- Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.
- The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute has completed a report for that examines the impact climate change is likely to have on Alberta's ecosystems. Alberta's boreal forest may transition to aspen forest and grasslands as a result of changing climate conditions.
- The Climate Bonds Initiative has issued proposed eligibility criteria for solar assets under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme.
- Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050
- The sun is finally rising on the global solar business, with growing demand in developing regions helping to ignite the first increase in industry wide capital spending in three years in 2014
Executive Vice President for Programs & Development, Alliance to Save Energy, USA
Brian T. Castelli, Executive Vice President for Programs and Development, brings nearly 30 years of national and international experience in the energy field, including expertise in energy efficiency, renewables, emission reductions, and electricity demand reduction, to the Alliance to Save Energy as Executive Vice President for Programs and Development. Prior to joining the Alliance's senior management team in July 2005, Castelli ran his own energy consulting firm, and held numerous government energy organization positions at the state, national, and international level.
As Chief of Staff for the USDOE's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy from 1994 to 2001, he was deeply involved with the Industries of the Future Program and the RD&D programs that developed many crosscutting industrial technologies.
As the Pennsylvania Energy Office Executive Director, Castelli oversaw numerous industrial projects in areas such as foundries and on-site power production. Castelli currently serves on the Virginia State Advisory Board on Air Pollution, and has lived in Virginia since 1975. Castelli holds two degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, a bachelor of science in chemical engineering and an MBA in industrial/environmental management from the University's Wharton School.