“Belize is extremely pleased to join the Ten Island Challenge. As a regional leader in the use of renewable energy, this partnership with the Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute will allow Belize to make significant strides in realizing its renewable energy production target of 89% in the electricity sector by 2033." Hon. Senator Joy Grant, Belize Ministry of Energy, Science & Technology and Public Utilities.
The Government of Belize today committed to transition its remaining sectors, transportation and the outlying island’s (the Cayes), off fossil fuels by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to join the Ten Island Challenge, a partnership initiative between Carbon War Room (CWR) and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), with support from the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) under CCI’s Resilient Communities program. The Honorable Minister Joy Grant of the Government of Belize and José María Figueres, Chairman of RMI and CWR signed the memorandum on June 2, 2015. Read More.
"The message has never been clearer: in real estate, smart business managers are investing in sustainability," said José María Figueres, chair of the board of Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room. "This study complements thought leadership and direct industry engagements that prove time and time again that what's good for the environment is good for business."
Today, Carbon War Room released a study finding a link between the sustainability of buildings and the stock market performance of real estate investment trusts (REITs). The study, commissioned by Carbon War Room to the University of Cambridge, is titled The Financial Rewards of Sustainability: A Global Performance Study of Real the Estate Investment Trusts. José María Figueres, chair of the board of Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room, will refer to the study as part of his keynote speech at the ESG Summit, held at NASDAQ. Read More.
"WITH THE COMBINED EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE, CARBON WAR ROOM AND THE CLINTON CLIMATE INITIATIVE, WE CAN MORE RAPIDLY UNLOCK THE CHALLENGES ISLAND NATIONS FACE IN TRANSITIONING TO A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE." Amory Lovins, Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute
The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, today announced its official partnership with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and Carbon War Room (CWR) in promoting a transition to renewable energy and energy-efficiency solutions in the Caribbean region. The partnership combines the work of the nonprofit organizations’ complementary initiatives: the Resilient Communities Program of the Clinton Climate Initiative and the joint Ten Island Challenge of Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room. CCI, RMI and CWR focus on removing economic and other market barriers that stand in the way of reducing the Caribbean’s dependence on diesel, and scale investment in energy-efficiency and renewable-energy solutions. Read More.
"CARBON WAR ROOM AND RIGHTSHIP'S SHIP-EFFICIENCY RATINGS NOW INFLUENCE 24,700 VESSEL MOVEMENTS ANNUALLY - AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 450 PERCENT IN THE LAST 2 1/2 YEARS." José María Figueres, Chairman of the Board, Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute
Charterers representing twenty percent of global shipped tonnage now have policies in place to avoid using the most inefficient ships based on the GHG Emissions Rating. Among them, the Mosaic Company, one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients, today shared its policies on chartering ships using the GHG Emissions Rating, and the resulting positive business impacts. Read More.
"FLEETS SAVED $477 MILLION IN 2014 BY INVESTING IN EFFICIENCY TECHNOLOGIES. THESE SAVINGS WILL GROW AS OTHER FLEETS LEARN FROM THEIR LEADERSHIP." Mike Roeth, Operation Lead, Trucking Efficiency and Executive Director, NACFE
Fourteen fleets operating more than 53,000 tractors and 160,000 trailers achieved fuel savings of $477 million in 2014 by adopting a variety of fuel efficiency technologies, according to the Annual Fleet Fuel Study released by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE).
These fleets represent a growing focus on fuel efficiency in the industry. The fleet improvements save $9,000 per year per truck, with an estimated payback period of two and a half years, and reduce their carbon emissions by 19%. Read More.