Episode 76: Energy productivity and green banks gain traction
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An in-depth look at three stories changing the game for green business.
Turning up the volume on energy productivity (19:25)
One year ago, The Climate Group debuted EP100, which commits companies to doubling energy productivity within 25 years. Now at 12 members, the program has saved corporations millions of dollars while slashing GHG emissions intensity, as associate editor Anya Khalamayzer discusses in "Johnson Controls, Mahindra cash in on energy productivity."
Green banks come to the rescue (31:15)
Commercial and residential developers seeking to install solar panels or make energy efficiency improvements to a building can have trouble finding financing from traditional banks. Green banks step in to fill a needed void, as reporter Keith Larsen finds in "Filling the gap: Why demand for green banks is growing."
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