FEATURES AND NEWS
For the first time since launching in 2015, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) published an assessment of its progress. The new report released this week shows that nearly 300 companies have set emissions reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement goals.
Ikea Retail US plans to implement returns optimization technology made by Optoro in 10 distribution centers, 50 retail stores, and their customer support center in the United States. The retailer expects that this new partnership will help reduce waste from its reverse supply chain.
German high-tech polymer materials supplier Covestro signed a power purchase agreement with Ørsted for 100 megawatts from a planned offshore wind farm in the North Sea. Ørsted says the deal is the world’s largest offshore wind PPA.
Logitech International, a design company and maker of cloud peripheral products, is setting ambitious sustainability goals for its products, packaging, and operations.
Conagra Brands, Inc. today announced it has entered into a 15-year service agreement with SolAmerica Energy to place eight acres of solar panels on the company's St. Elmo, Ill. property.
Rolls-Royce and Lab1886, an innovation lab within the Mercedes-Benz group, have taken the first step in cooperation on the use of vehicle fuel cells for stationary power generation.
EDF Renewables North American and Shell Energy North America recently announced the signing of a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) related to a 132-megawatt (MWac) tranche of the Palen Solar site known as Maverick 7 Solar Project. The project expects to deliver clean electricity by the end of 2021.
Kingspan, a provider of insulation and building envelopes, has recently launched a 10-year strategy to play its part in reducing the world’s carbon emissions by 45% by 2030, as determined in the Paris Agreement, and contribute towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The United States energy storage sector had it strongest third quarter on record this year, deploying 100.7 MW and 264.6 MWh of storage, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie.
A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources and Entergy Arkansas today announced the start of construction of Arkansas' largest universal, utility-scale solar energy project – the Chicot Solar Energy Center.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, in partnership with sPower and Borrego Solar Systems, made the official switch to solar power, making the Vallejo, California theme park the first on the west coast to be powered by renewable energy.
Ralph Lauren Corp. today announced a series of pledges related to sustainability, including a commitment to power all of its globally owned and operated offices, distribution centers and stores with 100% renewable electricity by 2025 and join RE100, a group of businesses committed to the use of renewable power.
Global new capacity additions of utility-scale energy storage (USES) are expected to reach 1,557.0 MW.
Petros PACE Finance has closed an $11 million C-PACE transaction with WestPac, a Santa Barbara-based investment, development and management firm, to finance seismic upgrades for the Hotel Cerro, a historic gut rehab project in downtown San Luis Obispo, California.
According to a new report from Navigant Research, an estimated 1,955 GW of SPV is expected to be installed between 2019 and 2028, generating $2,035.6 billion in revenue for the industry globally.
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) today announced the US Department of Energy has awarded $300,000 in funding to a project that would advance the development of a process called Integrated CO2 Capture and Conversion to Methanol (ICCCM).
Great Wolf Lodge, an indoor waterpark chain, is expected to save more than $1.3 million in energy costs and realize a 10% reduction in carbon emissions during the first year of its new energy efficiency upgrades.
Hewlett Packard Enterprises has announced an AI Ops R&D collaboration with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies to automate and improve operational efficiency, including resiliency and energy usage, in data centers for the exascale era.
Royal Yacht Brokers, a yacht advisory company, has announced it is the first brokerage company to present eco-friendly full solar-powered luxury yachts, which reduce carbon emission while raising the issue of damaging environmental effects on maritime transportations.
Pernod Ricard’s VP of global sustainability Vanessa Wright and group environmental manager Carine Christophe share how the global wine and spirits company is working toward circularity.
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company is investing €15 million ($16.54 million) in KeelClip paperboard packaging to replace shrink-wrap plastic on multipack cans in Europe.
Levi Strauss & Co. formed a partnership with international testing services provider Hohenstein to use Oeko-Tex Eco Passport chemical product certification in the apparel-maker’s supply chain.
Facebook has signed a power purchase agreement for a 61.6-megawatt portion of Apex Clean Energy’s solar project under development in Campbell County, Virginia.
Major organizations representing the American waste and recycling industry have put their support behind a new bipartisan bill that would provide $500 million in federal funding for recycling infrastructure.
Bridgestone Americas says they are scaling up the use of recovered carbon black in the tire market with longtime partner Delta-Energy Group, a Natchez, Mississippi-based developer of technology to recover chemicals from end-of-life tires.