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Johns Hopkins’ Agreement with Energix Shows PPAs ‘No Longer Limited to Big Tech Companies’

Johns Hopkins Health System has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with renewable energy project developer Energix for 13 megawatts of solar energy. The deal was facilitated by LevelTen Energy.

WorldGBC Update Urges Construction Industry to Focus on Sustainable Construction and Building Operations

The World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) recent update to its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment encourages investment through energy efficiency improvements and says the focus on achieving net zero goals should be on emissions reduction by practicing sustainable construction and building operations. That is done by reducing energy demands and ... Read more »

UN SDG Effort Faces Huge Funding Gap, Could Offer Trillions in Business Opportunities

The United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDG) face a financing gap of up to $100 trillion and that engaging businesses an industries not committed to the goals could bring in $12 trillion in business opportunities related to the effort, according to a new report by Force for Good. Closing the ... Read more »

Stem Inc’s Smart Energy Storage, Virtual Power Plants to Bring Performance Improvements to Customers

The technology behind these capabilities is Athena, Stem’s smart energy storage software. Using advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning, Athena “continuously collects electricity usage data, creating a virtuous cycle of learning and deep insights to better inform its AI-driven algorithm.”

Generac, Enchanted Rock Partnership Aims to Protect from Power Interruptions

Generac Power Systems announced a five-year development agreement with microgrid technology company Enchanted Rock to build and supply natural gas generators in an effort to protect businesses from interruptions from power outages. Generac says the company has seen an increased demand for power backup systems, driven from situations such as ... Read more »
 

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Johns Hopkins’ Agreement with Energix Shows PPAs ‘No Longer Limited to Big Tech Companies’

Johns Hopkins Health System has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with renewable energy project developer Energix for 13 megawatts of solar energy. The deal was facilitated by LevelTen Energy.

WorldGBC Update Urges Construction Industry to Focus on Sustainable Construction and Building Operations

The World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) recent update to its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment encourages investment through energy efficiency improvements and says the focus on achieving net zero goals should be on emissions reduction by practicing sustainable construction and building operations. That is done by reducing energy demands and ... Read more »

UN SDG Effort Faces Huge Funding Gap, Could Offer Trillions in Business Opportunities

The United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDG) face a financing gap of up to $100 trillion and that engaging businesses an industries not committed to the goals could bring in $12 trillion in business opportunities related to the effort, according to a new report by Force for Good. Closing the ... Read more »

Stem Inc’s Smart Energy Storage, Virtual Power Plants to Bring Performance Improvements to Customers

The technology behind these capabilities is Athena, Stem’s smart energy storage software. Using advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning, Athena “continuously collects electricity usage data, creating a virtuous cycle of learning and deep insights to better inform its AI-driven algorithm.”

Generac, Enchanted Rock Partnership Aims to Protect from Power Interruptions

Generac Power Systems announced a five-year development agreement with microgrid technology company Enchanted Rock to build and supply natural gas generators in an effort to protect businesses from interruptions from power outages. Generac says the company has seen an increased demand for power backup systems, driven from situations such as ... Read more »

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Several South Dakota Farms Chosen as Future RNG Dairy Digester Project Sites

MBL Bioenergy has entered into definitive agreements to develop several clusters of dairy farm digester projects to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) from multiple farms in South Dakota.

BloombergNEF, Schneider Electric Outline Steps Needed to Expand Rooftop Solar

The opportunity for such a build out was made possible by rapidly falling solar costs, which fell by 82% between 2010 and 2020. Still, authors noted that “policy and tariff design will be critical to enable [these deployments]...

NYC Transit’s Infrastructure Retrofit Enables Shift to All-Electric Fleet

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has announced a $39 million collaboration with ABM Industries to support the electrification of New York City Transit buses. NYC Transit is retrofitting its infrastructure through the installation of…

DS Smith Invests in Biogas Creation

Sustainable packaging company DS Smith is investing more than $8.8 million to expand its anaerobic treatment facility to create…

Sustainability a Crucial Part of Biz Strategy, Survey Finds

A survey of 546 professionals from 65 countries by online education company Get Smarter found that businesses stand to gain significant benefits from investing in sustainability.

