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The New York Green Bank, the largest of its kind in the nation, has completed a $314 million private capital transaction with Bank of America (BofA), a first for the NY Green Bank and the largest private deal by a green bank in the U.S. The funding will enable the ... Read more »
Due to considerable advances in technology, electric boilers can match the capacity of large gas or oil-fired boilers in a much smaller footprint.
Environment + Energy Leader announces it has opened the nomination process for the annual E+E 100 Honoree program. The E+E 100 recognizes those environment and energy “doers” who break trail in creating new solutions, programs, platforms, best practices and products to help their companies – or other companies – achieve greater ... Read more »
AES, one of the world’s leading power companies, is working with Google X, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., to develop a virtual grid of AES’ power distribution system that will model how to improve reliability when the system is using more clean energy resources. The move is a significant step ... Read more »
DHL Express has ordered 12 all-electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation, maker of the world’s first all-electric aircraft. The cargo planes are expected to be delivered in 2024. The Alice, which can be flown by a single pilot, is capable of carrying 1,200 kilograms and requires 30 minutes or less ... Read more »
Major automakers including Ford, VW and Tesla are increasingly leveraging lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, substituting for the more commonly used nickel or cobalt formulations, to capitalize on lower costs. Thus far, VW’s CEO Herbert Diess has committed to using LFP in the company’s entry-level EVs to bring ... Read more »
The Clean Water Act is a cornerstone of U.S. environmental regulations. Originating from the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948, the policy’s goal is to protect streams, rivers, lakes and bays throughout the United States. It allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to define water quality and wastewater standards for industries, managing the discharge of pollutants in navigable waterways.
There are two principle truths of environmental compliance. First, non-compliance is not an option. The risks of inaccurate filings, late submissions and not fully understanding confusing regulations are never-ending. And potential consequences like Notices of Violation and six-figure fines are real.
As the pandemic played out around the world, sustainability — far from taking a backseat — increased in prominence. In fact, a significant majority of companies believe sustainability in their supply chain contributed to resilience and helped them endure the Covid-19 crisis.
In a July 30 statement by The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), 53 leading investors with more than $14 trillion in assets under management (AUM), are raising the bar on corporate net zero commitments by asking companies to “disclose a net zero transition plan, identify the directors responsible ... Read more »
Achieving net zero by 2050 is technically feasible and affordable, but reaching that goal requires an immense infrastructure delivery challenge, according to a new paper from Worley and Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Launched by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and joined by a number of leading aviation industry partners, the Target True Zero initiative will identify ways to accelerate zero-emissions aviation by leveraging electric and hydrogen technologies. With growing pressure to reduce emissions across all sectors, there is renewed focus in aviation ... Read more »
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $127 million to small businesses working on clean energy technology, representing a total of 110 projects in 26 states. Funding is provided by DOE’s science and energy program offices, the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, and the Office of Environmental Management. “Small ... Read more »
Experts led by US National Laboratories will conduct on-site testing, measure and verify results, and draft field validation reports on clean, cutting-edge technologies in real-world conditions at five manufacturing plants; when these reports are made publicly available, C&I organizations can…
Another report touting the importance of ESG factors — including biodiversity and stewardship — in the valuation and the creation of value across asset classes, and their impact on investments and investment decisions, has been released. One key finding is that better environmental stewardship can unlock significant
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) has released its first comprehensive Climate Strategy aimed at addressing GHG emissions reductions and climate resiliency as the company pivots to a low-carbon future. As part of developing the strategy, CP completed a scenario analysis at ‘well below 2 degrees Celsius’, based on IEA’s Sustainable ... Read more »
Launched in 2018, the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) identified seven transformations needed to take place to put society and the worldwide economy on a more sustainable path aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To support the transformations, WBA has developed, or will be developing, a series of benchmarks ... Read more »
When boards clearly indicate to company leadership that they must actively engage in the area of ethics and compliance, those expectations cascade through the organization and, ultimately, translate into action, according to a new report published by LRN.
General Motors (GM) and BrightDrop, a wholly owned subsidiary of GM focused on an all-electric future, have announced the new Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging service to streamline and accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption for commercial customers. Ultium Charge 360 is a comprehensive suite of fleet services, including fleet and ... Read more »
Amazon has signed power purchase agreements for 474 MW of renewable capacity in the US and Europe.
Form Energy, a new technology company founded in 2017 and funded by ArcelorMittal to develop long-duration battery systems, has introduced its first commercial product, a rechargeable iron-air battery capable of delivering electricity for 100 hours at system costs competitive with conventional power plants and at less than 1/10th the cost ... Read more »
One of the best ways companies have found to set sustainability and energy management goals, and to understand their ESG impact and opportunities, is to talk to stakeholders. From customers and employees to shareholders and NGOs, stakeholders have opinions, ideas and expertise to share on how to manage a company’s environmental impact.
LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first airline terminal in the world to achieve recognition for the more stringent standards. Valued at $5.1 billion, the Terminal B redevelopment project ... Read more »
Cloudfare, a web infrastructure and website security company, has announced it is attempting to power an Internet with zero carbon emissions.
With its Mission:Zero environmental program launched in 2018, Audi aims to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations worldwide by 2025. Audi’s Neckarsulm site, one of the company’s largest production sites for over 100 years, exemplifies some of the key Mission:Zero initiatives underway. The program has four main action areas and ... Read more »