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Climate Week 2016: Apple, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, GRI, RE100

Climate Week 2016 opened yesterday with business and government leaders convening in New York City for dozens of events that focus on the transition to a low-carbon economy. This year’s Climate Week includes a sharp focus on countries ratifying the Paris climate agreement — and what this means for global … Read more »

E.On

E.On Shifts Focus to Renewables

E.On is shifting its focus to renewables, distribution networks and energy efficiency services. The German energy giant says it’s “radically” altering its business — splitting into two companies with one focused on clean energy and a second, new firm focused on fossil fuel generation and energy trading — in anticipation … Read more »

Major Firms to EU: Adopt ‘Robust’ 2030 Climate Policies

Major Firms to EU: Adopt ‘Robust’ 2030 Climate Policies

Unilever, Ikea, Royal Dutch Shell, Coca-Cola Enterprises and General Electric are among the 57 global companies, funds and associations that have signed a letter to support a “robust 2030 energy and climate policy framework and energy security strategy that is fully in line with Europe’s long-term climate objectives and that … Read more »

RWE, Vattenfall Emit Most CO2 in EU System

RWE, Vattenfall Emit Most CO2 in EU System

RWE, Vattenfall and E.On have topped Carbon Data’s rankings of the most carbon-intensive companies in the European Union’s emissions trading scheme, same as last year. Steel manufacturers ArcelorMittal and Tata Steel and cement maker LaFarge were the three companies with the most freely allocated surplus EU carbon allowance for 2012. RWE … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: TSCA Update, Utility Shield Law, Mining Guidance

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) announced bipartisan legislation to update the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act. Vitter said the bill would both strengthen consumer confidence in chemical safety, and permit further innovation, the Times-Picayune reported. If passed, their bill would be the first major change to the … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Pesticide Ban, Pebble Mine, Solar Glass Claims

The European Union has voted to impose a two-year ban on neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides linked to bee decline. The decision is a serious defeat for chemical companies, the Guardian says. The European Commission wants a moratorium to begin no later than July 1, the BBC reports. The proposed Pebble Mine copper and gold project … Read more »

Too May Eco-Labels ‘Overwhelming,’ Companies Say

Consumers and companies alike are becoming “confused” and “overwhelmed” by eco-labeling, according to a survey of more than 1,000 international companies including Hewlett-Packard, Nestlé, Canon, Sara Lee and E.On. The joint study by the International Institute for Management Development and the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne concludes that eco-labeling has nearly … Read more »

Sainsbury’s Builds Out Largest Solar Capacity in Europe

Sainsbury’s has completed installation of 69,500 PV solar panels, or 16 MW of power, across 169 stores in the UK. With this investment, the supermarket says its rooftops collectively host the largest solar array in Europe. The solar power will reduce the company’s total carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated … Read more »

Sainsbury’s to Install 100 MW of Geothermal Energy by 2016

Sainsbury’s has partnered with E.ON and Geothermal International to provide up to 100 of its stores with heating, hot water and cooling from underground heat. The two companies will install and operate geothermal heat pumps expected to supply up to 100 MW of renewable power in the supermarket chain’s stores … Read more »