This week CalRecycle released its report to the California legislature about the life cycle environmental impacts of California’s used motor oil recycling program. EcoShift was a member of the critical review panel that evaluated the life cycle assessment (LCA) used as the basis for the analysis. Read the report here.
In a ground-breaking report covered by Reuters, NBC News, Salon, Grist and more, EcoShift found that ending new fossil fuel leasing on lands and offshore areas controlled by the U.S. government would keep up to 450 billion tons of greenhouse gases from polluting the atmosphere. The report was conducted on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth. Download the full report, a fact sheet, or read more of this article in our blog.
James Barsimantov’s op-ed in the SF Chronicle on electricity rates for the future
On June 18, Dr. Tiffany Wise-West, P.E., will present at the 6th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum in a session geared toward municipalities preparing GHG emissions inventories, entitled “A Clear Path to Climate Action Planning: ClearPath 101″
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.
EcoShift’s analysis for the Sierra Club demonstrated that the electricity utility and its rate payers save substantially from solar net metering customers.
EcoShift is collaborating with the Sierra Club in Utah as solar power homeowners fight proposed utility fee. Key finding: “Homes with rooftop solar would help save the utility over $1.4 million dollars in avoided energy and transmission costs in one year.” Read More at http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57966967-78/power-solar-customers-net.html.csp
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.