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What the US Energy Market Can Learn From California

In California, there is no question that the state has the accelerator pressed down to the floor when it comes to clean energy. The latest evidence of that came just last month, when the Golden State became the first in the nation to propose its own plan for Clean Power Plan compliance.

How To Evolve Your Sustainability Reporting Process

How To Evolve Your Sustainability Reporting Process

Reporting sustainability metrics is becoming a widely accepted practice. Regulatory agencies are requiring the reporting of EHS performance data, and more customers, partners, investors, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) than ever are requesting that same data. There are numerous benefits to having all the information about metrics in hand. Companies that … Read more »

How a Green Consciousness Can Revolutionize Our Communities

How a Green Consciousness Can Revolutionize Our Communities

How a Green Consciousness Can Revolutionize Our Communities At no time in history has it been more important to initiate a “green consciousness” at the local and community level. Why? Simply put, the proverbial handwriting is on the wall for entire nations, starting in our homes and spreading to our … Read more »

Preventing Electronic Waste in the Workplace

Preventing Electronic Waste in the Workplace

Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, refers to the electronics that are no longer needed, set aside and ignored, as well as the electronics that are disposed improperly. With today’s continually evolving technology, this is a common occurrence in the workplace, especially one that operates with company provided cell phones, … Read more »

What to Consider When Evaluating Renewables for Your Energy Procurement Strategy

By: Ian Bowman, Director of Product Management, Ecova Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)—energy supplies that aren’t produced by traditional large centralized fossil fuel plants—continue to be a hot topic among organizations seeking to reduce their environmental impact and increase cost-efficiency. While incorporating DERs like solar, wind & battery can offer significant … Read more »

Key Findings: How Facilities Managers are Prioritizing Energy & Sustainability Initiatives

Facilities Managers are more focused than ever on sustainable resource management. As energy costs fluctuate and executive-level pressures to conserve and save mount, Facilities managers are stepping up to the challenges with an increased level of commitment and expertise. , derived from Ecova’s 2016 Energy and Sustainability Outlook Survey, offers … Read more »

Lessons Between the Lines in Fed’s Final Guidance for Evaluating Climate Change Impacts in NEPA Documents

By Bryan LeRoy and David McGrath, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips On August 1, 2016, after nearly six years and two drafts, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a final version of its guidance for considering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the effects of climate change under the … Read more »

Carbon Footprinting: Helping Investors Ask the Right Questions

Last year marked a turning point for the investment community in acting on carbon in their investments. By the time of the Paris Climate Summit in December, 110 investors representing over $10 trillion in assets under management had committed to reporting the carbon footprint of their funds on an annual … Read more »

The Road from Paris Leads to Science-based Targets

The Paris agreement is a clear signal of international will to tackle climate change and governments around the world are under pressure to ramp up efforts to cut carbon emissions. Trucost analysis shows that achieving the 2°C target means that the retail sector would have to reduce its carbon emissions by an average of 76% by 2050, while the telecommunications sector would have to achieve an 89% cut by the same year.