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Hundreds of Companies Tell Trump ‘Don’t Dump Paris Climate Agreement’

Hundreds of major companies yesterday urged president-elect Donald Trump to implement the Paris climate agreement, which he has vowed to “cancel” once he’s in the White House.

Environmental Executive Moves: Enviance, Siemens, NRG Energy, GE’s Current, Republic Services

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Enviance: The environmental, health and safety management software developer has appointed Amy Stelling (pictured) president and CEO. Stelling was previously an executive-in-residence at the global investment firm Battery Ventures, the backer of Enviance. Siemens: The energy efficiency and … Read more »

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Climate Policy Is Coming. Is Business Prepared?

Businesses can expect stricter carbon pollution regulations coming soon — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to some. We saw this reasoning explained in companies’ briefs supporting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan last week, with major tech firms Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft, along with Ikea and Mars … Read more »

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Largest Seawater Desalination Plant in US Online

Operations are officially under way at the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant — the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced seawater desalination plant. The plant has already produced more than 1.5 billion gallons of locally controlled water for San Diego County, helping to minimize the region’s vulnerability to the … Read more »

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COP21 Climate Deal: What’s Next for Business

The world’s 195 countries signed a historic climate agreement this weekend in Paris at COP21. And although the agreement doesn’t bind businesses to making and reporting on emissions cuts, it will require ambitious efforts by private corporations, according to COP21 attendees. “At COP 21 businesses showed they supported an ambitious … Read more »

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COP21: 114 Companies Set ‘Science-Based’ Emissions Targets, Business Climate Tool Launched

Some 114 companies — including Ikea, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Walmart, Kellogg and Dell — have committed to set emissions reduction targets in line with what scientists say is necessary to keep global warming below the dangerous threshold of 2 degrees Celsius, according to the Science Based Targets initiative. The announcement was made … Read more »

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GE, Alstom Power, 6 Others Receive DOE Carbon Capture Funding

General Electric, Alstom Power and FuelCell Energy are among the eight projects selected to receive Department of Energy funding to construct small- and large-scale pilots for reducing the cost of carbon capture and compression. The DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory selected the eight projects to receive funding as part of … Read more »

What the World’s Largest Companies Are Doing to Limit Climate Change

What the World’s Largest Companies Are Doing to Limit Climate Change

Despite setting emissions reduction targets, most of the world’s largest companies aren’t doing enough to limit global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius, according to analysis by CDP. The report, Mind the Science, assesses emissions targets for 70 energy-intensive companies, which together account for 9 percent of global carbon emissions. … Read more »

Coca-Cola, NRG eVgo Partner to Cut Emissions

The Coca-Cola Company has partnered with NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, to assist in the effort to have 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on California’s roads by 2025, an initiative championed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Coca-Cola will provide electric vehicle charging at seven of its facilities across California, and … Read more »

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NRG Invests $0.5bn to Cut Carbon Pollution

NRG Energy is investing more than half a billion dollars by 2016 to cut carbon pollution from its four coal-fired power plants in Illinois. The improvements will achieve 56 percent of Illinois’ statewide CO2 reductions called for under President Obama’s proposed carbon pollution standards, the company says. The Illinois efforts … Read more »

World’s Largest Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project Begins Construction

World’s Largest Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project Begins Construction

The US Department of Energy, in partnership with NRG Energy and JX Nippon, has begun construction on the first commercial-scale post-combustion carbon capture retrofit project in the US, the largest such project in the world. Once completed, the Petra Nova Project will capture about 1.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide … Read more »