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PepsiCo Announces Company-Wide Sustainability Transformation

PepsiCo has introduced pep+ (pep Positive), a strategic end-to-end transformation with sustainability at the center of how the company will create growth and value by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change for the planet and people.

CSR Resoundingly Considered ‘Good for Business,’ Says Forrester

A new report that evaluated the initiatives, approach, challenges and actions organizations are taking to improve their CSR performance found that CSR is no longer a “trade-off” but is now considered good for business. The Seize the CSR Opportunity study, from Forrester Consulting and commissioned by Ivalua, reveals that, while ... Read more »

Sustainable Retrofits Save 70% with Smart Technology, Says Lateral

The emissions resulting from retrofitting office buildings can be reduced by as much as 70% by tapping into smart technology, according to investment management company Lateral.

European Steel Industry in Danger of Surpassing Carbon Budget, Missing Net Zero Goals

The European steel industry has less than 26% of its carbon budget remaining and will surpass it by 2035, meaning the industry will not be able to reach net zero emissions if significant changes aren’t…

LG Chem and ADM Partner to Explore Corn-Based Lactic Acid’s Role as a Bioplastic Solution

LG Chem, a global chemical company, and ADM, a nutrition and biosolutions company, have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore US-based production of lactic acid to meet growing demand for a wide variety of plant-based products, including bioplastics.

Solar Could Supply Nearly Half of US’s Electricity Needs by 2050: DOE

The US Department of Energy released a study last Wednesday that suggests solar power could provide 35% of the nation’s electricity supply by 2035 and 45% by 2050. The scenario assumes continued technological innovation to…

Tesco Launches Loop Recycle Program in Stores

As British grocery store chain Tesco continues to grow its sustainability program, it has implemented a zero-waste packaging system at 10 of its stores in England. The Tesco program offered by TerraCycle’s reusable packaging platform Loop will…

Blockchain Offering Provides Standardized, Secure and Reliable Record of Emissions, Company Says

BlockApps has launched a new offering, the net zero TraceCarbon blockchain enterprise network. Developed “for the industry by the industry,” TraceCarbon provides sustainability traceability for the CO2e ecosystem, enabling compliance and transparency in processes like corporate reporting and product lifecycle analysis, as well as…

Chevron Invests in Building and Operating Sustainable Aviation Fuel Processing Facility

Chevron USA and Gevo announced a letter of intent to jointly invest in building and operating one or more new facilities that would process inedible corn to produce sustainable aviation fuel.

Lighting Control Market Continues Growth

Lighting control components are estimated to grow by $12.4 billion by 2027 according to a new report published at researchandmarkets.com, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.2% from 2020-2027.

Recent Legislation Signals a Shift Toward Stricter Supply Chain Ethics Standards

In June, Germany passed legislation toughening ethics standards for supply chains. The law requires large German companies to establish due diligence procedures to screen for human rights and environmental abuses within their global supply chains.

Intel Water, Sustainability Goals Important in Large Europe Facility Project

Intel plans to build a giant semiconductor fabrication plant – what it calls a mega fab – in Europe and is currently in the process of looking for a location the fits its need in size, energy reliability and water supply.

Moody’s Report on Carbon Pricing Warns These Industries Will Be Hardest Hit

A new Moody’s report on the economic impacts of carbon pricing warns that carbon-intensive producers and consumers will be hard hit as more governments begin charging entities for emitting greenhouse gases. The “most exposed” sectors include…

Walmart Secures $2 Billion Green Bond

Walmart has priced the company’s first green bond, a $2 billion offering intended to advance its goal of achieving total renewable energy.

Global Building Sector Hopes to Reduce Emissions Through Carbon Action Networks

Building Transparency, an organization that provides open access data and tools to help reduce embodied carbon emissions and foster a better building future, presents two official groups that bring together global leaders to address the impact of embodied carbon within the built environment sector in the fight against climate change.

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