James Barsimantov’s op-ed in the SF Chronicle on electricity rates for the future
EcoShift was acknowledged for providing guidance and peer review for a new report from the Gold Standard Foundation and World Wildlife Fund Switzerland. The research report entitled The Real Value of Robust Climate Action: Impact Investment Far Greater Than Previously Understood aimed to monetize the environmental and socio-economic net benefits from Gold Standard projects and investments. The goal was not to value their portfolio of offsets and development projects per se, but to begin to understand the broader benefits associated with Gold Standard projects. EcoShift’s Dustin Mulvaney and Dimitry Gershenson were solicited for feedback because of their research on cookstove livelihood benefits in Honduras for Proyecto Mirador. EcoShift developed a standard methodology and analytical framework for Proyecto Mirador to evaluate the environmental, social, and economic impacts of a novel cookstove design for use in developing countries where there is widespread energy poverty.
EcoShift’s sea-to-pump life cycle analysis of BioArchitecture Lab’s seaweed macro-algae ethanol was described at Biofuels Digest.
CalRecycle recently published their Critical Review of Used Oil Life Cycle Assessment Study, which contains analysis from EcoShift. The publication details the methodology and results of the Used Oil Life Cycle Assessment Critical Review according to the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) methodology described in ISO 14040-14044. The report consists of the combined efforts of a review chair and 5 panel members, including EcoShift.
Dr. Gershenson will moderate a panel entitled Planning for the Future: Sea Level Rise in California at the California County Commissioner’s meeting on Water and Innovative Land Use Planning.
EcoShift’s James Barsimantov quoted in this GreenTech Media article for analysis on CA residential electricity rate design
EcoShift Principal Dr. Mulvaney is one of five judges for the Intel Environment Award at the Tech Awards. The $75,000 award will go to a Laureate with the most promise to contribute to clean water, improved air quality, and sustainability.