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April 3, 2019

Pittsburgh is changing, and a large part of it is due to our own workers' capital, which has been invested to renew our built environment. Several projects in the city are coming to fruition and the SVA/Heartland Network are proud to be a part of it. We have been suppo...

Port Authority expects to have its first two electric buses by September and to begin testing them in anticipation of use on the proposed Bus Rapid Transit system between Downtown and Oakland.

A committee Thursday recommended the authority board approve buying the buses...

February 6, 2019

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BlackRock Real Assets (“BlackRock”) has reached an agreement with Ullico Inc. (“Ullico”) on the sale of a portfolio of four operating solar projects (the “Portfolio”) in Ontario, Canada. This marks the third successful realization for BlackRo...

November 14, 2018

Ullico has purchased part of a 1.3 GW wind+solar portfolio, originally developed and sold by sPower. The transaction, and other optimizations surrounding the portfolio, have increased the return on investment to 13% for one of the investment groups involved.

Big money,...

November 1, 2018

Amalgamated Bank is signing on to the Paris Climate Agreement -- at least in practice.

The New York-based bank said it will begin tracking the carbon emissions it is financing through its $3.4 billion loan portfolio, using as a guide the science that would limit global...

Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P. (“Pegasus”), a leading private equity firm providing strategic growth capital to middle-market companies focused on the sustainability and wellness sectors, announced today its accreditation by the Green Climate Fund (“GCF”). Pegasus is t...

Hear how quiet that is? Proterra

There is a ton of hype around electric cars right now, for understandable reasons. Several snazzy new models have been released recently, range continues improving, and ambitious cities are pledging to get rid of gas and diesel cars alto...

February 28, 2018

“Protectionism.” “Tariffs.” There are few words that so powerfully conjure up regressive economics and policy, with visions of 1920s isolationism and its fallout at the end of that decade. Concerns about such a regression produced a furor over the Trump administration’...

As the price of renewable energy drops, more cities are cutting the cord with fossil fuel-based electricity.

A new report released Tuesday by the environmental group CDP finds that more than 100 cities worldwide now get the majority of their power—70 percent or more—fro...

The uncertainty surrounding tax reform kept many U.S. renewables investors in “wait-and-see” mode throughout 2017. Those brave enough to push forward despite the political backdrop did so vigilantly, with many expending additional financial and legal resources to keep...