Whirlpool Corporation announced today a global commitment to reach a net zero emissions target in its plants and operations by 2030.
The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated consumers' focus on sustainability and willingness to pay out of their own pockets — or even take a pay cut — for a sustainable future.
Twitter announced Thursday in a tweet, a pledge to join the Science Based Targets Initiative and adopt a clearly defined pathway for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement’s net-zero goal.
The White House has shifted Betsy Weatherhead from her role as head of the US National Climate Assessment, reassigning her to the US Geological Survey, reports the Washington Post. The Biden administration has not yet announced a replacement for Weatherhead.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The agreement — signed last month — defines how the two organizations will collaborate to advance and promote energy efficiency, enhance resilience and achieve carbon reductions in buildings.
President Biden’s $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan will accelerate the fight against climate change by modernizing the electrical grid and speeding the shift to cleaner energy sources, the president said in a speech earlier this week. The plan combines transportation, jobs and infrastructure improvements with key Democratic climate policy imperatives.
The US Department of Energy this week announced awards totaling $27.5 million for 16 water infrastructure projects.