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Hundreds of US business and investors have signed an open letter to President Biden to show their support for his commitment to climate action and for setting a federal climate target to reduce emissions. The letter, organized and published by We Mean Business and Ceres, encourages the Biden administration to formally adopt an emissions reduction target that will cut GHG
Facebook says that, as of 2020, its operations are supported by 100% renewable energy and have reached net zero emissions.
Yogurt maker Stonyfield Organic is promoting its organic “obsession” by donating funds to shift three of the country’s most famous parks — Central Park in New York City, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and Grant Park in Chicago — to 100% organic maintenance. The organic transition is part of the company’s #PlayFree program, intended to keep parks and playing fields free
Wind prices in the US dropped by 6.2% in the first quarter of the year, after four quarters of strong rising trends, according to LevelTen Energy’s new PPA Price Index.
H&M’s drive to encourage the “reuse, remaking and recycling of unwanted garments” in the fashion world now features actress Maisie Williams, well-known for her role in Game of Thrones, as the company’s “global sustainability ambassador.” The company, striving toward a goal of only using recycled or other sustainably sourced materials by 2030, says Williams will help drive change in fashion.
Organizations that are searching for technology that will support them in achieving their sustainability goals will soon have a new tool that may help: the Solar Impulse Foundation is pulling together a portfolion of more than 1,000 cleantech solutions that it says have a positive impact on both the environment and the economy. The organization claims it will be the
A $6.5 million residential solar project is going up in Queens, New York, that will eventually power the common areas of all Zara Realty’s 45 buildings. The project will help the city and the state reach its ultimate climate goals.
The University at Albany in New York has begun construction on a solar project that will supply about 60% of the electricity used by its new $180 million ETEC building, expected to open this summer. The university will purchase all the electricity and renewable energy credits (RECs) produced through the 1.8 megawatt system.
Veolia and Suez have reached an agreement in principle on the key terms and conditions of a merger worth nearly 13 billion euros.
General Motors recently announced plans to reduce the water intensity of its operations by 35% by 2035. While the company is not “overtly water intensive,” GM says it is constantly finding ways to drive resource efficiency and implement new solutions. Environment + Energy Leader caught up with Al Hindreth, General Motors’ global energy manager, to learn how the company is
The apparel industry, like most industries today, faces increasing environmental and social scrutiny. Apparel companies will have to adapt to sustainability, invest in decarbonization, and increase sourcing transparency to face the challenges caused by this increased attention, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Services. Those that fail to adapt may face credit risk.
Ameresco, Enel X, and Engie are leaders in the energy-as-a-service space, according to a new assessment from Guidehouse Insights. As organizations in the commercial and industrial space increasingly prioritize sustainability, these three companies are best positioned to address customer needs for technology expertise and advisory services, Guidehouse Insights says.
Honeywell has committed to become carbon neutral in its operations and facilities by 2035 through a combination of further investment in energy savings projects, conversion to renewable energy sources, completion of capital improvement projects.
JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking has launched a “Green Economy” specialized industry team, which will provide dedicated banking services and expertise to companies that produce environmentally friendly goods and services or focus on environmental conservation.
Wells Fargo says it will purchase more than 58 megawatts of solar capacity from a planned solar project in North Carolina. When the Blackburn Solar project comes online, the power generated is expected to offset about 50% of the bank’s energy usage in the state.
For decades, the tried-and-true formula in Asia had been to mobilize national industrial policy. Some methods have indeed seen significant success in the region. But like any model, their implementation has been fraying in recent years...
A port in Denmark plans to reduce carbon emissions by 70% by 2030 by working with Honeywell on a comprehensive carbon and energy management program. The first phase of Port Esbjerg’s initiative — shore-to-ship power units that allow docked vessels to run on renewable electricity from offshore wind turbines instead of using on-board diesel generators — has been completed.
It should come as no surprise that one of the fastest growing commodities in the world is packaging. Since 2017, paper-based packaging consumption has grown nearly 20% across the US. The sector is forecast to reach over $108 billion, with an estimated 81 million metric tons expected to be produced, by the end of 2021.
Data from the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) hourly electric grid monitor shows that wind generation used by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) smashed its previous high.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) is creating the Sustainable Energy Group (SEG), a new investment group that combines the organization’s experience in renewables, conventional energy, and new technology and service solutions.
A new global survey of companies and institutional investors commissioned by ING shows the COVID-19 pandemic as a "white swan" moment, which has accelerated the majority of companies' sustainable transformation plans.
Drones equipped with infrared cameras can be used to create thermal maps that show where buildings or underground steam pipes are losing heat and costing organizations money. They could “potentially be a game-changer in terms of doing energy audits on a large, rapid scale,” says Christopher Niezrecki, Mechanical Engineering Professor and Department Chair at UMass Lowell.
Georgetown University has announced today that they have entered into a comprehensive energy agreement with ENGIE to address sustainability and energy conservation.
Women are leading the charge for ESG investing and are more likely to have a positive outlook toward this growing investment trend.
Pacific Life has issued its Sustainable Bond Framework under which framework it can issue Sustainable Bonds to help finance energy efficient and renewable energy initiatives.