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Will RGGI Double Down on Carbon Cuts?

Will RGGI Double Down on Carbon Cuts?

Carbon pricing, the bogeyman of climate-change mitigation, still inspires terror in some US corporate executives and politicians, despite support from global businesses and governments. Opponents argue carbon pricing will cause electricity prices to skyrocket and make businesses less competitive. But when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it works … Read more »

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Food, Beverage Execs to GOP: Climate Change Is Hurting Our Supply Chains

Climate change poses “inherent risk to the food supply system,” according to food and beverage industry execs who took this message to Capitol Hill, meeting with US House lawmakers and urging federal action on climate change.

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Climate Action 2016 Summit: What Role Will Business Play?

Like COP21 in Paris last December, the Climate Action Summit brings together policy makers and private companies, which will be directly affected by climate policies in the transition to a low-carbon economy. It’s a good idea for executives to get involved at the summit, or at least pay close attention from the sidelines.

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Food Companies, Retailers Urge Stricter Big Rig Emissions Rules

The EPA and US Department of Transportation’s proposed rules to cut carbon pollution from heavy-duty trucks should be stricter, according to a dozen major food and retail companies. In a letter to the agencies about the standards, executives from General Mills, Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia Stonyfield Farms and nine other … Read more »

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Food Giants Urge Climate Change Action

Global food companies have pledged to accelerate business action on climate change and urged governments to do the same by forging an international agreement this December at the Paris climate negotiations. CEOs of Mars, General Mills, Unilever, Kellogg, Nestle USA, New Belgium Brewing, Ben & Jerry’s, Clif Bar, Stonyfield Farm … Read more »

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Major Companies Join Forces to Make Shipping, Logistics More Sustainable

AB InBev, AkzoNobel, DSM, FrieslandCampina and Huntsman say they plan to develop a common approach to sustainability in their procurement of ocean freight and selection of carriers. As well as sharing best practices, all the partners will take an active role in the sustainability dialogue between shippers and carriers. They … Read more »

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Kellogg’s Joins BICEP Coalition

Kellogg Company has joined Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies. BICEP, a project of Ceres, was launched in 2008 with a core group of five companies, including Starbucks, Nike and Timberland. It has since expanded to 32 leading … Read more »

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PepsiCo to Phase Out HFC Equipment by 2020

PepsiCo has set a goal that by 2020 all of its future point-of-sale equipment (coolers, vending machines and fountain dispensers) purchased in the US will be hydroflourocarbon-free. The company has also signed both the Ceres BICEP Climate Declaration and the Prince of Wales’ Corporate Leaders Group Trillion Tonne Communique. HFCs, … Read more »

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Starbucks, Unilever Urge White House ‘Prepare for Climate Change’

One year after Superstorm Sandy, which resulted in $70 billion in economic losses, 20 major companies including Starbucks, Unilever and Mars have called on President Obama and the White House to follow through on climate change preparedness efforts outlined in the president’s Climate Action Plan. The corporate signatories of the … Read more »

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Microsoft, Owens Corning Join Climate Declaration

Microsoft, Owens Corning, Diageo, Thornton Tomasetti and Acer America have signed the Climate Declaration, calling on US policymakers to enact climate and clean energy policies that will benefit the economy. These five global companies, all with more than 100,000 employees, join more than 650 other companies including General Motors, Unilever … Read more »