Weekend reads: Candidates for (climate) change; - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, Energy Procurement, Regulation, Sourcing Renewables  -  September 7, 2019

Weekend reads: Candidates for (climate) change; World's largest energy sources

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:

Ranked: The World’s Largest Energy Sources (Visual Capitalists)  Every day, humans consume roughly 63,300,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity to power our homes, workplaces, and vehicles─about the same produced by over 5,700 Hoover Dams. While present-day electricity generation is slanted heavily in favor of coal and gas on a global basis, renewable sources have started to gain ground. Today’s graphic from Information is Beautiful lists the world’s largest energy sources and their energy outputs. 

Here’s where the top Democratic 2020 candidates stand on climate change (CNBC)  Ten Democratic presidential candidates are set to participate Wednesday night in a “Climate Crisis” town hall hosted by CNN. Climate change has escalated into one of the most important issues for Democratic voters, so before each candidate takes the stage, here’s the rundown on where each stands on addressing climate change:

Accounting for sustainability (Accountancy Age) Companies, managers and accountants have traditionally been interested in a single de facto bottom line - profit - but business leaders are no longer satisfied solely with financial performance - sustainable transparency and progress on environmental, social and governance issues are now just as important. Sustainability needs to be measured, reported and evaluated – areas of expertise that fall naturally under an accountant’s remit. However, ESG reporting is tougher than simply measuring how much money a business has made or lost.

FERC chairman to Congress: 'Make energy policy boring again' (Utility Dive)  FERC chairman to Congress: 'Make energy policy boring again' (Utility Dive) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee wants Congress to take up a large energy-focused legislative attempt, he told an industry crowd at the nonprofit Resources For the Future on Wednesday.

Houston Plans Large Solar Farm To Revitalize Sunnyside Neighborhood (Houston Public Media) A project to build one of Texas’ largest urban solar farms in south Houston is underway. The City of Houston has selected Wolfe Energy to develop the farm in Sunnyside on a 240-acre landfill that has been closed for decades. The project is part of the city’s participation in the C40 Reinventing Cities competition, which Houston joined in 2017. The farm’s 70 megawatt solar array could generate electricity for 12,000 homes and provide discounted rates for Sunnyside residents, according to the city.


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