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Toyota, Schneider Electric, Other Manufacturing Plants Become Testbeds for Clean Energy Tech

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…

Emerging Markets Offer Big Investment Opps for ESG-Focused Investors, Report Says

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 Publishes First Climate Strategy, Establishes Science-Based GHG Emissions Targets

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 »

WBA Assesses World’s 350 Most Influential Food/Agriculture Companies On Sustainability Commitments

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 »

Organizations with Boards that Engage in Ethics and Compliance See Better Business Outcomes

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.
 

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Toyota, Schneider Electric, Other Manufacturing Plants Become Testbeds for Clean Energy Tech

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…

Emerging Markets Offer Big Investment Opps for ESG-Focused Investors, Report Says

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 Publishes First Climate Strategy, Establishes Science-Based GHG Emissions Targets

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 »

WBA Assesses World’s 350 Most Influential Food/Agriculture Companies On Sustainability Commitments

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 »

Organizations with Boards that Engage in Ethics and Compliance See Better Business Outcomes

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.

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GM Introduces New EV Charging Services For Fleets

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 Signs PPA for 474 MW of Renewable Energy in US and Europe

Amazon has signed power purchase agreements for 474 MW of renewable capacity in the US and Europe.

Form Energy Introduces Groundbreaking 100-hour Battery Storage Product At Competitive Price Point

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 »

How Home Depot Conducts a Materiality Assessment to Prioritize, Address Sustainability Issues

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 Terminal First In The World To Achieve LEED v4 Gold Status

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 »

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Cloudflare Attempting to Create New Blueprint for a Zero-Emissions Internet

Cloudfare, a web infrastructure and website security company, has announced it is attempting to power an Internet with zero carbon emissions.

Audi Exemplifies Mission:Zero Sustainability Strategies At Neckarsulm Site

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 »

TPG Raises $5.4B for Rise Climate Fund; Investors Include Apple, GM, Honeywell

More than 20 leading companies — including 3M, ADM, Apple, Bank of America, FedEx, General Motors, Honeywell, Nike, Smithfield Foods and TD Bank Group — have invested in TPG Rise Climate, the climate investing strategy of TPG’s global impact investing platform.

‘Pathways to Dairy Net Zero’ Initiative to Raise Climate Ambition for the Global Dairy Sector

A “Pathways to Dairy Net Zero” initiative is being developed to accelerate climate change action throughout the global dairy sector.

CT Regulatory Authority Approves 9-Year EV Infrastructure Program

The Connecticut (CT) Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has approved a nine-year program to support the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, with incentives for both companies and individuals. The program aims to achieve the adoption of 500,000 electric vehicles in Connecticut by 2030 to help meet the state’s ... Read more »

Jacobs Announces PlanBeyond 2.0: Sustainable Business Aligned With UN SDGs

Jacobs, a global technology, consulting, and business solutions company, has announced the launch of PlanBeyond 2.0, a refresh of its global sustainable business approach, aimed at integrating sustainability throughout its operations and client solutions in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The initial version of PlanBeyond was ... Read more »

Eastman Recycles Car Scraps Back into Automotive Supply Chain

When automobiles are at the end of their life, as much as 20% of their materials — referred to as automotive shredder residue (ASR) — currently end up in landfills, according to Eastman. Now, the specialty materials company is partnering on a feasibility study in hopes of demonstrating that ASR ... Read more »

Carbonfact Launches To Build A Carbon Calculator For Every Product In The World

Founded by Marc Laurent, France-based Carbonfact has launched to establish a carbon listing for every product in the world. The company joins a rapidly growing number of startups and entrepreneurial ventures innovating to tackle climate change and other sustainability issues. Carbonfact’s idea is not unlike existing Energystar ratings on appliances ... Read more »
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Press Release: Picarro Expands Gas Concentration Analyzer Family to Enable Continuous Monitoring of Ambient Ethylene Oxide Emissions

The Picarro G2920 detects EtO at a sub-100 parts-per-trillion (ppt) limit of detection and a precision of 33 ppt, it delivers real-time measurements, is easy to use and maintain, and has a low cost of ownership. With the addition of the G2920, Picarro now offers service providers, regulators, and researchers a selection of analyzers that are easy to integrate into

British Columbia to Use AI for Recyclable Plastics Sorting

Metaspectral, a company offering technology that derives insights from AI using ultra-high-resolution, visible-to-infrared (hyperspectral) imagery, has been awarded more than $300,000 in grant funding from the CleanBC Plastics Action Fund.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems Sees Eco-Friendly Systems as Growth Opportunities

Rolls-Royce Power Systems says it will cut GHG emissions by 35% compared to 2019 through use of new net zero and zero carbon technologies. These strategies will help the company achieve net zero by 2050 at the latest, the company says. The efforts are not just an effort to take action for the environment, but as a realignment of strategy

Smart Buildings Don’t Go Far Enough, as Construction Contributes Significantly to Emissions

A significant amount of the carbon emissions of the building sector is emitted during the construction of a building rather than during its lifetime. But there are a number of ways to solve this problem...

Bloom Energy, Heliogen Partner On Low-Cost Green Hydrogen

Bloom Energy and Heliogen have announced plans to produce green hydrogen using only concentrated solar power and water, further accelerating progress toward a zero-carbon future. The companies’ first integrated solution is expected to be operational by the end of 2021. Green hydrogen is one of the top ten technologies shaping ... Read more »

Brooklyn NY ‘Putting Green’ Climate Change-Themed Mini Golf Course Opens To Educate Players About Taking Climate Action

Putting Green, a climate change-themed 18-hole mini golf course located in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, New York and overseen by Two Trees Management, will open this summer. The goal of the initiative is to spark conversations with players of all ages on the importance of taking action against climate ... Read more »

Start with Energy Management, Suggests GM’s Al Hildreth: Summit Summary

Speaking at Environment + Energy Leader’s annual Solutions Summit, General Motors’ global energy manager, Al Hildreth, shared expertise and best practices related to addressing risk as we shift to a net-zero economy. Here are snippets of advice his keynote.

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