Climate Change Business Journal Archives

CCBJ Vol V No 02: Professional Services in Climate Change Consulting

The shifting sands of climate policy have made the business of providing specialty expertise in climate change consulting and advisory services an unpredictable market. Lack of a comprehensive U.S. federal policy on climate and carbon emissions, not to mention energy, has undoubtedly hampered demand, in addition to major initiatives and investment by the regulated community. However, a number of law firms, management consultants, accounting firms and specialists are finding opportunity in preventative or corrective measures to manage climate risk or optimize energy management for private clients, and in planning, policy development and research for the NGO community or public sector.

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CCBJ Vol V No 01: 2011 Executive Review & CCBJ Awards

In this Executive Review issue, CCBJ's Third Annual Business Achievement Awards recognize 30 recipients that include high achievers in growth, finance, new technology and practice areas, and notable projects in several climate change industry segments. In 10 executive Q&As that follow, leaders in consulting, project development, policy and power share their perspective on the market and business challenges ahead.

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CCBJ Vol IV No 11-12: Commercial & Industrial Energy Management and Efficiency

Energy Management and Efficiency grow more attractive to commercial & industrial firms as cost-cutting options dwindle. Despit - and to a large extent because of - the recession, the commercial and industrial market for energy management and energy efficiency services, systems and equipment is still growing. Consultants and solutions providers report that while many clients and potential clients are parsimonious with their capital and reluctant to add debt to their balance sheet, the opportunity to cut energy costs as a means to improve margins and profitability has become more compelling during the recession.

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CCBJ Vol IV No 09-10: Energy Storage II

Integrating wind and solar power is the key driver for grid energy storage, but storage devices can also be used to arbitrage electricity prices, generate revenues from ancillary services, provide reactive power and other services-if regulatory challenges can be sorted out. This edition explores the policy and market drivers, technologies and business models shaping an industry that CCBJ expects to reach $5 billion in the United States alone by 2014 (including transportation batteries).

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CCBJ Vol IV No 08: Leading Companies in the Climate Change Industry

Since its conception, Climate Change Businesss Journal has theorized that the diverse segments CCBJ defines as the climate change industry would gradually coalesce into a more singularly defined industry, and that the world's largest corporations - most likely first from power, energy, technology and manufacturing - would start to take their place amongst the focused niche players in the larger segments as leaders in this evolving industry. And while not much in the way of global policy has accelerated the coalescing of the industry recently, market growth has provided the incentive for the growing entrance and expansion of the world's biggest companies in the climate change industry.

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CCBJ Vol IV No 06-07: Carbon and REC Markets

CCBJ's new double-edition on carbon markets features penetrating analysis of the trends shaping this $142 billion industry. Despite the lack of a second global agreement to cap emissions, carbon markets will continue to grow. Europe is tightening its reduction targets, changing its rules for CDM offsets and exploring new bilateral crediting schemes. California and two Canadian provinces will create - albeit a year late - the second largest mandatory carbon market. Alberta's carbon regime is driving industrial efficiency investments. REDD and programmatic CDM approaches to clean development are maturing.

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