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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFThe American economy will face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change unless U.S. businesses and policymakers take immediate action to reduce climate risk, according to a new report. “Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States,” analyzes economic and climate impact data at the county, state, and regional level, and finds that communities, industries, and properties across the U.S. face profound risks from climate change. The report, a product of the Risky Business Project, emphasizes that climate impacts differ by scale and type across the country. Focusing on higher temps and declining agricultural productivity, the report finds that Iowa faces significant climate-related risks in the coming decades. The report identifies these specific impacts as likely to hit the Hawkeye state in the next five to 25 years: average summer temps could rise an additional 1.7 to 4º F; and the state could experience between 7 and 17 days over 95º F per year (currently, IA averages just 3 days over 95º F per year). Looking at the end of the century, likely impacts include: more intense and long-lasting heat could drive up commercial and residential energy demand 5.6 to 16.2%; energy expenditures could correspondingly rise by 8.4 to 29%; and agricultural yields could decline between 3% and 66%.
  • CBD Energy Limited has announced that its forthcoming U.S. subsidiary Green Earth Developers LLC (GED) has grown its pipeline of commercial solar projects, valued at $2,500,000 in April to approximately $15,000,000 to date.
  • The 8th World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology (ibio-2015), which will be held on April 25-28, 2015, in Nanjing, China has a call for presentations. ibio-2015 is a custom designed Industrial Biotechnology conference focused on a wide range of essential themes from fundamental science to industrial commercialization. ibio-2015 is designed to let scientists and business executives from the different fields of biotechnology to present their latest work. It covers the recent updates on the new products and technologies for green economy, so we cordially invite you to join us and witness these advances together.
  • BlueNRGY, LLC, a global energy monitoring solutions provider, has completed the acquisition of Umbra Solar Services, a national Photovoltaic (PV) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) company that provides data monitoring, preventative and corrective maintenance, and site management services for PV systems.
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