it surely will, support for this model of climate action will not plummet as has been the case with every other major green initiative during past recessions. Instead, it will increase, since a large-scale stimulus will become the greatest hope of reviving the economy.
The 2018 Green Works Orlando Community Action Plan update provides revisions to the original baseline assessments for more complete and accurate data collection; introduces new strategies and best practices to help us further advance toward the 2040 goals; and incorporates new overarching themes of social equity, climate resiliency and smart technology and innovation as a guiding framework for more advanced sustainability. Finally, this updated action plan is one of the first in America to both inform and align its strategies with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in order to advance critical global efforts.
Three overarching themes were incorporated into the 2018 Plan Update: social equity, resiliency and smart technology and innovation. These themes serve as guiding considerations for the development of recommendations, in that all goals, strategies and initiatives laid out in this Plan Update should help mobilize sustainability efforts, but also ensure that:
For the 2018 Green Works Orlando Community Sustainability Action Plan, Mayor Dyer appointed 25 community leaders and representatives from Orlando businesses, institutions and non-profits to form a Community Task Force. From August 2017 to June 2018, the Task Force was convened three times to review goals and strategies for each focus area, identify additional best practices, and provide input for any new recommendations and best practices for the Updated Plan. The Task Force will also play a role in the implementation of the recommended strategies. 041b061a72