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Will New Analysis Raise US Business Support for Carbon Pricing Policy?

As global companies increasingly rally behind putting a price on carbon, new analysis from the World Resources Institute finds a carbon price — either a carbon tax or cap-and-trade program — would reduce emissions even more than the US Energy Information Administration has predicted. In WRI’s new issue brief, Putting … Read more »

Thinkstep, SGS Partner on EDGE Green Building Program

Thinkstep and SGS have partnered to bring IFC’s green building standard, EDGE, to nearly 100 developing countries. As an IFC global partner, thinkstep and SGS will work closely with IFC to generate wide-spread recognition of EDGE, satisfy demand and bring environmental building certification to the mass market. Resource-efficient or green … Read more »

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Levi’s, IFC Incentivize EHS Standards

Levi Strauss & Co is working with International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, to provide financial incentives for garment suppliers in developing countries to upgrade environmental, health, safety and labor standards. IFC’s Global Trade Supplier Finance program adopts tiered pricing of short-term financing for garment suppliers … Read more »

Contract Wins: GE, URS, Chevron, K2 Sports, Tetra Tech

GE has been awarded new contracts for orders of electric power and propulsion systems on two liquid natural gas carriers and an LNG Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU). Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries chose GE’s propulsion system for a FSRU ordered by Höegh LNG and also selected GE’s power and propulsion … Read more »

Chevron, Shell, Enviros Set Fracking Standards

Chevron, Shell and other natural gas companies and environmental groups have formed a new center that will set standards for drilling by hydraulic fracturing in the Appalachian Basin. Based in Pittsburgh, Penn., the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) has established 15 initial performance standards that the groups say will … Read more »