December 2020 NEWS

First round participants selected for Texas outcomes-based finance challenge—an environmental impact bond initiative

      Quantified Ventures, an outcomes-based capital firm focused on driving transformative health, social, and environmental impacts, has announced the three projects selected to participate in the first round of the Texas Outcomes-Based Finance Challenge, an environmental... Read More >


Republicans, Democrats finding common ground to fight climate change

Tucked into the spending measure President Donald Trump signed this week was the biggest energy bill in a decade, and a tacit admission by Republicans that the nation must do more to fight climate change.While Trump and GOP leaders may remain largely silent on humanity’s biggest challenge,... Read More >


Quantified Ventures Selects First Round of Environmental Projects in Texas Outcomes-Based Finance Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Three innovative proposals have been selected as first-round winners of the Texas Outcomes-Based Finance Challenge and will begin work with Quantified Ventures in 2021 to structure financial transactions that deliver nature-based, sustainable solutions to environmental and... Read More >


Study: Texans' views on climate, fracking undergo major shift

A new survey finds that public opinion in Texas is shifting on climate change, fracking, and energy policy. A substation in Beaumont, Texas, that was flooded after Hurricane Harvey is pictured. Entergy Texas Inc./Flickr Most people living in Texas — the heart of the nation's oil and gas... Read More >


Will Texas become ground zero for electric vehicles?

The push to clean up the world's energy sector to fight climate change has always presented an existential threat to oil and gas producing regions like Texas.Now in the midst of a radical downsizing of oil and gas industry, companies in the burgeoning electric vehicle industry are making the case... Read More >


Oil and gas job losses in Texas were even worse than reported

  The oil and gas industry in Texas lost more jobs than reported after the federal government revised its employment estimates.Nearly 60,000 oil drilling, production and services workers have lost their jobs between February and August, 20 percent higher than the 50,000 layoffs previously... Read More >


Oxy to shift into 'carbon management company'

Occidental Petroleum said Wednesday its plan to get to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century would rely heavily on direct air capture and carbon storage sites.In a detailed report, the Houston-based oil company said it would open its first commercial-scale carbon storage site and a... Read More >

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