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And Then There Was One

NPR cuts its environmental reporting team to one

NOLA Benchmarks

New Orleans starts benchmarking energy use in 92 municipal buildings

80x50 In NYC

A bill to cut NYC GHG emissions 80% by 2050 gets its first public hearing

In the Media

Anderson Testifies

Testimony in Support of Intro Number 378

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In The Carbon Age

Clashing Solar Scenarios

Are utilities warming to PV power to grow it or to kill it off?

Grid Heads - Plug In Here

Standford University launches a journal dedicated to rethinking the power grid, lots to learn

Climate Bonds For Risky Business

How governments can use bonds to to make climate polluters pay


China: Carbon Trade Market Update

Stiff fines set for the Chinese carbon emissions trading scheme but carbon caps remain a work-in-progress

EU: 40x30

Despite some member opposition the EU agrees to steeper GHG cuts, 40% by 2030 raise its renewable energy and efficiency targets

Portugal: Renewable Power Player

How did Portugal become a global renewable energy leader?

Friends of Benchmarking

Second Year White Paper

FOB 2nd Year White Paper

The Second White Paper is an independent, non-partisan assessment of data gathering software and benchmarking data quality. It opens a window for understanding how behavioral and market driven decisions made by property owners relate to effective public policy.

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Sallan Report Microsite

Start up. Scale up.

Seek durable innovation.

Discover the insights of real world green tech and development trailblazers.

Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

The De Blasio Benchmarking Blessing

Mayor de Blasio has given a special vote of confidence to Local Law 84, the building energy benchmarking mandate, in his climate policy vision report One City, Built to Last. At the very same time, the EPA has released an expanded version of Energy Star. Talk about great timing, now that New York has become the biggest city in the world to set a goal of cutting its carbon emissions 80% by 2050.

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Pat SapinsleySnapshot

Energy Efficiency: Markets or Mandates?

The implementation of energy efficiency savings in the US has been more difficult than its advocates might have hoped. Americans are relying on a patchwork system to achieve energy savings.

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Sallan Events

There'll Be Some Changes Made

There'll Be Some Changes Made

9 September 2014

We are witnessing the realignment of NY's and the nation's energy system and its regulatory framework for a carbon constrained world in the face of disruptive technologies, new financial practices and novel user demands at the grid edge.

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How Knowledge Saves Power Panel

The Urban Energy Revolution

23 January 2014

How Knowledge Saves Power Panel sponsored by; NYIT, NYLCV, Friends of Benchmarking and Sallan, convened experts who all agree that LL84 may not be perfect but has created positive momentum for change and a bright future for benchmarking.

Michael Bobker, Adam Hinge, Jonathan Flaherty, Ari Frankel and Conor Laver make the case.

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The Urban Energy Revolution

The Urban Energy Revolution

28 Sept. 2012

The Infrastructure Panel sponsored by; NYIT, NYC ACRE, NYLCV, NYECC, Pace Energy & Climate Center and Sallan, considers fast forwarding to a time when cities rely on decentralized systems for heating, cooling and electricity.

Now we know — rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy's devastation means a fundamental rethinking.

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Atlantic Wind Power Panel

Wind Power In New York

21 May 2012

Held at NYIT, the Atlantic Wind Power Panel sponsored by Cleantech Corridor, McCarter & English and the Sallan Foundation, considered New York's prospects for offshore wind energy.

Is Atlantic Wind Energy in Our Future? Sallan is using Storify to stay up-to-date.

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Market Makers

Market Makers: Event Two
The New Energy-Efficient Building Toolkit

15 November 2011

Making Green History By Doing It

Learn how New York property owners, tenants and retrofit teams are leading the way toward making energy efficiency the hallmark of big city real-estate and helping Gotham thrive.

Market Makers

Market Makers: Event One
Developing & Deploying Energy Efficiency Technology

20 September 2011

An exploration of the emergence and growth of New York City's clean tech sector via case studies on green building advances and efficiency technologies — an Official Event of Climate Week NY°C 2011 — took place at the New York Academy of Sciences.

Reimagining Metropolis

Re-imagining the Metropolis:
Visions For A Near Future

26 April 2011

Now, we must accelerate our pace — in understanding and rethinking city functions — to reinvent the metropolis. In this final forum of our series, panelists explored how New York will be challenged and may be transformed by emerging trends.

Reimagining Metropolis

Reimagining the Metropolis:
Revolution is No Joke

2 Feb. 2011

A Banker, A Lawyer & An Underwriter Walk Into A Bar — our 3rd event of a 4-part series — got serious about developing the means to assign monetary value to high performance properties, tracking and comparing their performance as well as tackling thorny issues of code enforcement and LEEDigation.

Reimagining Metropolis

Reimagining the Metropolis:
Making it Happen

30 Nov. 2010

Our second event of a four part series on high performance building in New York City zeroed in on public policy developments, private sector innovation and how they have intersected over the last half-decade.

Reimagining Metropolis

Reimagining the Metropolis:
The Big Picture

28 Oct. 2010

Our sold-out first event at the AIA New York Center for Architecture conveyed the Big Picture — a wide-angle view of what has been achieved, what's been learned and what's next for New York City's revolution in high performance building.

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Calling All Volunteers
25 Oct
We need volunteers like YOU to provide extensive repairs for homeowners STILL recovering from Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway, Queens. At this neighborhood revitalization event, we will repair 9 homes, 1 community center, and install 50 solar-powered security lights.
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Millennials Rising: What's Next For Sustainability?
31 Oct
Sign up for the 2014 Social Enterprise Conference and learn how Millennials can do well by doing good
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Possible Impacts of the New York Public Service Commission’s “Reforming the Energy Vision” on Wholesale Power Markets
3 Nov
Legal experts focus on the New York Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision. It could have profound operating and legal implications for wholesale power markets in NY. Join this forum for experts to discuss these implications and the factors that should be considered while the REV initiative is still being finalized by the Commission.
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Transition Neighborhoods Workshop
17 Nov
There are 1,100 plus Transition groups in 44 countries with 16 national hubs. In the US, 151 Transition initiatives have formed already. It's time for NYC to tap into the power, creativity, and collective genius of this global grassroots network. Start here
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The Origins of Environmental Law
3 Dec
Don't miss this eight-part lecture series, Origins of Environmental Law: Regulation and Evolution, taught by Leon Billings and Thomas Jorling, the two senior majority and minority staff members who led the Senate environment subcommittee which developed bedrock US environmental laws. October 8 - December 3
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