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China’s Carbon Emissions Might Have Peaked, Study Says

China’s Carbon Emissions Might Have Peaked, Study Says

China’s carbon dioxide emissions peaked in 2013 and have decreased year-on-year since then, a new study in Nature Geoscience concluded. The research team found that the decline is likely to be sustained if emerging industrial and energy system transitions in the country continue.

Cathay Pacific Sees a Biofueled Future: Q&A with Philippe Lacamp

Cathay Pacific Sees a Biofueled Future: Q&A with Philippe Lacamp

Philippe Lacamp, senior vice president of Cathay Pacific Airways for the Americas, discusses the biggest challenges around biofuel adoption in the airline industry.

Hilton Commits to Cutting Environmental Footprint in Half

Hilton Commits to Cutting Environmental Footprint in Half

Hilton has announced it will cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact investment by 2030. With this commitment, Hilton will become the first major hotel company to institute science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions and send zero soap to landfill. The company will also double the … Read more »

Cement Industry Lags on Emissions Reductions, CDP Report Finds

Cement Industry Lags on Emissions Reductions, CDP Report Finds

Cement companies need to more than double their emissions reductions or risk missing global climate goals a new CDP report found. Marco Kisic, a senior analyst with CDP Investor Research, discusses what the findings mean for corporate leaders.

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 »

Investors Anticipate Global Meat Taxes To Curb Emissions

Investors Anticipate Global Meat Taxes To Curb Emissions

A group of investors is predicting that governments around the world will soon start taxing meat products over environmental and health concerns. The Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative explores this possibility in a new report to their investor members. Called “The Livestock Levy: Are Regulators Considering Meat … Read more »

Vehicles (Still) Bigger Emissions Source Than Power Plants in United States

Vehicles (Still) Bigger Emissions Source Than Power Plants in United States

The amount of carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation sector continues to exceed the amount from electricity production in the United States, according to the latest data from the US Energy Information Administration. The shift that started last year reveals the challenges to cutting transportation emissions as well as new … Read more »

Leading Commercial Real Estate Owners Exhibit Progress toward Water, Carbon Reductions

Leading Commercial Real Estate Owners Exhibit Progress toward Water, Carbon Reductions

Some of the world’s leading commercial real estate owners and managers are making significant progress in reducing water usage, carbon emissions and energy consumption, as they work to mitigate the risks that come with

Big-Box Stores Focus on LEDs, High-Efficiency HVAC to Reach Aggressive CO2 Reduction Goals

Big-Box Stores Focus on LEDs, High-Efficiency HVAC to Reach Aggressive CO2 Reduction Goals

Best Buy says it plans to embrace technology such as LED lighting in stores and parking lots, and updated heating and cooling systems in order to help it reach its goal of reducing carbon emissions by 60% by 2020.

7-Eleven Courts Customers: ‘You Pump Gas, We’ll Reduce Your Emissions!’

7-Eleven Courts Customers: ‘You Pump Gas, We’ll Reduce Your Emissions!’

7-Eleven announced a carbon offset program that the company says will reduce emissions by up to 30% for each gallon of fuel pumped. Nearly 100 stores in Portland, Seattle, and Madison, WI, are piloting the program, dubbed 7-Eleven Renew. For every 15-gallon car pumping gas at participating stores, 7-Eleven will

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