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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.
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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.
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]...
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…
Sustainable packaging company DS Smith is investing more than $8.8 million to expand its anaerobic treatment facility to create…
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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, 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.
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…
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…
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 has priced the company’s first green bond, a $2 billion offering intended to advance its goal of achieving total renewable energy.
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.