The Climate Group launched a new initiative this week called Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Challenge that unites the global purchasing power of businesses, cities, states, regions, and NGOs for electric and other non-fossil-fuel vehicles. Multinationals including Unilever, LeasePlan, and Metro AG have already accepted the challenge.
The US Chamber of Commerice is advocating a 25-cent per gallon raise in the gas tax to fund infrastructure projects. That would be on top of the current 18.4 cents per gallon tax now for gasoline and the 24.4 cents per gallon tax for diesel fuel — something that would raise $375 billion over 10 years, it said.
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 »
Bank of America committed to carbon neutrality and 100 percent renewable electricity by 2020, among other environmental goals announced today. These include reducing location-based greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent, energy use by 40 percent, and water use by 45 percent in its global operations by 2020. The company also … Read more »
HP has committed to powering its global operations with 100 percent renewable energy — and says it plans to reach the 40 percent renewable electricity mark by 2020 — because, as Nate Hurst, HP’s chief sustainability and social impact officer says, “both cost-effective and low carbon sources of energy are essential … Read more »
As the COP21 climate change conference in Paris enters its second and final week, businesses and government leaders are increasing their calls for a climate deal and initiating new programs to limit global warming. Here are some of the recent announcements: The Compact of States and Regions, a reporting mechanism … Read more »
As the COP21 climate change summit starts in Paris today, Unilever has announced it will become “carbon positive” in its operations by 2030. The company says it will achieve this goal by: Sourcing 100 percent of its energy across its operations from renewable sources by 2030. Sourcing all electricity purchased … Read more »
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 »