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EPA Will Entertain Full Climate Debate, Including Endangerment Finding

EPA Will Entertain Full Climate Debate, Including Endangerment Finding

Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt said that his agency will formulate the Clean Power Plan’s future in early 2018. And while Pruitt said that the agency would “replace” the proposal and not “repeal” it altogether, others are questioning his true intent.

Watchdog Study: Cost of Climate Change to US Businesses in the Billions

Watchdog Study: Cost of Climate Change to US Businesses in the Billions

The Government Accountability Office said this week that the federal government has spent $350 billion over the last decade on disaster assistance programs like wildfires, hurricanes and crop relief.

Trump Administration Wants to Repeal – Not Replace – Clean Power Plan

Trump Administration Wants to Repeal – Not Replace – Clean Power Plan

The Trump administration now says that it wants to repeal the Obama administration’s prized environmental policy: the Clean Power Plan, which mandates 32% cuts in CO2 emissions by 2030.

State Attorney Generals Attack Trump’s EPA Over Clean Power Plan Advice

State Attorney Generals Attack Trump’s EPA Over Clean Power Plan Advice

Some state attorney generals are taking issue with the legal advice that EPA Administrator has given to states, which is that while the Clean Power Plan is being litigated, they do not have to meet the ruling’s timetables.

How Hewlett-Packard, General Motors, Other Major Purchasers Helped Suppliers Save $12.4 Billion by Reducing Emissions

How Hewlett-Packard, General Motors, Other Major Purchasers Helped Suppliers Save $12.4 Billion by Reducing Emissions

Twenty-nine companies have snagged a spot on CDP’s first-ever supplier engagement leader board, which recognizes corporations working with their suppliers to improve environmental management.

Big Banks are Going Green, Environmentally Speaking

Big Banks are Going Green, Environmentally Speaking

The Bank of America says it has plans to be carbon neutral. To do that, it says that it will work to reduce location-based greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent, energy use by 40 percent, and water use by 45 percent in its operations across the globe by 2020.

Bank of America Pledges Carbon Neutrality by 2020

Bank of America committed to carbon neutrality and 100 percent renewable electricity by 2020, among other environmental goals announced today. These include reducing location-based greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent, energy use by 40 percent, and water use by 45 percent in its global operations by 2020. The company also … Read more »

Envision America

Major Firms, White House Launch Smart Cities Initiative

Bank of America, General Electric, Duke Energy, Autodesk, Microsoft and Cisco Systems are among the founding partners of the White House’s smart cities initiative announced yesterday that will invest more than $160 million in federal research and leverage more than 25 new technology collaborations to help local communities. The smart … Read more »

stock market

DJSI: Which Firms Made the Cut?

Bank of America, Telefonica and BHP Billiton are the three largest additions to the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices while Cisco Systems, PepsiCo and Royal Bank of Canada are the three largest deletions (by free-float market capitalization) to the DJSI World this year. S&P Dow Jones Indices and investment specialist … Read more »

Largest US Companies Pledge $140bn to Cut Carbon Footprint

Apple, Coca-Cola, Walmart and PepsiCo are among the 13 of the largest companies in the US that have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. The companies have announced a combined total of $140 billion in new low-carbon investments, in addition to ambitious, company-specific goals to cut emissions as … Read more »

Power Sector Emissions Continue to Drop

The largest electric utilities in the US — including Entergy, Hoosier Energy and Xcel — have seen significant reductions in global warming pollution in recent years, according to an analysis of power plant air pollution emissions. The report — a collaborative effort between Ceres, Bank of America, four power producers … Read more »