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T. Rowe Price’s CSR Report Shows Emissions and Waste Reductions

T. Rowe Price’s CSR Report Shows Emissions and Waste Reductions

T. Rowe Price has published its 2016 – 2017 corporate social responsibility report. The Baltimore-based global investment management organization demonstrated reductions in greenhouse gas emissions per associate over a six-year period. Between 2010 and 2016, the firm’s total GHG emissions went down 4% and were reduced by 31% per associate, … Read more »

Emerging Sustainability Accounting and Investment Methodologies Dig Deep

Emerging Sustainability Accounting and Investment Methodologies Dig Deep

Investors frequently assess companies based on their sustainability data, but corporations currently lack a standardized and widely accepted framework to share that information. As major fund providers like Vanguard, State Street, and BlackRock push for better ESG disclosures, new methodologies are emerging. One is an industry-specific disclosure framework from the … Read more »

Singapore Will Levy a Flat Carbon Tax on Companies Starting Next Year

Singapore Will Levy a Flat Carbon Tax on Companies Starting Next Year

Singapore will begin levying a carbon tax starting in 2019 in an effort to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and help make companies there more competitive. Finance minister Heng Swee Keat announced that facilities across all sectors that produce 25,000 metric tons of GHG or more annually must pay … Read more »

EPA Withdrew ‘Once In Always In’ Policy – So What Does That Mean?

EPA Withdrew ‘Once In Always In’ Policy – So What Does That Mean?

On January 25, 2018, the EPA issued a guidance memorandum withdrawing the “once in always in” policy for the classification of major sources of hazardous air pollutants under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Within the air compliance and permitting community, this guidance memorandum has been thought of as

United Airlines & O’Hare Invest Big in Zero-Emissions Ground Support with Grant from EPA

United Airlines & O’Hare Invest Big in Zero-Emissions Ground Support with Grant from EPA

United Airlines and the Chicago Department of Aviation will invest a total of $1.43 million to purchase 26 new pieces of zero emissions ground support equipment, replacing older, diesel-fueled equipment at Chicago O’Hare. Grant funding for the project from the EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act – a total of $640,000 – will help O’Hare and United Airlines to save a total of

Colorado Governor Comes to Conference to Contemplate Clean Energy Economy

Colorado Governor Comes to Conference to Contemplate Clean Energy Economy

The state of Colorado ranks 9th among US states in terms of renewable energy deployment, and electricity generated from renewable means reached 20% in 2016, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). While wind power accounts for the largest contribution to energy production, solar continues to grow – and conditions seem primed for the continued growth of the renewable sector.

White House Expected to Propose Slashing Funds for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

White House Expected to Propose Slashing Funds for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

The White House plans to propose cutting energy efficiency and renewable energy programs at the Department of Energy by 72%, pitting fossil fuels against wind and solar. Businesses are expected to weigh in.

Supply Chain Transparency Map Reduces Time, Expense for Big Brands

Supply Chain Transparency Map Reduces Time, Expense for Big Brands

Six apparel sector brands have joined a new real-time supply chain transparency tool launched this month by the Natural Resources Defense Council in the United States and the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) in China. Target, Esprit, New Balance, PUMA, Gap Inc., and Inditex are now publicly linked … Read more »

EPA Wants National Fuel Efficiency Standard, Setting Up A Showdown with States

EPA Wants National Fuel Efficiency Standard, Setting Up A Showdown with States

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told lawmakers on Tuesday that he favored a national fuel standard, putting in jeopardy the potentially stricter standards to be applied in California and Massachusetts and calling into question his earlier commitment to federalism and state rights.