Coronavirus, Climate, & Commercial Real Estate – Part 2/2

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 11:30:36 +0000

We foresee a softening of new commercial construction, a reduction in cosmetic renovations of existing stock, an increase in renovations focused on improving the net operating income including a strong focus on heat pumps displacing gas furnaces and existing air conditioning and an increased shift to distribution-center business models

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Politics Of Coronavirus, Climate, & Commercial Real Estate – Part 1/2

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 11:00:33 +0000

We foresee a softening of new commercial construction, a reduction in cosmetic renovations of existing stock, an increase in renovations focused on improving the net operating income including a strong focus on heat pumps displacing gas furnaces and existing air conditioning and an increased shift to distribution-center business models

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Project to Outfit Natural Gas Power Plant with Carbon Capture Gets Investor Boost

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:02:08 +0000

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A project to outfit an existing natural gas power plant with a “large-scale” carbon capture facility got its legs on April 2 with the finalization of key investment agreements. Private equity investment firm Starwood Energy Group Global and global investment fund OGCI Climate Investments announced Thursday they had finalized agreements to co-invest in the initial […]

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Natural Gas a Powerful Force, Despite Industry Headwinds

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:06:00 +0000

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Gas prices remain low worldwide, and the challenge for producers is to find a market for their supply. Gas remains the No. 1 source of U.S. power generation, and will continue in that spot for several more

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Shift to Gas, Financing Issues Could Delay Polish Power Plant Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000

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Officials in Poland have said changing the fuel source of a planned 1-GW power plant in Ostroleka, known as Ostroleka C, from coal to natural gas could delay the project, which already faces several financial

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Silver Linings Playbook: Coronavirus Edition

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:37:17 +0000

The coronavirus is serious. Many loved ones will die. We’re responding seriously. We’ll get it under control. It will take about two years of increasing and decreasing social distancing before we have widespread vaccinations that bring herd immunity. Our global ability to deal with the next pandemic will be much stronger, and we will make the world a better place in part due to our common reaction to the pandemic

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No One Is Buying Canada’s Oil: A Preview Of The Near Future New Normal

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 02:00:12 +0000

Athabasca Alberta oil sands from spaceWhen will Canada learn? Stop throwing money at the fossil fuel industry. Let it live or die on its own with its decades of profits. Shift investment to clean technologies, technologies which are also much lower in contagion pathways for Canadians. Stop investing in the past and start investing in the future. 

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With The Public Distracted, Interior Department Moves Full Speed Ahead On Oil & Gas Leases

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 20:49:54 +0000

We are currently in a state of national emergency thanks in no small part to the Trump administration’s muzzling of public health experts and slow response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we all do our part to limit the extent of this outbreak, the Department of the Interior (DOI) instead appears to be more focused on advancing oil and gas interests and abusing the situation to avoid public scrutiny and input on its actions

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Science Win: Court Questions EPA Limits On Science Advisory Committees

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 16:48:09 +0000

https://blog.ucsusa.org/michael-halpern/big-ucs-win-court-questions-epa-limits-on-science-advisory-committees?_ga=2.174422049.2058303656.1584803552-1745027566.1583253068&_gac=1.230444334.1583353207.CKaau6rSgegCFYkRgQodfq8AAgNow, for some good news: the First Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that UCS’s lawsuit challenging the politicization of EPA science advisory committees may move forward. UCS sued the agency over a new directive that prohibits EPA grant-funded scientists from serving on these committees

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