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Many States Unprepared for Climate Change Impacts on Water Supplies

Many States Unprepared for Climate Change Impacts on Water Supplies

The Alliance for Water Efficiency and the Environmental Law Institute released their 2017 Water Efficiency and Conservation State Scorecard this week, and the results around climate resiliency planning were eye-opening.

Ceres Report: Large US Companies Slow To Act on Sustainability

Ceres Report: Large US Companies Slow To Act on Sustainability

A Ceres report published today analyzed how 600 of the largest US companies are faring as they try to meet key sustainability leadership expectations. The answer: not as well as the sustainability nonprofit organization had hoped. “Turning Point: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability” found that many of … Read more »

What an Aging Infrastructure Means for Businesses in the United States

What an Aging Infrastructure Means for Businesses in the United States

Modernizing the country’s aging infrastructure has been at the top of the American to-do list for years. At the same time, the US government only spends about 3% of GDP on this area. This month the White House released a sweeping plan to rebuild roads and bridges nationwide: “Legislative Outline … Read more »

microsoft carbon offset program

Microsoft’s Carbon Fee Funds 15 Offset Projects

Microsoft has used funds raised over the past year from its internal carbon offset fee to invest in 15 resource conservation and renewable energy projects throughout the world including Brazil, India, Kenya, Mongolia, China and the United States. Funds raised through the fee also have been used for internal efficiency … Read more »

US Imposes 31% Duty on Chinese Solar Panels

The US government has imposed tariffs of around 30 percent on solar panels imported from China, sparking charges of “trade protectionism” from Chinese government officials and increasing friction between the two countries. The US Commerce Department ruled yesterday in favor of American companies that charged Chinese exporters had illegally “dumped” … Read more »

Consumer Sector Dominates Energy Harvesting

Consumer Sector Dominates Energy Harvesting

The consumer sector is leading the way in energy harvesting – using ambient energy to power small electronic devices, according to a report by analysis firm IDTechEx. In terms of market value, variety of applications and number of devices the consumer sector will continue to be the primary energy harvesting … Read more »

China, U.S. Keep Renewable Investment Top Spots

China and the United States have maintained the top two places in Ernst & Young’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index. The Chinese government has announced in the last quarter that it will hold tenders for 2GW of projects to reach its target of 5GW of offshore power by 2015. But … Read more »

U.S. Officially Pledges to Cut GHG Emissions by 17%

Bolstering the global warming deal made at the Copenhagen talks in December, the Obama administration officially pledged that the United States would cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the range of 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, reports the Baltimore Sun. President Barack Obama said at the Copenhagen … Read more »

Demand Picks Up for Voluntary Carbon Credits

Demand is picking up in the voluntary carbon credit market particularly from the United States, according to carbon offset retailers and brokers, reports Reuters. The voluntary market operates outside mandatory emissions reduction schemes such as the United Nations’ Clean Development Mechanism or the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme, relying on … Read more »

Japan Tops ICT Sustainability Index

IDC has ranked Japan, with a score of 16, as the top-tier country with the greatest potential to reduce greenhouse gases by using information and communications technologies (ICT). The ICT Sustainability Index ranks the capability of the G20 nations to use ICT to reduce their CO2 emissions. United States followed … Read more »

U.S. GHG Emissions Fell 2.2% in 2008

U.S. GHG Emissions Fell 2.2% in 2008

At 7,053 million metric tons, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.2 percent in 2008, when compared to 2007, according to a government report. Record oil prices and lower economic activity in 2008 led to the decline, which includes a 2.9 decrease in energy-related CO2 emissions, according to “Emissions of Greenhouse … Read more »

Canada Delays GHG Emissions Regs, Russia Ups Emissions Cuts

Add Canada to a growing list of countries that want to wait until a global climate deal is struck and the United States decides how it will regulate emissions before they regulate their own greenhouse gas emissions. Earlier this week, New Zealand made a similar announcement. There also appears to … Read more »

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