Tag: risk

Are green buildings safer? | GreenBiz

Everyone knows that green buildings use less energy to operate. And studies show they’re healthier for occupants, which makes for happier residents and more productive workers. But safer and more durable? Seems so. A study released this week suggests that greener…

Despite Boom in Renewables, Risks Could Hurt Further Growth | GreenBiz

“Alternative” energy is officially not so alternative anymore. Last year, for the first time ever, spending on projects to generate electricity from renewable sources eclipsed the amount spent to build conventional fossil fuel plants. In 2010, renewable projects drew $187…

US Senator Bingaman aims to jump-start CCS with a bill addressing liability | Global CCS Institute

All but lost in the din in the effort to pass a federal budget, a bi-partisan senate bill has re-surfaced that breathes fresh hope for U.S. federal support for carbon capture and sequestration, or CCS. Introduced on March 31, and…

Climate Change: Hotter, Wetter, Windier and Costlier — Insurers Tally the Potential Toll | The Fiscal Times

It’s not your imagination. The weather in lots of places is getting hotter, windier, and weirder. In September, New York City was hit by its third tornado in the past five years, unprecedented in more than a century of weather…