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IKEA Accelerates Suppliers’ Shift to 100% Renewables

In another sign of the increasing importance of supply chain sustainability, IKEA has launched a new supplier program that will allow its 1,600 suppliers to consume 100% renewable electricity in their production. About two-thirds of IKEA’s climate footprint is connected to the supply chain. The program will be introduced in ... Read more »

National Grid Joins EV100, Commits to Electrify Fleet By 2030

National Grid, a major utility in the UK and US, joined EV100 earlier this month, committing to transition its fleet of over 5,700 vehicles to electric – 2,879 vehicles in the UK and 2,905 vehicles in the US – and install charging for staff at all locations by 2030.          EV100 ... Read more »

Con Edison Uses Climate-Change Projections for Decision-Making, Assures It Will ‘Remain Resilient’

Businesses supplied with electricity from Con Edison can be assured that the utility will “remain resilient in the face of climate change,” the company said in its annual sustainability report. Con Edison, which has committed to supplying its customers with 100% clean electricity by 2040, has recently won approval to build transmission lines that will ultimately help bring offshore wind

P&G Opens New Innovation Center for Sustainability Supply Chains

To advance its Ambition 2030 sustainability objectives, P&G has opened a new Product Supply Innovation Center (PSIC) in Germany’s Rhine-Main region. The Center will serve as a hub for collaboration with a network of local suppliers, tech companies, R&D institutions and top universities to develop solutions to decarbonize its global ... Read more »

ConEd Banks On Energy Efficiency Near Term For Clean Energy Transition

In response to New York’s clean energy goals and requirements, Consolidated Edison Inc. (ConEd), one of the largest utilities in the U.S., is banking on energy efficiency programs in the near term, and renewables and electrification in the longer term. New York’s nation-leading climate targets include the following. Additionally, New ... Read more »

Equinor Accelerates Energy Transition Strategy, Plans To Invest Billions in Renewables

During its June capital markets day, Equinor, one of the largest energy companies in the world, discussed its strategy and targets to become a leader in the energy transition to a low-carbon future – with an emphasis on renewables and low-carbon solutions. Anders Opedal, President and CEO of Equinor, said, ... Read more »

Maldives Builds First-Of-Its Kind Floating Island City To Mitigate Climate Change

To mitigate the effects of climate change and rising sea levels, the atoll nation of Maldives is building the first-of-its kind floating island city. Designed by Dutch Docklands, the development will feature thousands of waterfront residences and services floating along a flexible, functional grid across a 200-hectare lagoon. Construction is ... Read more »

World’s First Triple Net Zero Building In New York

The Seventy-Six, an Albany, New York housing development, is expected to be the first triple net-zero project – energy, water, waste – of its kind. The $250 million project, being developed by Garrison Architects based in New York City, is part of a revitalization effort for Albany’s historic South End ... Read more »

Are Building-Integrated PVs Ready To Take Off?

Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) are not your typical solar panels. In comparison to traditional solar panels, which are attached to buildings, BIPVs are built into the exterior as key elements. Serving a dual purpose – generating clean energy and defending against the elements – BIPVs offer appealing benefits in addition to ... Read more »

GE, National Grid, Mitsubishi Join Low-Carbon Resources Initiative

GE, National Grid, and Mitsubishi are among the 39 companies that have signed on to the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI), a 5-year, $100 million research and development initiative aimed at identifying and developing commercially viable new technologies and solutions for deep decarbonization of the power sector. Launched through a partnership ... Read more »

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