Climate Change Business Journal Archives

CCBJ Vol IX No 07-09: Climate Change Markets in U.S. Electric Power

Environmental consulting, engineering and other professional service firms working for North American electric power clients describe a dynamic market where they expect the trends of the last several years to continue: the rapid growth of renewable power; dispatch shifting from coal to gas and retirement of coal plants; planning for long-term decarbonization; and a movement toward distributed energy resources and bi-directional grids. Driving these trends are not only federal and state environmental and energy policies but the vastly improving economics of renewable power technology and low gas prices.

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CCBJ Vol IX No 04-06: Climate Change and Sustainability Consulting for the Institutional Market

Colleges, healthcare systems, K-12 schools, prisons, cultural organizations and other institutions are ramping up their sustainability and resilience investments, providing community leadership and significant source of revenue for consulting & engineering (C&E) and design firms. In general, institutions are taking on energy management and GHG mitigation first, with most just beginning to evaluate resilience. The Northeast is an exception, with growing investment in resilient power infrastructure. Utility market revisions and technology advancements are driving new markets for microgrids with onsite energy storage.

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CCBJ Vol IX No 01-03: Post-Paris Market Drivers

The Paris Agreement was a historic milestone, but in developing countries – source of most future GHG emissions growth – the paths to implementation are long and rocky. Consulting opportunities are diverse and growing, especially for firms with international experience, domain expertise and familiarity with development funding and contracting.

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CCBJ Vol VIII Supplement: 2015 Executive Review & CCBJ Awards

CCBJ reviews key markets and business drivers in climate change, adaptation and resiliency with senior executives and leaders. Q&As reveal how markets and emerging and evolving and how technology is supporting decision-making. Also, each year Climate Change Business Journal recognizes achievements in the field of climate change and outstanding business performance in the climate change industry with our CCBJ Business Achievement Awards. Climate Change Business Journal is proud to announce its 8th annual CCBJ awards for achievements in 2015.

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CCBJ Vol VIII No 10-12: U.S. Local Government Market for Climate Resilience Consulting

While most projects are still small, the local government market for climate resilience and adaptation services is evolving rapidly. Larger consulting projects can exceed $500,000, and hundreds of millions are going to food protection projects in vulnerable regions, especially New York. Active frms typically report fve to 10 FTEs engaged in U.S. climate resilience work. Changing analyses of food risks and risk-based valuations of coastal property are expected to drive new investment.

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CCBJ Vol VIII No 07-09: Climate Change in Environmental Impact Assessments

Climate change has become a small but important part of environmental impact assessments in Europe, California, New York and elsewhere in the U.S. where federal NEPA is triggered—as well as in developing countries when international investors and lenders are backing a project. Greenhouse gas (GHG) analyses are most common, but climate risk assessments and adaptation strategies are slowly becoming an element of more and more EIAs globally.

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