Port of Los Angeles and China Shipping

$5 Million HCBF Grant for Air Emission Reduction Technology

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HCBF to Award $5 Million for Technologies to Reduce Port-Related Air Emissions in the San Pedro Bay AreaThe HARBOR COMMUNITY BENEFIT FOUNDATION (HCBF) recently announced its plans to award $5 million for technology demonstration projects to reduce port-related air emissions in the San Pedro Bay Area, specifically in the communities of San Pedro and Wilmington.   Funding These funds, […]

Energy Efficiency Alone is Not Enough

Energy Efficiency Alone is Not Enough

Posted Posted in Energy, Resilience, Strategy

40 years ago, in response to energy crises, energy efficiency (EE) measures were introduced to mitigate petroleum production shortages and associated skyrocketing fuel costs. When the crises ended, the perceived value of EE declined. Fast-forward to the 21st century where climate change and resource depletion can no longer be ignored. Consequently, the magnitude and scale […]

Extreme weather events by Iren Petrova

Lack of Plan for Resilience and Climate Change Can Be Costly And Deadly

Posted 3 CommentsPosted in Climate Change, Infrastructure, Resilience, Strategy

Businesses and governments need to take resiliency seriously and plan for it. If they don’t, they are subject to litigation, and not only revenue can be lost, but also lives.Plan for climate change or face litigationIn 2014 Farmers Insurance Group filed nine class-action suits against nearly 200 communities in the Chicago area. The insurance company […]

Energy Efficiency and the Human Factor

Posted Posted in Climate Change, Energy

Climate change and energy efficiency has emerged as one of the most important energy and economic policy issues of the 21st century.  Energy efficiency has been commonly accepted as an attractive approach to reducing GHG emissions and as response to the resources depletion. Although energy efficiency had been recognized and energy efficiency measures applied in […]