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New report on corporate renewable energy investment opportunities in Central America

DGA is proud to share this new report prepared for DGA by Christine Covington, Buying the Sun: Opportunities for Third-Party Power-Purchase Agreements as Corporate Investments in Renewable Energy. This review of Latin American markets highlights the opportunities that exist in the region for large corporations to expand their renewable energy investments. In the report, Covington …continue reading.

Power Factor: Institutional Investors’ Policy Priorities Can Bring Energy Efficiency to Scale

DGA Vice President Ryan Hodum co-authored a report for Ceres and its Investor Network on Climate Risk detailing the multi-hundred-billion dollar investment opportunity that energy efficiency provides. The report, Power Factor: Institutional Investors’ Policy Priorities Can Bring Energy Efficiency to Scale, comes after discussions with nearly 30 institutional investors and energy and policy experts. By …continue reading.

Synapse Study: Doubling wind power can save consumer $6.9B annually

A recently released study, The Net Benefits of Increased Wind Power in PJM, conducted by Synapse Energy Economics on behalf of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG), concludes that “adding more wind power to the grid in the PJM region can lower gas and coal consumption and reduce regional wholesale energy market prices, saving nearly $7 …continue reading.

US Policy: Electric Transmission Policy

In collaboration with the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), David Gardiner and Associates released a report over-viewing regulations in transmission and the smart grid. This report shows how updated transmission regulations will accelerate the market integration of renewable energy resources, provides examples of recently approved renewable energy transmission …continue reading.

Efficiency Boom: How Commercial Retrofits Can Power America’s Economic Recovery

DGA’s Ryan Hodum authored a memo released by the Progressive Policy Institute. This report calls for a national Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (following the lead of nearly half the states), a carbon price, full loan guarantees for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) bonds, a tax deduction for 25% of the cost of an energy management system, …continue reading.

Global Investor Statement on Climate Change: Reducing Risks, Seizing Opportunities & Closing the Climate Investment Gap

DGA helped Ceres coordinate the drafting of the Global Investor Statement on Climate Change. This statement is supported by 268 investors – both asset owners and asset managers – that collectively represent assets of over US$15 trillion. To read the full statement, please click here.

Green Buildings and the Finance Sector

Green Buildings and the Finance Sector: An Overview of Financial Institution Involvement in Green Buildings in North America is intended for financial institutions in the United States and Canada that are interested in becoming involved or have started to get involved with green buildings. It provides an overview of the relevant facts and issues related to green buildings, the roles …continue reading.

Geopolitics Redrawn: The Changing Landscape of Clean Energy

DGA’s Senior Associate for Policy Ryan Hodum was asked by World Politics Review, an online resource for foreign policy professionals, to submit a feature on the geopolitics of clean energy.  In this article Ryan explores four areas that will play a role in the impact of clean energy on global power redistribution: the redirection of capital flows to …continue reading.

2010 Investor Statement on Catalyzing Investment in a Low-Carbon Economy

DGA helped Ceres coordinate drafting the 2010 Investor Statement on Catalyzing investment in a low carbon economy. This statement was released at Ceres’ 2010 investor summit on Climate risk, hosted by four global investor groups representing over $13 trillion in combined assets. To read the entire statement, please click here.

Embracing the Future: The Midwest and a New National Energy Policy

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs released a collaborative report analyzing the potential for energy policy in the Midwest. Bill White and Daria Karetnikov of DGA served as the primary consulting team. This report works to bring a Midwestern perspective to the ongoing national debate on climate and energy policy. Because the region is a major energy consumer …continue reading.